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Born in Sherman Oaks, CA and raised in New York City, JENNIFER ANISTON (Katherine) 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. 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.

Aniston most recently starred in Miramax's The Switch alongside Jason Bateman and opposite Gerard Butler in the romantic comedy The Bounty Hunter, directed by Andy Tennant. In 2009, she was seen in the ensemble feature film He's Just Not That Into You, based on the bestseller by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, as well as opposite Steve Zahn in the romantic comedy, Management, and opposite Aaron Eckhart in the comedy Love Happens. Aniston was also seen in the box office hit screen adaptation of John Grogan's beloved book Marley & Me with Owen Wilson in 2008.

Aniston was seen in the hit romantic comedy The Break-Up with costar Vince Vaughn 2006. She also starred in Friends With Money, which marked Jennifer's 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 in 2004. She was also seen in the smash hit comedy, Bruce Almighty opposite Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman. Aniston earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in Miguel Arteta's critically acclaimed third film, The Good Girl, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly and Zooey Deschanel. 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. Despite her current work in film, her success and efforts in television cannot be forgotten.

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.

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. 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.”

Aniston currently resides in Los Angeles.


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