daughter of Days
of Our Lives soap star John Aniston, Jennifer
Aniston was born in California, but spent most of her childhood
in New York where she attended the High School of Performing Arts.
roles eventually kicked off her professional career before she moved on to
TV with short-lived performances in a variety of doomed comedy-variety
shows and sitcoms such as The Ben Stiller Show in 1993.
big career break finally came with her role as Rachel
Green in a newly planned sitcom, Friends Like These
in what would became known as Friends by the
time it aired in 1994. Not
only was the show a mega-hit, it scored a huge following for Aniston
herself, whose hairstyle
on the show became a popular rage among young 20-somethings.
Marriage to Brad Pitt and the big break up
Aniston next tried her hand at film, racking up critical acclaim in such
romantic comedies as She's the One, Picture Perfect, and The Object of My Affection. Along the way, she met
actor Brad Pitt and Hollywood's new 'golden couple' were married
official news of the rumored breakup between Aniston and husband
Brad Pitt was announced in January, 2005. Rumors directly linked actress Angelina
Jolie to the much gossiped-about split which has its beginnings when Pitt and Jolie
began their romance on the set of, Mr.
and Mrs. Smith, in which they both starred).
her separation from Pitt, Aniston officially filed for divorce
in March, 2005. Aniston's
next love interest was, until late 2006, was actor Vince
Vaughn. The tabloids next hotly covered Aniston's
breakup with long-time boyfriend and pop rocker John Mayer, followed by more recent reports of a romantic attachment to actor Justin Theroux and hints at an upcoming marriage.
Recent film appearances
Along with intense coverage of her personal life, on screen Aniston continues to receive critical attention for film roles in such hits as Marley & Me, (2008) co-starring Owen Wilson; He's Just Not That into You, (2009) opposite Ben Affleck; and in the comedy movie Horrible Bosses, (2011) opposite Colin Farrell and Jason Bateman. In 2012, Aniston appeared in "Wanderlust" with Paul Rudd and in the comedy "We're the Millers" alongside SNL alum Jason Sudeikis in 2013.