Professionally Jennifer is credited as Jennifer Aniston, legally she is known as Jennifer Pitt and chances are no matter which name is used, fans hope both will be around for a long time to come.
"When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they
watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed." People magazine,
Jennifer's parents, John Aniston (actor, played Victor Kiriakis in TV's soap Days of Our Lives) and Nancy Dow (actor, model) were divorced in 1980 and Jennifer continued to be raised by her mother while living in New York. Jennifer attended the Rudolph Steiner School in New York, New York and The High School of the Performing Arts, also of New York. It was while being a member of the Rudolf Steiner School's drama club that Jennifer discovered her passion for acting.
The late bald actor Telly Savalas (1924-1994), famous for such
roles as Kojak in the TV series Kojak, Feto Gomez in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
and Archer J. Maggott in The Dirty Dozen (1967) was Jennifer's Godfather.
In 1994 the sensation hit TV comedy Friends was launched with Jennifer playing the role of Rachel Green. Running for 10 years, this role would be Jennifer's catalyst to fame, winning her awards and a fan following. Onscreen and off, the starring cast of Friends, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer formed strong friendships and the final episode of the series pulled in over 50 million American viewers alone.
Jennifer's career stands on solid ground and along with her numerous television appearances one can see her in such films as She's the One (1996), Picture Perfect (1997), The Object of My Affection (1998), Rock Star (2001), The Good Girl (2002), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Along Came Polly (2004) to name a few. Leading men starring opposite Jennifer include such actors as Jim Carrey, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and of course her real life main squeeze, Brad Pitt.
Jennifer can be seen in the upcoming Rumor Has It (2005), Derailed (2005), Diary (2005), Friends with Money (2006) and Gambit (2006).
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