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JENNIFER ANISTON (Nicole Hurley) was born in Sherman Oaks, CA and raised in New York City. She is a versatile actress who was exposed to acting at an early age by her father, John Aniston, who starred on NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives," and her godfather, the late Telly Savalas. 

Last year, Aniston starred in the ensemble box office hit He's Just Not That Into You and the romantic comedy Love Happens opposite Aaron Eckhart. In 2008, Aniston starred in the box office hit the screen adaptation of John Grogan's beloved book Marley & Me with Owen Wilson. She was also recently seen opposite Steve Zahn in the romantic comedy Management. She recently wrapped on Miramax's The Baster alongside Jason Bateman.

Aniston completed her 10th and final season on the hit ensemble comedy "Friends,” along with Courteney Cox-Arquette, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow, on NBC. Her work as Rachel Green earned her five Emmy® nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and two Golden Globe Award nominations. In addition to receiving four People's Choice Awards, Aniston won her first Emmy® in 2002 for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as her first Golden Globe Award in 2003 for Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. 

In addition to the massive success she has achieved on the small screen, Aniston has continued to branch out with very different roles on the silver screen. She was seen in the hit romantic comedy The Break-Up with costar Vince Vaughn. She also starred in Friends With Money, which marked her return to the indie screen. Both her performance and the film received rave reviews. Additionally, Aniston starred in the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It as well as the thriller Derailed co-starring Clive Owen. 

Aniston played opposite Ben Stiller in Universal's Along Came Polly. She also starred opposite Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman in the smash hit comedy, Bruce Almighty. 

She also starred in Miguel Arteta's critically acclaimed third film, The Good Girl, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, and Zooey Deschanel, a role for which Aniston earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. The film made its debut to rave reviews at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Fox Searchlight.

Aniston's other film credits include: Rock Star, opposite Mark Wahlberg and directed by Stephen Herek; She's The One opposite director Ed Burns and Cameron Diaz; Picture Perfect opposite Kevin Bacon and Olympia Dukakis, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron; ‘Til There Was You, with Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Dylan McDermott, and the critically praised The Object of My Affection opposite Paul Rudd. Her other film credits include Office Space and Dreams for an Insomniac. 

In 2006, Aniston also made her directorial debut, directing the short film, Room 10, as part of the award winning short film series, Glamour Reel Moments. 

Aniston, who is of Greek descent, spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family, but relocated to New York when her father landed a role on the daytime drama "Love of Life." She had her first taste of acting at age 11 when she joined the Rudolf Steiner School's drama club. Aniston said: "I was always fascinated by acting, but my experience at Rudolf Steiner encouraged me to pursue it as a career. Steiner was a free-spirited school that encouraged creativity and individualism." Her experience at the Rudolf Steiner School also helped Aniston develop a passion for art. At age 11, one of Aniston's paintings was selected to be on display in an exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

She began her professional training as a drama student at New York's High School of the Performing Arts. After graduating in 1987, Aniston won roles in such Off-Broadway productions as "For Dear Life” at New York's Public Theater and "Dancing on Checker's Grave.” In 1989, she landed her first television role as a series regular on "Molloy.” Aniston's other television credits include series regular roles on "The Edge,” as well as "Ferris Bueller,” a recurring role on "Herman's Head,” and guest-starring roles on such series as "Quantum Leap” and "Burke's Law”.


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