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    From Fly Girl to international celebrity, Jennifer Lopez's rise to fame

    See Jennifer Lopez's evolution, from "In Living Color" dancer to global phenomenon.

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    I believe I can Fly

    Lopez is shown with her hand on Keenen Ivory Wayans' shoulder in a 1992 promo shot for "In Living Color." Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a "Fly Girl" dancer on the television comedy program.

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    A star is born

    Early in her acting career, Lopez played Texas-born Tejano singer Selena.

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    Ms. Fashionista

    In February 2005, Lopez showed the fall line of J.LO by Jennifer Lopez during Olympus Fashion Week in New York City's Bryant Park.

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    Starter husband

    Lopez met her first husband, Ojani Noa, when he worked as a waiter in Miami. They married on February 22, 1997, and divorced in March 1998. Several years after the divorce, she hired Noa as the manager of her Pasadena restaurant, Madre's, but he was fired only months later.

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    J.Lo the singer

    Lopez made her singing debut with her first album "On the 6," released on June 1, 1999. It featured the popular songs "If You Had My Love" and "Waiting for Tonight."

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    Becoming a superstar

    Lopez strikes a pose in the infamous Versace dress with her boyfriend, Sean "Puffy" Combs, at the 42nd Grammys. Their relationship lasted for two and a half years.

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    Critical acclaim

    Lopez went dark and edgy in the 2000 film, "The Cell," starring Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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    She's got the look

    In 2001, the singer launched her clothing line, J.LO by Jennifer Lopez.

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    Muy caliente!

    Lopez heats up the Plaza with a belly-baring performance on the TODAY show's concert series on July 13, 2001, in New York City.

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    Husband No. 2

    Lopez and fiance Cris Judd show their love at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. They met on the set of her music video, where he was a backup dancer, married on Sept. 29, 2001, and divorced in August 2002.

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    Casting against type

    Lopez's film career continued to soar with the romantic comedy "Maid in Manhattan." The film was released in 2002 and co-stars British cutie Ralph Fiennes. Lopez plays Marisa Ventura, a single mother who works as a maid at a five-star New York City hotel.

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    The rise of "Bennifer"

    Who could forget the highly publicized relationship between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? Dubbed "Bennifer" by the media, the two caused quite a stir when Affleck gave her a six-carat pink diamond ring worth a reported $1.2 million. The marriage, however, never happened.

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    Sweet smell of success

    Lopez ventures into the perfume industry with her debut scent Glow by J.Lo which broke numerous sales records. She's vaulted from backup dancer to global entrepreneur.

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    The heat is on

    Lopez heats up the screen with Richard Gere in the 2004 film "Shall We Dance?"

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    City girl

    The Bronx, N.Y., native shows she still has her New York edge and fashion in this fierce fur ensemble.

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    Jane vs. Jennifer

    The two divas -- played by Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez -- battle it out in Robert Luketic's 2005 romantic comedy "Monster-in-Law."

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    Fan appreciation

    In March 2007, Lopez says thank-you to her fans with a New York City signing of her new Spanish language CD, "Como Ama Una Mujer."

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    Cover girl

    There's no denying that Lopez is a Latin beauty. She's been featured in People's "50 Most Beautiful" issue in 2006 and the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" issue in February 2007. Despite what people might think of her acting, Lopez is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood history.

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    A perfect match

    After several failed relationships and marriages, Jennifer finally married her Mr. Right -- Marc Anthony. The two tied the knot in a quiet home ceremony on June 5, 2004.

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    Actress & activist

    Lopez shows her gratitude for receiving the Artists for Amnesty award during the 57th Berlinale International Film Festival. It was for her work producing and starring in the future film "Bordertown."

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    World superstar

    Lopez performs at Luz stadium in Lisbon in July 2007 to present the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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    Bump in the relationship

    Anthony and Lopez arrive for the taping of "Movies Rock" at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2007. The two-hour special celebrated music's most iconic moments in film. And the celebrity couple was celebrating the fact that they were soon to be parents of twins.

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    Bundles of joy

    Lopez and Anthony arrive with their children Max and Emme in Zaventem, Belgium, on June 18, 2008, for a concert Anthony was giving in Antwerp. The twins were born on Feb. 22.

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    Triple threat

    Lopez begins the the bicycling portion of the 2008 Nautica Malibu Triathlon in Malibu, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. She raised $127,000 for the Children's Hospital of L.A. thanks to her athletic achievement -- just seven months after giving birth.

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    Oooo-oooo, that smell

    Lopez attends the launch of her fragrance Deseo For Men at Macy's at Herald Square on Sept. 29, 2008, in New York.

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    Family affair

    Anthony and Lopez hold their twins, Emme and Max, on stage before Anthony performs at a Valentine's Day show at New York's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 14, 2009.

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    New hit

    Lopez performs the song 'Louboutins' onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. After climbing a stairway of dancers and jumping off, Lopez tripped but made a quick recovery.

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    Dazzling

    Lopez performs during Times Square's New Year’s Eve celebration in New York on Dec. 31, 2009. J. Lo's revealing diamond-encrusted catsuit was the talk of the town.

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    Rocky romance

    Lopez costars with Alex O'Loughlin in "The Backup Plan," a 2010 comedy about a woman who becomes romantically involved after becoming pregnant by artificial insemination.

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    End of the road

    Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for British entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller in Hollywood, Calif., on May 23, 2011. 

    The couple announced on July 15, 2011, that they were divorcing after seven years of marriage. "This was a very difficult decision," the couple said in a statement. "It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

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    Always a favorite

    Lopez poses backstage with her award for latin music favorite artist at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2011.

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    The glamorous judge

    Lopez joined "American Idol" in its 10th season, sitting alongside fellow new judge Steven Tyler, left, and returning panelist Randy Jackson. J.Lo quickly established herself as a nice judge, but unlike some who came before her, she gives the contestants constructive criticism they can use. She returned for season 11.

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    'Q'Viva'

    Lopez smiles toward photographers while filming the reality show 'Q'Viva! The Chosen' 'in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 3, 2011.

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    Back together again?

    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony attend the 2012 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour to promote their show,' ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen' on Jan. 14, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif. The show takes the former couple across Latin America in search of the best dancers, singers, musicians and street performers.

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    She's got a new man

    Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart arrive at their hotel on January 31, 2012 in New York City.

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  • Jennifer Lopez Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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    She's famous

    Actress Jennifer Lopez is honored with the 2500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Ole Ola

    Singers Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte and Pitbull perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

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  • Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox And Dreamworks Animation's "HOME" - Arrivals

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    Twinsies

    Actress Jennifer Lopez and son Maximilian David Muniz and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz arrive at the 'Home' Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on March 22, 2015 in Westwood, California. 

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    'Waiting for tonight'

    Host Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles. 

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    Cutouts

    Host Jennifer Lopez poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles. She both hosted and performed.

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  • 2015 Premios Billboard de la Musica Latina - Season 2015

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    Sparkling

    Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Bank United Center, University of Miami, on April 30, 2015.

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  • Shades of Blue - Season 1

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    'Shades of Blue'

    Jennifer Lopez plays Detective Harlee Santos in “Shades of Blue” in this photo from the pilot. The show tells the story of a flawed police detective who’s forced to rat out her crew.

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    Golden girl

    Lopez stunned in a glamorous Giambattista Valli gown at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards in January.

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  • All she has

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    All she has

    Lopez performs with dancers during the launch of her residency, "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have," at the Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Jan. 20, 2016 in Las Vegas.  

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