MAID IN MANHATTAN
JENNIFER LOPEZ (Marisa
Ventura) earned widespread acclaim for her work in the title role of Selena,
and then was showered with extensive praise for her role opposite George Clooney
in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight.
Soon after, she starred
in the psychological thriller The Cell, playing the role of a gifted
psychotherapist who must journey inside the mind of a comatose serial killer in
the hope of saving his latest victim. The film opened #1 at the box office in
August 2000, grossing $17.5 million, and eventually reaching $60 million.
Last year Lopez made
history by being the first woman to have the #1 movie and #1 album in the same
week. The romantic comedy The Wedding Planner co-starring Matthew
McConaughey and released by Columbia Pictures, was the nation's top grossing
movie. Her sophomore recording release "J.Lo" debuted at the top of
the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Later that year Lopez starred in Angel Eyes
co-starring Jim Caviezel, and directed by Luis Mandoki. She played a police
officer working through a history of sexual abuse by befriending a man who is
coming to grips with the death of his wife and son.
Earlier this year,
Lopez was honored at ShoWest as the "ShoWest Female Star of the Year,"
as well as being named Entertainer of the Year by the National Council of La
Raza, the largest Latino advocacy group in the nation, presented at the American
Latino Media Arts Awards for TV and film.
Lopez made her feature
film debut in the highly acclaimed feature My Family/Mi Familia,
garnering an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role as the young
mother Maria Sanchez. Her other film credits include Oliver Stone's U-Turn,
Money Train with Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, Francis Ford Coppola's
Jack with Robin Williams, Blood and Wine opposite Jack Nicholson,
Michael Apted's thriller Enough, and Anaconda with Jon Voight,
Eric Stoltz and Ice Cube. She can also be heard in the animated feature Antz,
voicing the character "Azteca," alongside Woody Allen and Sylvester
Most recently, she
completed production on Revolution Studios' Gigli co-starring Ben
Affleck, and directed by Martin Brest, which will be released by Columbia
Pictures in summer 2003. She will also co-star with Affleck in Kevin Smith's
new film Jersey Girl.
As a recording artist,
Lopez's 1999 debut album, "On the 6," sold more than eight million
copies worldwide and earned her two Grammy nominations. Her smash single,
"If You Had My Love," spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard
charts, and the accompanying video earned four MTV Video Music Award
nominations. In 2000 she won an MTV Award, and the best R&B Award at the MTV
European Music Awards.
sophomore album, was executive produced by Lopez. "J.Lo" debuted at #1
on the Billboard Charts, and has sold over eight million units worldwide. The
first three singles "Love Don't Cost A Thing," "Play," and
"I'm Real" all went to #1. In 2001, she was nominated for an
American Music Award as "Best Female Artist." Jennifer's third album
"J To Tha L-O! THE REMIXES" is the first remix album to enter the
Billboard Top 200 chart at #1 and has spawned
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