Biography of Jennifer AnistonAmerican actress Jennifer Joanna Aniston is the star of "Friends," a sitcom popular in the 90s. And although the role of spoiled and self-willed Rachel Greene brought her fabulous fame, she cannot be considered an actress of one role at all; Aniston's filmography counts more than a dozen of interesting projects.
Jennifer Aniston's childhoodJenny was born in Sherman Oaks, a city in California, on February 11, 1969, in the family of actor John Aniston, a native of the island of Crete (his real name is Yannis Anastassakis). She has an elder brother John Melik and a younger brother Alex.
The first roles of Jennifer AnistonJennifer first appeared on screens in the very end of the '80s. Unlike most of the beginning actresses, Aniston did not have to go through all the circles of Hollywood's hell: after participating in the Howard Stern radio show and a second-rate comedy series "Molloy," she debuted in the full-length film ("Camp Cucamonga, 1990) and then got the main role in the horror film "Leprechaun." This horror was an absolute success for then-new film studio Trimark, whereas Jennifer got her first piece of fame.
"Friends"In 1994, the NBC channel launched a new comedy series about the daily life of young New Yorkers full of unexpected situations – both comic and serious. By the start of filming "pilot" episodes, the creators of the show already formed their idea of the main characters. It is noteworthy that initially, Aniston was supposed to play Monica whereas Rachel's role was the one to be played by Courtney Cox. But while working on the first episode, Cox and Aniston realized that they were better to change characters. This way, the cult images were born: that of the wealthy "princess" Rachel Greene looking for her place in the world of adults, and Monica Geller, an ugly duckling in the past and an ambitious chef in the present.
The role of Rachel brought Jennifer Aniston four nominations and one victory of Emmy in the category "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series."
Other rolesDuring 10 years of shooting in "Friends," Jennifer Aniston did not ignore other offers. Her type was appreciated by the directors shooting romantic comedies such as Dream for an Insomniac (1996), Picture Perfect (1997), Office Space (1999). In 2001, Jennifer Aniston played an exhausted "workhorse" from the drama "The Good Girl" that was highly estimated at the Sundance Independent Film Festival.
The next year, the audience enjoyed the actor's duet of Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller in the romantic comedy "Along came Polly." Stiller played a nerdy white-collar, Jennifer's role was that of a reckless beauty.
2005 was marked by the release of "Rumor Has It" in which the heart of Aniston's character was the prize in the competition between Mark Ruffalo and Kevin Costner. In the same year, a thriller Derailed starring Clive Owen and Vincent Cassel was released – that was a work fundamentally different from everything Aniston had played before. In fact, it was her debut in the genre, leaving alone that she had never worked with Owen. Needless to say, Aniston coped with the task brilliantly.
In 2008, a touching melodrama "Marley and Me" was released. In it, Aniston and Owen Wilson played a married couple. Although Aniston was approaching the age of 40, she successfully played a young girl.
Although the film itself did not impress the audience, Aniston's play was appreciated: "She was gorgeous! We used to see her in comedic images, but here ... she revealed great bravery and played just brilliant." "For me, the talent of Jennifer Aniston played out in fresh colors after this film."
Personal life of Jennifer AnistonFrom the very first days of her fame, Jennifer Aniston was admired by millions but she had not a serious relationship for a long time.
At the dawn of her career, Jennifer Aniston dated musician Adam Duritz, then tried to find happiness with actor Tate Donovan.
In February 2018, the couple announced a breakup. According to Jennifer, they are simply got tired of each other.
In 2020, rumors leaked to the media that Jennifer Aniston was again meeting with her ex-husband, famous actor Brad Pitt. However, none of them provided any official confirmation of this.