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: 02/11/1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (87)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

Jane Claremont (Actor)

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

Presenter

Unity 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Cake 2014 (Movie)

Claire Simmons (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Convention 2014 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Horrible Bosses 2 2014 (Movie)

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

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

Jimmy Kimmel Live 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)

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)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

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 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

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

Jenny Grogan (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)

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)

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

Red Nose Day (TV Show)

Herself
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 turned fashion buyer on the hit sitcom "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). One of the most popular television actresses of her era, Aniston emerged from relative obscurity after toiling 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 Song

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

Husband
Met in 2010 while filming "Wanderlust" (2012) Reportedly began dating May 2011 Announced engagement Aug. 12, 2012 Married August 5, 2015 at their home in Bel Air, California

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

2014

Co-starred in comedy sequel "Horrible Bosses 2"

2014

Starred in acclaimed indie drama "Cake"

2014

Co-starred in Peter Bogdanovich's ensemble comedy "She's Funny That Way"

2013

Starred in comedy thriller "Life of Crime"

2013

Co-starred with Jason Sudeikis in dark comedy "We're the Millers"

2012

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

2012

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

2011

Re-teamed with Jason Bateman for "Horrible Bosses"

2010

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

2010

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

2010

Guest-starred as Jules' (Courteney Cox) therapist on the second season premiere of "Cougar Town" (ABC)

2009

Guest starred 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

Co-starred in Nicole Holofcener's indie 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

Essayed first leading role in the romantic comedy "Picture Perfect"

1996

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

1996

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

1994

Became an overnight star as Rachel Green on the NBC ensemble comedy "Friends"

1993

Made feature debut in cult horror hit "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

Debuted on TV series "Molloy" (Fox) playing the spoiled stepsister of the title character

1990

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

1990

Made TV-movie debut on "Camp Cucamonga" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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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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Early in her career, Aniston lost 30 pounds after her agent suggested she wasn't being cast because of her weight.

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During the second season of "Friends," Aniston's new shorter haircut became a much-imitated pop culture phenomenon as "The Rachel."

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

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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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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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"But there is more to me than just a tabloid girl. This whole 'poor lonely Jen' thing, this idea that I'm so unlucky in love? I actually feel I've been unbelievably lucky in love. Just because at this stage my life doesn't have the traditional framework to it — the husband and the two kids and the house in Connecticut — it's mine. It's my experience. And if you don't like the way it looks, then stop looking at it! Because I feel good. I don't feel like I'm supposed to be any further along or somewhere that I'm not. I'm right where I'm supposed to be." -- Vogue, December 2008

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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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"Being this side of 40 feels like what I should have felt being this side of 25: in my body, in my heart, happy with my life, and OK with whatever bumps in the road present themselves." -- Glamour, September 2011

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