The beautiful and talented Jennifer Lopez, a actress/singer/dancer of Puerto Rican decent was born on July 24, 1969. She is the daughter of David, a computer specialist and Guadalupe, a kindergarden teacher. At a young age, Jennifer always knew what she wanted, so she began to pursue a career as a musical theatre actress. At an early age she began taking dance classes which eventually led to tour of Europe and Japan with musicals like Synchronicity and Golden Musicals of Broadway. At 16, Jennifer got a small part in the film My Little Girl , but it wasn't until a few years later that she would get her first big break. In 1990, Jennifer won a dance audition that gained her a spot on Keenan Ivory Wyans?' television series, In Living Color . Shortly thereafter, she auditioned for a spot on Janet Jackson's video That's the Way Love Goes and got it. This would eventually lead to a job as a dancer on Janet's World tour, but she pulled out of it a few days before the tour began. This decision was difficult, but one she had to make if she wanted to pursue acting; her first gig, a spot on the short lived television series Second Chances and later, Malibu as Melinda Lopez. In 1995, Jennifer made her big screen debut in The Money Train . This would open more doors for her, as she went on to appear in films with the likes of Jack Nicholson in Blood and Wine , Robin Williams in Jack , Jimmy Smits? in Mi Familia, and Edward James Olmos in Selena.