Actor and comedian George Lopez has built a successful career by finding the humor in his difficult childhood and in the Mexican American community in general.
Who is He? Actor and comedian George Lopez was born April 23, 1961, in Mission Hills, California. Abandoned by his mother, he used his painful experiences as material for his stand up comedy. By the late 1980s, Lopez was playing clubs around the country and appearing on television shows and comedy specials. Lopez received a kidney transplant in 2005. He is currently regarded as a top comedian.
Career George Lopez is an American actor and comedian best known for starring in his own TV shows "George Lopez", "Lopez" and "Lopez Tonight" and for appearing as George in the series "Saint George". He is of Latin American descent and has actively promoted Hispanic culture and heritage through his works. The talented and socially conscious comedian has earned various honors for his contributions to the Latino community.
Personal life George Lopez was born on April 23, 1961 in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, to Anatasio and Frieda Lopez. Both of his parents abandoned him when he was an infant and he was raised by his grandparents. He graduated from San Fernando High School. He married Ann Serrano in 1993. The couple had a daughter, Mayan, before separating and eventually divorcing in 2011. Talking about the actors philanthropic works, he has his own philanthropic organization named The Ann & George Lopez Foundation. He received the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award for his social endeavors. Lopez was also named the Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles for his fund-raising efforts for the earthquake victims in Guatemala and El Salvador.