Jennifer Lopez filmography

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Lopez at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in June 2014

American entertainer Jennifer Lopez has appeared in many motion pictures and television programs. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and is the highest-paid actress of Latin descent, making up to US$15 million per film role.[1][2] She is also the richest actress in Hollywood, with an estimated net worth of $320 million (as of 2014).[3] Lopez made her acting debut at age 16 with a small role in the 1986 film My Little Girl. From there, she received her first high-profile job in 1991 as a Fly Girl dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color. Following her departure from the show in 1993, Lopez made several guest appearances in the television series South Central, appeared in the made-for-television movie Lost in the Wild (1993) and starred as Melinda Lopez in the television series Second Chances (1993) and its spin-off Hotel Malibu (1994). Second Chances and Hotel Malibu ran for only a brief period, receiving negative reviews.[4] Lopez's first major film role came in the 1995 motion picture Money Train, alongside Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. The film faced negative reviews and is considered to be a box office bomb.[5] Her next two film roles in Jack (1996) and Blood and Wine (1997) were received similarly; however, critics were divided by the latter.[6][7] Lopez received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. The film was a commercial and critical success[8] and is often cited by critics as her breakout role.[9][10] Later that year, Lopez starred as Terri Flores in the film Anaconda, which garnered negative reviews by critics despite being a box office success.[11] In 1998, Lopez starred alongside George Clooney in the crime film Out of Sight (1998). The film met with positive reviews and was a box office success.[12] In the same year, she also lent her voice to the animated film Antz.

Following the launch of her music career in 1999, Lopez returned to films as the star of the 2000 psychological thriller The Cell. In 2001, Lopez starred in the films The Wedding Planner and Angel Eyes, which were received unfavorably.[13] The simultaneous release of The Wedding Planner and her second album J.Lo made Lopez the first person in history to have a number one album and film in the same week.[1] Lopez starred alongside Ralph Fiennes in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan in 2002. The film received mixed reviews, despite its box office success.[14] In 2003 and 2004 she starred alongside then-boyfriend Ben Affleck in the films Gigli and Jersey Girl. Critics wrote negatively of both films,[15] and Gigli is considered one of the worst films of all time.[16] Lopez retained box office success co-starring in the 2004 film Shall We Dance? alongside Richard Gere. She then co-starred opposite Jane Fonda in the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law (2005). Following the role, Lopez starred in the independent films An Unfinished Life (2005), Bordertown (2006) and El Cantante (2006); she also acted as the executive producer of the latter. In 2006 and 2007 Lopez worked further behind the scenes as an executive producer of the television series South Beach and DanceLife, the film Feel the Noise and the mini-series Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como Ama una Mujer.

Following the birth of her twins in 2008, Lopez took a break from her career. She made her return to the small screen and the big screen in 2010, making a guest appearance in an episode of How I Met Your Mother and starring in the film The Back-up Plan. In 2011 and 2012, during their tenth and eleventh seasons, Lopez was a judge on the reality television singing competition American Idol. She earned a reported $12 million for her first and $20 million for her second season on the show.[17] In 2012, she launched ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen, a talent show created by Simon Fuller, that followed Lopez, Marc Anthony and director-choreographer Jamie King as they travelled across 21 Latin American countries to find talent for a Las Vegas show. Lopez co-starred alongside an ensemble cast consisting of Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Matthew Morrison and Dennis Quaid in the film What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).[18] The film, which is based on the book of the same name, was a moderate commercial success and received generally negative reviews from film critics.[19] Later that same year, she lent her voice to the animated film, Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth in the Ice Age franchise. The film gave Lopez her highest opening weekend figure.[20]


dagger Indicates a film that has not yet been released
double-dagger Indicates a documentary
Title Year Role Notes Ref.
My Little Girl 1986 Myra [21]
Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 1993 Rosie Romero Also known as Lost in the Wild [22]
My Family 1995 Young Maria Also known as Mi Familia [23]
Money Train Grace Santiago [24]
Jack 1996 Miss Marquez [25]
Blood and Wine 1997 Gabriella [26]
Selena Selena Quintanilla [27]
Anaconda Terri Flores [28]
U Turn Grace McKenna [29]
Out of Sight 1998 Karen Sisco [30]
Antz Azteca Voice role [31]
The Cell 2000 Catherine Deane [32]
The Wedding Planner 2001 Mary Fiore [33]
Angel Eyes Sharon Pogue [34]
Enough 2002 Slim Hiller [35]
Maid in Manhattan Marisa Ventura [36]
Gigli 2003 Ricki [37]
Jersey Girl 2004 Gertrude Steiney [38]
Shall We Dance? Paulina [39]
Monster-in-Law 2005 Charlotte Cantilini [40]
An Unfinished Life Jean Gilkyson [41]
Bordertown 2006 Lauren Adrian Also producer [42]
El Cantante Puchi Also producer [43]
Manufacturing Dissent Documentary release 2007 Herself [44]
Feel the Noise Cameo; also producer [45]
The Back-up Plan 2010 Zoe [46]
Sellebrity Documentary release 2012 Herself [47]
What to Expect When You're Expecting Holly [48]
Ice Age: Continental Drift Shira Voice role [49]
Parker 2013 Leslie Rodgers [50]
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again Documentary release 2014 Herself Also executive producer [51]
The Boy Next Door 2015 Claire Peterson Also producer [52]
Lila & Eve Eve Rafael [53]
Home Lucy Tucci Voice role [54]
The Latin Explosion: A New America Documentary release Herself [55]
Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 Shira Voice role [56]
Second Act 2018 Maya Also producer [57]
Hustlers 2019 Ramona Vega Also producer [58]
Marry Me dagger TBA Kat Valdes Filming; also producer [59]


Title Year Credited as Ref.
Actress Producer Other Role
In Living Color 1991–93 No No Yes Fly Girl [60]
Second Chances 1993 Yes No Melinda Lopez [4]
South Central 1994 Lucille [61]
Hotel Malibu Melinda Lopez [62]
Will & Grace 2004 No Yes Herself [63]
South Beach 2006 Yes No [64]
DanceLife 2007 Yes Creator [65]
Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como Ama una Mujer [66]
How I Met Your Mother 2010 Yes No No Anita Appleby [67]
American Idol 2011–2012, 2014–2016 No Yes Herself [68]
South Beach Tow 2011–2014 Yes No [69]
Q'Viva! The Chosen 2012 Yes Herself [70]
The Fosters 2013–2016 No [71]
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015 2015 No Yes Herself (Celebrity guest)
Shades of Blue 2016–2018 Yes Yes No Harlee Santos [72]
World of Dance 2017–present No Yes Herself [73]
Will & Grace 2018 No Herself / Harlee Santos [74]
Good Trouble 2019–present No Yes
Bye Bye Birdie Live! TBA Yes Rosie Alvarez [75]

Video games[edit]

Title Year Voice role Developer Publisher Ref
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games 2012 Shira Behaviour Interactive Activision [76]


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  25. ^ Jack:
  26. ^ Blood and Wine:
  27. ^ Selena:
  28. ^ Anaconda:
  29. ^ U Turn:
  30. ^ Out of Sight:
  31. ^ Antz:
  32. ^ The Cell:
  33. ^ The Wedding Planner:
  34. ^ Angel Eyes:
  35. ^ Enough:
  36. ^ Maid in Manhattan:
  37. ^ Gigli:
  38. ^ Jersey Girl:
  39. ^ Shall We Dance?:
  40. ^ Monster-in-Law:
  41. ^ An Unfinished Life
  42. ^ Bordertown:
  43. ^ El Cantante:
  44. ^ Manufacturing Dissent:
  45. ^ Feel the Noise:
  46. ^ The Back-up Plan:
  47. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "$ellebrity (2013)". AllMovie. All Media Network. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
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  49. ^ Ice Age: Continental Drift:
  50. ^ Parker:
  51. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-12. Retrieved 2015-12-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  52. ^ The Boy Next Door:
  53. ^ Lila & Eve:
  54. ^ Home:
  55. ^
  56. ^ Ice Age: Collision Course:
  57. ^
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  62. ^ Hotel Malibu:
  63. ^ Will & Grace:
  64. ^ South Beach:
  65. ^ "DanceLife". MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
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  76. ^ Brown, Christopher (October 3, 2010). "Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games – Overview". allgame. Retrieved September 2, 2012.

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