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Jennifer Aniston
Aniston in 2012
Jennifer Joanna Aniston

February 11, 1969 (1969-02-11) (age 51)
Years active1989 – present
Notable work
Rachel Green in Friends
Spouse(s)Brad Pitt (2000 – 2005)
Partner(s)Justin Theroux (2011 – present)
Parent(s)John Aniston
Nancy Dow

Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969)[1] is an American actress, movie producer, and producer. She is best known for her starring role on the television program Friends. For this she won an Emmy Award,[2] and a Golden Globe Award. Since then she has been in many different movies.

Early life

Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969,[3] in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California.[4] She is the daughter of John Aniston and Nancy Dow.[4] Her father is Greek and a native of Crete, while her mother was born in New York City. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant,[5] and her mother's other ancestry is Scottish, Irish, and a small amount of Greek.[6] Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick, her maternal older half-brother, and Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother.[4] Aniston's godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of her father's best friends.[4]

Personal life

She was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 until they divorced in 2005. They acted together in the episode, "The One with the Rumor" on Friends.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Leprechaun Tory Reding
1996 She's the One Renee Fitzpatrick
1996 Dream for an Insomniac Allison
1997 'Til There Was You Debbie
1997 Picture Perfect Kate Mosely
1998 The Thin Pink Line Clove
1998 Waiting for Woody Herself Short film
1998 The Object of My Affection Nina Borowski
1999 Office Space Joanna Cult hit
1999 The Iron Giant Annie Hughes Voice only
2001 Rock Star Emily Poule
2002 The Good Girl Justine Last Independent film
2003 Bruce Almighty Grace Connelly
2003 Abby Singer Herself Cameo appearance
2004 Along Came Polly Polly Prince
2005 Derailed Lucinda Harris
2005 Rumor Has It... Sarah Huttinger
2006 Friends with Money Olivia Independent film
2006 The Break-Up Brooke Meyers
2008 Marley & Me Jenny Grogan
2009 He's Just Not That into You Beth Murphy
2009 Management Sue Claussen Independent film. Also Executive Producer
2009 Love Happens Eloise Chandler
2009 Journey to Sundance Herself Documentary
2010 The Bounty Hunter Nicole Hurly
2010 The Switch Kassie Larson She was also the Executive Producer
2011 Just Go With It Katherine Palmer Post-production
2011 Horrible Bosses Dr. Julia Harris


  1. "Jennifer Aniston". E! Online. E!. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  2. Silverman, Stephen M. (September 22, 2002). "Emmy Awards Make New Best 'Friends'". People.,26334,624767,00.html. Retrieved August 8, 2008. 
  3. "Jennifer Aniston". E! Online. E!. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Jennifer Aniston Biography". People. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  5. Dow, Nancy (1999). From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-57392-772-7 . 
  6. "Jennifer Aniston" (Flash video). Inside the Actors Studio. at (1:20–2:00)

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