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Jennifer Lopez: Through the years

Updated 9:04 AM ET, Thu December 8, 2016
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Jennifer Lopez has been cast to star in NBC's "Bye Bye Birdie Live!" which will air in 2017. She has said it is one of her favorite musicals. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images
Lopez's big break came in the title role of the biopic "Selena," which catapulted her into the limelight. She brought then-husband Ojani Noa to the Hollywood film premiere in 1995. Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images/File
Lopez also put a great deal of energy into her music career, which was upstaged in 2000 by this outfit at the Grammys. Scott Gries/ImageDirect
Remember when Lopez and Ben Affleck were engaged? The pair attended the Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood in 2003. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Lopez is also a businesswoman with an empire that includes a few fragrance lines. In 2004, she made an appearance at Macy's Herald Square in New York. Peter Kramer/Getty Images
Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony leave the Jennifer Lopez Fall 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York. Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images
Lopez and Anthony became parents to twins Max and Emme in 2008. VIRGINIE LEFOUR/AFP/Getty Images
Lopez attended the Launch of Gucci Children's Collection in 2010 in Beverly Hills. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Lopez hosted an American Music Awards afterparty on November 20, 2011, in West Hollywood, California. Getty Images
Lopez joined Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler as judges for "American Idol" in 2012. She left after a season, but returned to the show in 2013. Getty Images
Even while singing and heading her business empire, Lopez has continued to act and in 2012 attended the premiere of her film "What To Expect When You're Expecting" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Getty Images
Lopez performed her hit "On The Floor" in 2011 at the American Music Awards. dick clark productions
Lopez at a post-concert party at the Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace in 2012 in Las Vegas. Getty Images
Lopez and actress Cameron Diaz presented the Oscar for makeup at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. Getty Images
After her divorce from Anthony, Lopez started dating dancer Casper Smart, who is 18 years her junior. The pair, seen here attending a 2012 event at Planet Dailies & Mixology 101 in Los Angeles, broke up in 2014. Getty Images
Lopez is also very involved in charity work. In June 2013, she was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award at the fourth annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
In June 2013 she also received the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images