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, which he starred in and produced. He was also the host of the TBS late night talk show Lopez Tonight. When he became the host of his own talk show, he became the very first late-night talk show host of Mexican descent on an American English-language network.
George is known to frequently explore culture, ethnic relations and race in his stand up routine, he particularly likes to address the Mexican American Culture.
Being the pioneer that he is, he has received several accolades for his continuous contribution to the Latino community, he received 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 the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in January 2009. The actor has also hosted the Latin Grammy Awards twice, and he has co-hosted the Emmy AWards as well.
The Latino comedian has been in the industry since 1983, and ever since his debut, he has put in 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 the 23rd of 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 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. 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 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’s Family: Wife, Daughter, and Divorce
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 which 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 on the forefront to bring awareness to the issue.
George and Ann were together for many years before they decided in September 2010 to go their sperate ways. His wife filed for divorce in November 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce proceedings. On the 1st of July, 2011, the divorce was finalized.
Since the divorce, George Lopez has kept a relatively low profile. Even though he has been spotted with a few mystery ladies here and there, he has not been in a confirmed relationship since the divorce.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Since George’s transplant, he has been in better shape. While he does not have the traditional ‘Hollywood Hunk’ physique, he is still in great shape for his age. The comedian currently weighs 72kgs (159lb), which to be honest, is pretty amazing for his listed height of 5′ 10″ (1.78 m).
However, at this exact time, his other body measurements (such as chest, biceps, waist), his fitness routine and his diet remain unknown. Considering the actor has lost over 45 lb since his kidney transplant surgery, it is safe to assume that the actor does maintain an exercise routine and healthy diet in order to have shed the weight and keep it off. Beyond that, since the operation, George would need to maintain a healthy life in order to function at optimum potential.