Jennifer Lopez, known by many of her fans as J.Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She was born in born in the Castle Hill section of the South Bronx on July 24, 1969. Her career in acting and singing took off in 1997 when she portrayed the slain Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla Perez in the film Selena. In 2001, Jennifer Lopez released her second studio album, J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner, making her the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week. Since then, she has gone on to release eight studio albums, with her latest, A.K.A., in 2014. She is currently serving as a judge on American Idol.