Jennifer Aniston Photos: Jennifer Aniston is an American actress mainly famous for her role as Rachel Green in the popular TV sitcom Friends. She is also a film producer and director. Jennifer Aniston has made her own place in Hollywood with her remarkable performances; she is in line to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2012.
She was born as Jennifer Joanna Aniston on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles to parents Jon Aniston and Nancy Doe. Her Greek father and American mother were both actors, who passed on their talented genes to Jennifer.
She has two half siblings; they were raised in New York and Aniston has also spent some of her childhood in her ancestral hometown Greece.
Jennifer Aniston studied in New York at the Rudolf Steiner School. She later pursued her acting interest and graduated from Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Until Jennifer Aniston moved to Los Angeles in 1989, Aniston worked in off-Broadway plays like Dancing On Checker’s Grave. She took up small jobs like waiting and telemarketing to support herself.
Jennifer Aniston made her acting debut with the TV series Molloy in 1990, which was followed by the TV movie Camp Cucamonga. Her career was going down even before it completely took off, and a series of cancelled and failed projects made Aniston give up acting.
It was then that Friends came her way and she was signed as Rachel Green on the show. The comedy sitcom was a huge success and made Jennifer Aniston the superstar that she is today. The show enjoyed successful ten years before it ended in 2004.
Jennifer Aniston was paid over $1 million or each episode of Friends in the last two seasons, ranking her among the highest paid actresses in the history of television industry. The show also bagged her five Emmy nominations, one Emmy award, a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 1992 Jennifer Aniston stepped into the world of films with Leprechaun, which proved to be a commercial success.
She was also part of films like Picture Perfect (1997), Office Space (1999) and The Iron Giant (1999). Her greatest box office hits include Bruce Almighty (2003) with Jim Carrey, and Marley & Me (2008) with Owen Wilson.
Her role in Horrible Bosses (2011) proved her versatility and boldness; Jennifer Aniston played a dentist who sexually oppresses her employee. In 2012 Aniston will be seen as Linda in Wanderlust.
Jennifer Aniston has also enjoyed limelight because of her personal life. She married actor Brad Pitt in July 2000 in a private ceremony.
She filed for divorce in March 2005 after her husband was found guilty of cheating on her with actress Angelina Jolie. After her divorce, Jennifer Aniston is currently dating Justin Theroux.
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