An American screen and movie actress. Jennifer Joanna Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, and grew up in New York City. She is the daughter of actor John Aniston, a Greek American and actress Nancy Dow who is of Italian-Scottish descent. Aniston’s godfather was the actor Telly Savalas, her father’s best friend. She lived in Greece for one year as a child with her family, and they later relocated to New York City.
Jennifer attended the New York Rudolf Steiner School and graduated from Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She worked in Off Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker’s Grave. She supported herself with several part-time jobs, including working as a telemarketer and bike messenger. In 1989, she moved to Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer appeared in a couple of failed television comedy shows, The Edge and Muddling Through. After her appearance in the critically derided 1992 horror film, Leprechaun, she considered giving up acting. Her plans changed, however, after auditioning for the sit com Friends. The producers of the show originally wanted Aniston to play the role of Monica Geller, but Courteney Cox was considered more suited for the part of Monica. As a result, Jennifer was cast as Rachel Green and played the character from 1994 until the show ended in 2004.
The program was very successful and she became a popular actress. Her hairstyle at the time, which became known as the “Rachel”, was widely copied. Jennifer received a salary of one million dollars per episode for the last two seasons of Friends (2005). She won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the series.
Jennifer has also enjoyed a successful film career. Her biggest box office success to date was her appearance in 2003’s Bruce Almighty, in which she played the girlfriend of title character Jim Carrey.
Forbes listed Aniston as the 10th richest woman in the entertainment industry for the year 2007. Aniston’s net worth is approximately $110 million. According to Forbes in October 2007. In 2008, Aniston landed the seventeenth spot on Forbes Celebrity 100 list based on “earnings and fame.” Forbes listed Aniston’s earnings as $27 million.