Throwback Thursday Jenny From The Block

Before she was known just as the actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, before she was J.Lo, before the movies, before Bennifer and the golden globes performance she was just Jenny From The Block. Today for Throwback Thursday we’re throwing it back with the original fly girl Jennifer Lopez from the early 90's to the early 2000's.

                                                 Who: Jennifer Lopez 
                                           AKA: Jenny From The Block, Fly Girl, J.Lo
                       Occupation: Dancer, Actress, Singer, Entertainer, Designer, Mother  
                                Location: New York, Bronx and Miami, Florida 
     Why We Love Her: This original fly girl proves that everything gets better with age. She has everything on point.

Born on July 24, 1969, in the Bronx, New York, Jennifer Lopez danced on the TV show In Living Color before her starring role in the film Selena. She turned to music and found major success on the pop and dance charts.

In 1990, she won a national competition and earned a spot dancing on the popular Fox comedy television series, "In Living Color," as one of the "Fly Girls."

Watch Vh1 video of Jennifer Behind The Music Video Clip of Jennifer on her Fly Girl days. 

 Fun Fact: Rosie Perez (the cop actress from pineapple express) was a line-dancer on Soul Train and later became the choreographer for the "Fly girls" on "In living color" where she says she discovered the then unknown Jennifer Lopez. 

 Get it Girl!

 Watch Rosie Perez on Soul Train below.

Now back to J.Lo ... 

A series of small acting jobs followed, including parts in two more series and a TV movie, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7, in 1993. Lopez's first feature film was the critically acclaimed Mi Familia, or My Family, in 1995. She also appeared in Money Train (1995), opposite Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, and in Jack (1996), directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Robin Williams.

In 1997, Jennifer career gained huge success when she  played the title role in Selena, a biopic of the Tejano pop singer Selena Quintillana Perez, who was killed by the founder of the Selena fan club Yolanda Saldivar in 1995. Her performance lead to a a Golden Globe nomination and she became the highest-paid actress in history with her paycheck of $1 million. That same year, Lopez starred in Anaconda and in Blood and Wine, opposite Jack Nicholson.  

Thug Life!  Jennifer had a lengthy and widely publicized relationship with rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs. In December 1999, Combs and Lopez were allegedly involved in a shooting incident outside a New York City nightclub, in which three people were injured. Combs was later charged with gun possession and bribery, as prosecutors claimed he offered his driver, Wardel Fenderson, $50,000 to say that the loaded gun police found at the scene of the crime was Fenderson's. He was acquitted of all charges, but Combs confirmed in mid-February that he and Lopez had separated.

The Dress that Slayed!

 Lopez's musical career began to take off, as she released her debut album, On the 6 in June 1999. Her hit single, "If You Had My Love," went platinum within two weeks.

Watch If You Had My Love below...

 Early in 2000, Lopez was nominated for Best Dance Performance for her second hit single "Waiting for Tonight," but lost the award to veteran diva Cher. In the summer of 2000, she starred in the science fiction-thriller The Cell, in which she plays a child psychologist helping to track a terrifying serial killer. The same year, she starred in Enough, a portrayal of spousal abuse.

                                        Watch "Waiting for Tonight" below

In early 2001,  her album, "J. Lo" debuted at No. 1 on the pop charts, while her film, the romantic comedy The Wedding Planner, shot to the top spot at the box office in its first week of release.

 Watch "Love Don't Cost A Thing" below.

Watch "I'm Real" ft Ja Rule below.


In December 2002, she released  "This Is Me ... Then" and had the  starring role in the comedy Maid in Manhattan, which was a box office hit.
Remember Benifer? In the fall of 2002, she dated actor Ben Affleck;  the couple dated for 2 years before braking in early 2004.

 Watch Jenny From The Block below.

Jennifer Lopez (2011) Warwick Saint Photography 

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