Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles. Both her parents were well-known actors. Jennifer Aniston is a famous American actress, film producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born in a family of actors, she decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps early in her life and trained herself accordingly. However, in spite of her best efforts, success eluded her for six long years. It was not until she got the role of Rachel Green in the popular television sitcom ‘Friends’ that she could make any mark. Unfortunately, she also became a typecast. Later, her successful portrayal of an unglamorous cashier in ‘Good Girl’ set her free from such a stereotype image.
Childhood, Early Life and Education
Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles. Both her parents were well-known actors. Her father, John Aniston was popular for his role as Victor Kiriakis on ‘Days of Our Lives’, a popular soap opera on NBC TV network. Her mother, Nancy Dow also made name for herself by her performances in a number of films and TV shows. Jennifer spent the first part of her childhood in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, where the family shared. She has siblings Alexander Aniston(half-brother, paternal), John Melick(half-brother, maternal).
There she started her education in an elementary school. Later the family shifted to New York City. She admitted to Waldorf School when she was six years old. Three years later her parents were separated. The divorce came through in 1980. She has a half brother named Alexander Aniston from her father’s second marriage. Jennifer first started acting at the age of eleven while she was studying at Waldorf School. Later, she enrolled at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and graduated from there.
She romantically involved with actor Tate Donovan in 1995 but ended their relationship after two and a half years in 1998. Aniston met Brad Pitt in 1998; their relationship received widespread media coverage. She married Pitt, after two years of dating, on July 29, 2000. On January 7, 2005, they announced their separation and finalized their divorce on October 2. From 2008–09, she briefly dated singer and musician John Mayer, making a notable public appearance at the 81st Academy Awards.
Aniston started a relationship with actor, director, and screenwriter Justin Theroux in May 2011. The following January they purchased a home in Los Angeles’s Bel-Air neighborhood for roughly $22 million. They became engaged on August 10, 2012, and were married on August 5, 2015, at their estate. They separated at the end of 2017.
Jennifer Aniston Net worth, Income, and Salary
Aniston is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood as of 2018. She has been on the Forbes Top Earning Actresses list for 15 years. According to Forbes, in October 2007, Aniston was the top-selling celebrity face of the entertainment industry. The magazine estimated her net worth at $110 million in 2007, $150 million in 2014, and $200 million in 2017. As of 2020, she estimated her net worth is $300 million approx.
Jennifer Aniston Body Measurement
Talking about her height she is 5.4 ft. tall and weighs 53 kg. Jennifer has beautiful blue eyes and dyed blonde hair. She keeps her body fit and maintain.
Jennifer Aniston Career Began
In 1988, Jennifer Aniston started her acting career by working in Off-Broadway shows like ‘For Dear Life’ and ‘Dancing on Checker’s Grave’. However, she could not make much money out of her acting career. Instead, to support herself, she had to take up different part-time jobs, such as that of a telemarketer, waitress, and bike messenger. In 1989, Jennifer appeared on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, the American radio show hosted by Howard Stern. She also worked as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem, the company that deals in weight management.
In the same year, she moved to Los Angeles, where her father used to stay. In 1990, she cast in her first television serial named ‘Molloy’. Next, she acted in another short television serial called ‘Ferris Buller’. She kept on acting in different television serials such as ‘The Edge’, ‘Muddling Through’; but none of them could last long. In fact, her casting in the ‘Muddling Through’ might have deprived her of being selected as the main cast in ‘Friends’. In 1993, Jennifer Aniston made her film debut in ‘Leprechaun’. It was a horror film that received mostly negative reviews. Although it later became a cult film, it could not do much to improve Jennifer’s standing.
The breakthrough came with ‘Friends’, the famed American sitcom. Jennifer played the part of Rachel Green. The show, which gains huge success, helped to establish her in her chosen field. In 1996, she returned to film with a role in ‘She’s The One’. The film received positive reviews and so did Jennifer Aniston. In 1997, Jennifer Aniston received the starring role in ‘The Picture Perfect’. It was a romantic comedy that also had many other well-known actors starring in important roles. Jennifer Aniston also received critical acclaim for her role in ‘Good Girl’. Meanwhile, she had also acted in a number of successful films like ‘Dream for an Insomniac’, ‘The Object of My Affection’, ‘Office Space’ etc.
More About Jennifer Aniston Career
Later, she had star roles in a different genre of films such as ‘Bruce Almighty’, ‘Along Came Polly’, ‘Derailed’, ‘Friends with Money’, ‘The Break Up’, ‘Marley and Me’, ’The Bounty Hunter”. ‘The Switch’, ‘Just Go with It’, ‘Horrible Boss’, Wanderlust’, ‘We’re the Millers’, ‘Life of Crime’, ’The Cake’ etc. Jennifer Joana Ariston did numerous commercials and became a brand ambassador for many well-known companies. She also appeared in many music videos such as ‘ ‘Walls’ and I want to Be in love’. In 2015, Aniston made the heads turn with her performance as a reluctant therapist in the screwball comedy ‘She’s Funny That Way’. She saw in the romantic comedy ‘Mother’s Day‘, opposite Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson. In the same year, she also played role in the comedy ‘ Office Christmas Party’.
In 2017, Jennifer Aniston starred in the war drama ‘The Yellow Birds’. She made her Netflix debut with the musical comedy Dumplin‘. In 2019, she saw alongside Reese Witherspoon in the Apple TV+ drama series ‘The Morning Show’. The Year of 2002, she also founded a film production company named Plan B Entertainment. It was a joint venture with Brad Pitt and Brad Grey. Later she withdrew from it to form Echo Films, another production company, with Kristin Hahn. Besides, she is the co-owner of a hair care company called ‘Living Proof’. In 2014, she saw in the black comedy crime film ‘ Life of Crime’ nad in the drama film ‘Cake’.
Jennifer Ariston is a well-known activist and a philanthropist. She has donated generously to different philanthropic organizations such as Doctors without Borders, AmeriCares, Feeding America, Clothes Off Our Back, EB Medical Research Foundation, OmniPeace, and Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Project A.L.S., Friends of Al Faro, etc. Aniston has also contributed appreciably to the cause of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) and has hosted shows like Stand Up For Cancer and It Can’t-Wait.
Awards & Achievements
Jennifer Aniston received five Emmy nominations for her work in ‘Friends’ and won in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. She also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for the same work and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2003. In 2007, Jennifer Aniston won the Vanguard Award for her role in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.
In the year of 2011, Men’s Health magazine also voted her the “Sexiest Woman of All Time”. Jennifer Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2015, Aniston was awarded the Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Cake’ by Capri Hollywood Film Festival. She also received nominations for the same work in the same category for Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards but failed to win. In addition, she won several People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards for her role in different TV shows and films.
Although both her parent’s actors, young Jennifer was not allowed to watch television. However, she always found ways to bypass such strictures. In her twenties, Jennifer diagnosed with dyslexia. Until then, she was suffering from low self-esteem. The diagnosis helped her to understand her shortcoming. She soon overcame all her troubles. She also admitted fearing water. Because of an accident in childhood, she cannot make herself go underwater. A scene that required her to get into a swimming pool had to be shot thirty times before it was cleared. Her portrayal of Rachel Green made her a fashion icon and the hairstyle she wore began to be called ‘the Rachel’. To keep fit, Jennifer Aniston practices yoga. From 2014 onwards, she has also started practicing transcendental meditation twice a day.