Jennifer Lopez has built one of the biggest careers in Hollywood by making herself a multi-dimensional artist. She’s a singer, an actress, dancer, and producer. But long before Jennifer was a singer and producer and well after she was known as Jenny From the Block, she was an aspiring actress.
Here’s a look at the top 20 movies that made her famous.
1. My Family
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By the time Lopez had starred in this 1996 film alongside Jimmy Smits, she’d already become well known on screen through “Living Color.” Still, the independent American drama directed by Gregory Nava solidified her as an actress to be taken seriously when she played the part of Maria, an American citizen, who is illegally deported to Mexico by the U.S. federal government in a mass roundup.
“My Family” scored a 85% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.