George Lopez is an American comedian and actor who was born on April 23, 1961. Gеоrgе Lореz is regarded as one of the best in the business, with a vast body of work to his credit. His stand-up humor explores racial and cultural issues, as well as Mexican American culture. Despite his shortcomings, he stands out, paving the way for a great career and significant wealth. Today we celebrate this legendary comedian.
George Edward Lopez
April 23, 1961
George Lopez, the son of Frieda and Anastasio Lopez, was born on April 23, 1961, in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. He’s of Mexican ethnicity. His dad left when he was just two months old, as did his mom when he was 10, but he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, and step-grandfather, Refugio Gutierrez.
In 1993, Lopez married Ann Serrano. Mayan, the couple’s daughter, was born in 1996. On September 27, 2010, Lopez revealed that he and his wife had chosen to divorce and on November 23, 2010, Serrano filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” On July 1, 2011, the divorce was completed.
Lopez’s kidneys deteriorated due to a genetic disease when in April 2004, his physicians warned him that he would need an organ transplant. He decided to wait until the filming of the fourth season of George Lopez was finished before undergoing the procedure. In 2005, Lopez received one of his wife Ann’s kidneys. The transplant was successful, and Lopez shed 45 pounds as a result of his improved health. In his program, his character’s kid, Max, was diagnosed with a similar condition, bringing public attention to the subject. Lopez owns a home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles which he claims is haunted. Despite this, he continues to reside there.
After several years of practicing stand-up comedy, Lopez was invited by actress Sandra Bullock in 2000 to produce and star in a comedy. Bullock was worried about the paucity of Hispanic-oriented sitcoms on American television and worked hard to get a sitcom that starred Hispanics. After being chastised by Hispanic American organizations for the lack of Latinos on their shows, A.B.C. rapidly scooped up the series. In 2002, Lopez joined the ranks of Desi Arnaz, Freddie Prinze, and John Leguizamo as one of the few Latinos to appear in a television comedy series. From 2002 through 2007, “George Lopez” was an American situation comedy that aired on A.B.C. The sitcom was never a great smash in prime time and was canceled after its sixth season on May 15, 2007. The last episode of the show aired on September 7, 2007.
On March 28, 2009, Lopez stated that he would be presenting his late-night talk show, “Lopez Tonight” on T.B.S. which premiered in November of that year. On April 18, 2013, Lopez revealed that he would feature in his F.X. sitcom, “Saint George,” which premiered on March 6, 2014.
“Saint George” was made under the model of Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television, which specifies that if a show meets certain rating benchmarks in its first 10-episode run, it receives a second 90-episode order. “Saint George,” however, was discontinued after one season on June 25, 2014, because it failed to achieve the target. “Lopez,” a semi-autobiographical single-camera sitcom that premiered on March 30, 2016, received a straight-to-series order from T.V. Land in August 2015. Since then, Lopez was also selected to serve as a guest judge on “America’s Got Talent.”
From 2002 through 2007, “George Lopez” is an American comedy series that airs on A.B.C.
Lopez hosts "Lopez Tonight," a late-night conversation show on T.B.S. that airs Monday through Thursday at midnight Eastern Time.
He states on April 18, that he will star in his own F.X. sitcom, "Saint George."
In 2016, Lopez is a guest judge on “America's Got Talent.”
Why We Love George Lopez
He is passionate about his community and heritage
Lopez, a native of Los Angeles who grew up in the Mission Hills of the San Fernando Valley, volunteers extensively in the community. He founded the Ann & George Lopez Foundation and has received several awards for his work and contributions to the Latino community. People for the American Way honored George with the "Spirit of Liberty Award" in September 2004 and in 2005, he was named one of "America's 25 Most Influential Hispanics" by “Time” magazine.
He is part of our childhood memories
We recall him as an actor or the voice in some of our childhood movies and animations, like "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" (2005), "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (2008), and "The Spy Next Door" (2010).
He is very inspirational
Lopez has always persevered despite his problematic childhood. He's spoken about growing up in a dysfunctional family, yet he never gave up and never stopped dreaming big.
5 Surprising Facts
His debut stand-up special
His debut stand-up special, "George Lopez: Why Are You Crying?” premiered on Showtime in 2005.
He has hosted the "Emmy Awards" twice
He has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards thrice and co-hosted the Emmy Awards.
He has one kidney
Lopez's kidneys have deteriorated due to a genetic disease.
He has an auditorium named after him
In 2011, the school Lopez's attended, San Fernando Elementary School, named its auditorium after him on October 18 in recognition of his charitable contributions.
He is an award-winning artist/ activist
Lopez received the 2004 Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award from the Harvard Foundation in February 2004, presented by the university's president and dean for his artistic and charitable efforts.
George Lopez FAQs
Is George Lopez Mexican?
Yes, he is of Mexican descent.
Is Mario Lopez related to George Lopez?
Although they have the same surname, there is no relation between them.
Does George Lopez have a child?
George Lopez has a daughter named Mayan Lopez. She was born on April 2, 1996, in the United States.
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