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Rashida Jones, with her versatility in both comedic and dramatic roles and her growing presence in Hollywood as a screenwriter, has quickly established herself as one of the industry's bright stars.
Rashida was at this year's Sundance Film Festival premiering her film "Celeste and Jesse Forever," which she co-penned with writing partner Will McCormack whom she was recognized alongside on Variety's list of Screenwriters to Watch. Rashida stars opposite Andy Samberg in the film, which provides a sharp look at a young couple in the midst of a divorce who attempt to maintain their friendship while pursuing new relationships. Sony Pictures Classics will release the film in August 2012.
This past year, she was seen in five films. Most recently, she starred in Disney's hit "The Muppets" opposite Jason Segel and Amy Adams. Prior to that was "The Big Year" opposite Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. She stole scenes in Jesse Peretz's "Our Idiot Brother" opposite Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. Rashida also starred in Adam Shapiro's relationship drama "Monogamy" opposite Chris Messina, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won Best New York Narrative. She recently had a cameo in this year's "Friends with Benefits" opposite Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
On television, Rashida can currently be seen on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." As Ann Perkins the nurse, she stars opposite Amy Poehler. The show is now in its fourth season and was nominated for a 2010 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, a 2011 Emmy Award for Best Series, Comedy and was listed as one of AFI's top programs in 2011. Rashida caught the attention of audiences and the industry alike when she portrayed the ambitious saleswoman, Karen Filippelli, in NBC's Emmy Award winning comedy "The Office."
Rashida recently sold the script adaptation of the comic book that she co-wrote, "Frenemy of the State," to Universal Pictures.
She graduated from Harvard University, where she appeared in several plays including "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf," "Dancing at Lughnasa," "The Odd Couple: The Female Version" and "H.M.S. Pinafore." She was also in "Pitching to the Star" with Peggy Lipton at the Lee Strasburg Theatre.
Past film credits include Columbia Pictures' critically acclaimed and award-winning film "The Social Network," starring opposite Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, the DreamWorks feature, "I Love You, Man" for writer/director John Hamburg, starring opposite Paul Rudd and Jason Segel and "Little Black Book" opposite Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates. On television, she starred as Kate on "Unhitched" a half-hour comedy for Fox from the Farrelly brothers. Additional television credits include David E. Kelley's "Boston Public" for Fox, Jorge Zamacona's "Wanted" for TNT, as well as Judd Apatow's "Freaks and Geeks," "If These Walls Could Talk II," "The Chappelle Show" and the British television series "NY-LON." Jones was also a weekly correspondent on the talk show "Vibe TV."
Jones currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Cuban Fury 2014, Review by Rich Cline
This is the kind of British rom-com that sneaks up on you when you least...
The Muppets 2012, Review by Rich Cline
Using their long absence from the screen as a premise, this film astutely taps into...
Celeste and Jesse Forever 2012, Review by Rich Cline
With its refusal to follow the usual romantic-comedy formula, this snappy and observant movie is...
The Big Year 2011, Review by Rich Cline
Even though it's rather corny and sentimental, this colourful comedy-drama holds our interest mainly because...