Actor George Lopez was born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. Deserted by his parents he was raised by his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather. George graduated from San Fernando High School, in 1979. He is best known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom "George Lopez". His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican American culture. George Lopez has received several honors for his work and contributions to the Latino community, including the 2003 Imagen Vision Award, the 2003 Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award.He was named one of "The Top 25 Hispanics in America" by Time magazine in 2005. In January 2009, Lopez appeared in "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial". He is a two-time host of the "Latin Grammy Awards", and a co-host of the "Emmy Awards".
George Lopez heads his own charity The George Lopez Foundation.