Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film director, and producer. She gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s for portraying Rachel Green in the television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Aniston has also enjoyed a successful film career, having appeared in several Hollywood productions. She gained critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films She's the One (1996), Office Space (1999) and The Good Girl (2002). She has had her greatest commercial successes with the films Bruce Almighty (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), and He's Just Not That Into You (2009).[3]

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Early life

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California[4] to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow.[5] Aniston is of Greek descent on her father's side, and of Scottish and Italian descent on her mother's side.[6] Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick (older) and Alex Aniston (younger).[4][5] Aniston's godfather was actor Telly Savalas, her father's best friend.[4][5] As a child, Aniston lived in Greece for one year with her family. They later relocated to New York City.[5] Aniston attended the Rudolf Steiner School in New York,[7] and graduated from Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.[4] She worked in Off Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker's Grave,[5] and supported herself with several part-time jobs, which included working as a telemarketer, waitress, and bike messenger.[5] In 1989, Aniston moved to Los Angeles, California.[8]

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