Jennifer Aniston

American actress (born 1969)

Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969)[2] is an American actor, movie producer, and television producer. She is best known for her starring role on the television program Friends. For this she won an Emmy Award,[3] and a Golden Globe Award. Since then she has been in many different movies.

Jennifer Aniston
Aniston in 2012
Jennifer Joanna Aniston[1]

(1969-02-11) February 11, 1969 (age 55)
Years active1987–present
Notable workRachel Green in Friends
Spouse(s)Brad Pitt (m. 2000–05; div.)
Justin Theroux (m. 2015–2017 sep.)
PartnerTate Donovan (1995–1998)
Parent(s)John Aniston
Nancy Dow

Early life


Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969,[2] in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California.[4] She is the daughter of John Aniston and Nancy Dow.[4] Her father is Greek and a native of Crete, while her mother was born in New York City. Dow died of a stroke in May 2016. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant,[5] and her mother's other ancestry is Scottish, Irish, and a small amount of Greek.[6] Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick, her maternal older half-brother, and Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother.[4] Aniston's godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of her father's best friends.[4]

Personal life


She was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 until they divorced in 2005.[1] They acted together in the episode "The One with the Rumor" on Friends. She began a relationship with Justin Theroux in 2011. The couple married in 2015 in Bel Air, Los Angeles.

On February 15, 2018, Aniston and Theroux announced that they were separating after two years of marriage and seven years as a couple.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Mac and Me Dancer in McDonald's Uncredited
1993 Leprechaun Tory Reding
1996 She's the One Renee Fitzpatrick
1996 Dream for an Insomniac Allison
1997 'Til There Was You Debbie
1997 Picture Perfect Kate Mosley
1998 The Thin Pink Line Clove
1998 Waiting for Woody Herself Short film
1998 The Object of My Affection Nina Borowski
1999 Office Space Joanna
1999 The Iron Giant Annie Hughes (voice)
2001 Rock Star Emily Poule
2002 The Good Girl Justine Last
2003 Bruce Almighty Grace Connelly
2004 Along Came Polly Polly Prince
2005 Derailed Lucinda Harris / Jane
2005 Rumor Has It Sarah Huttinger
2006 Friends with Money Olivia
2006 Room 10 Co-Director Short film
2006 The Break-Up Brooke Meyers
2008 Marley & Me Jenny Grogan
2008 Burma: It Can't Wait Producer Short film
2008 Management Sue Claussen Also executive producer
2009 He's Just Not That into You Beth Murphy
2009 Love Happens Eloise Chandler
2010 The Bounty Hunter Nicole Hurley
2010 The Switch Kassie Larson Also executive producer
2011 Just Go with It Katherine Murphy / Devlin Maccabee
2011 Horrible Bosses Dr. Julia Harris
2012 Wanderlust Linda Gergenblatt
2012 $ellebrity Herself Documentary film
2013 We're the Millers Sarah "Rose" O'Reilly
2013 Life of Crime Margaret "Mickey" Dawson Also executive producer
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Dr. Julia Harris
2014 She's Funny That Way Jane Claremont
2014 Cake Claire Simmons Also executive producer
2014 Journey to Sundance Herself Documentary film
2015 Unity Narrator
2016 Mother's Day Sandy Newhouse
2016 Storks Sarah Gardner (voice)
2016 Office Christmas Party Carol Vanstone
2017 The Yellow Birds Maureen Murphy Also executive producer
2018 Dumplin' Rosie Dickson Also executive producer
2019 Murder Mystery Audrey Spitz Also executive producer
TBA The Iron Giant Christmas Carol Annie Hughes (voice)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Desk, Pinkvilla (6 January 2023). "20 actresses in their 50s who are at the pinnacle of their Hollywood careers". Pinkvilla. Archived from the original on 31 August 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Jennifer Aniston". E! Online. E!. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  3. Silverman, Stephen M. (September 22, 2002). "Emmy Awards Make New Best 'Friends'". People. Archived from the original on September 15, 2008. Retrieved August 8, 2008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Jennifer Aniston Biography". People. Archived from the original on September 21, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  5. Dow, Nancy (1999). From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-57392-772-7.
  6. "Jennifer Aniston" Archived 2017-01-13 at the Wayback Machine (Flash video). Inside the Actors Studio. at (1:20–2:00)
  7. "Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Split 'Lovingly' After Two Years of Marriage". Retrieved 2018-02-16.

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