Jennifer Aniston is a Golden Globe and Emmy-winning American actress who rose to fame with the role of Rachel Green on the sitcom “Friends.” Since the series ended, Aniston has appeared in various movie roles, including “The Break-Up,” “Marley & Me,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “The Switch” and “Cake.” Aniston was famously married to Brad Pitt for five years before their divorce. Aniston is known for her red carpet style and has appeared and posed in various magazines. In 2013, Aniston ranked third in Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Actresses in Hollywood.
Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California to actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston has Greek, English, Irish, Scottish and Italian heritage from her parents. Aniston was raised in New York City from the age of nine and that is where she began to discover her talent for acting. She attended a prestigious dramatic school and landed a role on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” at the age of 11.
While in New York, Aniston attended New York’s School of Performing Arts and performed in several off-Broadway plays, and in the late 1980s and early 1990s she ventured into prime time television and film. Aniston rose to fame in the ‘90s when she was one of the six stars of the long-running sitcom “Friends.” During the first two seasons of the show, Aniston fashioned a hairstyle that became so popular that people dubbed it the “Rachel.” In addition, Aniston received various nominations for her role, winning an Emmy in 2002 and a Golden Globe in 2003.