she began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on the sketch comedy television series In Living Color
where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
she became the first Hispanic actress to earn over US$1 million for a film.
She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), and established herself as the highest-paid Hispanic actress in Hollywood
Lopez ventured into the music industry with her debut studio album On the 6 (1999), which helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music, and later starred in the psychological horror The Cell (2000).
she became the first woman to have a number-one album and film in the same week. Her 2002 release, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first remix album in history to debut atop the US Billboard 200
Later that year, she released her third studio album, This Is Me... Then and starred in the film Maid in Manhattan
After starring in Gigli (2003), a critical and commercial failure, Lopez starred in the successful romantic comedies Shall We Dance? (2004) and Monster-in-Law (2005)
Her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer (2007), had the highest first week sales for a debut Spanish album in the United States.