George Lopez has been entertaining television audiences since 2002. Even then, he was no stranger to fans of standup comedy, having been performing it for a while now. George is arguably the most famous Latino entertainer on television. However, his talents don't end with standup and television. He has earned roles in several films that helped George gained popularity. He has also found work as a sports commentator as well as a talk show host. George's famous style is observational comedy and he engages in satire as well. He covers a wide variety of topics ranging from Mexican American life to politics.
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Comedian and actor George Lopez had a rough childhood. Yet he persisted and used his experience and anecdotes as material for his early standup shows and television specials. In the '80s, before he became the well known comedian that he is today, he was touring at clubs all over the country. His audiences discovered his innate talent and many were able to relate to the hardships that he has had to endure. After about a decade of standup, he started to get noticed. In the '90s he acted in the comedy films Ski Patrol and Fatal Instinct, launching him into the spotlight.
Beginnings of a TV Show
In 2002, Lopez became one of the few Latinos with their own television specials. His show, George Lopez became a national family favorite. The sitcom depicts him and his fictional family going through their day to day lives with plenty of golden comedy moments to be shared. George met his on-screen wife, actress Constance Marie, and the two immediately started to think of a television show together. They were frustrated by the lack of proper roles for Latinos in Hollywood and so opted to break out together; making their show one of the most watched ones on ABC.
It was during George's first film, Ski Patrol (1990) that he met his now ex-wife, Ann Serano, with whom he had a daughter. Although his career hadn't shot off then, he worked towards gaining more fame and popularity by doing more standup as well as appearing in another film, Fatal Instinct (1993). His role in the HBO drama film Real Women Have Curves earned him the 2002 Audience Award. Following film roles include appearances in The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl, Swing Vote, The Spy Next Door and Mr. Troop Mom, among many others. He has lent his voice to several animated films including Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1 and 2, the latter earning him two awards for best actor. The Smurfs 1 and 2 and Rio are other films that he has lent his voice to.
George Lopez has received numerous nominations and has been the recipient of many awards throughout the course of his career. He has even earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television, through his self-produced show George Lopez. His wins include an ALMA Award, an Imagen Award as well as a Teen Choice Award. His popularity has also led the way for numerous other nominations including a Young Artist Award, a BET Comedy Award and a People's Choice Award. The television show which brought his career to a new level won ten awards during its running duration and was nominated for thirty two other awards.