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Jennifer Joanna Aniston also known as Jennifer Aniston or Rachel from Friends is the most prominent American actress and producer.
Despite her age, she still looks young and beautiful, and people always wonder how old Jennifer Aniston is. By 2022, she is 53 years old and will soon be 54.
Born into a family of actors, she had her path set straight to follow. Hence, she has been working since a very young age.
The former actress is currently listed among the names of actresses who are paid the highest in the entertainment industry.
Early Life Of Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston opened her eyes to this world on the 11th of February 1969. Hence, she is currently 53 years old.
She was welcomed by her parents, John Aniston who is a Greek-born actor, and Nancy Dow who is also an actress.
She along with her family moved to New York when she was little where she attended Waldorf School.
Jennifer A. grew up in a family where she was prohibited from watching television even though her both parents were actors.
However, she tricked her parents into looking for a way to watch it anyways.
Later, an unfortunate series of events took place and her parents decided to separate when Jennifer A. was nine.
Having been born into a family of actors she had her priorities straight and she knew what she had to pursue from the beginning.
When Jennifer A. was 11, her passion for acting got her enrolled in the High School Of The Performing Arts In Manhattan.
Following her studies, she became a member of the school’s drama society and that’s where it all began.
She initiated her career by playing a part in the stage drama The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry.
Jennifer A. played another minor role in a stage drama titled Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov.
The Beginning Of Her Career
Jennifer A. officially began her career by working in theatre under off-broadway productions. She played roles in shows such as Dancing On Checker’s Graves and Dear Life.
Simultaneously to financially support herself she took up part-time jobs such as telemarketer and waitress.
In 1998, Jennifer A. played a minor role in the adventure film Mac and Me directed by Stewart Raffill however it didn’t get her much attention.
A year later, she also made an appearance as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem on the Howard Stern Show.
The Friends actress then played a role in the comedy series The Edge in 1992 and Muddling Through in 1994. However, both television series was a thumbs-down for a lot of people.
The distressed actress, Jennifer A, frowning upon her failed career reached Warren Littlefield who comforted her into continuing her career despite the hurdles.
The former film executive got her a role in the comedy series Friends. At the same time, she got an offer on the Saturday Night Live show which she declined as she wanted to work in Friends.
She was initially offered a role as Monica Geller but Courteney Cox who had auditioned before her for the same part decided to be more suitable.
Hence, Jennifer A. was given the part of Rachel Green. The comedy series that continued until 2004 got her huge fame and attention.
The former show eventually skyrocketed her career and her relationship with David Schimmer as Ross Geller on the same show garnered much love and attention too.
After taking a break of four years, Jennifer A. returned to her acting path while taking up a role in the comedy series She’s The One in 1996.
Following her work in She’s The One, she took up the role of struggling advertising executive in the movie Picture Perfect alongside Kevin Bacon and Jay Mohr.
However, it was a partial success whatsoever, but Jennifer A’s character received a pretty great response.
In addition, her other prominent work was The Object Of My Affection aired in 1998 where Jennifer A. played the character of a woman who falls for a gay man, and this character was played by Paul Rudd.
Other movies and series of Jennifer A. included in the time frame of 1994 to 2004 were RockStar (2001), and The Good Girl released in 2002 which was a breakthrough for her career as it garnered huge success.
Further adding to her career, she played roles in the comedy film Bruce Almighty in 2003 and Along Came Polly in 2004.
Both the former movies were blockbusters and got her prominence.
Continuing about her career, 2005 was no less than a year of success for Jennifer A. She worked in the movies Derailed and the romantic comedy, Rumour Has It.
In 2006, she played in the movies Friends With Money and The Breakup. She also shifted toward directing as she directed the short movie Room 10.
The list of Jennifer A.’s work is long but some of her prominent movies include Marley And Me, He’s Just Not That Into You, Cake, and Office Christmas Party.
Speaking of her recent work, she started working for her Netflix premiers as she directed and starred in the Dumplin in 2018, First Ladies and Murder Mystery.
The most recent appearance of Jennifer A. was when she reunited with her Friends cast for HBO Max.
Awards And Recognition
Jennifer A. rose to prominence for her phenomenal acting skills despite her failures even.
She has garnered quite a lot of awards specially for her character in Friends. She received a Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and SAG award for her role as Rachel Green.
She has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for her acting in 30 Rocks while simultaneously being nominated for Golden Globe and SAG awards for her movie Cake.
The Friends actress also garnered a SAG award for The Morning Show while being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the same show.
Further talking about the public image of Jennifer A., she has appeared in a lot of magazines, mostly recognized as the world’s most beautiful woman.
From 2004 to 2016, People Magazine ranked her among the most beautiful women while she was also ranked as the best dressed by the same magazine in 2006.
She is also ranked by Forbes as the most powerful woman.
Furthermore, she has also been featured on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on the 22nd of February, 2012.
Speaking of her fame, when Jennifer A. joined Instagram on the 15th of October 2019, she broke the genius world record by attaining the fastest one million followers within 5 hours and sixteen minutes.
The app also broke down and became inoperable on the same day because of the web traffic on her account.
Is Jennifer Aniston Married?
Coming to the personal life of Jennifer A. she got married to Brad Pitt on the 29th of July, 2000 after dating him for two years.
The relationship between the two was adored by the fans and it gained a spotlight in the media.
However, the marriage didn’t turn out to be in her favor as the couple got divorced in 2005.
Media reports surfaced that the former Friends Actress decided on divorce as she didn’t want to have kids with Brad.
However, the allegations were denied by Jennifer A. as she said
I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! … I would never give up that experience for a career.
Other fans speculated that Brad wasn’t a faithful husband. Their divorce got people into separating into teams as shirts appeared with titles such as Team Jolie And Team Aniston.
In January 2015, talking about her divorce, Jennifer A. spoke in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter,
Nobody did anything wrong… It was just like, sometimes things happen.
She further described her relationship with her ex-husband as complicated but very intense and beautiful.
However, getting over her relationship with Brad Pitt, she got married again with Justin Theroux on the 5th of August, 2015.
Justin was a screenwriter, director, and actor who began dating Jennifer A. in May 2011.
Sadly, her second marriage wasn’t successful again and the duo divorced in 2017.
Charity And Welfare Work By Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer A. has been well known for her open heart and care for others. She has hosted several charity events and rose to prominence for her huge donations.
The Friends actress appeared in the advertisement for Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. She also hosted a show for cancer patients and survivors named Standup To Cancer in 2008.
Jennifer A. is also known for being a supporter of the orphanage in Tijuana which is supported by Friends of El Faro, a non-profit organization.
Furthermore, she also won an award for her sympathy and recognition of the LGBT community on the 14th of April, 2017.
The documentary film released in 2009, The Cove was an inspiration for several actors including Jennifer A. Courteney Cox and Ben Stiller to be a part of the campaign directed by Andres Useche to prevent the slaughter of dolphins.
Moreover, Jennifer A. also donated $500,000 to the non-government medical organization known as Doctors Without Borders. Another $500,000 to the Red Crescent Movement which is an organization to protect human health.
All the philanthropy work that the former actress has been a part of has greatly contributed to the community and in one of the interviews with Instyle magazine she said,
“We live an extremely beautiful, fortunate life being able to do what we get to do for a living. And so it’s a way of being able to be in a position to do something for people who are less able. It’s something that makes my heart smile.”
Other campaigns she had donated to include the presentational fundraiser campaign for Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
What Does Jennifer Aniston Do In Her Free Time
Jennifer A. has a passion for yoga and hence she has been practicing Hatha Yoga for a long time. The former yoga practice includes techniques to preserve inner energy.
To maintain the physique she has today she also practices Budokan Karate. It is recognized by the world union and also the world karate federation.
Jennifer Aniston Struggled From Dyslexia
The reason Jennifer A. has been well received is not only because of her acting but also because she has been very open about her struggles.
In an interview in 2014, she revealed how she had dyslexia, a reading disorder that affects the brain of the child and the way he reads something.
She further stated how the disorder affected her education and shattered her confidence. She added how she felt she wasn’t smart enough until she was diagnosed with Dyslexia in her twenties.
After her diagnosis, she changed the way she looked at life. Jennifer A. explained how she struggled as a child and the trauma it gave her but now her self-esteem has only elevated.
The Net Worth Of Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer A. has been one of the highest-earning actresses in the world.
She has been included in several magazines for her wealth including The Forbes where she has taken the place amongst top earning actresses and retained the former position for 15 years.
The net worth of the former actress is estimated to be around $30 million which she has earned from her work as an actress and also as a director.
Moreover, Forbes magazine recognized Jennifer A. as the best-selling face of Hollywood.