5 Things You Don't Know About Jennifer Lopez

June 21, 2013

She's conquered the worlds of acting, music, fashion and dance, and just received a star on Hollywood's historic Walk of Fame. Here are five things you may not know about Jennifer Lopez.

1. One of her first gigs was as a backup dancer for the '80s boy band New Kids on the Block during a live performance at the American Music Awards.

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2. One of her nicknames growing up was "La Guitarra" because her body was literally curved like a guitar.

3. Has said Barbra Streisand is her "absolute idol." She told InStyle magazine: "I love what she does. She's a singer, an actress, she went into directing -- she does it all."

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4. Was the first actress to have a movie (The Wedding Planner) and an album (J.Lo) hit No. 1 in the same week in 2001.

5. Her first major film role was in the 1995 action comedy Money Train, which also starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.

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