Jennifer Aniston
Birth Date:
February 11, 1969
Birth Place:
Sherman Oaks, California, USA
5' 5''
Famous for:
Her role as Rachel Green on the hit NBC sitcom Friends (1994-2004)
Actress, producer
Rudolph Steiner School in New York, New York
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Aniston and Pitt


Jennifer Aniston has been voted one of the most beautiful people, participated in the Athens 2004 International Olympic Torch Relay, is married to super-hunk actor Brad Pitt and has been famous since the character Rachel Green in the series Friends hit the TV screen. She charming, pretty, funny, successful and said to be very sweet. Although she may never be able to top husband Brad Pitt (like how many actors can?) Jennifer can bring in that box-office revenue. Hoping to start a family, Jennifer and Brad are often referred to as one of the elite couples of Hollywood. No doubt how many offspring they produce, the children will be breathtaking beauties and talented. 

Professionally Jennifer is credited as Jennifer Aniston, legally she is known as Jennifer Pitt and chances are no matter which name is used, fans hope both will be around for a long time to come.

"When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed." People magazine, Jennifer Aniston

Greek Roots

Childhood and Family:

Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California. Although Jennifer is American, she is of Greek roots and the original Greek family name was shortened to Aniston for clarity and simplicity reasons. Jennifer did spend a year in early childhood living in Greece with her family.

Jennifer's parents, John Aniston (actor, played Victor Kiriakis in TV's soap Days of Our Lives) and Nancy Dow (actor, model) were divorced in 1980 and Jennifer continued to be raised by her mother while living in New York. Jennifer attended the Rudolph Steiner School in New York, New York and The High School of the Performing Arts, also of New York. It was while being a member of the Rudolf Steiner School's drama club that Jennifer discovered her passion for acting.

The late bald actor Telly Savalas (1924-1994), famous for such roles as Kojak in the TV series Kojak, Feto Gomez in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Archer J. Maggott in The Dirty Dozen (1967) was Jennifer's Godfather.

Catalyst to Fame


As with many young actors, Jennifer Aniston's career starts with Off-Broadway productions and miscellaneous jobs such as waitress, telemarketing and receptionist work. In 1990 Jennifer broke into television with roles in Camp Cucamonga (1990), TV series Molloy, Ferris Bueller and The Edge. 1993 found Jennifer cast as Tory Reding in the horror flop Leprechaun and in TV's Sunday Funnies.

In 1994 the sensation hit TV comedy Friends was launched with Jennifer playing the role of Rachel Green. Running for 10 years, this role would be Jennifer's catalyst to fame, winning her awards and a fan following. Onscreen and off, the starring cast of Friends, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer formed strong friendships and the final episode of the series pulled in over 50 million American viewers alone.

Jennifer's career stands on solid ground and along with her numerous television appearances one can see her in such films as She's the One (1996), Picture Perfect (1997), The Object of My Affection (1998), Rock Star (2001), The Good Girl (2002), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Along Came Polly (2004) to name a few. Leading men starring opposite Jennifer include such actors as Jim Carrey, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and of course her real life main squeeze, Brad Pitt.

Jennifer can be seen in the upcoming Rumor Has It (2005), Derailed (2005), Diary (2005), Friends with Money (2006) and Gambit (2006).


  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Television Actress (2004)
  • Aftonbladet TV Prize (Sweden): Best Foreign TV Personality - Female (2004)
  • Aftonbladet TV Prize (Sweden): Best Foreign TV Personality - Female (2003)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in TV comedy FRIENDS (2003)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Television Performer (2003)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Television Performer (2002)
  • Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in FRIENDS (2002)
  • Aftonbladet TV Prize (Sweden): Best Foreign TV Personality - Female (2002)
  • Hollywood Film Festival: Actress of the Year (2002)
  • Aftonbladet TV Prize (Sweden): Best Foreign TV Personality - Female (2001)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Television Performer (2001)
  • People's Choice Award: Favorite Female Television Performer (2000)
  • TV Guide Awards: Editor's Choice (2000)
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