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.
Aniston and T.J. Miller play a brother and sister with an intense sibling rivalry.
In Office Christmas Party Jennifer Aniston plays Carole, a hard-working CEO who doesn't let emotions get in the way of business.
But alongside dealing with her coworkers, Carole also has to work closely with her brother Clay, played by TJ Miller, and the pair’s sibling rivalry hasn't cooled off any despite reaching adulthood.
Jennifer Aniston stars in Office Christmas Party
She likens her character to The Grinch.
The new holiday comedy Office Christmas Party is a gleefully adult romp that reunites Jennifer Aniston with Jason Bateman and their The Switch directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck. "This movie has everything," Aniston laughs, referring to the range of antics from the requisite photocopying (and, yes, 3D printing) of naked body parts to a full-on car chase. "I've known about this movie for so many years, so I always was joking that there'd better be a part for me in there. It started off as a little cameo. It was supposed to be just a small little thing."
Kate McKinnon, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn laughs at that: "And then they go, 'Wait, Jennifer Aniston is willing to be in the movie? What if we call it a cameo and just extend it and extend it?' Day 15, she still thought it was a cameo!"
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 and Jason Bateman reunite with The Switch directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck for a holiday comedy based on a story by the guys who wrote The Hangover movies. Yes, this is pretty much what you expect it will be: a clumsily written lark that strains for gross-out gags. But it also manages to keep the audience laughing, simply because the cast is up for it.
It's set in the Chicago branch of a technology firm, where the playful director Clay (T.J. Miller) has created a lively atmosphere but is losing money. So his CEO sister Carol (Aniston) drops in to tell him she's planning to shut down the branch. Clay and manager Josh (Bateman) have one last hope: to land a big client (Courtney B. Vance), so they invite him to their epic Christmas party, which is also designed to assure the staff that everything is fine. Helping with the plan are the IT expert Tracey (Olivia Munn) and the HR director Mary (Kate McKinnon). And no one is surprised when the festivities begin to spin crazily out of control.
Frankly, the party itself is the weakest thing about the movie, as it's blown up far beyond credibility, and never given much attention in the narrative. Instead, the through-line is the wacky caper involving the central characters, played by a gang of actors who are experts at improvisation, so they continually throw amusing bits of unexpected comedy at the audience. The winner is McKinnon, who is consistently hysterical, stealing every scene as she did in Ghostbusters. But Munn's acerbic wit and Miller's endearing nuttiness give her a run for her money. As does Rob Corddry as a chucklehead colleague. By comparison, Aniston and Bateman anchor the film as the vaguely more grounded figures. Although Carol is a pretty nasty piece of work, we have no doubt that everyone will wear her down in the end.
Continue reading: Office Christmas Party Review
Aniston was snapped at the premiere for 'Office Christmas Party' with the price tags still in a coat she was wearing over her shoulders.
Jennifer Aniston committed an amusing fashion faux pas at her latest film premiere this week when she was snapped wearing a coat she had forgotten to remove the tags from. Whoops!
The 47 year old star showed up to the red carpet premiere of Office Christmas Party in New York on Monday night (December 5th) in an all-black ensemble. While she was having her picture taken with co-stars Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn, she didn’t realised that her black satin Celine blazer still had its sales tags on. She’s a European size 36, in case you were wondering.
The actress dropped in on the show to insist she give it up.
Jennifer Aniston stopped by 'Saturday Night Live' last week to pay a surprise visit to star Vanessa Bayer, and insist the latter stop her exaggerated impersonation of Aniston's 'Friends' character Rachel. The pair star together in the upcoming Paramount comedy 'Office Christmas Party'.
Jennifer Aniston pays a visit to 'Saturday Night Live'
Aniston joined her Christmas movie co-star and 'SNL''s Colin Jost for their 'Weekend Update' news sketch on the show on Saturday (December 3rd 2016) as they talked about the popularity of 90s revival shows like 'Fuller House' and 'Gilmore Girls'. Naturally, given that 'Friends' was one of the most watched shows of that decade, Vanessa Bayer tried out her Rachel impression, complete with that iconic haircut and those dungarees.
Social media is to blame for why ‘Friends’ just wouldn't work today.
Way back in the ‘90s, before we all clung to our mobile phones, we sat around watching ‘Friends’, without live tweeting the episodes.
But in today’s modern era, the beloved sitcom would be a very different show, and that’s why it can’t make a return, according to star Jennifer Aniston.
Jennifer Aniston doesn't expect a 'Friends' reunion
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
There's nothing particularly original about this animated comedy adventure by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors). It has the standard fast-paced snarky tone and too-frantic imagery, but the script is smarter than average, dropping deranged lines of hilarious dialogue into every scene. This gives the conversations an improvisational quality that keeps the audience laughing all the way through, unsure what might happen next.
It's set 20 years after the storks decided that there wasn't enough money in delivering babies, so they shifted to delivering parcels instead. The boss Hunter (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) is now planning to become board chairman, so he brings in his protege Junior (Andy Samberg) as the new boss. To prove himself, Junior needs to sack Tulip (Katie Crown), an annoying human who was left behind when the old business closed. Unable to do this, Junior transfers her to a back mailroom where no one will notice her, except that she inadvertently fires up the baby factory by answering a request from Nate (Anton Starkman) to bring a brother to his parents (Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell). So now Junior and Tulip need to deliver this infant before Hunter finds out.
While the plot is fairly predictable, the way it plays out is riotous. The film is a barrage of random asides, unexpected twists and loveably ridiculous characters. A smarmy corporate spy called Pigeon Toady (Stephen Kramer Glickman) is amusingly smarmy, while a pair of bickering arctic wolves (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) add some snarling suspense, even though they're too funny to be scary. Everything is so energetic and colourful that it's difficult to mind that the plot makes very little logical sense. And the loose style of vocal performance gives the whole film a zing of comical anarchy.
Continue reading: Storks Review
The couple have recently found themselves dragged into the Brangelina divorce and even forced to deny split rumours.
As the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce continues to dominate headlines, Jennifer Aniston’s husband Justin Theroux has revealed the secret behind their happy marriage. Theroux's comments come less than a week after a rep for Aniston was forced to deny that the couple will soon be following Brangelina to the divorce courts.
Justin Theroux has revealed why his marriage to Jennifer Aniston works
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Theroux said: "We appreciate each other's sense of humour, we respect one another and we get along. I know it sounds simple but it's true!”
Continue reading: Justin Theroux Reveals Why Marriage To Jennifer Aniston Works
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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