Jennifer Lopez filmography

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A middle aged, brown-haired woman, wearing brownish glasses, white T-shirt and blue jeans, waves the flag of Puerto Rico.
Lopez holding up the Puerto Rican flag during the Puerto Rican Day Parade in September 2009

American actress 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 actor of Latin descent, making up to US$15 million per film role.[1][2] In addition, she is also the richest actress in Hollywood, with an estimated net worth of $250 million (2013).[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 the big screen 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]


As an actress[edit]

TitleYearRoleDirector(s)BudgetBox officeRef.
USD$ (millions)
My Little Girl1986MyraKaiserman, ConnieConnie Kaiserman & Saperstein, DavidDavid SapersteinN/AN/A[21]
Lost in the Wild1993Romero, RosieRosie RomeroShaw, LarryLarry ShawN/AN/A[22]
My Family1995Young MariaNava, GregoryGregory NavaN/AN/A[23]
Money Train1995Santiago, GraceGrace SantiagoRuben, JosephJoseph RubenN/AN/A[24]
Jack1996Miss MarquezCoppola, Francis FordFrancis Ford Coppola45N/A[25]
Blood and Wine1996GabriellaRafelson, BobBob RafelsonN/AN/A[26]
Selena1997Quintanilla, SelenaSelena QuintanillaNava, GregoryGregory Nava2060[27]
Anaconda1997Flores, TerriTerri FloresLlosa, LuisLuis LlosaN/A136.9[28]
U Turn1997McKenna, GraceGrace McKennaStone, OliverOliver StoneN/AN/A[29]
Out of Sight1998Sisco, KarenKaren SiscoSoderbergh, StevenSteven SoderberghN/A77.7[30]
Antz1998Azteca (voice)Darnell, EricEric Darnell & Johnson, TimTim Johnson105171.8[31]
Cell, TheThe Cell2000Deane, CatherineCatherine DeaneSingh, TarsemTarsem Singh33104.2[32]
Wedding Planner, TheThe Wedding Planner2001Fiore, MaryMary FioreShankman, AdamAdam Shankman3594.7[33]
Angel Eyes2001Pogue, SharonSharon PogueMandoki, LuisLuis Mandoki5329.7[34]
Enough2002Hiller, SlimSlim HillerApted, MichaelMichael Apted3851.8[35]
Maid in Manhattan2002Ventura, MarisaMarisa VenturaWang, WayneWayne Wang55154.9[36]
Gigli2003RickiBrest, MartinMartin Brest547.3[37]
Jersey Girl2004Steiney, GertrudeGertrude SteineySmith, KevinKevin Smith3536.1[38]
Shall We Dance?2004PaulinaChelsom, PeterPeter Chelsom50170.1[39]
Monster-in-Law2005Cantilini, CharlotteCharlotte CantiliniLuketic, RobertRobert Luketic43154.7[40]
Unfinished Life, AnAn Unfinished Life2005Gilkyson, JeanJean GilkysonHallström, LasseLasse Hallström3018.6[41]
Bordertown2006Adrian, LaurenLauren AdrianNava, GregoryGregory NavaN/A8.3[42]
El Cantante2006PuchiIchaso, LeonLeon IchasoN/A7.9[43]
Back-up Plan, TheThe Back-up Plan2010ZoePoul, AlanAlan Poul3577.5[44]
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012HollyJones, KirkKirk Jones4084.4[45]
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012Shira (voice)Martino, SteveSteve Martino & Thurmeier, MichaelMichael Thurmeier95877.2[46]
Parker2013Rodgers, LeslieLeslie RodgersHackford, TaylorTaylor Hackford3546.2[47]
Boy Next Door, TheThe Boy Next Door2015Peterson, ClaireClaire PetersonCohen, RobRob Cohen436.5[48]
Lila & Eve2015Rafael, EveEve RafaelStone III, CharlesCharles Stone III4.9N/A[49]
Home2015Lucy (voice)Johnson, TimTim Johnson132N/A[50]

As a personality[edit]

TitleYearRoleDirector(s)BudgetBox officeRef.
USD$ (millions)
Manufacturing Dissent2007Herself (cameo)Caine, RickRick Caine & Melnyk, DebbieDebbie MelnykN/AN/A[51]
Feel the Noise2007Herself (cameo)Chomski, AlejandroAlejandro ChomskiN/A6.5[52]
Sellebrity2013HerselfRun RampantN/AN/A[53]

As a crew member[edit]

TitleYearRoleDirector(s)BudgetBox officeRef.
USD$ (millions)
El Cantante2007ProducerIchaso, LeonLeon IchasoN/A7.9[43]
Feel the Noise2007ProducerChomski, AlejandroAlejandro ChomskiN/A6.5[52]
Boy Next Door, TheThe Boy Next Door2015ProducerCohen, RobRob Cohen415[48]


As an actress[edit]

In Living Color1991–93Fly GirlWayans, Keenen IvoryKeenen Ivory WayansUnknown[54]
Second Chances1993Lopez, MelindaMelinda LopezLatham, Lynn MarieLynn Marie Latham & Lechowick, BernardBernard Lechowick6 episodes[4]
South Central1994LucilleFarquhar, RalphRalph Farquhar & Weithorn, MichaelMichael Weithorn"Pilot" (Season 1, episode 1)
"Money" (Season 1, episode 2)
"Co-op" (Season 1, episode 4)
Hotel Malibu1994Lopez, MelindaMelinda LopezLatham, Lynn MarieLynn Marie Latham & Lechowick, BernardBernard Lechowick6 episodes[57]
Will & Grace2004HerselfKohan, DavidDavid Kohan & Mutchnick, MaxMax Mutchnick"I Do, Oh, No, You Di-in't" (Season 6, episode 23)
"FYI: I Hurt, Too" (Season 7, episode 1)
How I Met Your Mother2010Appleby, AnitaAnita ApplebyBays, CarterCarter Bays & Thomas, CraigCraig Thomas"Of Course" (Season 5, episode 17)[62]
Shades of Blue2015McCord , HarleeHarlee McCordUnknown13 episodes[63]

As a personality[edit]

American Idol2011–15Fuller, SimonSimon FullerSeason 10, Season 11, Season 13, Season 14[64]
Q'Viva! The Chosen2012Fuller, SimonSimon FullerAll episodes[65]

As a crew member[edit]

South Beach2006Executive producer[66]
DanceLife2007Executive producer & creator[67]
Como Ama una Mujer2007Executive producer & creator[68]
South Beach Tow2011–14Executive producer[69]
Q'Viva! The Chosen2012Executive producer[65]
The Fosters2013–15Executive producer[70]
A Step Away2013Executive producer
Los Jets2014Executive producer
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014Executive producer
Shades of Blue2015Executive producer[63]


Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 22011Shira (voice)Thurmeier, MichaelMichael Thurmeier & Martino, SteveSteve Martino[71]

Video games[edit]

Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games2012Shira (voice)Behaviour InteractiveActivision[72]


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