Jennifer Aniston. biography
Jennifer Joanna Aniston, born in Sherman Oaks, California on February 11, 1969, is a successful actress, director, and producer who acquired worldwide recognition when she landed the role of Rachel Greene in the hit NBC sitcom Friends. Daughter of soap opera star John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow, Jennifer Joanna Aniston started performing on stage while attending Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts (also known as the "fame school"). A lot of hard work and years later, Jen earned a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for her role as Rachel, and a spot as Hollywood's most liked actress.
Jennifer relied on minor roles before she auditioned for NBC's sitcom Friends. She performed a cold read as Monica Geller but producers thought she fit better in the world of Rachel Green. The role of Monica went to her now-best friend Courtney Cox who initially auditioned for the role of Rachel. In the cast of Friend's original contracts, each cast member received 22,500 per episode for the first season. By the third season, the cast entered into collective negotiations rather than Warner Brothers' inclination for individual deals; the cast believed no one was a main character but rather an ensemble of equal status characters. In the ninth and tenth season, they were paid 1 million per episode, making Jen the highest paid TV show actress. She starred in 238 episodes and won both an Emmy Award and Golden Globe for her portrayal of a spoiled girl, forced to survive in New York City without the help of her rich daddy. They were the first cast to enter into collective negotiations, which led other ensemble casts to do the same, such as Modern Family.
Following her stardom as Rachel, Jennifer experimented with independent movie roles and big budget movies. She was taken seriously by Hollywood when she starred in Office Space, The Good Girl and Friends with Money, which showed a serious, talented actress not bound by Rachel Green-like roles. Her big budget appearances along side established comedians and actors include Bruce Almighty (Jim Carrey), Along Came Polly (Ben Stiller), Derailed (Clive Owen), Rumor Has It (Kevin Costner), The Break-Up (Vince Vaughn), and Bounty Hunter (Gerald Butler). In 2008, she starred alongside Owen Wilson in Marley and Me, which set the record for the largest Christmas day box office with more than 14 million in ticket sales and ranked number 1 at the box office. Her next film, He's Just Not That into You, opened on February 2009 and was ranked no. 1 opening weekend, making 27.5 million. Although the movie received mixed reviews, critics praised Jennifer's performance.
Apart from her Golden Globe and Emmy awards, Jennifer has racked up many awards that recognize her talent minus her 1997 nomination for a Raspberry award for worst new star. She was voted People's Magazine's Most Beautiful People of the World in 1999, 2002, and was on the cover in 2004. In 2003, Jennifer was described as a "red carpet ruler" by People's magazine and topped the 2003 Forbes list for being on more magazine covers than any other celebrity. In 2005, Jennifer made history by winning GQ woman of the year, being on the cover, and sharing the spot light with 50 Cent and Vince Vaughn.
While Jennifer has been recognized as a profound actress and star, a lot of her publicity was and will continue to be in account to her love life. Her most profound moment in the media was her divorce from Brad Pitt and the moments leading up to it, but Jen's love interests began way before the gorgeous Brad as explained in the timeline below.
Jennifer Aniston Boyfriend, Ex-Husband & Dating History
Jen dated Charlie Schlatter, her co-star in the early 90s sitcom "Ferris Bueller." A show based on the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," the two had a romantic affair even though they played siblings on-screen.
Jen dated Adam Duritz, the frontman and vocalist for Counting Crows, but was short lived when Duritz hooked up with her now-best friend Courtney Cox. After the break-up, Courtney and Duritz dated for several years
1995 - 1998
Jen dated Tate Donovan. They dated before he made a guest appearance as her love interest Joshua on Friends. They got engaged but broke it off a short time later
1998 - 1999
Jen started dating Paul Rudd during the filming of The Object Of My Affection where he played Jen's gay best friend. Their relationship lasted a year before they called it quits.
1998 - 2005
Jen dated Brad Pitt after being set up by both of their agents. They were engaged in December 1999 and married in July 2000 wih a $1 million wedding. In January 2005, Jen and Brad separated and later divorced in October 2005 following the media's speculation that Pitt had an affair with co-star Angelina Jolie while onset of Mr. and Mrs. Smith
June 2005 - December 2006
Jen was linked to Vince Vaughn after meeting on the set of The Breakup. By December 2006, the two had broken up.
April 2007 - June 2007
Jen was spotted going on romantic dates with male model Paul Sculfor and allegedly was spotted by photographers occasionally leaving his home early in the morning. He later went on to dating Cameron Diaz.
April 2008 - March 2009
Jen hooked up with John Mayer but both denied any reports suggesting they were dating. Paparazzi photographed them cuddling in Miami and gained even more attention from tabloids. After going on and off, Jen confirmed they were in fact a couple at the 2009 Academy Awards. They broke up a few weeks later.
Jen went on a date with Bradley Cooper to II Cantinore in Manhattan. Obviously they didn't hit it off because it was the last time they were seen together.
Jen and Gerald Butler had a secret relationship while filming The Bounty Hunter. Neither confirmed they went on a date with each other but were often spotted getting extremely close and personal with each other in public.
May 2011 - Present
Jen announced her engagement to American actor, screenwriter, and director Justin Theroux after dating for 15 months. They started dating in Spring 2011 but their relationship became known at a MTV Movie Awards after-party where they were showing off some PDA. Theroux is known for his roles in Stranger's with Candy, Your Highness, and Wanderlust (where they both met). This will be Jen's second marriage and Theroux's first.