JENNIFER ANISTON (Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.) is an
award-winning actress who has been recognized for her work on the both the big
and small screens. She most recently drew critical and audience acclaim for her
starring role in the Daniel Barnz drama "Cake," which debuted at the 2014
Toronto International Film Festival.
Her recent film credits also include the lead in "Life of Crime," a crime
comedy based on an Elmore Leonard novel, as well as the hit comedies "We're the
Millers," in which she starred with Jason Sudeikis; Seth Gordon's "Horrible
Bosses," with an all-star ensemble cast including Jason Bateman, Charlie Day,
Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx; and Dennis Dugan's
"Just Go with It," opposite Adam Sandler.
Following "Horrible Bosses 2," Aniston has a number of film projects
upcoming, including "Squirrels to the Nuts," directed and co-written by Peter
Bogdanovich and also starring Owen Wilson.
Born in Sherman Oaks, California, and raised in New York City, Aniston was
introduced to the acting world at an early age, as the daughter of actor John
Aniston and the goddaughter
of the late Telly Savalas. She graduated from New York's High School of the
Performing Arts before landing roles in the off-Broadway productions "For Dear
Life," at the Public Theater, and "Dancing on Checkers' Grave." She also guest
starred on a number of series and had regular roles on several shows, including
Aniston first gained global fame with her starring role on the now-classic
NBC series "Friends." For her performance as Rachel Green on the show, she
earned five consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a
Comedy Series, winning in 2002, and two Golden Globe nominations, winning in
2003 for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She was also honored by her peers with
two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for Outstanding Female Actor in
a Comedy Series, in addition to sharing a SAG Award for Outstanding Comedy
Series Ensemble and six more SAG Award nominations in the same category. Over
the course of the show's ten-year run, she also won five People's Choice Awards.
During her hiatuses from the series, Aniston pursued a budding film career,
including an acclaimed performance opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the feature "The
Good Girl," for which she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She
also starred in such films as Edward Burns' "She's the One"; "Picture Perfect,"
with Kevin Bacon; "The Object of My Affection," opposite Paul Rudd; "Rock Star,"
opposite Mark Wahlberg; "Bruce Almighty," with Jim Carrey; and "Along Came
Polly," in the title role, opposite Ben Stiller.
Since the wrap of "Friends," Aniston has emerged as one of the most
sought-after leading ladies in the film industry. Her list of credits goes on to
include "Rumor Has It...," with Shirley MacLaine and Kevin Costner; "Derailed,"
with Clive Owen; the ensemble comedy/drama "Friends with Money"; "The Break-Up,"
opposite Vince Vaughn; the indie film "Management," which she also executive
produced; "Marley & Me," with Owen Wilson; the ensemble romantic comedy "He's
Just Not That Into You"; "The Bounty Hunter," opposite Gerard Butler; and "The
Switch," with Jason Bateman.
In 2009, she returned to television to guest star on "30 Rock," for which she
received her sixth Emmy nomination.
Taking her talents behind the camera, Aniston made her directorial debut in
2006 with the short film "Room 10," as part of the award-winning short film
series Glamour Reel Moments. She more recently earned a Directors Guild of
American Award nomination for helming a segment of the 2011 longform television
project "Five," on which she also served as an executive producer.