Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, and grew up in New York City.She is the daughter of the actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston´s father is a Greek American born on the island of Crete, Greece, while her mother was born in New York City of English and Scottish descent. Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick (older) and Alex Aniston (younger). Aniston´s godfather was the actor Telly Savalas, her father´s best friend. She lived in Greece for one year as a child with her family, and they later relocated to New York City. Her father has appeared in the soap operas Days of Our Lives, Love of Life and Search for Tomorrow. Aniston attended the New York Rudolf Steiner School and graduated from Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She worked in Off Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker's Grave. During this time, she supported herself with several part-time jobs, including working as a telemarketer and bike messenger. In 1989, she moved to Los Angeles, California.
Films in which Jennifer Aniston has played:
Leprechaun: (1993) the role of Tory Reding was among the first of her career as an actress, in that horror film directed by Mark Jones.|
She's the One: (1996) Jennifer Aniston was Renee Fitzpatrick and costarred with the director and at the same time actor of the movie, Edward Burns, as well as Cameron Diaz.
Dream for an Insomniac: (1996) this is a romantic comedy directed by Tiffanie DeBartolo and Jennifer Aniston played the role of Allison.
'Til There Was You: (1997) she was Debbie in this romantic drama film written by Winnie Holzman and directed by Scott Winant.
Picture Perfect: (1997) this a romantic comedy where Jennifer Aniston appears as Kate Mosley, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron.
The Thin Pink Line: (1998) the film was written and directed by Joe Dietl and Michael Iprino, with Jennifer Aniston playing the role of Clove.
Waiting for Woody: (1998) this was a short (20 minutes duration) film written by Grant Heslov. Jennifer Aniston costarred with George Clooney.
The Object of My Affection: (1998) the film was based on the book written by Stephen McCauley and directed by Nicholas Hytner. Jennifer Aniston is Nina Borowski, a young woman falling in love with her gay best friend.
Office Space: (1999) she played the role of Joanna Cult in this comedy, directed by Mike Judge.
The Iron Giant: (1999) this is an animated science fiction film directed by Brad Bird, based on Ted Hughes's novel "The Iron Man". She lent her voice to the character of Annie Hughes.
Rock Star: (2001) she costarred as Emily Poule with Mark Wahlberg in this drama directed by Stephen Herek.
The Good Girl: (2002) black comedy film where she appears as Justine Last, directed by Miguel Arteta.
Bruce Almighty: (2003) comedy directed by Tom Shadyac with Jennifer Aniston as Grace Connelly costarring with Jim Carey.
Abby Singer: (2003) directed by Ryan Williams, she appears as her real character along with other actors in a film that refers to the life of Curtis Clemins.
Along Came Polly: (2004) she appears in this romantic comedy as Polly Prince directed by John Hamburg.
Derailed: (2005) this is a horror film based on James Siegel's novel and she played the role Lucinda Harris directed by Mikael Hafstrom.
Rumor Has It...: (2005) inspired by a rumor related to Charles Webb's novel "The Graduate" (1963), Ted Griffin wrote the script and Rob Reiner directed the comedy with Jennifer Aniston as Sarah Huttinger.
Friends with Money: (2006) written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, with Jennifer Aniston as Olivia, the film opened the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.
The Break-Up: (2006) this is a romantic comedy-drama, with Jennifer Aniston costarring as Brooke Meyers with Vince Vaughn directed by Peyton Reed.
Marley & Me: (2008) combining drama with comedy, the film was inspired by John Grogan's memoir. Jennifer Aniston had the role of Jenny Grogan.
He's Just Not That into You: (2009) this is a romance-comedy film directed by Ken Kwapis. Jennifer Aniston, as Beth Murphy, costarred with Ben Affleck and other famous actors.
Management: (2009) directed by Stephen Belber, it is a drama-romance-comedy with Jennifer Aniston, as Sue Claussen, costarring with Steve Zahn.
Love Happens: (2009) the film was written and directed by Brandon Camp and it consists of romance and drama scenes. Jennifer Aniston has the role of Eloise Chandler and costars with Aaron Eckhart.
Journey to Sundance: (2009) this is a documentary film directed by Julian Starks, debating on the question "what is an independent film".
The Bounty Hunter: (2010) Jennifer Aniston plays the role of Nicole Hurly in this romance-comedy film directed by Andy Tennant.
The Switch: (2010) this is a comedy directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, with Jennifer Aniston as Kassie Larson.
Just Go with It: (2011) playing the role of Katherine Palmer, Jennifer Aniston costarred with Adam Sandler in this romantic comedy directed by Dennis Dugan.
Horrible Bosses: (2011) this is an upcoming comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, with Jennifer Aniston as Dr. Julia Harris.
Wanderlust: (2011) Jennifer Aniston, as Linda, costars with Paul Rudd in this comedy directed by David Waim.
Jennifer Aniston has a long past in acting both in films and TV
series. She has been awarded several times for her work achievements
while having been nominated for a plethora of prizes.
In 1996, she won the prize of the Screen Actors Guild Awards as the best Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her acting in Friends.
In 2000, she was awarded with the TV Guide Award in the category Editor's Choice.
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In 2005, she won the ShoWest Convention Award for the category Female Star of the Year
In 2006, she won the Teen Choice Awards for the category Choice Movie Chemistry for The Break-Up
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In 2009, she won the Women in Film Award for the category Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
Love affairsJennifer Aniston had one of the most famous marriages of Hollywood. In fact, it started from a blind date her agent arranged for her with Brad Pitt. They started dating in 1998 ending to getting married in July 2000. However, five years later, they announced that they were to split. Brad Pitt dated with Angelina Jolie soon after his divorce while Jennifer Aniston reached the peak of her career with successful works succeeding one the other.
Before Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston dated Charlie Schlatter with whom she costarred at the TV series Ferris Bueller. She also had a brief relationship with the musician Adam Duritz and finally she had a romantic affair with the actor Tate Donovan. Once having got divorced with Brad Pitt, she started a new relationship with her The Break-Up costar Vince Vaugh and after having split with him, rumors were spread about an affair with the singer John Mayer.
Personal successJennifer Anniston has been listed as one of the Most Beautiful women be Peoples, since 1995. Moreover, she has been included in the FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Women since 1996. The Forbes Celebrity 100 list included her during the years 2001-2003 thanks to her earnings and fame. She was considered to be the first CQ Woman of the year in 2005 and one year later (2006) she was listed among the Best Dressed by the Peoples as well as among the Star Salary Top 10 people according to the Hollywood Reporter magazine. In 2007, she was one of the richest women of the entertainment industry according to the Forbes.
Generally speaking, Jennifer Aniston is one of the prettiest women of the Hollywood industry and at the same she has a great success as far as her career is concerned. People from all over the world remember her as Rachel from the popular TV series Friends where she was acting for ten years. Far from that, her well shaped body boosts any dress she wears and her style has been imitated by a lot of women who admire her. Last but not least, she is a smiley woman with a charming face that makes her friendly and even more popular than her acting abilities do.