Jennifer Lopez made her acting debut in the 1986 American drama film 'My Little Girl', directed by Connie Kaiserman.

Lopez then joined the cast of the American comedy television series 'In Living Color' in 1991.

She played the role of 'Fly Girl' and remained on the show until 1993. She was then seen in films such as 'Nurses on the Line

The Crash of Flight 7' (1993), 'My Family' (1995), 'Money Train' (1995), 'Jack' (1996) and 'Blood and Wine' (1997)

In 1997, she played 'Selena Quintanilla-Perez' in the American biographical musical drama film 'Selena' directed by Gregory Nava.

The film was critically praised and earned a 67% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In 2001, she played 'Sharon Pogue' in the American romantic drama film 'Angel Eyes', directed by Luis Mandoki.