Mother: Guadalupe (Rodriguez) Lopez, a teacher
Marriages: Marc Anthony (Muniz), singer (June 5, 2004-June 16, 2014, divorced); Cris Judd, dancer (September 29, 2001-January 26, 2003, divorced); Ojani Noa, actor/model (February 22, 1997-January 1, 1998, divorced)
Children: with Marc Anthony: Twins, Emme Maribel Muniz and Maximilian "Max" David Muniz, February 22, 2008
Education: Baruch College, dropped out after 1 semester.
Nominated for one Golden Globe Award
Nominated for two Grammy Awards.
1986 - First feature film "My Little Girl."
1988 - Finishes school, drops out of college and moves away from home to pursue a dancing career.
1990 - Appears as a "Fly Girl" in the Fox show "In Living Color."
1995 - Appears unaccredited in "Mi Familia".
1997 - First starring role as the murdered Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla, in "Selena."
1998 - Stars opposite George Clooney in "Out of Sight."
June 1999 - Releases first album, "On The 6". Album goes platinum within 2 weeks.
December 1999 - Is arrested, questioned, released and cleared of any involvement in the illegal firearms possession and nightclub shooting case involving then boyfriend Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs.
2001 - Clothing line debuts and her fourth album, "J.Lo," goes to number one.
November 2002 - Becomes engaged to Ben Affleck.
2003 - Comes out with a hip-hop influenced clothing line called "Sweetface."
September 10, 2003 -
The wedding that was scheduled to take place on September 14, 2003 to Affleck is postponed. In a statement, the couple says
, "Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date. When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate 'decoy brides' at three different locations, we realized that something was awry."
June 5, 2004 - Marries singer Marc Anthony in a ceremony at her home in Los Angeles.
April 10, 2006 - Lopez files a lawsuit against ex-husband Ojani Noa alleging that he violated a confidentiality agreement by distributing a manuscript of a tell all book to publishers, the syndicated television show "The Insider" reported. She is seeking a restraining order to keep the manuscript from becoming public.
April 3, 2007 - Releases first Spanish language album, "Como Ama Una Mujer."
August 2007 - Wins breach-of-contract lawsuit against ex-husband, Noa, is awarded over $500,000.00.
June 26, 2008 - Flight attendant, Lisa Wilson, claims she was bitten by Lopez's German Shepherd guard dog on a plane in July 2006.
June 17, 2008 - Eight students of a Staten Island school for autistic children request her autograph after listening to and learning her music video "Let's Get Loud." In response, Lopez attends their graduation and performs the song for them.
November 6, 2009 - Lopez files a lawsuit
against ex-husband Ojani Noa alleging that he is trying to publicize home videos of her.
February 25, 2009 - Files a lawsuit with husband, Marc Anthony, against Silver Cross (UK) Ltd., baby carriage makers, for their unauthorized use of Lopez and Anthony's image.
June 22, 2009 - Lawsuit filed against Silver Cross (UK) Ltd. is settled out of court and the case is dismissed.
July 5, 2009 - It is announced that Lopez's clothing line, "Sweetface," will go on hiatus for rebranding.
February 16, 2010 - Flight attendant Lisa Wilson's civil lawsuit against Lopez is discontinued.
September 22, 2010 - Fox officially announces that Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Randy Jackson will be judges for the upcoming season of "American Idol".
July 15, 2011 - Lopez and Anthony release joint statement announcing plans to end their seven-year marriage.
April 9, 2012 - Marc Anthony files for divorce.
July 13, 2012 - Announces that she won't return to "American Idol" as a judge.
August 3, 2012 -
Lopez sues her former driver,
July 1, 2013 - Lopez's "Happy Birthday" performance to repressive Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov turns controversial. Her spokesman states that if Lopez knew that there were any "human rights issues of any kind" she would not have performed.
2013-2014 - Lopez returns to "American Idol" as a judge.
May 13, 2015 -
her 2016 Las Vegas show on "American Idol."