Jennifer Muñiz (née Jennifer Lynn Lopez; born July 24, 1969) is an American actress, businesswoman, dancer and recording artist. She started her career as a Fly Girl on the television program In Living Color and as a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson. Lopez gained recognition in the action-thriller Money Train (1995). Her first leading role was in the biographical film Selena (1997), which was her breakthrough role, earning her an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress and Golden Globe nomination. She also starred in the box office hit Anaconda (1997) and earned her second ALMA Award for her performance in Out of Sight (1998), which made her the highest-paid Latin actress.
Lopez ventured into music in 1999 with the release of her debut album On the 6. Her second album J.Lo (2001) reached number one on the Billboard 200 the same week her film The Wedding Planner led the box office, as she became the first person to achieve a number one film and album in the same week. She released a remix album J to tha L–O! The Remixes in 2002, which became the first number-one remix album in the United States.
Her third and fourth studio albums, This Is Me... Then (2002) and Rebirth (2005) reached number two. In 2007 she released her first full Spanish album Como Ama una Mujer. Returning to music in 2011, she released her seventh album Love?, which spawned the most successful single of her career, On the Floor, which became one of the best-selling singles of all time. Lopez has sold over 11.8 million albums in the United States and over 70 million records worldwide.