Birth Date: April 23, 1961 / Age: 52
Birth Place: Mission Hills, California, USA
Biography: George Lopez (born April 23, 1961 in Mission Hills, California) is a Latino American comedian, actor and entertainer and star of a self-titled, ABC sitcom, The George Lopez Show.
Lopez grew up in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, California. He became a popular stand-up comedian, especially among the Latino community for his satirizing of Latin-American life and culture in the United States. Much of his humor was drawn from the financial poverty of his upbringing and of the Latino community in general.
In 2000, after several years of performing stand-up comedy, Lopez was approached by actress Sandra Bullock for Lopez to produce and star in a comedy. Bullock was concerned about the lack of Latino-oriented sitcoms on American television and pushed to get a sitcom on television that starred Latinos but wasn't exclusively about the Hispanic American community. ABC, who had been criticized by Latin-American groups for lack of Latinos on their television shows quickly picked up the television series, which began airing in 2002, aired in ABC's TGIF lineup in 2003-2004, and is now shown on ABC at 8:30 (Eastern Time) on Tuesday nights.
In addition, Lopez performed in Real Women Have Curves, which was featured in the 2002 Sundance Film Festival (and later aired to much acclaim on HBO), and The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D in 2005.
Lopez suffers from a genetic defect which causes his kidneys to malfunction. In April of 2005, he received a transplanted kidney from his wife, Ann.
Lopez also appeared in July 3 episode of Punk'd, after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher and Lopez's family while his home is getting destroyed because most of the buildings have been built without a permit.