Jennifer Lopez has been entertaining and captivating audiences for nearly 30 years.
<p>In 1986, Lopez made her film debut with a small role in <em>My Little Girl</em>. In 1991, she appeared as one of the "Fly Girls" in the comedy sketch show <em>In Living Color</em> and eventually left the show to focus on acting. In the mid-1990s she appeared in notable films like <em>Jack</em> and <em>Anaconda</em>. In 1999 she released her first debut album <em>On the 6</em>. Lopez broke the charts over the years with hit songs like "On The Floor", "Let's Get Loud", "Jenny From The Block" and has toured the world.<br/></p><p>While achieving great success with her music career, her film career continued to grow starring in major films such as <em>The Cell</em>, <em>Shall We Dance?</em> and <em>What to Expect When You're Expecting</em>. In 2016, Lopez returned to television, producing and appearing on the crime drama <em>Shades of Blue</em> as NYPD detective and single-mother Harlee Santos and is currently a judge on the dance competition series <em><a href="https://celebritypage.com/search/?q=World+of+Dance" target="_blank">World of Dance</a></em>. In honor of the star's 51st birthday <a href="https://celebritypage.com/celebrity-birthdays-for-today-july-24th" target="_blank">today</a> (we cant believe it either), let's look back at some of her most memorable film performances.</p><p>Happy Birthday <a href="https://celebritypage.com/search/?q=jennifer+lopez" target="_blank">J. Lo</a>!</p>
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<p>In 1997 Lopez starred in her breakout role in the bio-pic film <em>Selena, </em>telling the story of the international superstar Selena Quintanilla-Pérez before she was murdered in 1995 at the age of 23. Lopez was highly commended for her performance and nominated in 1998 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical" at the Golden Globes.</p>
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