Jennifer Lopez

An ambitious triple threat who went from dancer to top shelf actress to best-selling recording artist, Jennifer Lopez got her start as a "Fly Girl" on the hit variety series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94). Lopez broke through with a strong leading performance in the biopic "Selena" (1997), playing the famed Tejano singer who was tragically murdered by an obsessed fan. But it was her onscreen chemistry and believable portrayal of a federal agent falling for an escaped convict in "Out of Sight" (1998) that propelled her into the limelight. Meanwhile, Lopez launched a second career as a top recording artist and repackaged herself as J.Lo. Her entertainment successes continued with a stint on "American Idol" and starring roles in such films as "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (2012), "Parker" (2013), and "The Boy Next Door" (2015), followed by her starring roles in the TV series "Shades of Blue" (NBC 2016-18) and reality competition "World of Dance" (NBC 2017- ). By this time, Lopez had established herself as a multifaceted force to be reckoned with, while becoming one of the richest and most influential Latina entertainers of all time.