George Lopez - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022

George Lopez
Nick Name: G. Lo
Profession: Actor, Comedian
Best Known For: Lopez Tonight (TV show)
Salary: $12 million
Net Worth: $45 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 23, 1961 (age 62)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
George Edward Lopez
Birth Place: Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Anatasio Lopez
Mother's Name: Frieda Lopez
Siblings: N/A
High School: San Fernando High School
Ethnicity: Mestizo-Mexican
Nationality: Mexican, American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Ann Serrano (18 Sept 1993 - Jul 1, 2011)

Children: 1

Mayan Lopez (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 76 kg (167.55 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is George Lopez?

George Lopez is a comedian, and actor by profession, and Mexican, American by nationality. He is best known for his self-produced ABC sitcom titled George Lopez

George Lopez (Image: ET Canada)

George Lopez – Age, Parents, Siblings

George Lopez was born on 23rd April 1961 in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. He was born George Edward Lopez to his father Frieda and his mother Anatasio Lopez, a migrant worker.

But he was not raised by his parents. His father left the family when he was 2 months old and his mother left him when he was 10 years old. 

His kind-hearted maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, who worked at a factory, and step-grandfather, Refugio Gutierrez, a construction worker were the ones who took him in and raised him.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended San Fernando High School and graduated from the same in 1979. Other facts about his siblings, family, and childhood are not known.

His ethnicity is Mestizo Mexican.

George Lopez – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Lopez married his longtime girlfriend Ann Serrano on 18 September 1993. He and his wife have welcomed a child together, daughter Mayan Lopez was born on April 2, 1996. 

After almost 20 years of marriage, he announced on September 27, 2010, that they are separating and filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences" on November 23, 2010.

It was reported that he had cheated on his wife, who had saved his life in 2005, with prostitutes. Their divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011.

Although he has been pictured with numerous women in the past, he is currently single.

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Source: Zimbio (George Lopez, Ann Serrano in January 2010)

George Lopez – Career

Before fame

Lopez started his career as a stand-up comedian and after years of hard work, it finally paid off. In 2000 actress Sandra Bullock asked him to produce and star in a comedy. Back then, Hispanic-oriented sitcoms on American television were lacking and the Hispanic American groups were critical of the situation. 

His self-titled sitcom George Lopez quickly became a huge success. It aired on ABC in 2002 and he became one of the few Latinos in the TV series.

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Source: TV Guide (George Lopez's show George Lopez)

Worked in

The sitcom aired on ABC from 2002 to 2007 and on March 8, 2007, it was announced that George Lopez would air on Nick at Nite.

Aside from the sitcom, George Lopez has worked as the host of Inside the NFL (2003-2004) and in the TV series Reno 911! (2008), The Naked Brothers Band (2007-2008), Mr. Troop Mom (2009), Lopez Tonight (2009-2011), Lopez (2016-2017), The Comedy Get Down (2017).

In films, he has acted in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005), The Spy Next Door (2010), Valentine's Day (2010), The Smurfs (2011), and Rio (2011, 2014), among others.

Moreover, in May 2004, Lopez published an autobiography titled Why You Crying co-written with Armen Keteyian, an Emmy-winning writer and sportscaster. He released his second memoir, I’m Not Gonna Lie And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, in 2013.

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Worked with

On Rio, he worked with Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway,, Jamie Foxx.

George Lopez – Awards, Nominations

Over the course of his career, he has been awarded the 2003’s Imagen Vision Award, Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television, and National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award.

In 2005, Lopez was named one of "The Top 25 Hispanics in America" by Time magazine. And in 2006, George Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Source: YouTube (George Lopez, Paul Walker in May 2011)

George Lopez – Kidney transplant

Lopez has a genetic disease that causes the kidney to deteriorate over time. In April 2004, doctors advised him to replace his kidney. His wife Ann Serrano had donated her kidney to her husband.

Since then, Lopez has been working to bring awareness of the disease on his show. 

George Lopez – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary/income of Lopez are estimated to be around $45 Million and $12 Million respectively.

George Lopez – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

George Lopez is active on social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with over a million followers and counting. He also has a YouTube channel and an official website -

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