Rashida Jones

Actor, Model
A combination of intelligence, humor and beauty, actress Rashida Jones became a fan favorite with a series of roles that artfully exploited these same admirable traits. The daughter of famed composer-music producer ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

A to Z 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angie Tribeca 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2000 - 2002, 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Cuban Fury 2014 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Decoding Annie Parker 2014 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Keep On Keepin' On 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Key & Peele 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Awesomes 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Web Therapy 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Simpsons 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Celeste and Jesse Forever 2012 (Movie)

Celeste (Actor)

Conan 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Cleveland Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Who Do You Think You Are? 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Finding Joe 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Monogamy 2011 (Movie)

Nat (Actor)

Our Idiot Brother 2011 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

CDE Executive (Actor)

Wilfred 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

The Social Network 2010 (Movie)

Marylin Delpy (Actor)

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

Zooey Rice (Actor)

Reel Comedy: I Love You, Man 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2009 ESPY Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Office 2006 - 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Unhitched 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Hostess Rebecca Fornier (Actor)

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

Layna (Actor)

Stella 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanted (TNT) 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

Dr Rachel Keyes (Actor)

Boston Public 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Now You Know 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rocky Horror: 25th Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Myth America 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Teach (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Hot Girls Wanted 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Celeste and Jesse Forever 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Music (1)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

("When Your Man Is Wild") (Song Performer)
Writer (1)

Celeste and Jesse Forever 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A combination of intelligence, humor and beauty, actress Rashida Jones became a fan favorite with a series of roles that artfully exploited these same admirable traits. The daughter of famed composer-music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, Jones graduated from Harvard University prior to pursuing a career in entertainment in 1997. Early appearances included in episodes of the cult-comedy series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000) and director Steven Soderbergh's experimental comedy "Full Frontal" (2002). Her musical background came to the fore when she lent backing vocals to the albums of such diverse acts as Maroon 5 and the late Tupac Shakur. Her breakout part, however, came with her recurring role as Karen Filippelli on the hit comedy series "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ). Although her tenure as the temporary love interest of Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) lasted little more than a season, it led to a permanent slot on another popular series, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2008- ), as Ann Perkins, the stalwart friend of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler). Enjoying her newfound recognition, Jones took on a slew of roles in such hit feature films as "I Love You, Man" (2009), "The Social Network" (2010) and "The Muppets' (2011). Utterly likable and undeniably talented, Jones continued to carve out a bright future alongside several of the brightest stars of film and television.

Relationships

Jon Favreau

Companion
One of President Barack Obama's speechwriters

Quincy Jones Actor

Father
Born March 14, 1933; Grammy Award winning music producer; known as the producer of two of the top-selling records of all time, Michael Jackson's Thriller and the charity song "We Are the World"; married to Peggy Lipton from 1974-90; has been married two other times and has seven children

Quincy Jones

Half-Brother
Born in 1972; son of Quincy Jones and Ulla Andersson

Jolie Jones Actor

Half-Sister
Daughter of Quincy Jones and Jeri Caldwell

Kenya Jones

Half-Sister
Born in 1993; daughter of Quincy Jones and Nastassja Kinski

Kidada Jones Actor

Sister
Born March 22, 1974; fashion stylist and actress

Martina Jones

Half-Sister
Daughter of Quincy Jones and Ulla Andersson

Quincy Jones

Grandfather
Paternal grandfather

Sarah Jones

Grandmother
Paternal grandmother Died of a stroke in 1999

Colin Jost Actor

Boyfriend

John Krasinski Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring on "The Office" (NBC) No longer together

Peggy Lipton Actor

Mother
Born Aug. 30, 1946; played young detective Julie Barnes on the television show "The Mod Squad" (ABC); married to music mogul Quincy Jones from 1974-90

Harold Lipton

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather

Robert Lipton Actor

Uncle
Directed sister Peggy and niece Rashida in the 2003 play "Pitching to the Star"

Rita Lipton

Grandmother
Maternal grandmother

Tobey Maguire Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated No longer together

Seth Meyers Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated

Mark Ronson Actor

Companion
Engaged briefly in 2003 No longer together

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1997
Began acting while in school

The Buckley School

Sherman Oaks , California

Milestones

2012

Made film writing debut with romantic comedy "Celeste & Jesse Forever"; also co-starred with Andy Samberg

2011

Cast in the comedy feature "The Big Year" opposite Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin

2011

Co-starred with Jason Segel and Amy Adams in the family comedy "The Muppets"

2010

Appeared in "The Social Network," directed by David Fincher about the founding of the social networking website Facebook

2009

Cast opposite Amy Poehler on the NBC comedy hit "Parks and Recreation"

2009

Played Paul Rudd's fiance in "I Love You, Man"

2008

Cast in the Farrelly Brothers produced sitcom "Unhitched" (Fox)

2006

Joined the cast of NBC's "The Office" in the third season as a love interest to Jim Halpert (John Krasinski)

2004

Cast opposite Brittany Murphy in the romantic comedy "Little Black Book"

2002

Appeared on stage in L.A. with mother and uncle in the one-act play "Pitching to the Star"

2000

Played a feminist in the "1972" segment of HBO's lesbian-themed anthology "If These Walls Could Talk 2"

2000

Cast on the controversial Fox drama "Boston Public" as the sharp-witted assistant to principal Harper (Chi McBride)

2000

Guest starred on an episode of "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC) playing high school tough Karen Scarfolli

1999

Acted in the festival-screened independent drama "East of A"

1997

Featured in the CBS miniseries "Mario Puzo's 'The Last Don'"

1989

Visited an ashram in India at age 13 and converted to Hinduism

Bonus Trivia

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Jones was featured along with her father Quincy on a track on the Tupac Shakur tribute album The Rose that Grew From Concrete, a collection of friends reading poetry from the rapper's early years.

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"I told my dad I wanted to be the first black Jewish woman president!" – Jones on her high hopes, to Us Weekly, Jan. 22, 2001

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"I had a big depression in college and theater was the only thing that kept me going. Acting was a way to channel all that angst and express myself in a set of circumstances where there were no real consequences." – Jones quoted in Us Weekly, Jan. 22, 2001

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Jones has contributed her writing to Teen Vogue magazine and a chapter of her father’s autobiography Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones.

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Jones has modeled for Harper's Bazaar magazine.

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"Michael basically grew up with us, so I have a million memories of him. We were at each other's house all the time. He was definitely a little bit of an alien, for sure, and when I was young, it felt as if he was my age, not 18 years older, but with just a little bit more pep. Later, we'd go out on the town together. He always wore those surgical masks. Once, my sister, Michael, Emmanuel Lewis and I got in a car with Super Soakers and went by a movie theater and supersoaked the hell out of people waiting in line. They had no idea they'd just been supersoaked by the King of Pop." – Jones on her childhood friend Michael Jackson, quoted in Playboy, November 2011

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