George Lopez is an actor who is known for appearing in the sitcom ‘George Lopez’ on ABC. He is also a comedian. He has received several honors for his contribution to the Latino community. In 2005, Time magazine listed him in “The Top 25 Hispanics in America”. Lopez has appeared in various TV series and has also appeared in several films. Some of his popular films include ‘Beverley Hills Chihuahua’, ‘The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl’, ‘The Spy Next Door’ ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2’. He was also a guest judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’. The estimated net worth of George Lopez is $40 million US dollars.
George Lopez was born in Mission Hills in Los Angeles, California on April 23, 1961. He was born to parents Anastasio Lopez and Frieda Lopez. He is of Mexican descent and his father was a migrant worker. He was raised by his grandmother Benita Gutierrez who was a factory worker. His father deserted him when he was later deserted by his mother when he was aged 10. He was also raised by his step grandfather named Refugio Gutierrez who was a construction worker. As a child, he went to the San Fernando High School and completed his graduation in 1979.
In 1993, George Lopez was married to Ann Serrano. They have a daughter named Mayan born in 2010. The couple divorced in 2011. He has gone for a kidney transplant operation where his wife Serrano donated him one of her kidneys.
George Lopez began his career by doing stand-up comedy. He did comedy for several years and in 2000, he was approached by Sandra Bullock appear and produce in a comedy. In American television, there were few Latino actors who were into comedy. In 2002, he started the comedy ‘George Lopez’ on ABC. He was not just the star but also the co-creator, producer, and writer of the show.
The show ran successfully till 2007 until it was joined by ‘Nick at Nite’ lineup. In 2002, his film Real Women Have Curves was premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. In 2005 he appeared in the films ‘Naughty or Nice’ and ‘The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl’. In 2007, a documentary called ‘Brown is The New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream’ was released. He then became a commentator and cast member of ‘Inside the NFL’ on HBO. In 2008, he was seen in ‘Reno 911!’ A year later, he became the host of late night talk show called ‘Lopez Tonight’.
In 2010, he became a villain in the film ‘The Spy Next Door’ which starred Jackie Chan. A year later, he reprised his role of “Papi” in ‘Beverley Hills Chihuahua 2’. In 2014, he appeared in the sitcom ‘Saint George’ on FX. In 2016, he was seen in the semi-autobiographical sitcom ‘Lopez’ on TV Land. In the same year, Lopez also became a guest judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’.
In 2009, George Lopez won the Teen Choice Award in the category of ‘Choice Comedian’. He has also won the Imagen Foundation Awards two times out of seven nominations. He has got 4 Image Award nominations and 2 Grammy nominations. He won the ALMA Award in 2011 for ‘Lopez Tonight’. In 2006, he got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
How much is George Lopez Net Worth in 2017
George Lopez has done a lot for the Latino Community. He has successfully appeared in various TV shows and films. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth for himself. George Lopez’s net worth is an estimated $40 million US dollars as of 2017. Part of this wealth also comes from his hosting career.
He has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards twice in his career and was also the co-host of the Emmy Awards. The actor has also lent his voice in the animated movies like ‘Rio’, ‘The Smurfs’, ‘Escape from Planet Earth’, and ‘Gnome Alone’. His autobiography ‘Why You Crying’ was placed in the Top 20 of New York Times bestseller list. Lopez was also the producer of the film ‘Spare parts’ in 2015.
Lopez has received several honors in his career. He was conferred with the Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award in 2004 by the Harvard Foundation. He was also presented the ‘Spirit of Liberty Award’ by People for the American Way.