Singer, actress, film producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, triathlete, TV star - the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez has come a long way from the Bronx. From her origins as 'Jenny from the block' through to Mrs Marc Anthony, we chart the life of the infamous diva so far.
Jennifer began her career as a back-up dancer on the TV comedy In Living Colour.
Jennifer gained recognition for her acting skills in the action thriller Money Train.
Jennifer's first marriage was to Cuban-born Ojani Noa in 1997. The couple divorced in 1998.
Jennifer first leading role in Selena, a biopic about the Mexican American singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, won her an ALMA award for Outstanding Actress.
Jennifer gained critical acclaim for her starring role in Out of Sight, the Stephen Soderbergh film co-starring George Clooney.
Jennifer's debut album, On the 6 (named after the 6 subway line she used to take growing up) was released in 1999, and immediatly shot into the US Billboard chart top ten.
Lopez had a two-and-a-half year relationship with hip hop mogul Sean 'P Diddy' Combs.
J-Lo caused a media furore at the Grammy Awards by wearing a plunging green Versace dress. Donatella herself named it "an unexpected success".
When The Wedding Planner came out in January 2001 (starring Lopez and Matthew Mcconaughey) and debuted at number one in the US Box Office, Jennifer became the first actress-singer to have a film and an album (her second, J.Lo) at number one in the same week.
Jennifer's second marriage was to former backup dancer Cris Judd. They met whilst filming her single Love Don't Cost a Thing and were married in September 2001. Their marriage ended in 2002 when she started dating Ben Affleck.
For her fourth outing as an Oscar presenter, Jennifer attended the 2001 Academy Awards in a sheer dress by Chanel Haute Couture, teamed with fake eyelashes made out of real mink fur.
Taken from her third album This is Me...Then, the video for single Glad saw Jennifer recreate scenes from the 1983 film Flashdance. The scenes were so similar that the video became part of a copyright infringement lawsuit (which was later dismissed).
In April 2002, Jennifer opened Madres, a Cuban restaurant in Pasadena, California. Celebrity friends Ben Affleck and Nicole Kidman came along to the opening night.
Jennifer's highly publicised relationship with Ben Affleck began in 2002. Named "Bennifer" by the media, they were engaged in November 2002, but called off their marriage hours before the event. Ben appeared in the music video for Jenny from the Block and they starred together in the film Gigli. Here they are pictured together at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Jennifer launched clothing line JLO by Jennifer Lopez in 2003, before launching Sweetface in 2005.
Jennifer Lopez married Marc Anthony in 2004 in a secret home ceremony. Friends for years, they had worked together on music videos and briefly dated in the late 1990s. They went on to tour together in 2007.
In February 2007, Lopez recieved the Artists for Amnesty award for producing independent film Bordertown, which exposed the ongoing murders of women in the border city of Juarez, Mexico. The film was well-received at the Toronto and Brussels film festivals.
In 2006, Jennifer starred with husband Marc Anthony in El Cantante (Aka Who Killed Hector Lavoe, the Singer).
Jennifer ventured into the perfume industry with her hugely succesful Glow by J Lo fragrance. Since then she has released fifteen further fragrances, as well as a range of body lotions and bronzing products.
Just six months after giving birth to twins, Jennifer completed a gruelling triathlon in California - finishing the race in two and a half hours.
An avid supporter of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Jennifer was presented with a Children's Humanitarian Award in September 2004.
On February 21 2008, Jennifer gave birth to twins Max and Emme. They starred together with their Mum in a Gucci campaign in October 2010.
With Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul's departure from American Idol, Jennifer joined the TV show's judging panel alongside Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson for the tenth season.
At the age of 41, Jennifer was appointed the face (and legs) of Venus, no doubt due to a perfect pair of pins which she credits Gwyneth and Madonna's personal trainer, Tracy Anderson, with.
At the age of 41, Jennifer Lopez was named "The World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine.