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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother is of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents divorced when she was 9. Jennifer was raised by her mother and her father landed a role, as "Victor Kiriakis", on the daytime soap Days of Our Lives (1965). Jennifer had her first taste of acting at age 11 when she joined the Rudolf Steiner School's drama club. It was also at the Rudolf Steiner School that she developed her passion for art. She began her professional training as a drama student at New York's School of Performing Arts, aka the "Fame" school. It was a division of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts. In 1987, after graduation, she appeared in such Off-Broadway productions as "For Dear Life" and "Dancing on Checker's Grave". In 1989, she landed her first television role, as a series regular on Molloy (1989). She also appeared in The Edge (1992), Ferris Bueller (1990), and had a recurring part on Herman's Head (1991). By 1993, she was floundering. Then, in 1994, a pilot called "Friends Like These" came along. Originally asked to audition for the role of "Monica", Aniston refused and auditioned for the role of "Rachel Green", the suburban princess turned coffee peddler. With the success of the series Friends (1994), Jennifer has become famous and sought-after as she turns her fame into movie roles during the series hiatus.


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Born:
Feb 11, 1969 In Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
23
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 32 wins & 69 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Friends
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
After Lately Unknown 2011-03-06
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Cougar Town Unknown 2009-09-23
Dirt Unknown 2007-01-02
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
South Park Unknown 1997-08-13
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Friends Rachel Green 235 episodes, 1994-2004 1994-09-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11