Jennifer Aniston is a movie actress, producer, businesswoman and celebrity. She was born in Los Angeles in USA, and is known for acting in movies from a very early age. Her most important roles were in sitcoms and movies, the most noteworthy of which were Friends, which is a popular sitcom, and ‘The Break-Up,’ ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘Cake. Those were three very popular movies, which made Aniston well-known.
The story of this actress is very long and interesting, because of the extensive amount of things she has achieved, starting from childhood.
We will start in 1969, February 11, when she was born.
Where was Aniston born?
Jennifer Aniston was born in 1969, in the state of Californian in a small city called Sherman Oaks. She was predisposed to being a public figure, since she was a daughter of two celebrities – John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her family could afford an excellent education and decent life for their daughter and she began learning about acting from early childhood. They also helped here start her acting career early. Aniston began regularly participating in films since early childhood.
Her first roles were played in 1980s, but many were uncredited. Still, even the roles she did not get credit for, helped her learn about the profession of acting and made her much more prepared for acting in her adult life.
What were Aniston’s first achievements?
Aniston’s first serious roles were in 1988, where she worked in two films, For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker’s Grave. There she worked not only in the films, but also as an assistant. Thee various jobs were a telemarketer, waitress and a message carrier. She did these jobs partly to stay around the studio and learn more about the world and partly in order to support herself and get money for a living and to continue education.
In 1988 she played a role in a rather underestimated and criticized film. This science fiction film, called Mac and Me, was not received well by either audience or film reviewers and critics. Even though the film was a failure, Aniston got her first role and had a great experience.
The next year, 1989, saw her play a role in the Howard Stern show, where she played the role of a spokeswoman for the company Nutrisystem. This year she also moved back to Los Angeles.
What roles did Aniston play in 1990s?
1990 is memorable for this actress, for this is when she obtained a regular role. She worked on the TV show Molloy, and also in Ferris Bueller, which was a serial adaptation of Day Off. She played the role of a teen in a resort camp in the film Camp Cucamonga, which was adapted for television.
She also played a spoiled schoolgirl in the 1993 film Leprechaun, which was a rather badly received horror film. The actress herself has remarked in 2014, that she does not like to remember about that role and actually considers it the worst role she ever had to play.
Since then she participated in two sitcoms, which were replayed on television – the Edge and Muddling through. Bothe these TV shows were failures, and they did not go far. At this time Jennifer was just beginning her career.
When did Jennifer Aniston become successful?
The years she shined were 1994 to 2004, and this is when she made her name and made the most impact. Aniston was depressed in 1994, before so far all the films and shows she played in, got bad remarks from critics and were generally looked upon as bad movies. This was not her fault, of course, but still she did not like it. So she asked Warren Littlefield for assistance.
Warren told her that she just has to keep trying and that soon enough, if she does not give up, she will reach success. She followed his advice and it worked. She went to work in the sitcom Friends in the role of Rachel Green. This is the role she played up until 2004.
This sitcom became a large success, and then Aniston got to be much more successful, as well as many of her colleagues, who also worked on the same movie. The character she played was very popular and received a lot of attention from fans. She received five Emmy medals for this role, and also two Golden Globe awards.
Aniston in 2003 became the most well-paid actress, because she got up to 1 million dollars for participation in one episode. The character she played had a relation with Ross Geller and this relation was popular among all fans and was one of the things that made this show so interesting and popular.
What other roles did Aniston play?
But let’s return to 1996, when she tried some other interesting roles. She played a part in She’s the One – a comedic film that she worked on in 1996. The first film she starred in was Picture Perfect that she played in in 1997.
Her next part to play was a female advertiser in Picture Perfect, and here she was much more successful than in 1996. In 1998 she played the role of a woman who is trying in vain to get the attention of a gay man, who was played by Paul Rudd in the film The Object of My Affection. The next year she was given a role in the film Office Space, which was also much more successful and in which she had the role of a restaurant waitress.
Then, in 2002, she took part in the filming of an independent dramatic comedy film, Good Girl, where she had the role of a store worker, who cheats on her husband and the film receiver a lot of good reviews and was a success. The movie received 14 million dollars in USA alone.
After a few years of participation in underestimated films that did not receive as many good reviews as they should have, Jennifer decided to change her image, dumping her “Friends” image for a different, more emotional one. Since then she quite literally became a different person, both on screen and in real life.
Bruce Almighty, in which she participated in 2003, is the film that gave her the most money in one day. There her unique role was a fiancé of a television reporter that gets the permission to take on the role of a god of a week, the film was a very large success, and it overall brought 484 million dollars to the office, making it the fifth-highest paid movie of that year. The next role she played was that of an old classmate of a man in a comedy, called Along Came Polly. This was shot in 2004 and made up to 172 million dollars in the whole world.
How long did her success continue?
Since 2005 she participated in many successful films that received great reviews. By that time, she became a recognized person, and films were praised by fans already because Aniston participated, even if it was a mediocre film.
In 2005 she took part in a new film called Derailed, where she played the role a girlfriend to an executive worker and also in the comedy Rumor has It, she took the role of an announcement writer. Both of these films were well-received, even though they did not become huge successes. Then she worked in the movie Friends with Money, where she had the role of a maid struggling for money. This film was released in 2006, and also was a limited success.
What films did Aniston take part in after 2006?
The next film Aniston had a serious role in was a comedy called the Break Up, where she was playing the role of a woman in the midst of a difficult split-up. Both in this pair refuse of move out of the single house they have purchased together. The film had mixed reviews and received a lot of money, and up to 204 million dollars worldwide.
The film was not well received by critics, who stated it was exactly like an episode of Friends, only stretched out to reach the length of an entire film. However, others said that the film was great, and that the actress’ performance in it was worth noting.
In the year 2006 she participated in the film Room 10, which was taking place in a hospital, where there were many interesting actors, including Robin Wright. She was the director in this film, and it was Gwyneth Paltrow who advised her to take part in the movie and be the director. Gwyneth also directed a film the same year.
In 2007 Jennifer played important roles in a small-scale serial called Dirt. There she played the rival of another character, who was played by Cox Courtney, and the same year she received an Emmy award for playing in an episode of 30 Rock.
What did Aniston do after 2010?
Since 2010 she did not reduce her work, instead only excelling at what she does. She took inmortant roles in many interesting sitcoms, like Cougar Town, in which she played the part of a neuropathologist. After her proclamation that she will take a part in Cougar Town show, she immediately received a lot of attention, since fans were very expectant to see her again, and were also happy they would get to see her on television again.
Even though this was a small and mostly comedic role, she received a lot of thanks and congrats from fans on this, and also, as we have said, marked her return to the TV screen. Here roles in 2011 were also associated with medicine, as she played a surgeon and a dentist in two comedic movies.
In 2012 she appeared in a comedic film, Wanderlust, in which she joined Paul Rudd. This is the same actor she played with in The Object of My Affection the sitcom that made her so popular, Friends. In this comedy she played the part of a woman that loses her money and decides that city life does not befit her, so she moves to a cheaper commune, where life is a bit easier and not as expensive.
The film did not bring enough money to pay for itself, but it did receive positive reviews. The next film she did was Millers, where she played the role of a stripper. The film received mixed reviews, but was much better in terms of money it made, because it brought over 200 million dollars to the office.
What recent roles did Aniston have?
The new roles Aniston had after 2014 are just as interesting, and she continues on to please her fans with them. Her next role after Wanderlust was Life Of Crime, where she played the role of a woman, which was almost kidnapped. The film was open for viewing in some theaters and received a lot of positive reviews from most people. Her role in particular was praised by all, who watched this film. Many said she looked exactly like the character she played in Friends, and this was very much loked by people who watched that sitcom before.
The next film she took part in is called Cake. There she played a woman with chronic pain. Even though Cake did not receive as many good reviews as it was expected, the performance of Aniston in particular was highly glorified, and many fans said she deserves no less than an Oscar award for her part in the movie.
The performance of Aniston in this movie is excellent, as many have remarked, and this role she played again made her much more recognized, even though the movie did not fare well with critics. Cake is only a great movie because of her part in it.
Aniston’s character is in constant pain, and only Jennifer was able to truly reproduce Claire Simmons’ pain in this movie. Making the character feel constantly sad and depressed was a difficult achievement, but Jennifer did it, and the movie received so much more love from fans because of it. The complete film is improved by her participation in it, and the actress received a Golden Globe for her part in this movie. The film performance as Claire has been noted by many studios, including the Toronto International. They said that Claire’s pain in the film is so visible and realistic, it is wonderful. She also got a SAG reward for the same performance in Cake.
Her next important role was in 2015, when she was playing the part of a psychotherapist. In this movie, which again got mixed reviews, she played her performance very well, and fans again pointed out that it was she, who made an otherwise bland and uninteresting film worth watching and enjoying.
The 2015 performance earned her the reputation of a great comedian, and many other celebrities gave her their respect and support after hearing of her role in this film. They also remarked on the quality of her jokes and overall behavior. She was noted to be actually genuinely having fun when the movie was filmed. Her character is, by many reviews, the best character in the film.
Since 2016 she has acted as a mother of two kids in another comedy show, Mother’s Day, which was commercially successful, even though critics pointed out many flaws and wrong places in it. Still, the movie was rather mixed in reviewer’s opinion. The next role in 2016 was in the animated movie Storks, where she played the comedic role of an overworked mother. The animated film was much more positively received, and had better results with critics. It also brought its producers over a 100 million dollars in income, making it a very good commercial success.
The third role she played in 2016 was that of a frigid and unrelenting CEO of a company that works in an office and does not give people a break. This movie, Office Christmas Party, received good reviews and also received over 100 million dollars in pure revenue.
In 2017 she took part in a military drama film, Yellow Birds, in which her role was that of a grieving mother who lost a son to the war. The movie had many professional actors working on it, and while she does not really like sadness and drama, she had to make an exception for this film, because it is so emotional and so well written. She loved both the script and the movie itself. The movie received a lot of positive reviews and acclaim from all around the world, and Jennifer’s part as a concerened and then sorry mother makes a great impression on anyone watching. Her realistic and utterly touching performance in this movie leaves any viewer with a lasting impression.
The next performance was in 2018, and that is when she participated in her first Netflix movie, by acting in the comedic show Dumpling, where she got to be both the lead actor and the leader of the whole production process. The actress liked working with Netflix, so she decided to work on two more – Murder Mystery and First ladies. The first film deals with a horror and detective theme and also includes her friend Adam Sandler. The second film is about and alternative version of USA where the leader of the country is a lesbian woman.
When did Aniston return to television?
On November of 2019 Aniston got back to working in the production of serials for television display, by being the lead producer of a new show, the Morning Show, where she got to act together with Witherspoon. This is the best television show with Jennifer Aniston after Friends. Friends ended in 2004, and Morning Show has, in a way, replaced it by acting as its replacement. For this Drama TV show she won a number of rewards, including a pair of Golden Globes.
This is what she is doing right now, and this job earns her both a job and money.
What are Aniston’s biggest achievements?
Her best known role in Friends, which gave her all the recognition and popularity is Rachel Green. This is the name that actually stuck with her – people know her as Rachel, and the unique hair style that her character wears in the sitcom is also now called the Rachel. The show is considered a very good one, it is both funny and emotional and is totally worth watching. Aniston’s performance, though, is what truly makes it great. She stayed in this show from its inception up until its final day in 2004, and this was over 10 years. She received around a million dollars for each episode she took part in in the last three months of the show, and got a lot more money for the episodes before that. For this show the actress got a Golden Globe reward and an Emmy.
Which films were Anistons’ best ones?
It is widely considered that Office space is the first film where Aniston showed she is a great actress. Before that she participated in Friends show, and had already proved extensively that she is a great actress in serials for television, but now people got to see her in a film.
The movie Good Girl of 2002 is another great example, just like Bruce Almighty, in both of which she made a great impression of herself.
The dramatic and comedic film Break-Up, about the pair that had to share a single house, is also considered one of the best movies with Aniston’s participation, and it is also recommended for watching.
How does Jennifer’s Personal life go?
As Jennifer is a well-known actress, it is only fitting for her to marry another public figure that also has a name in world movie making and theater, so in the year 2000, when she was done with filming for a while, she took the time to join and marry Brad Pitt. However, the couple did not last, and in the year 2005, after the rumours spread that Pitt was secretely dating Angelinf Jolie, the couple dispersed and a divorce was filed. After the break-up, the acrtress began dating Vince Vaughn, but never married before finding another crush, John Mayer.
It should be noted that her marriage to Brad Pitt was very widely praised and retold in the press of those days, and when they finally married after a whole two years of dating, their marriage was one of the most lavish in history, being conducted in Malibu with a lot of posh and attention from fans and media agents. Their divorce was no less fancy from the standpoint of media, which made the story of him cheating on his wife well-known.
The media attention on the divorce was so heavy and annoying that pretty soon Aniston herself was forced to comment on it, by saying that it is something that happened spontaneously, that it is nobody’s fault in particular and that the affair is best left alone and forgotten.
Her next relationship lasted a pretty short time – it was between her and the musician John Mayer. They both were noticed by the media and the relationship became a thing for the media to discuss heavily. It lasted from the end of 2008 to 2009.
After Mayer she dated Justin Theroux, who was a writer and a movie producer at that time. She proclaimed that she will be having an affair with the famous comedian, who took part in many very famous comedy films, like Wanderlust, where Aniston was actually one of the leading actors. They seemed to go well with each other, and in the January of that same year they bought a house in Belair, which is located in the suburbs of LA. They were officially married on the 5 of August in 2015, after an entire three years of dating and engagement. However, they did divorce eventually in 2017, only having lived two years together. They do, still, consider each other best friends forever and promised they will stay in contact.
What are Jennifer Aniston’s favored activities?
Aniston likes yoga, and in particular enjoys Hatha yoga, since it is the most fitting for her lifestyle. She also enjoys karate. She said in 2013 that she also likes to practice various kinds of meditation. In 2015 she told her fans about one of her problems and how she came to overcome it.
She explained how she was able to overcome the moral stress from her condition of partial dyslexia – she could not always speak straight and often made mistakes. This caused her to often feel degraded, since most other people did not have similar problems with stuttering and mistakes. The dyslexia was first recognized officially when she was 20, and then she says, she, for the first time in her life, felt herself angered at the condition and lowered by her seeming imperfection.
However, she also noted that she has achieved a lot, even though she has dyslexia, pointing this out as an example that many people simply underestimate themselves and can really get a lot more done it they try.
The actress considers herself to be a Democrat, voting for Obama and offering a large sum of money to move his campaign ahead. In 2016 she also invested in Clinton’s campaign, and invested in a fundraising gathering.
It is also worth noting that she had an affair with Tate Donovan, whom met her in 1995. They, however, only dated for three years before losing contact and going different ways. This relationship did not get a lot of media attention, which, however cannot be said about her dating with Pitt.
After the divorce with Pitt Aniston reportedly went back to visiting her mother whom she had not had contact with for a very long time and had almost estranged her to her life. This was a needful thing for her, since the divorce with Pitt put a very large load of moral and physical stress on her, and she wanted to again relax and feel loved. That is why she went back to her mother – both to reanimate the love between them and also to cope with the damage from the divorce.
She also commented that she does not regret meeting and then losing Pitt, since it was a very interesting and fulfilling relationship, which has lasted for an entire 7 years and brought a lot of good experiences for both of them.
How much is Aniston paid?
This actress is considered to be the wealthiest female actor in the entirety of Hollywood. This was first stated in 2018, when her overall amount of wealth was counted up. However, she was on the Forbes list for already 18 years before that, and also got put on a lot of other lists, stating her to be one of the most well-paid women in Hollywood.
Various experts say she has earned at least 110 million dollars by the year 2007, but by 2017 it was estimated as 200 million. Also another magazine has reported her earning at least 19.5 million dollars in 2018.
What do people think about Jennifer Aniston?
In 2005 she was widely considered to be the most beautiful woman in the entire world. Therefore, she found often be found on the pages of beauty magazines from 2004 to 2016. She is not only the most beautiful, but also is said to be the best dressed woman in the world too.
A group of plastic surgeons have concluded, after carefully inspecting her face, that she is the most beautiful woman indeed.
Even though she tried to hold back from social media, she did join Instagram. This rendered the site inoperable, because her popularity caused millions of fans to add her to the Follow list, making it impossible to use the Follow button on Instagram. Also reposts of her Instagram page filled up the whole internet and she actually got to get much more attention, which, she says, was not really a bad thing.
What awards did Jennifer Aniston receive?
In her entire career Jennifer got many awards, but the rewards that stand out the most are the five Emmy rewards she received, in addition to the pair of Globes and nine SAG rewards that she got for taking part in the Friends serial. A sixth Emmy was collected by Jennifer for taking part as a guest actor in the 30 Rock film, and for her excellent performance as Claire in the movie Cake, she got nominated for SAG rewards. The Morning Show which she actually started herself, got her nominated for two more Globes and another SAG reward.