Currently, Jennifer's production company, Nuyorican, has a First Look Deal with NBC Television, and is in development on several film and TV projects, including the romantic comedy Taming Ben Taylor for Paramount, where she will star as a top notch real estate agent who wins over a rugged vintner, Sweet Little 15 for Fox Searchlight which tells of a young Mexican girl's coming of age story as she plans her Quincenera, and Cheech at the Beach for NBC, a sitcom based on the life of comedian Cheech Marin. In 2010, she and Nuyorican will be producing the Lasse Hallstrom directed Death in Cheyenne starring Richard Gere and Emile Hirsch.
Nuyorican is also developing the teen television comedy and book series, Amigas Sweet 15 Club, that will follow five teens in Miami who run a Quinceanera (sweet 15) business. In 2007, the production company produced Como Ama Una Mujer, a five-part miniseries for Univision based on Jennifer's album of the same title.
Lopez made her feature debut in the highly acclaimed feature Mi Familia, which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role as the young mother ‘Maria Sanchez.' Lopez has earned widespread acclaim for her work in the title role of Selena, which brought her a Golden Globe nomination. In 2002, Lopez was awarded ‘ShoWest Female Star of the Year' and in 2006, Lopez received the ‘Women in Film: Crystal Award.' Additionally, the National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino advocacy group in the nation, named her ‘Entertainer of the Year' at the American Latino Media Arts Awards (ALMA) for TV and film.
Her other film credits include Lasse Hallstrom's An Unfinished Life, with Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman, Oliver Stone's U-Turn, Maid In Manhattan, co-starring Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, Bob Hoskins and Natasha Richardson, Money Train with Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, Francis Ford Coppola's Jack with Robin Williams, Blood And Wine opposite Jack Nicholson, Luis Mandoki's Angel Eyes, The Cell, Steven Soderbergh's Out Of Sight, with George Clooney, Michael Apted's thriller Enough, and Anaconda with Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz and Ice Cube. Via Nuyorican Lopez made her foray into the role as television producer with her dance reality show for MTV entitled Dance Life as well as the UPN drama, South Beach.
Lopez also heads a best-selling line of fragrances and her own clothing line – including the overseas-distributed JLO by Jennifer Lopez – and was awarded with the ACE icon award in 2006 for contribution to accessories and the fashion industry.
Lopez continues to demonstrate a commitment to making a difference through her various philanthropic endeavors. Her passion for making this world better is highlighted through her work with children. Lopez is most actively involved with the following organizations: Sounds of Pertussis Program, March of Dimes, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Make a Wish Foundation, Children's Health Fund (Hurricane Katrina), and Amnesty USA.ORG – Women of Juarez. She was a recipient of Love Our Children USA's Mothers Who Make a Difference Award in 2009.
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Jennifer Lopez Facts
|Musician, Actress, Model
|July 24, 1970 (53)
|Bronx, New York, USA
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|2001 MTV Movie Awards: Best Dressed (for The Cell)
|The Boy Next Door
|The Back Up Plan
|Maid In Manhattan
|Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
|What to Expect When You're Expecting
|Lila and Eve