Jennifer Aniston is an American film actress, the owner of a personalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Participation in the rating youth series “Friends” allowed her to get into full-length American projects, such as “American Divorce”, “To promise is not to marry”, “Bounty Hunter” and others.
Childhood and youth
Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California. Jennifer’s father, Greek by nationality Yannis Anastassakis, having started his career on television, changed his name to John Aniston. Mother – a little-known actress Nancy Dow, at one time moonlighted as an assistant to Rock Hudson. The godfather of Jennifer Aniston was the father’s best friend, a well-known former television actor Telli Savalas.
When Jen was 10 years old, her parents divorced. During these years, the girl decided to become an actress. This happened after watching the Annie comedy show on Broadway. Jennifer Aniston’s father tried to dissuade his daughter from a movie career, trying to protect him from the problems that he himself had to face. John Aniston played in many soap operas, but most of the time he was refused, sat unemployed and worked as a vacuum cleaner salesman.
However, Jen was adamant, and her father surrendered. Jennifer got the first role thanks to him. John Aniston met the girl in an extras soap opera, in which he played. So began the creative biography of Jennifer Aniston.
For the first time, the name of the aspiring actress got into the credits after the release of the series “Molloy”, where Jennifer got a small episode. At the castings, she was offered only small episodes in the series, and all that remained for her was to earn money in anticipation of a new role. Jennifer had to work as a secretary in an advertising agency, and as a courier on a bicycle in New York, and an ice cream seller, and a waitress. And at the last job she lasted 2.5 years.
In 1990, the actress moved to Hollywood and found an agent who agreed to represent her. But at the same time, he set a tough condition: Jen had to lose 13 kg. At first, Aniston refused, but after a series of directorial failures and her appearance in the harshly criticized horror film “Leprechaun” surrendered.
Jennifer Aniston’s biography made a dramatic turn towards success in 1994, when she was offered a role in the series Friends. At that time, David Schwimmer and Courtney Cox were already approved for their roles. And Courtney got the role of Rachel Green, and Jennifer was 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 girls were immediately swapped.
At the time of filming, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and others were little-known actors, the producers expected to gain popularity at the expense of the person Cox. But the series received an audience response from the first episodes. Aniston became not just famous, but a trendsetter. Everything has become a trend: from clothes to haircuts.
By the way, the birth of a fashionable hairstyle – smooth straight hair – Aniston owes to the unlucky stylist, who first made an unfortunate oversight, cutting off the excess curl of the actress, and then was forced to work on the mistakes. Since then, Aniston’s hair has become her trademark. She regularly spends fabulous amounts to maintain them in excellent condition and hides that they are naturally curly.
The series “Friends” became megapopular and lasted 10 years. Jennifer Aniston from an unsuccessful actress turned into one of the highest-paid stars on the zero-screen television. Her fee was fabulous: $ 1 million per episode. Jen has become famous and rich. The actress was nominated 5 times for the Emmy Award, and in 2003 she received the Golden Globe.
During the time the series “Friends” was on, Aniston managed to star in a big movie. In the early 2000s, she led the rating of the most popular comedy actresses in Hollywood. Each of her films collected a decent box office, and Aniston fees reached $ 10 million per tape.
Moreover, the image of a girl for romantic comedies was entrenched to her. So there were pictures with her participation – “The Prince of Dreams” (1996), “Portrait of Perfection” (1997), “Office Space” (1999). The romantic comedy “Portrait of Perfection” received mixed reviews from film critics, but Aniston’s game was rated highly. At the same time, Jennifer starred in the films “The Escaping Ideal” with Sarah Jessica Parker, “The Thin Pink Line” and “Office Space”. The latest movie later received cult status. And her role in the drama “The Good Girl” was positively evaluated at the Sundance Independent Film Festival.
In 2003, the comedy “Bruce Almighty” brought the new wave of popularity to Aniston, in which the actress played the beloved of the hero Jim Carrey, who received divine powers. A year later, the audience got the opportunity to watch the game Jen is already paired with Ben Stiller in the romantic film “And here is Polly.”