George Lopez - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022
|Born on :||April 23, 1961 (age 62)|
|Birth Name /
|George Edward Lopez|
|Birth Place:||Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Father's Name:||Anatasio Lopez|
|Mother's Name:||Frieda Lopez|
|High School:||San Fernando High School|
Ann Serrano (18 Sept 1993 - Jul 1, 2011)
Mayan Lopez (daughter)
|Height:||1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)|
|Weight:||76 kg (167.55 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||10 US|
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Who is George Lopez?
George Lopez is a comedian, and actor by profession, and Mexican, American by nationality. He is best known for his self-produced ABC sitcom titled George Lopez.
George Lopez (Image: ET Canada)
George Lopez – Age, Parents, Siblings
George Lopez was born on 23rd April 1961 in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. He was born George Edward Lopez to his father Frieda and his mother Anatasio Lopez, a migrant worker.
But he was not raised by his parents. His father left the family when he was 2 months old and his mother left him when he was 10 years old.
His kind-hearted maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, who worked at a factory, and step-grandfather, Refugio Gutierrez, a construction worker were the ones who took him in and raised him.
For education, he attended San Fernando High School and graduated from the same in 1979. Other facts about his siblings, family, and childhood are not known.
His ethnicity is Mestizo Mexican.
George Lopez – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Lopez married his longtime girlfriend Ann Serrano on 18 September 1993. He and his wife have welcomed a child together, daughter Mayan Lopez was born on April 2, 1996.
After almost 20 years of marriage, he announced on September 27, 2010, that they are separating and filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences" on November 23, 2010.
It was reported that he had cheated on his wife, who had saved his life in 2005, with prostitutes. Their divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011.
Although he has been pictured with numerous women in the past, he is currently single.
Source: Zimbio (George Lopez, Ann Serrano in January 2010)
George Lopez – Career
Lopez started his career as a stand-up comedian and after years of hard work, it finally paid off. In 2000 actress Sandra Bullock asked him to produce and star in a comedy. Back then, Hispanic-oriented sitcoms on American television were lacking and the Hispanic American groups were critical of the situation.
His self-titled sitcom George Lopez quickly became a huge success. It aired on ABC in 2002 and he became one of the few Latinos in the TV series.
Source: TV Guide (George Lopez's show George Lopez)
The sitcom aired on ABC from 2002 to 2007 and on March 8, 2007, it was announced that George Lopez would air on Nick at Nite.
Aside from the sitcom, George Lopez has worked as the host of Inside the NFL (2003-2004) and in the TV series Reno 911! (2008), The Naked Brothers Band (2007-2008), Mr. Troop Mom (2009), Lopez Tonight (2009-2011), Lopez (2016-2017), The Comedy Get Down (2017).
In films, he has acted in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005), The Spy Next Door (2010), Valentine's Day (2010), The Smurfs (2011), and Rio (2011, 2014), among others.
Moreover, in May 2004, Lopez published an autobiography titled Why You Crying co-written with Armen Keteyian, an Emmy-winning writer and sportscaster. He released his second memoir, I’m Not Gonna Lie And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, in 2013.
On Rio, he worked with Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx.
George Lopez – Awards, Nominations
Over the course of his career, he has been awarded the 2003’s Imagen Vision Award, Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television, and National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award.
In 2005, Lopez was named one of "The Top 25 Hispanics in America" by Time magazine. And in 2006, George Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
George Lopez – Kidney transplant
Lopez has a genetic disease that causes the kidney to deteriorate over time. In April 2004, doctors advised him to replace his kidney. His wife Ann Serrano had donated her kidney to her husband.
Since then, Lopez has been working to bring awareness of the disease on his show.
George Lopez – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth and annual salary/income of Lopez are estimated to be around $45 Million and $12 Million respectively.
George Lopez – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
George Lopez is active on social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with over a million followers and counting. He also has a YouTube channel and an official website - georgelopez.com.
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