Jennifer Aniston is an American actress best known for portrayal of the iconic character, Rachel, on the TV series Friends. She has also starred in a number of films, including The Good Girl, Office Space, and We’re the Millers.
Aside from her work in front of the camera, Jennifer Aniston’s net worth has also been greatly impacted by her work behind the camera, with 15 production credits to her name including the immensely popular Apple TV+ series The Morning Show. Read on to discover her most successful projects and business ventures and trace her career from start til present day.
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Jennifer Joanna Aniston was born on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California. Her father is John Aniston and her mother is Nancy Dow. Both parents are actors, her father even receiving a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award recently.
After Aniston was born, the family would move from California to New York where Aniston would attend school. Her parents split around the time she was 9. And sadly, Aniston would have a rocky relationship with her mother in the coming years. She described her mom as being very critical, petty, and unforgiving. Thankfully, the two were able to reconcile towards the end of Dow’s life. Dow would pass away at 79 years old after suffering back to back strokes.
It was at the age of 11 that Aniston started to discover her passion for acting. She went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan, pursuing her passion. She joined the drama society with Anthony Abeson as her teacher. There, she performed Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov and The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry.
Becoming an actress
Jennifer Aniston worked part-time jobs such as waitressing and telemarketing to support her Hollywood dream. She first joined off-Broadway productions like Dancing on Checkers’ Grave and For Dear Life. She appeared in a minor role for Mac and Me in 1988 but was uncredited. A year after, she became a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem on The Howard Stern Show.
Aniston bagged her first TV role in Molloy (1990) and followed the Ferris Bueller TV series which ran from 1990 to 1991. She starred as Jeannie Bueller and appeared in 13 episodes.
Her big screen debut would be in Leprechaun (1993), but this horror movie garnered mostly negative reviews. She also expressed her embarrassment regarding it.
She would appear on several more television shows leading up til 1994 when she joined the cast of the massively popular Friends TV series. Her character, Rachel Green, stole the hearts of fans from the very first episode. With a great cast and fantastic writing, it’s no surprise that the beautiful and comedic story of five best friends was telecast for 10 seasons.
The cast gained worldwide recognition and Aniston won the Primetime Emmy Award for being Outstanding Lead…
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