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Jennifer Aniston Biography

Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Rachel Karen Green on the TV show Friends. Aniston has also appeared in many Hollywood films including Picture Perfect, The Object of My Affection, Office Space, Bruce Almighty, and Rock Star. She married actor Brad Pitt on July 29, 2000 and they separated on January 7, 2005. Aniston officially filed for divorce on March 25, 2005 citing irreconcilable differences.


Jennifer Aniston Biography

Jennifer's father is John Aniston. He has starred on the NBC soap Days of our Lives since the 1980s.  He made his best friend Telly Savalas (TV's "Kojak") her godfather and also changed the family name from their original Greek surname Anastassakis to the more American sounding Aniston. After spending a year living in Greece, the family returned to the States, settling in New York where her father John Aniston (Yannis) won a part on the U.S. soap opera Love of Life and later Search for Tomorrow. In 1985, the family moved to Los Angeles when John Aniston started on Days of Our Lives.

Attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts during 1987, Jennifer Aniston was a member of the drama club. Her desire to become an actress grew as she worked in off-Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker's Grave. She moved to Hollywood and appeared on her first television roles in 1990, starring as a regular on the short-lived series Molloy and in the TV movie Camp Cucamonga. She also co-starred in Ferris Bueller the same year, a television adaptation of the classic 1986's teen flick Ferris Bueller's Day Off (it barely lasted a season). Aniston then starred in two more failed sitcoms, The Edge and Muddling Through and guest-starring on shows such as Quantum Leap, Herman's Head, and Burke's Law. After these string of flops (and appearing in Leprechaun), Aniston seriously considered quitting acting, until a script for a new sitcom on NBC's 1994-1995 fall line-up came her way.

In 1994, the producers of a new NBC show called Friends originally wanted Jennifer Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller, but she persuaded them that the role of Rachel Green was more suited to her character. She played the character until the show ended in 2004.

Jennifer Aniston has also recently began a successful film career, recently flourishing after the end of Friends.

TV Work for Jennifer Aniston

  • Camp Cucamonga (1990)
  • Molloy (1990) (cancelled after a few weeks)
  • Ferris Bueller (1990-1991)
  • The Edge (1992-1993)
  • Sunday Funnies (1993)
  • Muddling Through (1994) (canceled after a few episodes)
  • Friends (1994-2004)

Film List Jennifer Aniston

  • Leprechaun (1993)
  • Dream of an Insomniac (1996)
  • She's the One (1996)
  • Picture Perfect (1996)
  • 'Til There Was You (1997)
  • Waiting for Woody (1998) (short subject)
  • The Object of My Affection (1998)
  • Office Space (1999)
  • The Iron Giant (1999) (voice)
  • Rock Star (2001)
  • The Good Girl (2002)
  • Bruce Almighty (2003)
  • Abby Singer (2003) (Cameo)
  • Along Came Polly (2004)
  • Derailed (2005) (currently completed filming)
  • Rumor Has It (2005) (currently in post-production)
  • Friends with Money (2006) (currently in post-production)
  • The Break Up (2006) (currently filming)
  • Running with Scissors (2006) (currently filming) (also producer)
  • Diary (2006) (currently announced start of production)
  • Wanted (2007) (currently announced start of production)

Awards Jennifer Aniston

  • 1995: Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series, Friends
  • 2002: Emmy Award: Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Friends
  • 2003: Golden Globe Award: Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Friends

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