Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer from The Bronx, New York.
She is of Puerto Rican descent. With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week. Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, while her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a Spanish album in the United States. J. Lo is currently a judge on American Idol. She can next be seen playing the role of Harlee Santos on the NBC TV series Shades of Blue.