David worked the night shift at the Guardian Insurance Company before becoming a computer technician at the firm, while Guadalupe was a homemaker.When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment.In 1991, Lopez appeared as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
Prior to leaving the show, Lopez briefly worked as a backup dancer for American recording artist Janet Jackson.Later in 1993, Lopez signed a deal with CBS to co-star in the television series Second Chances.She told her parents about her dream of becoming a movie star, but they insisted that it was a "really stupid" idea and that "no Latinos did that".The differences in opinions led Lopez to move out of their family home and into an apartment in Manhattan.She later got a job on the show Synchronicity in Japan, where she acted as a dancer, singer, and choreographer.
Shortly after, Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on the television program In Living Color.In 2016, she began starring in the crime drama series Shades of Blue and commenced a residency show, Jennifer Lopez: All I Have, at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas.With a cumulative film gross of over For her contributions to the music industry, Lopez has received a landmark star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Billboard Icon Award among other honors.With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her romantic comedy The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week. Lo produced the top-ten singles "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "I'm Real". The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U. Billboard 200, and includes the number one single "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)".She applied for the job after one of the cast members was unable to continue with the show.