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Cristian Leenon Judd

Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, USA
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Son of <private> Judd and <private> Judd
Husband of <private> Judd (Wolfe)
Ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez

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About Cris Judd

Cristan Leenon "Cris" Judd is an American actor and choreographer known for his brief marriage to Jennifer Lopez.

He was born on August 15, 1969 in Abilene, Texas. Before Hollywood, Judd spent his early years growing up on Air Force bases in Angeles City in the Philippines and Hawaii. His mother is Filipina, his father Larry is Portuguese. The Air Force then moved his family to Niceville, Florida, where he attended Niceville High School. While in Florida, Judd, an avid athlete, spent a lot of time surfing and golfing. With a golf handicap of four, he even considered going pro after graduation, but instead decided to go to college. While in college, he landed his first job at Disney World with friend and colleague, Wayne Brady.

At age 21, Judd became interested in dance. Within a year, he switched jobs and began dancing professionally with Disney. He was hired to dance with Michael Jackson for the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards and then danced with Jackson on the HIStory Tour, eventually becoming lead dancer for the tour. In 1999, he performed at the Billboard Music Awards with Celine Dion, the MTV Music Awards with N'SYNC, and in 2000 at the American Music Awards with Enrique Iglesias and Brian McKnight, and for "Best Song" nominee That Thing You Do at the 69th Annual Academy Awards. Judd also teamed up for the first time with choreographer Eddie Garcia, a collaboration that continues to this day, to choreograph the 2000 Tour for Jordan Knight. choreographed numerous music videos including My Way for Usher, Jump, Jive, & Wail for the Brian Setzer Orchestra, If I Could Go for Angie Martinez and Tango for Julio Iglesias. He also directed the music video, Ain't It Funny-Remix, with Ja Rule. Judd then became creative director for Handprint Entertainment, overseeing a $5 million budget and delivering then wife, Jennifer Lopez's NBC concert special Let's Get Loud (DVD), which was filmed at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Appeared as a back-up dancer for ex-wife, Jennifer Lopez's music videos Love Don't Cost a Thing, Play, and I'm Real, and appeared in her I'm Gonna Be Alright video.

Judd and his former business partner Eddie Garcia produced an interactive dance DVD released in summer 2005, and has prepared the Midnight Fantasy musical for the Luxor Resort in Las Vegas.

In 2009, Judd took part in the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards opening dance tribute to the late King of Pop, and former mentor Michael Jackson. Judd took part in the dance performance of "Scream", the duet number between Michael, and Michael's sister Janet Jackson, where Janet danced along side Judd , and other famous dance choreographers like Travis Payne, Tina Landon, Brian Friedman, and Wade Robson whom all worked with both Michael, and Janet Jackson. Dance performance included Laurie Ann Gibson and Tyce Diorio.

Judd guest-starred on Unfabulous with Emma Roberts, has appeared on Eve, Half and Half, and Everybody Loves Raymond, and in Bringing Down the House where he also served as choreographer for Steve Martin's dance scenes.

He met future wife Jennifer Lopez in Spain when he was hired to direct her music video for "Love Don't Cost a Thing". They were married on September 29, 2001. The marriage ended in June 2002. He also composed Jennifer Lopez's song, "Alive", which was selected as the theme song for the movie Enough.

Judd married Kelly A Wolfe in Laguna Beach, California in November 2009.


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August 15, 1969
Abilene, Texas, USA