An American actor, comedian, and talk show host with a net worth of $45 million, George Lopez. His most well-known roles as an actor, stand-up comedian, and host of late-night talk shows. George co-created and executive produced “The George Lopez Show,” which he starred on from 2002 to 2007. The six-season, 120-episode run of the show is remains popular in syndication. In addition to numerous other ventures, he produced the critically praised movie “Real Women Have Curves.”
On April 23, 1961, George Edward Lopez was born in Los Angeles. He was raised by his parents, Frieda and Anatasio Lopez, in the Mission Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. When George was only two months old, his migrant worker father left Frieda and George behind. When he was ten years old, his mother left. Benita and Refugio Gutierrez, the maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, raised him. Lopez is of Mexican Mestizo ancestry. In 1979, he received his high school diploma.
Lopez worked standup in Los Angeles (and the U.S.) for years before hosting a morning radio show on 92.3 FM in the 1990s. He was the first Latino to host a Los Angeles morning drive show. 1996’s “Alien Nation” was his first comedy CD. Sandra Bullock approached Lopez in 2000 about a sitcom. Bullock wanted more Latino-themed comedies. ABC picked up “George Lopez” in 2002, making him one of the few Latinos to lead a sitcom. 2002-2007: “George Lopez” Nick at Night aired “George Lopez” in 2007-2008. Sixth-season cancellation.
Lopez produced “Real Women Have Curves,” which won the 2002 Sundance Audience Award.
Lopez was on “Inside the NFL” in 2003–04.
2005 marked Lopez’s Showtime debut. “Why You Crying: George Lopez” “America’s Mexican” and “Tall, Dark, and Chicano” followed.
2010’s “The Spy Next Door” starred Lopez. Lopez has also appeared in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,” “Rio,” “Rio 2,” the Smurf flicks, and others. He’s guest-starred on Reno 911!, “The Zoo,” “Real Rob,” and “Harley Quinn,” among others.
“Lopez Tonight” debuted on TBS in November 2009. The second season ended in August 2011. FX’s “Saint George” debuted in March 2014. The show ended in June. TV Land premiered “Lopez” in March 2016. The show ended after two seasons in fall 2017.
“Why You Crying,” Lopez’s autobiography, was a NYT Bestseller.
Time magazine named him one of America’s Top 25 Hispanics. Lopez hosted the Emmys and Latin Grammys. Lopez was given a TV star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Lopez Tonight won ALMA in 2011.
“We’ll Do It For Half” was released in 2020. In the special, Lopez joked about making Carlos Slim Helu the first Latino U.S. president. He says, “If Slim wanted a birth certificate, I know some folks in McArthur Park”
In 1993, George Lopez and Ann Serrano got hitched. In 1996, their daughter Mayan was born. In November 2010, Lopez made the announcement that he and his wife had separated. In July 2011, the divorce was finalized.
Lopez said that he formerly had a net worth of more than $50 million, but that he lost half of it in his divorce during an appearance on Howard Stern in the beginning of 2014.
Due to a genetic problem Lopez has that has caused his kidneys to degenerate, he was informed in April 2004 that he required a kidney transplant. His wife Ann gave Lopez one of her kidneys in 2005.
On July 1, 2020, Lopez recalled the day Secret Service officials came to his house because they thought one of his jokes would pose a threat to the president. A substantial bounty on President Trump was allegedly placed by an Iranian official earlier in 2020, following the American-led assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. We’ll do it for half, Lopez jokingly said. The Secret Service came over as a result of that. Lopez claimed that they had printed up every comment he ever made regarding Trump on social media.