Jennifer Aniston: biography
The owner of the name star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jennifer Aniston, was born on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California. The father of Jennifer - Greek by nationality Yannis Anastassakis, starting his career on television, changed his name to John Aniston. Her mother is a little-known actress Nancy Dow, earlier worked as an assistant of Rock Hudson. The godfather of Jennifer Aniston became the best friend of her father, the former television actor Telli Savalas.
When Jen was ten years old, her parents divorced. Then the girl decided to become an actress. It happened after watching the comedy play "Annie" on Broadway. Jennifer Aniston's father tried to dissuade his daughter from acting career, trying to protect himself from those problems that he had to face. John Aniston played in many soap operas, but most of the time he received refusals, didn’t have work and worked as a vacuum cleaner seller.
But Jen was adamant, and her father gave in. The first role Jennifer got thanks to her father. John Aniston sent the girl to play in extras of a soap opera in which he also played. Thus began the creative biography of Jennifer Aniston.
For the first time the name of the beginning actress got into the titles after the release of the series "Molloy", where Jennifer played in a small episode. At castings, she was offered only small episodes in the series, and all she had to do was to work waiting for a new role. Jennifer had to work as a secretary in an advertising agency, as a bike courier in New York, as an ice cream saleswoman, and as a waitress. And at the last job she worked two and a half years.
In 1990, the actress moved to Hollywood and found an agent who agreed to represent her. But at the same time he put a strict condition: Jen had to lose 13 kg. At first, Aniston refused, but after the refusals and criticism of her role in the horror film "Leprechaun", she gave up.
Biography of Jennifer Aniston made a dramatic turn towards success in 1994, when she was proposed a role in the series "Friends". At that time, David Schwimmer and Courtney Cox had already been approved for their roles. Courtney got the role of Rachel Green, and Jennifer tried for the role of Monica. But both actresses wanted to exchange roles, and when the producers found out that Aniston worked as a waitress, the roles were immediately changed.
At the time of filming, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and others were little-known actors, the producers expected to get popularity because of Cox. But the series received public response from first episodes. Aniston became not just famous, but a trendsetter. She made trends in everything: from clothes to haircuts.
By the way, the birth of a fashionable hairdo – smooth straight hair – Aniston owes an unlucky stylist who first made an unfortunate mistake, cutting off the actress's extra curl, and then had to correct his mistakes. Since then, Aniston's hair has become her trademark. She regularly spends fabulous sums on hair care and hides that she is naturally curly-haired.
The series "Friends" became mega popular and lasted 10 years. Jennifer Aniston from the actress-loser turned into one of the highest-paid stars on TV. Her fee was fabulous: a million dollars for the episode. Jen finally became famous and rich. The actress was nominated for the Emmy Award five times, and in 2003 she received the Golden Globe.
During the time when the series "Friends" was on the screens, Aniston managed to appear in a big movie. In early 2000s, Jennifer Aniston topped the rating of Hollywood's most popular comedy actresses. Each of her movie had success, and Aniston's fees reached $10 million.
And she got the image of a girl for romantic comedies. So there were films with her participation – "Dream for an Insomniac" (1996), "Picture Perfect" (1997), "Office space" (1999). The romantic comedy "Picture Perfect" received mixed reviews from film critics, but the game of Aniston was highly appreciated. At the same time, Jennifer starred in the films "'Til There Was You" with Sarah Jessica Parker, "The Thin Pink Line" and "Office Space." The last film later got a cult status. And her role in the drama "Good Girl" was positively welcomed at the Sundance Independent Film Festival.
In 2003, the comedy "Bruce Almighty" brought Aniston a new wave of popularity, in which the actress played the girlfriend of the main hero played by Jim Carrey, who received divine authority. A year later, the audience had the opportunity to watch Jen in pair with Ben Stiller in the romantic story "Along Came Polly." In this film, Aniston got the role of a crazy beauty who loves extreme, while Stiller played a "gray office mouse".
In 2005, Jennifer starred in the movie "Rumor Has It..." along with Hollywood stars such as Kevin Costner and Mark Ruffalo. In the same year, the actress changed roles and genre, playing in the thriller "Derailed" with Clive Owen and Vincent Cassel.
A year later, Aniston tried herself as a director, making the short film "Room 10". Jennifer said that this step was made by the example of Gwyneth Paltrow. The second and the last of her works as a director was the picture "Five" (2011).
In December 2008, the tragicomedy "Marley & Me" was released, where Owen Wilson became Jennifer Aniston's partner. The box office was 242 million dollars. The next film of Aniston was a romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You." Along with Aniston starred the largest stars of American cinema - Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson , Bradley Cooper. Despite the fact that the reviews of the film were mixed, the work of Aniston and her star partners was appreciated. Only for the first week after the release, the film collected almost 30 million dollars.
And again Aniston appeared in another romantic comedy - "Just Go with It." The actress played a friend of the surgeon (Adam Sandler), who asked her to play his ex-wife before the girl.
In March 2010, the movie "The Bounty Hunter" with the participation of Aniston and Gerard Butler was released. The film had negative reviews from critics, but raised more than $ 130 million at the box office. The same story happened with the melodrama "The Switch", in which Aniston also worked as a producer. The picture received not very good critics’ reviews, but was rated even higher than the "Bounty Hunter".
In summer, 2011, the comedy "Horrible Bosses" was released in which Jennifer appeared as a worried dentist. In autumn of the same year, the premiere of the film "Wanderlust" took place. During the filming Aniston began relations with her future husband. The audience also remembers the next comedy "We're the Millers". In this film, the actress played the false spouse of a drug dealer. Three years later, the continuation of the picture "Horrible Bosses 2", where Jennifer Aniston appeared once again, was successfully released.
In 2013, there was a premiere of the film "Life of Crime ", in which Aniston played the role of the wife of rich man who went bankrupt. In the film two men decided to kidnap her for ransom. But it turned out that the husband didn’t want to save his wife.
On September 8, 2014 at the International Film Festival in Toronto, there was a premiere of the drama "Cake", where Aniston played the role of suffering from chronic pain girl Claire. The film was warmly received by critics and showed that Jennifer Aniston does a wonderful job not only with comedy roles - she also can play deep psychological roles.
Jennifer Aniston is not only the owner of numerous awards, a personal star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. The actress was recognized as the most beautiful and sexy woman in various ratings. And in 2011, according to Men's Health magazine, Jennifer Aniston topped the rating of "The Sexiest Women of All Time", ahead of Angelina Jolie and Marilyn Monroe.
Like many actors and stars of show business, Jennifer Aniston has a page in Instagram. At first she often shared photos and communicated with her fans. But over time, her communication was reduced to a minimum, and the actress said that it is difficult to find her in social networks. Nevertheless, Aniston's account is popular, as well as a number of pages created by her fans.
The personal life of Jennifer Aniston is full of joy and disappointment. In the past, Aniston had relations with Adam Dyuritz, then with the actor Tate Donovan. Short relations were replaced by serious relationship with Brad Pitt. The couple had a wedding in July 2000 in Malibu.
The most beautiful couple of Hollywood announced their divorce in January 2005, and in October Pitt and Aniston divorced. All this time, the personal life of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt was on the first pages of tabloids, discussing all the details and scandals around the star couple. The cause of the divorce was Angelina Jolie, whom her future husband Brad Pitt met on the set of "Mr and Mrs. Smith." According to the assumptions of Jolie's admirers, Pitt preferred her, as she wanted children, and Aniston did not want or could not have children.
Aniston had a hard time after the divorce and did not hide her dislike for Angelina Jolie. Especially after her interview, when Jolie told that the feelings between her and Brad broke out when Pitt and Aniston were together. In 2016, after learning about the divorce of Pitt and Jolie, Aniston would call it "karma."
After the divorce with Pitt, Jennifer tried to build relationship with the actor Vince Vaughn, then - with John Mayer. In 2010, after joint shootings in the movie "Bounty Hunter", the press began to speculate about her relations with Gerard Butler. But it were just rumors, and the actress in one of the interviews told that she was happy even without a husband, children and the house bought on credit.
After the filming of "Wanderlust", Aniston had relations with Justin Theroux, famous for the film "Mulholland Drive" and the TV series "Left behind." Unexpectedly, their relations were serious. The screenwriter and actor Theroux broke up with his civil wife, with whom he lived 14 years.
People became aware of the relationship between Aniston and Theroux only in May 2011. Love turned Aniston's head, and she even took a creative vacation and began to decorate the house, bought for 21 million dollars. A year later, Theroux made Aniston an offer, but the wedding took place only in 2015. To hide the fact of the wedding, the couple invited guests to celebrate the birthday of Theroux. But the couple's star friends quickly realized that they were invited to the wedding.
The wedding took place on August 5, 2015 in Los Angeles in the presence of many Hollywood stars - Rachel McAdams, Tobey Maguire, Orlando Bloom, Emily Blunt and others. The bridesmaid was Courtney Cox. After the celebration, the family went on a honeymoon to Bora Bora.
Jennifer Aniston has already gotten used to the constant rumors of her pregnancy, but this topic is painful for her. In February 2017, there were rumors that after a 16-month treatment, the IVF procedure gave the result, and the 48-year-old actress was waiting a child. The tabloids told about parties in honor of future parents, for whom this child should be the first. Aniston urged not to believe the rumors and said that when she will be pregnant, she would tell the world about this joyful event.
Jennifer Aniston nowadays
In 2016, Aniston, along with Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts starred in the comedy "Mother's Day", which tells the audience about women's happiness. Jack Huston became an actress partner in the drama "A Yellow Bird", which tells the story of two young American soldiers during the war in Iraq. The actress also starred in the films "Office Christmas Party", "Storks".
In 2017 the premiere of the film "Mean Mums" is planned. Aniston is not only an actress and director, but also a producer - she owns Echo Films.
Despite the fact that Jennifer soon will be 50, many girls envy her beauty and figure. According to Aniston, the secret of a good shape is simple: proper nutrition and sport. This allows her to stay Point break, to get new roles of romantic beauties and young girls and to remain one of the most beautiful women of the planet.
- Til There Was You
- Picture Perfect
- A thin pink line
- Office space
- Good girl
- Bruce Almighty
- Along Came Polly
- Just Go with It
- The Bounty Hunter
- He's Just Not That Into You
- We're the Millers
- Marley and me
- She's Funny That Way
- Horrible Bosses
- Office Christmas Party