Jennifer Aniston was born on February
11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California to Nancy and John Aniston (Victor
Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives).
Aniston, who is Greek, spent a year of her childhood living in Greece
with her family but later, moved to New York when her father landed a
role on the daytime drama, Love of Life.
Aniston's parents separated when she was 9 years old. After the divorce,
she was raised in New York City by her mother.
Aniston was inspired to act after seeing the play Children of A Lesser
God on Broadway. At 11, Aniston joined the Rudolf Steiner School's drama
club. Aniston was, and still is, a very talented artist and at the young
age of 11, one her paintings was displayed at an exhibit at New York's
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
At 15, Aniston was accepted to New York's High School For The Performing
Arts. In 1987, after graduating from high school, Aniston spent a year
living at home with her mom. She did not want to go to college. Instead,
she worked at a burger joint called Jackson Hole in Manhattan. During
those burger-pushing days, Aniston won roles in the Off-Broadway
productions of For Dear Life at New York's Public Theater and Dancing On
Looking for more of a challenge, Aniston moved west where she met
soon-to-be friend, Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing).
During 1989, Aniston was cast in a handful of television shows. In 1993,
Aniston won a part in Leprechaun. In those years, Aniston made a name
for herself as an actress who would take risks and graciously accept
criticism of herself and her work.
Then, a pilot of a show called Friends Like Us came along. Aniston was
originally tested for the role of Monica, but she told the producers
that she felt much more comfortable with the Rachel character and they
Life wasn't all easy for Aniston though. Before getting the role of
Rachel Green on Friends, Aniston was told to lose some weight and she
did. She lost 30 pounds. Now, as the girl everyone wants to look like,
fame has proven to be a bit daunting for Aniston. Now, her passions for
things like antiquing, hiking, and travelling have been halted, for the
time being. She can no longer go out into public without being stopped
for autograph requests or photos and finds the worst part of her
newfound celebrity status is meeting a man. However, that doesn't seem
to be a problem anymore because Jennifer Aniston is currently going out
with actor, Brad Pit.
Date of Birth
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- Sherman Oaks, California,
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