Jennifer Aniston (born 11.2.1969) Jennifer Aniston is an American TV and film actress. She first found fame in the hit TV sitcom, Friends. She is also well known for her marriage to Brad Pitt, the American movie actor.
Childhood: Jennifer Aniston was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York City. Her father is the actor, John Aniston and her mother is the actress Nancy Dow. Jennifer has two half brothers, John Melick and Alex Aniston. Her godfather is Telly Savalas, the late actor.
Jennifer attended the Rudolf Steiner School and the Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She performed in a number of off-Broadway theatre productions, including For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker's Grave. In 1989, Aniston moved back to Los Angeles' California.
Screen Career: Aniston was cast in her first TV role in 1990, in the series Molloy. She also starred in a television spin-off of the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's day Off. The series was quickly cancelled and Aniston's next few ventures fared equally badly. However, around this time, she also made appearances in Quantum Leap, and South Park.
Following the critical panning of her 1992 horror film, Leprechaun, Aniston briefly considered quitting her acting career. Fortunately for Aniston, she successfully auditioned for Friends. Although the producers originally wanted her to audition for the role of Monica, she persuaded them that she would be better suited to Rachel's character. She played the role for 10 years, from 1994-2004.
Friends was a massive success and Jennifer Aniston received a salary of one million dollars per episode for the last two seasons of the comedy. Aniston was listed in the 2005 Guinness World Book of Records as the highest paid TV actress, along with her co-stars, Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox-Arquette.
Jennifer Aniston has also featured in a number of successful feature films. In Bruce Almighty, she appeared as Jim Carrey's girlfriend. The film was a box office hit and grossed $243 million in the US.
In 2004, she appeared alongside Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly. The film reached the number one spot in the US.
In 2005, Aniston starred in two films that received little critical acclaim. Despite the lack of media support, Derailed and Rumor Has It both performed well at the box office and drew more than $72 million between them.
The following year, Jennifer Aniston appeared in Friends With Money. The film opened at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was a low-budget affair and grossed over $13 million, even with a limited cinema release. The Break-Up was Aniston's next major studio film release. The film grossed over $203 million worldwide, again defying its lack of critical support.
In a return to TV, Jennifer appeared in an episode of Courtney Cox-Arquette's series Dirt.
Aniston has also tried her hand at directing a short film. Room 10 starred Kris Kristofferson and Aniston has stated that it was Gwyneth Paltrow's own directorial efforts that inspired her to venture into directing.
Finances: Jennifer Aniston is listed by Forbes magazine as the 10th richest woman in the entertainment industry, behind the likes of JK Rowling and Oprah Winfrey. She is ahead of both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. She is reported to be worth $110 million.
Personal Life: Aniston's relationship with Brad Pitt was a frequent feature of tabloid newspapers and magazines around the world. They married in July 2000 in an extravagant wedding in Malibu. Initially, their marriage was seen as a rare Hollywood relationship success. However, when Brad turned up to the Ocean's 12 premiere without Jennifer, rumours began that their marriage was not as watertight as previously thought.
Brad and Jennifer announced their separation in January 2005 and Brad Pitt later began a relationship with Angelina Jolie, his co-star in the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Since splitting with Pitt, Jennifer has been romantically linked with Vince Vaughn, although they later spilt in December 2006.
Butler was playing 'Plead the Fifth' on 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen when he was forced to answer the awkward question.
Seeing as that we’re unlikely to get Brad Pitt’s opinion on this any time soon, Gerard Butler will have to do. The Scottish actor has claimed that Jennifer Aniston is a better kisser than Angelina Jolie!
The 48 year old star has played the love interest of both Aniston and Jolie on screen in the past, and was asked during an appearance on American chat show ‘Watch What Happens Live’ during a game of ‘Plead the Fifth’ with host Andy Cohen about which of the formerly feuding actresses is the better kisser.
As per the rules of the game, a contestant is asked a series of questions but is only allowed to refuse to answer once. Butler’s first question was to name one film that he had done purely for the paycheck – which he elected to skip.
The pair are rarely spotted at any public events together, but are reportedly setting aside their differences
On Thursday night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed the final four presenters that will be giving out awards at the 2018 ceremony – Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone and Helen Mirren.
This is significant because Jolie and Aniston, who share a mutual ex-partner in Brad Pitt, are very rarely spotted at the same events together, with the last time they were spotted in the same place being the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards.
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston And Angelina Jolie To Present At Golden Globes
In 2005 were you Team Angelina or Team Jen?
That’s according to In Touch Weekly, who earlier this week reported that the actor reached out to his ex-wife and made amends, after a period of reflection following his split from Angelina Jolie.
Brad Pitt is said to have apologised to ex Jennifer Aniston
The star spoke to Glamour magazine and bemoaned the constant speculation about her body.
Jennifer Aniston has once again vented her frustrations at the tabloid press and the constant scrutiny her body gets put under with speculations that she may or may not be pregnant.
The 48 year old former ‘Friends’ star has been the centre of rumours for countless years now about whether or not she’s expecting a baby – largely due to the fact that she’s one of the most high profile child-free stars in showbusiness – and she has slammed the press for speculating on private matters in a new interview with Glamour.
“If your body is in a normal moment of having had a bite or two, or you’re having a moment of bloat, then there’s arrows circled around your stomach, telling you that you’re pregnant,” she explained. “And it’s like, actually no, it’s just my body.”
The 'La La Land' star earned $26 million over the last 12 months, according to the annual list published by Forbes.
The 28 year old star made $26 million over the last year, the overwhelming majority of which came from her earnings from her Oscar-winning performance as a barista and aspiring actress in the musical romance La La Land, which made over $445 million worldwide.
“I moved here when I was 15 to start auditioning, I knew what it felt like to go on audition after audition,” Stone said in the run-up to the film’s release.
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The pair have now been married for two years.
It's already been two years since Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux tied the knot at a top secret wedding service at their Los Angeles mansion, and the famous pair have been celebrating by sharing a kiss and a snap of their day together on social media. Captioning the image with cupid's bow and arrow, a love heart and a peace sign, Theroux showed there's no slowing down of the chemistry shared between the two on his Instagram account, with the picture you can see below:
The new show is expected to be shopped to networks and streaming services in the coming weeks.
Jennifer Aniston is to return to the small screen after more than a decade away, in her first regular role since ‘Friends’, in a series in collaboration with fellow star Reese Witherspoon about morning television shows and the wider New York media scene.
The series, currently untitled but headed up by former HBO exec Michael Ellenberg, is to be the subject of a bidding war in the coming weeks and is expected to be shopped around to streaming services as well as the premium cable networks. Given the heavyweight names attached to the project, it is expected to get serious interest from multiple parties, industry insiders are saying, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ellenberg’s newly formed Media Res company will be spearheading the project, with ‘House of Cards’ producer Jay Carson attached to write the script. Witherspoon and Aniston will also have executive production roles, with Witherspoon producing through her Hello Sunshine production company.
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston And Reese Witherspoon To Team Up On New TV Project
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux seen at Jason Bateman's star naming ceremony. The actor was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 26th July 2017
The cast of the classic sitcom all got together, away from the cameras.
Lisa Kudrow has revealed that the long-awaited ‘Friends’ cast reunion has happened, but sadly it was in private.
Speaking on the ‘Today’ show the actress, who played Phoebe Buffay in the classic sitcom, said that the whole cast got together recently for a private dinner, away from cameras.
Lisa Kudrow let slip about a secret ‘Friends’ reunion
Jennifer Aniston seen arriving at the ABC studios to record an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jennifer is promoting her Christmas movie Office Christmas Party. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th December 2016
Aniston elaborated on her viral essay she wrote this summer for The Huffington Post about tabloid culture.
Jennifer Aniston has once again railed against tabloid culture and the paparazzi on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, following her widely-shared opinion piece on the same subject earlier this year.
The 47 year old actress, who has seemingly forever been the focus of media reports as to her marital status and whether she’s pregnant or not, wrote a visceral essay for The Huffington Post back in July opening up about the experiences of constantly being objectified in this way.
Jennifer Aniston appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this week ahead of her new movie 'Office Christmas Party'
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston Rages Against Tabloid Culture To Ellen DeGeneres
The actress also admitted she finds herself watching reruns of the classic sitcom.
‘I’ll Be There For You’, the theme tune from ‘Friends’, is probably one of the most beloved sitcom openers of all time, but shockingly, not everyone is a fan.
During an appearance on BBC's One’s ‘The One Show’, star Jennifer Aniston revealed that the show’s cast weren't actually too keen on The Rembrandts' track.
Jennifer Aniston says the ‘Friends’ cast didn't like the show’s theme
Jennifer Anniston arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th July 2016
Date of birth
11th February, 1969
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