Born: February 11, 1969 (age 46)
Occupation: Producer, actress and businesswoman
Height: 1.64 meters
Religion: Mixed race
Career Highlights: Popular television sitcom, Friends (1994-2004) and box office success, Bruce Almighty.
Jennifer Joanna Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Her parents are actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Her father, a Greek, is natively from Crete, while her mother, a New York City born, has a diverse ancestry of Italian, Scottish, Irish, English and minimal amount of Greek origin, as well.
1988–1993: Career beginnings
Jennifer started her career by working in Off-Broadway productions, Dancing on Checker’s Grave and For Dear Life. She appeared on The Howard Stern Show, as a spokes model for Nutrisystem in 1989. In 1990, she was cast in her first television series, Molloy. Then, she co-starred in Ferris Bueller and appeared in failed comic series – The Edge and Muddling Through, TV movie, Camp Cucamonga(1990), horror film Leprechaun(1993), and guest roles on Quantum Leap, Burke’s Law and Herman’s Head.
1994–2002: Television breakthrough and rising film career
After consecutive unsuccessful projects, disheartened Aniston was encouraged to pursue her acting by head of NBC Entertainment, Warren Littlefield. Later he helped cast her for Friends, a successful sitcom that debuted on NBC’s 1994-95 fall lineup. Aniston received a salary of US$1 million/episode for last two seasons, being stated among the highest paid TV actresses in Guinness World Book of Records(2005). She also had five Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe Awards, including a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Comedy(2003).
After a long hiatus from cinema, she returned to film work in 1996, when she performed in the films She’s the One (1996), and Dream for an Insomniac (1998). Later she appeared in films, Picture Perfect(1997), The Object of My Affection(1998), Office Space(1999) and The Good Girl(2002).
2003–11: Film career
Aniston appeared in romantic-comedies – Bruce Almighty (2003), Along Came Polly(2004), The Break-Up (2006), The Bounty Hunter (2010), The Switch(2010), Just Go With It(2010); two major studio films – Derailed (2005) and Rumor Has It (2005); and low-budget drama, Friends with Money(2006).
Aniston directed a short film called Room 10 (2006). In 2007, Aniston guest starred in an episode of series Dirt, ABC’s sitcom Cougar Town and Season 3 of NBC’s 30 Rock, for which she received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Aniston’s Marley and Me (2008), set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever with US$14.75 million. Her next rom-com, He’s Just Not That into You (2009), grossed $178.8 million globally. Aniston starred in comedy Horrible Bosses (2011) and reprised her role in the sequel Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).
Aniston appeared in the comedy Wanderlust (2012) and We’re the Millers (2013), a financial success grossing US$269 million against a budget of US$37 million. In 2014, Aniston appeared in Life of Crime and the film Cake. In May 2015, it was announced that Aniston is considering a role in the upcoming comedy Mean Moms and will appear in Mother’s Day (2016).
0n 6th Oct 2015, a highly praised Emirates Airlines advertisement featured Jennifer which poked fun on rival American airlines.