J.Lo at 40: How a Diva Was Made!

In 40 photos, see how the birthday girl (on July 24) went from Jenny from the Block to superstar

  • BRONX GIRL photo | Jennifer Lopez

Credit: Classmates Yearbook Archives

Updated: Thursday Jul 23, 2009 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Cara Lynn Shultz


An athletic teenager, Lopez participates in track and field at Preston High School in her native Bronx, N.Y., before graduating in 1987. She takes the local 6 train into Manhattan for dance auditions and her subway rides later inspire the title of her 1999 debut CD, On the 6.