George Lopez was born to a Mexican-American family and grew
up in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, California.
George Lopez became a popular stand-up comedian, especially
among the Latino community for his satirizing of
Mexican-American life and culture in the United States. Much of
his humor was drawn from the financial poverty of his upbringing
and of the Latino community in general. George Lopez has
released four albums of recorded stand-up comedy shows,
including Right Now Right Now and Team Leader, which was
nominated for a 2004 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. George Lopez
appeared in The Latin Kings of Comedy, where he was special
guest along with other top Latino stand-up comedians. Alien
Nation in 1996 was his first album released of his stand-up
comedy shows. George Lopez's current stand-up comedy DVD is Why
You Crying?. He recently released "El Mas Chingon" in September
George married Ana Serrano in 1993. Their daughter Pedra was born in 1995. In April 2005, he received a transplanted kidney from his wife. An episode of The George Lopez Show was based on this.
In a 2005 interview with Howard Stern, Lopez claimed that he and Carlos Mencia were involved in a physical altercation at a comedy club. George alleged that Mencia appropriated 13 minutes of Lopez's material without permission for his HBO comedy special.
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