George Lopez is a Mexican-American actor and comedian. People recognize him for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom ‘George Lopez and George Lopez Net Worth. Additionally, he has appeared in several other television series including ‘Noches con Platanito’, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’, and ‘Shake It Up’ among others. Keep reading for more details.
His television series Lopez debuted in 2016 and he starred in and executive produced the show, as he did with his TV series Saint George in 2014.
Lopez was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television in 2006 at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. In 2011 he won an ALMA Award for Lopez Tonight.
Early Life and Biography
His father was a migrant worker. George Lopez is one of the many Latino celebrities that are of Mestizo Mexican descent.
In an unfortunate start to life, George was abandoned by his father when he was only two months old. When he was ten years old, he was also abandoned by his mother.
George Lopez attended the San Fernando High school, which he graduated from in 1979. Other notable alums from San Fernando High Schoo include Cheech Marin, Jacob Vargas, Alex Padilla, and Charles White.
George Lopez got married to Ann Serrano in 1993. The two had a daughter together, Mayan, who was born in 1996.
Here’s something that many people did not know about George – the actor has a genetic condition that caused his kidney to fail. He was told by his doctors that he needed a kidney transplant in order to survive.
George opted to have the surgery after the fourth season of his show, George Lopez. His wife, Ann donated one of her kidneys to him in 2005.
The transplant was a success and George’s health recovered tremendously, he even lost 45lbs after the surgery. Since then, the man has been at the forefront to bring awareness to the issue.
Career and Fame
He initially put effort into stand-up, which led him to earn quite well, and due to time, he became more proficient and more organized.
During his stand-up events, he is very well able to understand the audience and quickly make up for the act.
This is actually one of the traits every stand-up needs to have, but when it is Lopez on the stage, everyone can draw towards his out-of-the-box influential skills.
Saying more in few words and that too hitting hard enough for even a rock to break into two pieces- that’s the way his word flows.
He did not even stop saying his opinions about politics, ethnicities, cultures, and any other sensitive business.
After his stand-up was going well, he was called up for production starring himself, and that’s when his sitcom started.
In its initial days, it was being criticized hugely with many remarks saying lack of Latino stuff.
He continued making changes to it that ultimately recognized and came up as a surprise success. His show got canceled, and the reasons are unknown.
This show opened many ways for Lopez, and he kept on exploring all; he became a commentator for HBO sports show and played roles in ‘Reno 911’ and then started his own talk show ‘ Lopez Tonight’ which completed two seasons successfully.
Then the time came when he started to produce his own sitcom ‘Saint George’ which went well. He was also one of the guest judges on ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2016 and used a golden buzzer for the dance group.
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Awards & Nominations
He receives numerous awards for his work in the entertainment industry, but he also earns for charity work.
He has won the imagen vision award 2003, Latino spirit award for excellence in tv 2003 and then he won the national Hispanic media coalition impact award.
In the year 2005, he was ranked as one of the top 25 HISPANICS IN AMERICA. He might win many more awards in the future for his good works.
He didn’t have an amazing childhood as he was left by his parents and his grandparents raised him. In the year 2000, he was approached by SANDRA BULLOCK to star and produce a Comedy show.
This time came after he worked in the stand-up comedy field for a long time. In the year 2002, he became one of the Latinos who have starred in TV comedy series.
In the year 2008, he starred in RENO 911 as a guest star. On 28th March, in the year 2009, it was announced that he would host his own show on the TBS channel.
In the year 2016, he also became the judge at AMERICA’s GOT TALENT. He has also worked in the documentary movie and has appeared in some more movies.
He has written an autobiography titled WHY YOU CRYING, and it was co-written with ARMEN KETEYIAN. He has also hosted LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS two times in his life.
In the year 1993, he got married to Ann Serrano. The couple has got a daughter named Mayan, who was born in the year 1996.
On 27th September in the year 2010, he announced that they are going to end their marriage. Serrano filed a divorce on 23rd November in the year 2010, and it got finalized on 1st July 2011.
George Lopez Net Worth
As of April 2021, He has a net worth of over $50 Million, including his 6.5% of royalties coming from the show ‘George Lopez show’ on ABC, which was sold to syndication.
He has been recognized widely for every single reason. It might be due to his comical timings, quick yet deep though build-up, or even for the show, he hosts.
Recognition is usually negative for his not ending anti-ego remarks and positive for still being ethical. All this makes up for this person that he carries in an excellent way.
Lopez has received many awards for his contribution towards comedian artists’ space in the industry, contribution to the Latin community, and also for spreading humanity. A few of them include ‘Spirit of the Liberty Award’ and ‘the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.
George Lopez is the son of Anastasio and Frieda Lopez. His father was a migrant worker and belonged of Mexican Mestizo descent.
His father left him when George was only two months old while his mother left him when he was 10.
He was raised by a maternal grandmother named Benita Gutierrez, who was a factory worker and step-grandfather, who was a construction worker. He belongs to American nationality and white ethnicity.
During the show’s five-year run Lopez was paid $12 million per season. As a first-time co-creator/executive producer Lopez was entitled to 6.5% of royalties when the show was sold into syndication which occurred in the fall of 2007. Syndication earned Lopez an estimated $20 million.
Despite his busy schedule George has continued to tour the country performing live shows. He earns an additional $8.5 million a year performing stand-up to sold-out crowds.
Lopez hosted a late-night talk show entitled Lopez Tonight on TBS Monday through Thursday for two seasons.
In a March 2014 appearance on Howard Stern, George acknowledged that he was once worth over $50 million, but lost half of his money in his divorce.
He has been widely recognized by the Latino community including being named one of Time magazine’s Top 25 Hispanics in America. Lopez hosted the Latin Grammy Awards twice and the Emmy Awards once.
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