Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is 54-years old today. A super-popular Hollywood star, she was 25 years old when she gained international fame following her appearance as Rachel Green in the popular American sitcom Friends.
In addition to being a popular name internationally, Jennifer Aniston is also one of the most famous and highly sought-after comedic actresses in Hollywood who has achieved quite a lot at her age. She has won several awards, including a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Read on to get closure on the life and achievements of the Friends star.
Summary of Jennifer Aniston’s Bio
- Full name: Jennifer Joanna Aniston
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: February 11, 1969
- Jennifer Aniston’s Age: 54 years old
- Ethnicity: Mixed (English, Greek, Irish, Scottish, Italian)
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Greek Orthodox
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Jennifer Aniston’s Husband: Brad Pitt (2000 – 2005), Justin Theroux (2015 – 2018)
- Jennifer Aniston’s Parents: John Aniston (father) and Nancy Dow (mother)
- Siblings: Alex Aniston and John T. Melick III
- Jennifer Aniston’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 4 inches
- Jennifer Aniston’s Height in Centimeters: 164cm
- Jennifer Aniston’s Weight: 53kg
- Body measurements in inches: 34-23-35
- Jennifer Aniston’s Net worth: $300 million
- Famous for: Playing the role of Rachael on the TV sitcom, “Friends”
- Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram: @jenniferaniston
- Twitter: @officialaniston
- Facebook: Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston Is 54 Years Old Now
Jennifer Aniston was born Jennifer Joanna Aniston on the 11th of February 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, United States of America, to John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father, John Aniston, was a Greek-born actor while her mother was also an actress by profession.
Speaking about her childhood, Jennifer is the only child of her parents, but she has other siblings who are her parent’s children from other relationships. She has two half-brothers named John Melick III and Alex Aniston. John is her mother’s child from her first marriage to Jack Melick while Alex is her father’s son who he had through his second marriage after he left his first marriage to Jennifer’s mother.
Jennifer Aniston was still a child when her family relocated to New York City and there, her parents got divorced – Jen was nine years old at the time. Her mother kept custody of her, which meant that she was raised by her mother alone. Her father was not very present because he was pursuing his career at the time.
Coming from a comfortable home as she was born to famous parents, Jennifer is well educated. The actress attended the Waldorf school after which she moved further and got enrolled in Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art Performing arts where she became part of the school’s drama society.
Jennifer Aniston Began Her Acting Career in 1988 At The Age of 19
It is safe to say that Jennifer Aniston followed in the footsteps of her parents. The actress began pursuing her dream of acting at an early age. She first played an uncredited minor role in the film Mac and Me produced in 1988 and from there she got to play her first major role in the 1993 film titled Leprechaun, a horror comedy movie.
Her major career breakthrough which brought about her being recognized internationally came in the early 1990s when she depicted the character of Rachel Green in the television sitcom Friends. For her amazing performance on the show, she earned a Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards.
The actress has since gone ahead to feature in many other movies such as Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-up (2006), Just Go with it (2011), Marley & Me (2008), Horrible Bosses (2011), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), and many others.
Among the films she is best recognized for are film Office Space (1999), The Good Girl (2002), Friends with Money (2006), Cake (2014), and Dumplin (2018). In 2019, she returned to television, producing and starring in the Apple TV+ drama series, The Morning Show, for which she received another Screen Actors Guild Award.
Having been active in the movie industry for over three decades, it’s no surprise that Jennifer has risen to become one of the world’s highest-paid actresses since her breakthrough. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is the co-founder of the production company, EchoFilms, which was founded in 2008.
Jennifer Aniston Was Featured In Friends At The Age Of 25 – But She Almost Lost The Role
Jennifer Aniston was only 25 years old when she was cast in the television sitcom, Friends. The actress revealed the surprising fact during an episode of Gayle King in the House on SiriusXM.
She told Gayle King that when she auditioned for the role of Rachel, The sitcom director, James Burrows, warned her that the 1994 series, Muddling Through, which she was already starring in, would be renewed for another season – just to deliberately hurt his own TV show.
He added that if that were to be the case, then her role as Rachel would not be guaranteed as she – Jennifer Aniston – may not be able to be on the set of both shows at the same time. And as James predicted, the Muddling Through TV series was picked up just for three more episodes – and consequently, this made Jennifer Aniston’s grip on the role of Rachel on the Friends TV sitcom untenable.
At that point, other actresses started auditioning for the role of Rachael as it was thought that she would not be cast any longer. This was a very difficult situation for the actress. And to make an already difficult situation even more unbearable, these people, including some of her friends, would call the 54-year-old producer for tips on how to be successful with the audition.
Here was Jennifer Aniston at the age of 25 with two roles on two different TV shows knowing she only had to choose one. Confused, and not knowing the one to choose, she made a very wise decision. She approached a producer and asked for professional advice on which of the sitcoms to stay with or let go of – her role as Madeline Cooper on Muddling Through or her role as Rachel Green on Friends.
That move proved to be a masterstroke as the producer told her all she needed to know which aided her in making the choice she made. He pointed her to the fact the Friends project had the potential to break records and would consequently turn her into a superstar – and that was what happened in the end.
She Won Her Very First Award at the Age of 27
Since her breakthrough as an actress on Friends, Jennifer Aniston has gone ahead to become one of the leading actresses in the American entertainment industry. She has featured in several blockbusters and chart-topping movies with several iconic roles and her work as an actress has not gone unnoticed as several award bodies have time and time again recognized her contribution to the growth of the industry through award nominations (some of which she has won).
Jennifer Aniston won her first award, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award, in 1996 and has gone on to win many other award since then. In no particular order, let’s look at Jennifer Aniston’s career nominations and awards.
|2020||Critics Choice Movie Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||51||Nominated|
|2020||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama||51||Nominated|
|2019||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actress||50||Nominated|
|2019||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||50||Won|
|2015||Critics Choice Movie Awards||Best Actress||46||Nominated|
|2015||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama||46||Nominated|
|2014||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role||45||Nominated|
|2007||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Female Movie Star||38||Won|
|2004||Logie Awards||Most Popular Overseas TV Star||35||Won|
|2004||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||35||Nominated|
|2004||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Female TV Performer||35||Won|
|2003||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Female TV Performer||34||Won|
|2003||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Female Lead||34||Nominated|
|2003||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy||34||Won|
|2003||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||34||Nominated|
|2003||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||34||Nominated|
|2002||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Female TV Performer||33||Won|
|2002||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||33||Nominated|
|2002||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||33||Won|
|2002||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series||33||Nominated|
|2002||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||33||Nominated|
|2001||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Female TV Performer||32||Won|
|2001||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||32||Nominated|
|2001||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series||32||Nominated|
|2001||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||32||Nominated|
|2000||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||31||Nominated|
|1999||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||30||Nominated|
|1998||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||29||Nominated|
|1995||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||26||Won|
At The Age Of 43, She Got A Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
If there is one story all her nominations and awards tell, it is the fact that Jennifer Aniston has become a shining light in Hollywood and a model for other young girls who aspire to make it on the big screen. This was confirmed further on the 22nd of February 2012, when the Horrible Bosses star was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the age of 43.
This took place at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard and was awarded to her in the presence of her colleagues and several notable dignitaries such as the then President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Emcee Leron Gubler.
Some of her colleagues who were present at the event – and who also helped her to unveil her star, which was the 2,462nd star in the Motion Pictures category – were Malin Ackerman, Adam Sandler, and Kathryn Hahn. They also served as guest speakers at the event.
Jennifer Aniston Got Married To Brad Pitt At The Age Of 31
Jennifer Aniston’s personal life has always been of interest to many especially her fans as she was once in a relationship with Brad Pitt whom she married from 2000 to 2005.
Aniston first met Brad Pitt in 1998 and their romance was widely publicized. After two years of dating, she married Pitt on July 29, 2000, at the age of 31, in a lavish Malibu wedding. Their marriage was considered a rare Hollywood success for a few years until they announced their separation on January 7, 2005, while their divorce was finalized on October 2, 2005.
During their divorce proceedings, the press speculated that Pitt had been unfaithful to Aniston with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star, Angelina Jolie, with whom he began a relationship shortly after the split. In the months following their divorce, reports had also gone viral that the reason for the failure of their marriage was that the actress had refused to conceive and bear a child.
This news, however, was debunked by Jennifer who clearly stated that she could never refuse to be a mother as that is one of her life’s biggest dreams and she is ready to keep her career on hold for when she becomes one.
She Got Married Again At The Age Of 42
Moving ahead from her divorce from Brad Pitt, Aniston fell in love again, this time with director, actor, and screenwriter, Justin Theroux. The pair began dating in May 2011 and after some time decided to take their relationship to the next level and got engaged on August 10, 2012. The duo was engaged for three years before going ahead to get married on August 5th, 2015 at their estate.
Sadly, their union was short-lived as they got separated in 2017 and finally announced their divorce in 2018.
At Her Current Age, Jennifer Aniston’s Net Worth Is A Whooping $300 Million
The American actress, producer, and spokeswoman has a net worth estimated to be $300 million. At this point, it certainly goes without saying that Jennifer Aniston, who has been in the Hollywood industry for over three decades now, is one of the most famous and highly sought-after comic actresses in Hollywood.
Through her earnings from her appearances in movies and endorsements from brands like Eyelove, Smartwater, Emirates, and Aveenoo, she typically makes $20+ million annually.