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 for 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-choeographer 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]

Film[edit]

Key
dagger Indicates a film that has not yet been released
double-dagger Indicates a documentary
Title Year Credited as Budget (USD$) Box Office (millions) Ref.
Actress Producer Other Role
My Little Girl 1986 Yes Myra N/A N/A [21]
Lost in the Wild 1993 Yes Romero, RosieRosie Romero N/A N/A [22]
My Family 1995 Yes Young Maria 3.8 11.1 [23]
Money Train 1995 Yes Santiago, GraceGrace Santiago 68 77.2 [24]
Jack 1996 Yes Miss Marquez 45 58.6 [25]
Blood and Wine 1996 Yes Gabriella 26 1.1 [26]
Selena 1997 Yes Quintanilla, SelenaSelena Quintanilla 20 35.5 [27]
Anaconda 1997 Yes Flores, TerriTerri Flores 45 136.9 [28]
U Turn 1997 Yes McKenna, GraceGrace McKenna 19 6.6 [29]
Out of Sight 1998 Yes Sisco, KarenKaren Sisco 48 77.7 [30]
Antz 1998 Yes Azteca (voice) 105 171.8 [31]
Cell, TheThe Cell 2000 Yes Deane, CatherineCatherine Deane 33 104.2 [32]
Wedding Planner, TheThe Wedding Planner 2001 Yes Fiore, MaryMary Fiore 35 94.7 [33]
Angel Eyes 2001 Yes Pogue, SharonSharon Pogue 53 29.7 [34]
Enough 2002 Yes Hiller, SlimSlim Hiller 38 51.8 [35]
Maid in Manhattan 2002 Yes Ventura, MarisaMarisa Ventura 55 154.9 [36]
Gigli 2003 Yes Ricki 54 7.3 [37]
Jersey Girl 2004 Yes Steiney, GertrudeGertrude Steiney 35 36.1 [38]
Shall We Dance? 2004 Yes Paulina 50 170.1 [39]
Monster-in-Law 2005 Yes Cantilini, CharlotteCharlotte Cantilini 43 154.7 [40]
Unfinished Life, AnAn Unfinished Life 2005 Yes Gilkyson, JeanJean Gilkyson 30 18.6 [41]
Bordertown 2006 Yes Yes Adrian, LaurenLauren Adrian 21 N/A [42]
El Cantante 2006 Yes Yes Puchi N/A 24.5 [43]
Manufacturing Dissent Documentary release 2007 Yes Herself N/A N/A [44]
Feel the Noise 2007 Yes Yes Herself N/A N/A [45]
Back-up Plan, TheThe Back-up Plan 2010 Yes Zoe 35 77.5 [46]
Sellebrity Documentary release 2012 Yes Herself N/A N/A [47]
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 Yes Holly 40 84.4 [48]
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 Yes Shira (voice) 95 877.2 [49]
Parker 2013 Yes Rodgers, LeslieLeslie Rodgers 35 48.5 [50]
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again Documentary release 2014 Yes Yes Herself N/A 76.1 [51]
Boy Next Door, TheThe Boy Next Door 2015 Yes Yes Peterson, ClaireClaire Peterson 4 68.1 [52]
Lila & Eve 2015 Yes Rafael, EveEve Rafael 4.9 N/A [53]
Home 2015 Yes Tucci, LucyLucy Tucci (voice) 135 386 [54]
The Latin Explosion: A New America Documentary release 2015 Yes Herself N/A N/A [55]
Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 Yes Shira (voice) 64.1 408.3 [56]

Television[edit]

Title Year Credited as Ref.
Actress Producer Other Role
In Living Color 1991–93 Yes Fly Girl [57]
Second Chances 1993 Yes Lopez, MelindaMelinda Lopez [4]
South Central 1994 Yes Lucille [58]
Hotel Malibu 1994 Yes Lopez, MelindaMelinda Lopez [59]
Will & Grace 2004 Yes Herself [60]
South Beach 2006 Yes [61]
DanceLife 2007 Yes Yes Creator [62]
Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como Ama una Mujer 2007 Yes Yes Creator [63]
How I Met Your Mother 2010 Yes Appleby, AnitaAnita Appleby [64]
American Idol 2011–12, 2014–16 Yes Herself [65]
South Beach Tow 2011–14 Yes [66]
Q'Viva! The Chosen 2012 Yes Yes Herself [67]
The Fosters 2013–16 Yes [68]
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015 2015 Yes (Celebrity guest) , HerselfHerself (Celebrity guest)
Shades of Blue 2016–17 Yes Yes Santos , HarleeHarlee Santos [69]
World of Dance 2017 Yes Yes Herself [70]
Bye Bye Birdie Live! 2017 Yes Yes Rosie Alvarez [71]

Video game[edit]

Title Year Role Developer Publisher Ref
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games 2012 Shira (voice) Behaviour Interactive Activision [72]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b Second Chances:
  5. ^ "Money Train". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jack". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Blood and Wine". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Selena". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia". Greenwood Publishing Group. December 30, 2007: 387. ISBN 978-0-313-08444-7. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Breakout Roles: Jennifer Lopez". Latina. December 19, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Anaconda". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Out of Sight". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  13. ^ The Wedding Planner and Angel Eyes at Rotten Tomatoes:
  14. ^ "Maid in Manhattan". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  15. ^ Gigli and Jersey Girl at Rotten Tomatoes:
    • "Gigli". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
    • "Jersey Girl". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ Grey, Neha. "The Ten Worst Movies Ever Made". Divine Caroline. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  17. ^ Elliott, Hannah (April 18, 2012). "The Real American Idol: How J.Lo Got Her Mojo Back". Forbes. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  18. ^ Labrecque, Jeff (June 24, 2011). "Jennifer Lopez signs on for 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  19. ^ "What to Expect When You're Expecting". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ Coyle, Jake (July 16, 2012). "'Ice Age: Continental Drift' tops box office with $46 million opening | Toronto Star". Toronto Star. Associated Press. 
  21. ^ My Little Girl:
  22. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Lost in the Wild (1993)". AllMovie. All Media Network. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  23. ^ My Family:
  24. ^ Money Train:
  25. ^ Jack:
  26. ^ Blood and Wine:
  27. ^ Selena:
  28. ^ Anaconda:
  29. ^ U Turn:
  30. ^ Out of Sight:
  31. ^ Antz:
  32. ^ The Cell:
  33. ^ The Wedding Planner:
  34. ^ Angel Eyes:
  35. ^ Enough:
  36. ^ Maid in Manhattan:
  37. ^ Gigli:
  38. ^ Jersey Girl:
  39. ^ Shall We Dance?:
  40. ^ Monster-in-Law:
  41. ^ An Unfinished Life
  42. ^ Bordertown:
  43. ^ El Cantante:
  44. ^ Manufacturing Dissent:
  45. ^ Feel the Noise:
  46. ^ The Back-up Plan:
  47. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "$ellebrity (2013)". AllMovie. All Media Network. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  48. ^ What to Expect When You're Expecting:
  49. ^ Ice Age: Continental Drift:
  50. ^ Parker:
  51. ^ http://www.tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/12/12/special-jennifer-lopez-dance-again-to-premiere-wednesday-december-31-on-hbo/338892
  52. ^ The Boy Next Door:
  53. ^ Lila & Eve:
  54. ^ Home:
  55. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/arts/television/review-the-latin-explosion-a-new-america-on-hbo-is-a-music-civics-lesson.html
  56. ^ Ice Age: Collision Course:
  57. ^ "In Living Color". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  58. ^ Hale, Mike. "South Central – TV Series – Cast & Credits – Listings". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  59. ^ Hotel Malibu:
  60. ^ Will & Grace:
  61. ^ South Beach:
  62. ^ "DanceLife". MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  63. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como ama una mujer (2007)". AllMovie. All Media Network. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  64. ^ "Jennifer Lopez to Guest Star on How I Met Your Mother". People. Time Inc. January 27, 2010. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  65. ^ "American Idol: Season 10 – Cast and Crew". AllRovi. All Media Network. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  66. ^ http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/07/13/jennifer-lopez-towing-reality-show
  67. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Dances for Marc Anthony in Q'Viva: The Chosen Trailer". People. December 19, 2011. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  68. ^ Ng, Philiana (August 23, 2012). "ABC Family Orders Pilots From Jennifer Lopez and Gavin Polone". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  69. ^ http://tvline.com/2014/02/21/shades-of-blue-jennifer-lopez-nbc-series
  70. ^ http://tvline.com/2016/07/19/jennifer-lopez-world-of-dance-trailer-video-nbc-competition-series/
  71. ^ http://tvline.com/2016/10/27/jennifer-lopez-bye-bye-birdie-nbc-live-musical-2017/
  72. ^ Brown, Christopher (October 3, 2010). "Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games – Overview". allgame. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 

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