Jennifer Aniston

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

11th February, 1969




1st January, 1970



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.

Jennifer Aniston Is Ready To Date Again

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 11 January 2019

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The actress announced her split from husband, Justin Theroux, in February last year

Jennifer Aniston has been single since announcing the split from her husband of two years, Justin Theroux in February last year. However, it seems the Hollywood actress is 'dating again' and is ready to have a new beau before she turns 50 next month.

Image caption Dolly Parton has revealed her husband has a crush on Jennifer Aniston

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Dolly, 72, revealed her husband of 52 years, Carl Dean, who is rarely seen in public, would want to get in bed with his wife and Aniston, 49.

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Jennifer Aniston Believed To Have Had 'Tons' Of Therapy Since Break Up

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 28 November 2018

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The Horrible Bosses star split from second husband, Justin Theroux, in February

Actress Jennifer Aniston split from her second husband, Justin Theroux, in February and has reportedly had ‘tons’ of therapy to recover from the break-up and has made it a priority to take care of herself. The former Friends star has been subjected to intensive media scrutiny about her relationships - including her marriage and subsequent divorce from actor Brad Pitt - and has often hit back at the ‘Poor Jen’ narrative a number of tabloids have cast her in.

Jennifer Aniston has reportedly had help to recover from her break-up

Now, according to UsWeekly, she has recently spoken to Hollywood Foreign Press about dealing with her split through therapy sessions.

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Scarlett Johansson Named The Highest Paid Actress In The World

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 August 2018

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Scarlett Johansson reclaims her crown at the top of Forbes' list for 2018, thanks to her 'Avengers: Infinity War' role.

Scarlett Johansson’s continued participation in the Marvel universe has once again reclaimed her title as the highest paid actress in the world, according to the annual Forbes list.

39 year old Johansson, who plays Black Widow in the Avengers films and who reprised that role in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster, earned $40.5 million in the last 12 months.

Angelina Jolie ranks second in the list, largely because of her role in the sequel to Maleficent, with an income of $28 million. Jennifer Aniston is third with $19.5 million, Jennifer Lawrence fourth with $18 million, and Reese Witherspoon fifth with $16.5 million.

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Kathleen Turner Says She Wasn't Made To Feel Welcome On The Set Of Friends

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 August 2018

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The Hollywood film star played Chandler Bing's dad, Helena Handbasket, in the hit sitcom

One of the most iconic sitcoms of recent times came to an end a staggering 14 years ago as worldwide fans said goodbye to six FRIENDS and a whole host of other wondrful ancillary characters. However, it seems one actress who joined the cast on a recurring basis did not have the most friendliest time.

Kathleen Turner did not enjoy her time on Friends

Kathleen Turner played Chandler Bing's dad who divorced his mum, Nora Taylor Bing, when he came out as transgender.

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All Friends' Fans Are About To Feel Really Old

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 03 August 2018

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The actors who played Rachel's step-son, Ben, are now as old as actress Jennifer Aniston was when she starred in series one

Everyone loves the 90s hit sitcom Friends and it continues to garner new audiences with its permenant repeats on Comedy Central and now as a result of it being acquired by Netflix. With the fact it's always on the TV, it's easy to forget exactly how old it really is. But now, there's a handy reminder.

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston made their names in the popular American sitcom, Friends

Now horrified fans of the hit ten season show have worked out the actors that played Ross Geller's son, Ben, are now the same age as Jennifer Aniston was in the first series. Doesn't it make you feel old?

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Jennifer Aniston Hits Out At 'Poor Jen' Trope And Media Sexism

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 02 August 2018

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She also addressed rumours about her divorce from Justin Theroux, insisting she's "not heartbroken".

If there’s only one person you could ever count on to give informed and entertaining ripostes to media sexism, it’s Jennifer Aniston, who has had to deal with mass speculation about her personal and reproductive life for well over a decade.

The 49 year old star, who spoke to InStyle as its front cover feature for its September issue, spoke about the endless ‘poor Jen’ tropes – you know, the rumours about whether or not she’s pregnant, how heartbroken she is over two failed marriages, or is too selfish to be a mother – and insisted she’s “not heartbroken” after she split from Justin Theroux earlier this year.

“It's pretty crazy,” the former ‘Friends’ star told the magazine. “The misconceptions are 'Jen can't keep a man,' and 'Jen refuses to have a baby because she's selfish and committed to her career.' Or that I'm sad and heartbroken.”

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Jennifer Aniston at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. This year's recipient was George Clooney, who was presented the award by Julia Roberts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th June 2018

'Friends' Co-Creator David Crane Reveals Ross And Rachel ARE Still Together

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 June 2018

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Co-creator David Crane gave some reveals about Ross and Rachel, as well as the potential for a 'Friends' revival.

With the series having been obtained by Netflix earlier this year, fans of ‘Friends’ were given a real treat, and the show and its famous storylines were brought back into the public eye for the first time in a while.

Now, co-creator David Crane has spilled the beans on whether Ross and Rachel actually stayed together. Crane, who devised the series with co-writer Marta Kauffman, was speaking at a comedy showrunners panel for The Wrap’s Emmy series on Wednesday (June 6th).

He was asked whether Ross and Rachel – portrayed by David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston and whose on/off romance was the central dynamic throughout all ten seasons – would still be together, 14 years on. “Yes. Come on, they worked really hard, ten years,” he revealed. Aw.

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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

Jennifer Aniston at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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

Jennifer Aniston at the Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Office Christmas Party' held at Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, California, United States - Thursday 8th December 2016