Net Worth: € 210 million
Age: 51
Born: February 11, 1969
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: actress
Last updated: 2020

Short introduction

Jennifer Aniston is one of the most famous and influential actresses in Hollywood. She can look back on a successful 30-year film and television career. In addition to her acting career, Jennifer Aniston has now also appeared as a director, film producer and voice actress and has been the face of many advertising campaigns for brands such as Barclays, L’Oréal and the Arab airline Emirates. In addition, she dominated the tabloid press for a long time with her relationships with equally successful actors such as Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn and Justin Theroux.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Jennifer Aniston attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Early life

Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969 in California and here in Los Angeles in the Sherman Oaks district. Her father immigrated to the United States from Greece as a child with his parents, while her mother – who worked as a model and television actress in the 1960s and died in 2016 – has Scottish and Italian roots. Jennifer Aniston also has two half-brothers and spent a year of childhood in Crete and a long time in the small town of Eddystone in Pennsylvania. Her parents separated at the age of nine, after which she lived with her mother in New York City. Here she went to the Rudolph Steiner School, where she gained her first acting experience in a theater group and discovered her interest in art. In 1987 she graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan. She then took classes at the Musical Works Theater in New York City with Anthony Abeson, a well-known acting coach, and got a short appearance in a commercial for Big Boy, a US restaurant chain.


After appearing in a commercial for Big Boy, Jennifer Aniston initially played a supporting role in the science fiction film ‘Mick, my friend from another star’ in 1988. After that, she first played in 46 performances at the New York Public Theater in the play ‘For Dear Life’, where she didn’t earn much. At the time, she also worked as a waitress, bicycle competitor and telephone seller. In 1989 she moved to Los Angeles, where she initially got small television engagements. Jennifer Aniston received her first leading role in the television series ‘Ferris Bueller’, which was canceled after 13 episodes. After further smaller guest roles in various television series, she finally got the first leading role in a movie in 1993 (‘Leprechaun – Der Killerkobold’), which was hardly successful. The breakthrough in the television world was then achieved by Jennifer Aniston in 1994 with the role of Rachel Green in the sitcom ‘Friends’, which was shot as a great success until 2004. Due to the success with Friends, she now increasingly received film roles. These included films such as ‘Café Blue Eyes – Sleepless Desire’ (1996), ‘The Booked Man’ (1997) and ‘Love in Every Relationship’ (1998). Especially at the beginning of the 2000s, she made her international breakthrough by playing roles in various comedies alongside other famous actors. These include films such as’ The Good Girl ‘(2002),’ Bruce Allmächtig ‘(2003) alongside Jim Carrey,’ … and then Polly ‘(2004), where she played alongside Ben Stiller, or’ Wo love falls’ (2005). Since then, Jennifer Aniston has been one of the most successful Hollywood actresses, best known for love films and comedies. She continued to achieve particular success with the films ‘Breaking up with obstacles’ (2006), ‘He just doesn’t like you’ (2009), ‘Kill the Boss’ (2011) or most recently ‘Murder Mystery’ (2019).


Career highlights

Thanks to her role in ‘Friens’ and the many successful films, Jennifer Aniston’s career highlights include numerous nominations and awards. In 2012 she received a star on the famous Walk auf Fame, after her hand and footprints were immortalized in concrete on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 2011. She has also received an Emmy, a Golden Globe, 6 People’s Choice Awards and several nominations for various other prizes.

Famous quotes

  • “True love reveals everything – you allow yourself to be held up to a mirror every day.”
  • “I think a good relationship is based on collaboration.”
  • “The more love you can feel, the more pain you can feel.”

Amazing facts

One of Jennifer Aniston’s best friends is Courtney Cox, who, as ‘Monica’ in the ‘Friends’ series, is also the best friend of ‘Rachel Green’. That’s why Jennifer Aniston is the godmother of Courtney Xox’s daughter. In addition, Jennifer Aniston claims to be a poor cook. However, it is always very committed to social projects. For example, after the Haiti earthquake in 2010, she donated a total of around $ 500,000 to various aid organizations. Finally, Jennifer Aniston was named ‘Hottest Woman Ever’ by Men’s Health magazine in 2011.


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