Jennifer Aniston Biography

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Born: February 11, 1969

JENNIFER ANISTON (Jennifer Aniston Photo Gallery)

Date of Birth: February 11, 1969

Jennifer Aniston's wholesome-yet-knowing sexiness has made her the most popular Friends castmember, and the one making the biggest impact on the big screen since the show folded.

One of the "Ten Most Lusted After Women" according to a poll in Men's Fitness magazine, Jennifer says, "It's always weird to see yourself on screen or in a magazine. It's almost as if the image I see is another person and not the real me I know."

Born in Sherman Oaks, California, Jennifer's father is John Aniston, a regular on the TV soap Days Of Our Lives. She graduated from New York's High School of Performing Arts (the "Fame" school) and did the off-Broadway scene for two years. Heading to Hollywood, Aniston's agent told her to drop 30 pounds if she wanted to get work. She did, and was seen (by very, very few people) on shows like Ferris Bueller, Molloy, and Muddling Through. Eventually she won the role of Rachel on Friends, and was single-handedly responsible for the most popular hair look of the mid '90s.

Aniston's since proved she's got the right stuff for the movies with a string of lighthearted romantic comedies, including: Picture Perfect, The Object Of My Affection, Bruce Almighty and Along Came Polly.

Some of her recent films include the drama Cake (2015), for which she has received a Golden Globe nomination, and the romantic comedy Mother's Day (2016). In 2016, she also lent her voice to the animated feature Storks (2016) alongside Andy Samberg and Kelsey Grammer.

In 2005, Aniston filed for and obtained a divorce from her husband of five years, Brad Pitt, after it was discovered he was having a relationship with Angelina Jolie. She then dated her The Break Up (2006) co-star Vince Vaughn for several months, and although it was rumored that she was dating her The Bounty Hunter (2010) co-star, Gerard Butler, she denied it. She married actor/screenwriter Justin Theroux in 2015.

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