Jennifer Aniston is best recognized for her role as Rachel Green in the NBC sitcom Friends. Apart from her acting career, Aniston is also a successful producer and businesswoman. She was named as The Most Beautiful Women by People in 2004 and 2016.
Daughter of actor parents
Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, as a daughter of Greek immigrant actor John Aniston and an American actress Nancy Dow. She discovered acting at a young age of 11 while she was attending Waldorf School. Later, to pursue her career in acting, Aniston enrolled and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Aniston started working in theater with the hope of pursuing her career as an actress. However, things were way too complicated as she had to support her finance with several part-time jobs apart from the theater. She moved to Los Angeles in 1989 with the ambition to show her real potential to the world.
Aniston made her debut television appearance in a short-lived sitcom, Molloy in 1990. After the debut, she went on to play in Ferris Bueller, The Edge and Muddling Through in the supporting role. Although all these shows failed miserably, Aniston earned a much-needed exposure which helped to improve her skill and potential to the next level.
Breakthrough in career from Friends
Jennifer Aniston finally made it to the spotlight after she played the role of Rachel Green in the NBC sitcom, Friends in 1994 working alongside, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox. She became a prominent cast member of the show as it revolved around her on-again-off-again relationship with Ross Geller.
The series was an instant hit and was well-acclaimed by the audience. Aniston along with co-actresses, received a huge salary of $1 million per episode for the last two seasons.
Aniston was nominated for five Emmys, winning one for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2002. She also received three Golden Globes nominations, winning one for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Comedy or Musical in 2003.
Successful movie career
Following the success of the series, Friends, Rachel Green soon became the household name among the audiences. Aniston was already a star receiving overwhelming support both on and off the screen.
Aniston then went on to pursue her career in the film industry. Her career in Hollywood soon skyrocketed with the appearance in movies like Bruce Almighty, Friends with Money, The Break-Up, Marley and Me, Just Go with it, Horrible Bosses, We are the Millers and many more. Jennifer Aniston is currently working on an upcoming film Duplin’, playing a character called Rosie Dickson.
Along with success, she also saw several nominations as well as wins for her filmography. She was honored with MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 2012 for her performance in the movie Horrible Bosses. Similarly, she also won the 2014 MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss for her portrayal as Sarah O’Reilly in the movie We are the Millers.
Philanthropy and net worth
Besides her acting career, Aniston also played a significant part in the public welfare. In 2010, she donated $500,000 to Doctors Without Borders. The money was used for Haiti’s recovery caused by the 2010 catastrophic earthquake. Likewise, in 2017, Aniston donated total amount of $1,000,000 to the Red Cross and the Ricky Martin Foundation to overcome the aftermaths caused by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
As one of the most eminent actresses to ever grace the industry, Aniston has banked a staggering net worth throughout her career. She has accumulated an enormous net worth of 200 million USD as of 2018.
Dating history and twice married life
As Jennifer Anniston is the American sweetheart, her personal life has always been a matter of interest to many. In 1990, she had been in a relationship with actor Daniel McDonald. Although their relationship was once the-most-talked-about, the two separated after five years in 1994.
Her next affair with Brad Pitt caught even more attention of the fans, followers, and media. Aniston and Pitt first met on a blind date in 1998, set up by their respective clients. After two years, the lovely couple finally got married on July 29, 2000. Their marriage was considered to be one of the most beautiful marriage until early 2005.
With the rumors of Aniston not wanting any kids and Brad Pitt cheating to Aniston with his Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s co-star, Angelina Jolie, the lovely couple announced their separation on January 7, 2005. With the surrounding controversies aside, the divorce ultimately got finalized on October 2, 2005.
After an unsuccessful marriage to Brad Pitt, Aniston was in a relationship with The Break-Up co-star, Vince Vaughn from 2005 to 2006. She also dated musician John Mayer from 2008 to 2009 before she fell for charismatic actor and director, Justin Theroux. Subsequently, the couple got engaged, and after three years of engagement, they tied a knot on August 5, 2015.
Unfortunately, the marriage couldn’t last long as the pair announced their split on February 15, 2018. Many of their friends and followers believed that the separation was due to their contrasting off the screen character.