What you didn’t know about Jennifer Aniston! From her rocky relationship with her mother to her most recent divorce
While she was dealing with inner turmoil and feeling defeated after the failed shows she played in, Aniston finally got her big break. She talked to Warren Littlefield, a television executive, at a gas station in Los Angeles, and he reassured her about her career and inspired her to keep acting. About three months later, he assisted with casting her in Friends. She got the role of Rachel Green, who she played for the length of the show from 1994 to 2004. Around the time that she was hired for Friends, Aniston was also offered a spot on the cast of Saturday Night Live but ultimately turned it down to work on the sitcom. It ended up being the best choice for Jennifer’s career. She quickly rose to worldwide fame. Rachel was extremely popular and was recognized later on as one of the best female characters in the history of American television. Towards the end of the show, Aniston began raking in a whopping one million dollars per episode, making her one of the highest-paid actresses of all time on television. She received five Primetime Emmy nominations and won one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Aniston also won a 2003 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy.
Although she gained her fame through her role in Friends, Aniston has also received a lot of recognition for the movies she’s starred in since the series ended. In 1996, she returned to the silver screen in the film She’s the One alongside Cameron Diaz. A year later, Aniston played the lead role of Kate in Picture Perfect, a romantic comedy about an advertising executive who fakes an engagement to a man she doesn’t know to try and impress her boss. In 1998, she starred with Paul Rudd in The Object of My Affection, and a year later, Aniston took a leading role as Joanna in Office Space. She voiced Annie in The Iron Giant the same year and acted in Rock Star and The Good Girl in 2001 and 2002 respectively. In 2003, Jennifer became even more popular acting alongside Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty. The film is still her most significant commercial success to this day; it grossed four hundred eighty-four million dollars worldwide. After that, Aniston got roles in Along Came Polly, Derailed, Rumor Has It…, and Friends with Money. In 2006, she starred in another popular romantic comedy with Vince Vaughn, The Break-Up; it grossed about two hundred four million dollars internationally. A couple of years later, Aniston took the starring role with Owen Wilson in the movie Marley & Me. Her other hit films include He’s Just Not That Into You, Horrible Bosses, and We’re the Millers, which pulled in a total of two hundred sixty-nine million dollars. More recently, Aniston has been in She’s Funny That Way, Cake, Horrible Bosses 2, Mother’s Day, and The Yellow Birds.