• Ojani Lazaro Noa is a Cuban-American actor, best known for being the first husband of Jennifer Lopez.
• He attended an elementary school and public high school in the US, where he was involved in sports and acting.
• He gained recognition after appearing in the film “Rappin-n-Rhyming” in 2002 and “Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy” in 2004.
• Ojani is mostly known for appearing in the third season of the series “Supervivientes” in 2008.
• He has a net worth estimated at over $200,000.

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SpouseJennifer Lopez
FactFormer husband of Jennifer Lopez. They met while he was waitering at a restaurant owned by Gloria Estefan in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Who is Ojani Noa? Wiki Bio

Ojani Lazaro Noa was born in Cuba, on 11 June 1974, so his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds both Cuban and American nationality. He is an actor, but probably best known for being the first husband of Jennifer Lopez, a famous American singer and actress.

Early life and education

Ojani was raised a single child in Cuba by his father, who was a factory worker, and his mother who was a tailor. He attended an elementary school, where he played soccer and ran track, but upon finishing eighth grade, his family decided to move to the USA. He began attending a public high school there, continuing to play soccer as well as starting to play football, and his parents found new jobs while his mother also began attending college.

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Ojani was interested in acting, becoming a member of the school’s drama club, and appearing in most of the school plays. Upon matriculation in 1992, he didn’t enroll at college, but started working, while occasionally making cameo appearances in TV series and movies.

Career as an actor

Ojani started his career by working in a couple of restaurants as a waiter, before eventually becoming a chef. He launched his acting career in 1999, but only gained recognition after he appeared in the drama film “Rappin-n-Rhyming” in 2002, which starred Tami Adrian George, Todd Ryan and Nicole Pulliam and follows the story of several kids living in a crowded city who, after being given a choice, decide to go to a preparatory school instead of being sent to jail.

His next noticeable appearance was in the crime drama film “Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy” – also known as “Irish Eyes” – in 2004, which starred Daniel Baldwin and John Novak and follows two brothers born in Ireland now living in the US, who were raised in a working-class family.

He appeared in the biographical movie “Eye See Me” in 2007 which has a good rating of 7.7/10 on the IMDb movie and TV series rating website – the film starred Charlon Jeffery and Matthew Alexander, and follows a bounty hunter working for the government, who is chasing a wanted criminal while simultaneously learning a lot about himself.

Ojani is mostly known for appearing in the third season of the series “Supervivientes” called “Perdidos en el Caribe” in 2008, which was not as popular as its second season “Perdidos en el Honduras”. He played a lead role, but the season was not much liked by the audience.

Love life and marriage with Jennifer Lopez

Ojani met his now ex-wife Jennifer Lopez while he was working at a restaurant in Miami Beach in Florida as a waiter, he asked for her phone number as she was leaving the restaurant, and the two went on a date several weeks later. They married on 22 February 1997 but they divorced on 1 June 1998 due to what appears to be jealousy issues because of Jennifer’s success in the film industry.

After the divorce was finalized, Ojani threatened Jennifer with publishing their homemade footages, asking for $5 million from her. She decided to press charges against him, and the court decided in her favor, ordering Ojani to pay half a million dollars, and stating that he would be sent to jail if he published any of the material which features Jennifer in it. Ojani seems to have been single since his split from Jennifer – he hasn’t married, and has no children.

Hobbies and other interests

Ojani enjoys spending his free time working out at a local gym in Miami, having five to six training sessions each week, while he also enjoys working out outdoors, and going for a run. He also plays a variety of sports, and has been doing martial arts since he was 15.

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Ojani is keen on travelling, and has been to several U states, and to South America on multiple occasions, visiting Venezuela and Brazil. He enjoys watching movies in his spare time, with his favorite actress still being his ex-wife, while his favorite actors are Robert De Niro and Matt Damon. Some of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “Good Will Hunting”. He is a lover of animals and has two dogs, and volunteered at an animal shelter back in Cuba when he was 12.

Ojani’s appearance. How rich is Jennifer Lopez’s first husband?

Ojani is 45 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 1ins (1.85m) tall, and weighs around 167lbs (76kgs).

As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $200,000, while Jennifer’s net worth is estimated at around $40 million.

Who is Jennifer Lopez? Wiki Bio

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in The Bronx, New York City USA, on 24 July 1969, so her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, singer, dancer, and a fashion designer among other things, best known for starring in movies “Anaconda”, “The Boy Next Door”, and “The Wedding Planner” among others. She was raised alongside her sisters Leslie and Lynda in The Bronx by their parents David Lopez who was a computer technician, and Guadalupe Rodriguez who was a housewife, both of whom were born in Puerto Rico.

Jennifer started singing and dancing once she turned five, and she started having tours around the state of New York at the age of seven. She attended Preston High School, where she was physically active doing gymnastics and running track, and upon matriculation, she decided to focus on her acting career.

In 1986 at the age of 17, she auditioned for a role in the drama movie “My Little Girl” and after winning it and portraying Myra, she really determined on becoming a professional actress, but after being pushed by her parents, she enrolled at Baruch College, only to drop out after several months. Her parents didn’t support her decision, which is partly why Jennifer moved to Manhattan to live by herself, and launch her career as a theatre actress, appearing in musicals such as “Jesus Christ Superstar”.

She soon became a dancer, working in Japan and later dancing for the band New Kids on the Block, while the role which helped her gain recognition was in the series “In Living Color”. Her first notable appearance in a movie was in “Lost in the Wind” in 1993, and in 1995, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for the Best Supporting Female for her role in the drama film “My Family”. She was praised for her performance in the crime comedy movie “Out of Sight” released in 1998, and around the same time she began working on her singing career too, releasing her first single “If You Had My Love” in May 1999, while her debut album “On the 6” followed on 1 June.

She became a sex symbol in the 2000s, and after being nicknamed J. Lo. by her fans, she named her second album “J. Lo” which came out on 23 January 2003, and reached #1 on the US Billboard 200.

Jennifer went on to appear in critically acclaimed movies “The Wedding Planner” which starred Matthew McConaughey, and “Gigli” which starred Ben Affleck, and the TV series “Shade of Blue” in 2016.

Jennifer became interested in philanthropy after the 9/11 attacks, donating money to several organizations, and in 2009, she launched the Lopez Family Foundation together with her sister Lynda, which has the goal of paying for healthcare for those who cannot afford it. One of the most notable fundraisers which Jennifer launched raised more than $35 million in 2017. She married Cris Judd, an American actor, in 2001 while they divorced in 2003, and she went on to marry Marc Anthony, an American singer, in 2004 divorcing him 10 years later, while the two have two children together. She began dating Alex Rodriguez, a former professional baseball player, in 2017 and the two have recently become engaged.

General Info

Full NameOjani Noa
ProfessionActor, Chef, Waiter, Film producer


SpouseJennifer Lopez
ParentsFrancisco Noa

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1Former husband of Jennifer Lopez. They met while he was waitering at a restaurant owned by Gloria Estefan in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.




Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy2004Irish Thug
Rappin-n-Rhyming2002Dan Valdez


Eye See Me2007executive producer


Million Dollar Matchmaker2016TV SeriesHimself
Supervivientes: Perdidos en Honduras2008TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Pa'lante con Cristina2004TV SeriesHimself
Liquid Assets2004TV Series documentaryHimself

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E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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