Date of Birth : Feb 11th 1969
After having co-starred in various failed American television series, Aniston considered giving up acting. Aniston’s plans changed, however, after auditioning for Friends, a sitcom that was set to debut on NBC’s 1994–1995 fall line-up. The producers of the show originally wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller, but Courtney Cox was discovered to be best suited for the part of Monica. Thus, Aniston was casted as Rachel Green. She played the character of Rachel from 1994 until the show ended in 2004. The program was successful and Aniston, along with her co-stars, gained wide renown among television viewers. Her hairstyle at the time, which became known as the “Rachel”, was widely copied. Aniston received a salary of one million dollars per episode for the last two seasons of Friends, as well as five Emmy nominations (two for Supporting Actress, three for Lead Actress), including a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
She gained critical acclaim for her performances in The Object of My Affection (1998), a comedy drama about a girl who falls for a gay man, and in the low-budget 2002 film, The Good Girl, directed by Miguel Arteta, playing an unglamorous cashier in a small town. In late 2005, Aniston appeared in two major studio films, Derailed and Rumor Has It.
In addition to her career as a TV actress, Aniston has enjoyed a successful film career. Her biggest box office success to date was her appearance in 2003’s Bruce Almighty. Aniston then starred in the 2004 film, Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller. In 2006, Aniston appeared in the low-budget drama, Friends with Money, which was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and in The Break-Up. In 2007, Aniston guest starred in an episode of Courteney Cox Arquette’s series Dirt. Aniston played Arquette’s snobby rival Tina Harrod.