Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born July 24, 1970 in Castle Hill, Bronx. She is the daughter of Guadalupe and David Lopez. Lopez has been able overcome the Spanish stereotypes becoming the highest paid Latin woman in the world. Every time she appears on magazine covers, presents on the Oscars, makes movies and music she is breaking down barriers and showing that every woman, no matter what race, can do this.
The place where Jennifer grow up was a Spanish area, with people, food, and music Her grandparents taught her all about her roots. That is why she is proud of her ethnic background. As Jennifer grow up “West Side Story” was an inspiration to her, she especially looked up to a character named “Anita” played by Rita Moreno. She has always admired her.
Ever since Jennifer was a kid she knew that she wanted to be a actress, singer, and dancer. When she was 5 years old she took ballet classes at the “Ballet Hispanico”. She Contained taking classes trough her teenage years. All trough her life she “On The 6” train to go tryout for dance auditions.
When Jennifer was 15 years old, she meets her ten year long boyfriend David Cruz, know as “The best looking guy in the neighborhood”. Her parents did not approve of the relationship. Eventually they had outgrown the relationship, because David’s and her life were headed in a different direction, she also got lost in the Hollywood entertainment culture.
Jennifer held multiple jobs, going to school during the day, dancing at night and kept a job, she was not home often. She even dropped out of college, because she knew she wanted to pursue dancing . At one point she and her mom had big fallout. When she was 18 years old she got kicked out of her house. She got an apartment at “Hell’s Kitchen”, the same neighborhood that Jennifer’s other role model “Lisa Lisa” grow up in.
In 1990 Lopez gets her first big break as a fly girl in “In Living Color”, she beat more then...