George Lopez is an American actor, comedian, and talk show host. He is perhaps best known for his role in the ABC sitcom George Lopez, in which he starred and produced the lead role. He was also the host of the TBS talk show Lopez Tonight. When he hosted his own talk show, he was the first Mexican-born late-night talk show host on an American English-speaking station.
George is known for his frequent discussions of culture, ethnic relations, and race in his stand-up routine, with a special emphasis on Mexican-American culture.
As the pioneer he is, he has received several awards for his continued contribution to the Latino community, including the 2003 Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television, the 2003 Imagen Vision Award, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award. In 2005, he was also listed by Time Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Hispanics in America.
George Lopez also appeared on “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” in January 2009, and has twice hosted the Latin Grammy Awards and co-hosted the Emmy Awards.
The Latino comedian has been in the business since 1983, and since his debut, he has invested tons of hard work and sleepless nights to become one of the most successful Latinos in show business today.
George Lopez Biography – Age
George Lopez was born on 23 April 1961 in Mission Hills, Los Angeles. He is the son of Anastasio and Frieda Lopez. His father was a migrant worker. George Lopez is one of the many Latin American celebrities of Mexican descent.
George was left by his father at an unfortunate start in life when he was only two months old. When he was ten years old, he was also abandoned by his mother. He spent the later years of his life being raised by his maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, who was a factory worker, and Refugio Gutierrez (his step-grandfather), who was a construction worker.
George Lopez attended San Fernando High School, which he graduated from in 1979. Other notable graduates of San Fernando High School include Cheech Marin, Jacob Vargas, Alex Padilla, and Charles White.
George Lopez’s Family: Wife, Daughter, and Divorce
George Lopez married Ann Serrano in 1993. Together they had a daughter, Mayan, who was born in 1996.
Here’s something many people didn’t know about George – the actor has a genetic disease that caused his kidney to fail. His doctors told him that he needed a kidney transplant to survive. George decided to have the operation 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, losing as much as 45 pounds after the operation. Since then, the man has been at the forefront of drawing attention to the issue.
For many years, George and Ann were together before they decided to go their separate ways in September 2010. His wife filed for divorce in November 2010, citing “insurmountable differences” in the divorce proceedings. The divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011.
Since the divorce, George Lopez has kept a relatively low profile. Although he was seen here and there with a few mysterious ladies, he has not been in a committed relationship since the divorce.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
He’s in better shape since George’s transplant. He may not have the traditional “Hollywood Hunk” physique, but he is still in good shape for his age. The comedian currently weighs 72 kg (159 pounds), which to be honest is pretty amazing for his stated height of 5′ 10″ (1.78 m).
However, his other body measurements (such as chest, biceps, waist), fitness program, and diet are still unknown. Considering that the actor has lost more than 45 pounds since his kidney transplant, it is safe to assume that the actor is following a physical exercise routine and a healthy diet to lose weight and maintain it. In addition, George would have to lead a healthy life since the operation to function optimally.