Jennifer Aniston

Actress, Director, Producer
Thanks to a rare combination of winsome girl-next-door charm and vulnerability, as well as wholesome sex appeal and whip-smart comic timing, actress Jennifer Aniston found television stardom playing Rachel Green, the ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (94)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

Jane Claremont (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Cake 2014 (Movie)

Claire Simmons (Actor)

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Convention 2014 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Horrible Bosses 2 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Life of Crime 2014 (Movie)

Mickey Dawson (Actor)

Burke's Law 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2003, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burning Love 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Ellen 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2002 - 2003, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Herman's Head 1991 - 1998, 2002 - 2003, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movie House 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 1995 - 1996, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sellebrity 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

We're the Millers 2013 (Movie)

Rose O'Reilly (Actor)

After Lately 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Vacation Homes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Wanderlust 2012 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Horrible Bosses 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Julia Harris, DDS (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Cougar Town 2010 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

Nicole Hurley (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

Kassie Larson (Actor)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Love Happens 2009 (Movie)

Eloise (Actor)

Management 2009 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Stand Up To Cancer 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

Jenny Grogan (Actor)

Oprah's Big Give 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dirt 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends With Money 2006 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

Brooke Meyers (Actor)

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

Lucinda Harris (Actor)

Red Carpet Confidential 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

Sarah Huttinger (Actor)

2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Farewell to Friends: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

Polly Prince (Actor)

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1994 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Growing Up Grizzly 2 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

Grace Connelly (Actor)

King of the Hill 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Girl 2002 (Movie)

Justine Last (Actor)

Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

Emily Poule (Actor)

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Intimate Portrait: Kathy Najimy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Office Space 1999 (Movie)

Joanna (Actor)

South Park 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

of Annie Hughes (Voice)

The Making of: The Iron Giant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream For an Insomniac 1998 (Movie)

Allison (Actor)

The Object of My Affection 1998 (Movie)

Nina Borowski (Actor)

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

Renee (Actor)

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Muddling Through 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Edge 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Leprechaun 1992 (Movie)

Tory (Actor)

Ferris Bueller 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Molloy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Camp Cucamonga (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Cake 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Management 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Goree Girls (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Five (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Thanks to a rare combination of winsome girl-next-door charm and vulnerability, as well as wholesome sex appeal and whip-smart comic timing, actress Jennifer Aniston found television stardom playing Rachel Green, the spoiled rich girl making her way in life as a waitress and fashion buyer on the hit sitcom, "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). Perhaps one of the most popular television actresses of her era, Aniston emerged from relative obscurity after toiling in the backwater of television on several comedy series that failed to survive long enough to make an impression. But with "Friends," Aniston suddenly found herself at the top of the celebrity heap while dominating much of the publicity of an ensemble cast that boasted the likes of Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry. Meanwhile, she began a strong second career in features that allowed her to display a wider array of talent. Aniston essayed both dramatic and comedic roles in films like "The Object of My Affection" (1998), "Office Space" (1999) and "The Good Girl" (2002), which confirmed that she was not to be confined by mere sitcoms. But aside from her career, she was the subject of sometimes unfortunate tabloid coverage - mainly over her very public divorce from husband Brad Pitt, as well as her shorter relationships with Vince Vaughn and John Mayer - confirming that Aniston was in a celebrity class all her own.

Relationships

John Aniston Actor

Father
Played Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama "Days of our Lives" Divorced Aniston's mother in 1980, leaving her for another woman

Tate Donovan Actor

Companion
Began dating November 1995 Engaged 1995-96 Ended relationship April 1998

Nancy Dow

Mother
Born c. 1936 Previously married before her 1965 marriage to John Aniston Divorced from John Aniston in 1980 Wrote a book From Mother and Daughter to Friends (1999) about her relationship with her daughter Was estranged from her daughter for nearly a decade, but reconciled in 2005

Adam Duritz Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in 1995

Daniel MacDonald

Companion
Dated in the early 1990s Split just before Aniston was cast in "Friends" (NBC)

John Mayer Actor

Companion
Began dating in February 2008 Briefly split in August 2008 Resumed relationship in October 2008 Accompanied Aniston to the Oscar ceremony in February 2009 Ended relationship in March 2009

John Melick

Half-Brother
Born c. 1959; mother, Nancy Aniston

Brad Pitt Actor

Husband
Met in 1998 Married July 29, 2000 in Malibu, CA Announced separation in January 2005 after more than four years of marriage Aniston filed for divorce in March 2005 Divorce was finalized in October 2005

Telly Savalas

Godfather
Her father, John Aniston was good friends with the fellow Greek actor at the time of her birth Best known for his series "Kojak" (CBS, 1973-79) Died in 1994

Charlie Schlatter Actor

Companion
Dated when they co-starred together on NBC's failed TV adaptation of "Ferris Bueller" in 1990

Paul Sculfor Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated for a few months in 2007

Justin Theroux Actor

Companion
Met in 2010 while filming "Wanderlust" (2012) Reportedly began dating May 2011 Announced engagement Aug. 12, 2012

Vince Vaughn Actor

Companion
Rumors of pair dating began while filming "The Break Up" (2006) First spotted kissing at a wrap party August 2005 Relationship troubles reported September 2006 with an "official" split by December 2006

EDUCATION

Rudolph Steiner School

New York , New York

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

New York , New York 1987
Classmates included Chastity Bono

Milestones

2012

Directed a segment for "Five," a Lifetime anthology focusing on breast cancer

2012

Co-starred with Paul Rudd as a married couple who try to escape modern society in "Wanderlust"

2011

Re-teamed with Jason Bateman for "Horrible Bosses"

2010

Guest-starred as Jules' (Courteney Cox) therapist on the second season premiere of "Cougar Town" (ABC); reunited with former "Friends" co-star Cox

2010

Played a woman tracked down by her bounty hunter ex-husband (Gerard Butler) in the action comedy "The Bounty Hunter"

2010

Co-starred opposite Jason Bateman in the romantic comedy "The Switch"

2009

Earned an Emmy nomination for guest starring on NBC's "30 Rock" as Liz Lemon's old college roommate who stalks Jack Donaghy

2009

Joined an ensemble cast for the feature adaptation of the bestselling book "He's Just Not That Into You"

2009

Co-starred with Steve Zahn in the comedy "Management"

2008

Formed the production company Echo Films with a first-look deal with Universal

2008

Co-starred with Owen Wilson in the feature adaptation of the bestselling book "Marley and Me"

2007

Appeared in the season finale of Courteney Cox's FX series "Dirt" as a rival magazine editor

2007

Made co-directorial debut with the short "Room 10"; part of the Glamour Reel Moments short film series; screened film at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

2006

Co-starred with Vince Vaughn (who also wrote and produced) in "The Break Up"

2006

Appeared in the low-budget drama "Friends with Money"; premiered at the Cannes Film Festival

2005

Co-starred with Kevin Costner in the Rob Reiner directed "Rumor Has It"

2005

Co-starred with Clive Owen in the Hitchcockian thriller "Derailed"

2004

Co-starred with Ben Stiller in the romantic comedy "Along Came Polly"

2003

Played the girlfriend of title character (Jim Carrey) in "Bruce Almighty"

2002

Earned critical acclaim playing an unglamorous cashier in a small town in the low-budget "The Good Girl"; directed by Miguel Arteta; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination

2001

Co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in "Rock Star"

1999

Cast in Mike Judge's first live-action feature "Office Space"

1998

Played a pregnant woman who falls in love with her gay roommate (Paul Rudd) in "The Object of My Affection"

1997

First leading role in the romantic comedy "Picture Perfect"

1996

Made guest appearance on the short-lived Fox series "Partners" opposite her then-boyfriend Tate Donovan

1996

Returned to features in Edward Burns' "She's the One"

1994

Breakthrough role as Rachel Green on the NBC ensemble comedy "Friends"; earned Emmy (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004), Golden Globe (2002) and SAG (2002, 2003) nominations for Best Actress

1993

Feature acting debut, "Leprechaun"

1992

Cast as a regular on the Fox sketch variety series "The Edge"

1992

Appeared on two episodes of Fox sitcom "Herman's Head"

1990

Cast as Jeannie Bueller in "Ferris Bueller" (NBC) a TV adaptation of the 1986 hit movie

1990

TV series debut, "Molloy" (Fox) playing the spoiled stepsister of the title character

1990

TV-movie debut, "Camp Cucamonga" (NBC)

1989

Moved to Los Angeles

Raised in New York City after parents' divorce

Born in Sherman Oaks, CA

Lost 30 pounds after her agent suggested she wasn't being cast because of her weight

Appeared off-Broadway in "For Dear Life" at New York's Public Theater

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm baffled. I mean, you think you're just the most uninteresting person in the world, and then all this happens, and you have to wonder, is any of it real?" – Aniston quoted in Rolling Stone magazine, March 7, 1996

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"You have to be very careful, because you want to make the right choice. You want to hang around for a while." – Aniston on selecting the right film projects, to USA Weekend, July 25-27, 1997

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"When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed." – Aniston quoted in People magazine, Aug. 11, 1997

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"There's always another hurdle to go, which I love. I kind of love the challenge because I never want to get stagnant and comfortable." – Aniston on the most gratifying thing about acting, quoted in USA Today, July 24, 1997

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"It's a strange thing to be watched, talked about and have people making up stories about you. Some of what is written is really hurtful. The good thing is that as a cast we are very close and protective of each other. We've had each other to hold on to during this scary explosion." – Aniston quoted in the London Times, July 3, 1997

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"I was happy as a pig in sh*t. I was working and it felt amazing that I was even doing that!" – Aniston on her early TV career, quoted in Empire magazine, January 1998

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Aniston and her mother Nancy were estranged for nearly a decade after Nancy talked about her daughter on a TV show, and later wrote a book titled From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir (1999).

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"I was 23 years old when we started. Now here we are in our 30s and some of us have been married and some babies have been born. What's so weird about this show is that so much of our lives get in there. Whether it was a relationship thing or a parental thing, a situation in our lives is somehow always being played out on the show. It did feel like I was growing up in front of everybody." – Aniston on saying goodbye to "Friends" in People magazine, April 19, 2004

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Aniston landed the cover of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2004.

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"Her emphasis is the home, friends and family. We all kind of crowd around her like moths to the flame. She's like a magnet; she brings a lot of people together that way. Jen's the fireplace; she provides the warmth." – ex-husband Brad Pitt on Aniston, quoted in Vanity Fair magazine, June 2004

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"There's something that radiates from her that is so warm and generous in a very real way. It just makes her more beautiful." – Ben Stiller, Aniston's co-star in "Along Came Polly," to People magazine, May 9, 2005

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Aniston was the first woman to be named GQ's Man of the Year in 2005, along with Vince Vaughn and 50 Cent.

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"I didn't shoot this movie so that people would go see it because it reflects what's happening in my private life. I'd like to be given a little bit more credit. I know that that's been said, but I don't give a sh*t what people think. I do parts based on what speaks to me and what I feel I could do a good job at. This just happens to be that." – Aniston on taking a role in "The Break-Up" to Entertainment Weekly, June 2, 2006

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In 2006, New York Times critic Caryn James wrote a blistering piece on the actress, asking, "How did her career go haywire so fast?" and criticizing everything from her film choices to her taste in men. "It was so venomous," Aniston responded. "It was like, who f***ing sh*t in her Wheaties? How do these people get the opportunity to just spew sh*t? They don't know anything. You know, career choices – you just do what you do. Not everyone's a winner. Not every episode of 'Friends' was great. Not every guy you choose is great. Just across the board, there's so much expectation." – Aniston to Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 12, 2008

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"Look, I think all women at some level just want to rage against the machine. There are just too many movies out there that don't empower women – movies in which their only way of being happy is finding a man. And you know, that's not my favorite theme." – Aniston quoted to GQ magazine, January 2009

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On July 20, 2010, Aniston filed a restraining order against a man named Jason Peyton. He was arrested a few days prior on July 15 after prowling around a place she frequented, carrying a sharp object, duct tape and written messages about the actress.

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