Jennifer Lopez to receive honor at MTV Movie & TV Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez will be honored for her film and television achievements at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The network announced Friday that Lopez will receive the Generation Award on Sunday in Santa Monica, California.

The award celebrates actors whose diverse contributions in

both film and television have turned them into household names.

Previous recipients include Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,

Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Will Smith and Reese Witherspoon.

Her first breakthrough came as a dancer on the 1990s sketch comedy series “In Living Color.

She pursued an acting career and landed a leading role in “Selena” in 1997.

She would go on to appear in such films including “Anaconda,” “Out of Sight