Jennifer Aniston Joanna is an American actress and filmmaker. One of her breakthrough roles was playing Rachel Green in the comedy television series Friends from 1994-2004. She was one of the most-paid actresses in the world. She has received several accolades for many of her performances over the past decades.
Jennifer Aniston Biography
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Jennifer Joanna Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles to actor parents, John Aniston and Nancy Dow. At age nine, her parents divorced. She has two stepbrothers John Melick, her older half-brother from her mother, and Alex Aniston, her younger half-brother from her father. Her Godfather was the late actor Telly Savalas.
Aniston attended a Waldorf school. She became passionate about acting at age eleven, she was enrolled in Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she became part of the school’s drama society. Aniston starred in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry and Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. She later revealed that she was dyslexic and it made learning difficult for her.
Jennifer Aniston Career
Aniston made her debut in the 1988 film Mac and Me playing a minor role, before that she worked in off-Broadway productions, and she also had part-time jobs as a waitress and telemarketer. In 1990, Aniston starred in Molloy as a regular but the show was canceled, she was featured in the film Camp Cucamonga. In 1993, Aniston had a role in the horror film Leprechaun. She also appeared in a few unsuccessful movies. In 1994, she was cast alongside Courtney Cox in Friends. Her role as Rachel Green on the show earned her international recognition and several awards nominations. Aniston also became the highest-paid actress with her receiving $1 million per episode of the show.
Aniston’s career took a great leap following her success in Friends, she landed a spot as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. She got several other movie roles after that, most of which were a huge success. Some of her recent projects include Aniston producing and starring alongside Reese Witherspoon in the 2019 Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show and her reunion with her Friends cast mates for an HBO Max unscripted television special titled Friends: The Reunion in 2021.
Jennifer Aniston Movies and TV Shows
Mac and Me (1988), Molloy (1990), Ferris Bueller (1990-1991), The Edge (1992-1993), Leprechaun (1993), Muddling Through (1994), Friends (1994-2004), Saturday Night Live (1995-2016), She’s the One, Dream for an Insomniac (1996), ‘Til There Was You (1997), Picture Perfect, The Thin Pink Line, Waiting for Woody, The Object of My Affection (1998), Office Space, The Iron Giant (1999), Rock Star (2001), The Good Girl (2002), Bruce Almighty (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), Derailed, Rumor Has It (2005), Friends with Money, Room 10, The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me, Burma: It Can’t Wait, Management (2008), He’s Just Not That Into You, Love Happens (2009), The Bounty Hunter, The Switch (2010), Just Go with It, Horrible Bosses (2011), Wanderlust, $ellebrity (2012), We’re the Millers, Life of Crime (2013), Horrible Bosses 2, She’s Funny That Way, Cake, Journey to Sundance (2014), Unity (2015), Mother’s Day, Storks, Office Christmas Party (2016), Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter (2022), Murder Mystery 2 (2023), Untitled Julia Roberts/Jennifer Aniston Comedy (TBA).
Jennifer Aniston Awards / Nominations
Aniston has won several awards including one Golden Globe Award for Best Actress — Television series, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In Total, she has won 58 awards from Audience Awards, International Awards, Film Festival Awards, and Critics and Association Awards.
She has received 157 award nominations such as the Directors Guild Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Critics Choice Awards, American Comedy Awards, and several others.
Jennifer Aniston Husband and Relationships
Aniston started dating actor Brad Pitt in 1998, they got married two years later, their marriage was in the public eye as they were both superstars. In early 2005, they announced they were separated and by October of the same year, they were divorced. Following the divorce, Pitt started dating actress Angelina Jolie and there were media speculations that the marriage ended on account of Pitt being unfaithful. But Aniston debunked the news.
The actress started a relationship with actor Justin Theroux in 2011, a year later they were engaged and bought a mansion together in Bel Air, Los Angeles. On August 5, 2015, they got married in their home, however, they separated two years later.
Jennifer Aniston Net Worth
Jennifer Aniston is currently worth a sum of $300 million.