George Edward Lopez is a59 years oldcomedian, actor and producer. He is popular for his self-produced ABC sitcom and also some awesome movies. He started his career with stand-up comedy.
He is one of the first Latinos who represented Latinos in a big stage in TV.People started to know him when he started hosting a major morning radio show on 92.3FM. Then he started doing acting in the 90s.
His own sitcom ‘George Lopez’ was featured in ABC, which he was starring and producing. He appeared in many movies. He got a lot of awards too. As of today his estimated net worth is 45 million dollars.
In this article we will share with you all there is to be known about the comedian George Lopez Net Worth, Age, Marital Status, Daughter, Sickness, the Lopez Foundation and the George Lopez Show, Producer and actor ‘George Lopez’, and how he came to be such a phenomenal personality today.
Biography and background
George Lopez’s full name is George Edward Lopez.
George Lopez’s goes by the nickname G. Lo.
George Lopez is an American by birth. He was born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
George Lopez was born on April 23, 1961.
He was a stand-up comedian then he chose comedy acting and producing. He started acting from 2000 and after 20 years it is still his profession.
George Lopez’s Horoscope sun sign is Taurus and his Chinese zodiac sign is The Metal Ox.
George Lopez is a Mexican-American Comedy actor. But at first he started his career by doing stand-up comedy. Then his main gig started in 2000 when he started doing producing and acting his own sitcom.
At that time there were hardly any Latinos in American TV. ABC then picked up his sitcom in 2002. His comedy consists of family humour and the lifestyle of an American Mexican in the US.
His comedy sitcom ‘George Lopez’ aired on ABC from 2002 to 2007. He was the co-creator, producer, writer and the star of the show.
His Hispanic oriented sitcom was cancelled in 2007 and George Lopez started to lash out ABC for cancelling his sitcom to make space for a short 13-episode series named ‘Caveman’, which generated a lot of negative criticism.
On 2009 he started hosting his own late night show on TBS named Lopez Tonight. He did a lot of movie and television and people likes his cheeky comedy so he became popular from the get go of his acting career.
Family and History
George Lopez’s father isAnatasio Lopez, He was born on 17 August 1939 in Mexico City, State of Mexico, Mexico. His only son is George Lopez. He was a migrant worker.
George Lopez’s mother is Frieda Lopez. She was born on 12 May 1941 in Los Angeles, California, US.
George Lopez gotmarried with Cuban American producer Ann Marie Serrano in 1993. She is also an actress, producer and writer. She was from California, US.
She donated one of her kidney to George Lopez because George’s kidneys were deteriorating because of his genetic condition. In 2011 they got divorced.
George Lopez has one daughter named Mayan Lopez. She was born in 1996 in California. She is an actress. She is known for acting in Kill Her! Mata La! Mr. Troop Mom in 2009 and Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie in 2017.
George Lopez was born in the suburb Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. He is of Mestizo Mexican descent. His father left him when he was two months old. He was raised by his mother.
Then his mother left him when he was 10 years old. Then he was raised by his maternal grandmother and grandfather.
Their name was Benita Gutierrez and Refugio Gutierrez. His grandma was a factory worker and his grandpa was a construction worker.
He attended San Fernando High School. He graduated in 1979. After school he worked in the same factory that his grandmother was working.
He had a hard life from the beginning of his journey. He said his upbringing was neglectful and emotionally abusive which he brings up in his comedy.
Comedy Style and Preference
George Lopez mostly did edgy, cheeky comedy acting which was mostly on Latin American culture, family, politics, insult and black comedy.
He added a lot of Mexican culture jokes that made him very popular among Mexican-Americans.
His observational comedy, Black comedy, Insult comedy, Physical comedy, pop culture etc. was his main subjects for his comedy acting. All of his acting consists of funny comedy scripts that always makes people laugh.
George Lopez’s Career Development
George Lopez has had a successful comedic career ever since he started his journey the 1980’s with stand-up comedy. He has appeared on shows such as the Comedy Club and Arsenio Hall Show.
In 1996 he released his first comedy album called Alien Nation.
The George Lopez Show
George Lopez created an American sitcom in his own name called, “The George Lopez Show”. It originally aired for six seasons and has 120 episodes combined.
The comedy revolves around a fictionalized portrait of George Lopez himself who raises a spoiled daughter and a son with dyslexia with his wife.
George Lopez’s Personal Life
Lopez has been facing medical issues for a very long time. In 2005, he started suffering from a genetic disorder that caused deterioration of his kidneys.
Because of that he had to receive kidney transplant that same year, where the donor was his wife, Ann. After a quick recovery, both of them became associated with the National Kidney Foundation.
The George Lopez Foundation
After the suffering and sickness, Lopez created his own foundation and named it the George Lopez Foundation. Their mission is to help create positive and permanent change for the underprivileged as well as increase the awareness about kidney diseases and the importance of organ donation.
Social Media Presence
George Lopez has an official Twitter and Instagram accounts. The links are provided below.
Some Lesser Known Facts
- At the trial of Michael Jackson’s molestation case in 2005, George Lopez was one of the testifiers.
- He was a comedian for decades before actually having his own show at ABC.
- His first stand-up special was called, George Lopez: Why You Crying?
- On Comedy Central’s show Reno 911!, Lopez played the recurring roles of both mayor of Reno and also Mayor Hernandez.
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