[[caption-width-right:350: Her famous [[TheNineties Nineties]] haircut from Series/{{Friends}} that launched a million imitators...]]

'''Jennifer Joanna Aniston''' (born February 11, 1969) is a Greek-American actress famous for playing Rachel Green in ''Series/{{Friends}}''. She has been romantically linked with several actors, most famously Creator/BradPitt, to whom she was married from 2000-05. Currently engaged to former co-star Justin Theroux, she has starred in several {{Romantic Comed|y}}ies since the end of ''Friends'' in 2004.

!!Roles of note:

* ''{{Film/Leprechaun}}'' ([[OldShame Don't remind her]])
* ''Film/PicturePerfect''
* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
* ''MarleyAndMe'': Alongside Owen Wilson.
* ''Film/AlongCamePolly''
* ''Derailed''
* ''Film/HesJustNotThatIntoYou''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' (voice)
* ''The Break Up'': Alongside Vince Vaughn. A rom-com with a difference--its BittersweetEnding.
* ''Film/TheGoodGirl'': Another critically successful performance.
* ''Film/BruceAlmighty''
* ''Film/TheObjectOfMyAffection''
* ''Film/OfficeSpace''
* ''Rumor Has It''
* ''The Bounty Hunter''
* ''Film/RockStar''
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (voice, "Rainforest Schmainforest")
* ''Film/TheSwitch''
* ''Film/JustGoWithIt''
* ''Film/HorribleBosses''
* ''[[Film/WereTheMillers We're the Millers]]''
* ''Film/HorribleBosses 2''
* ''Cake'': Earned her a Screen Actors' Guild award and a Golden Globe nomination for acting

!!Associated Tropes:

* BreakupBreakout: She has been far more successful than her ''Friends'' co-stars since the show ended.
* [[ChickFlick Chick Flicks]]: Her bread & butter throughout the 00s.
* DyeingForYourArt: Had to fight to dye her hair to a real dark brunette for ''Film/HorribleBosses'' as producers feared she wouldn't be instantly recognizable in the promotional spots.
* HereComesTheScience: Provides the page quote.
* HollywoodHypeMachine: The book ''Desperate Networks'' (about how TV worked during the mid '90s through the 2000s) goes into some detail about how she was a "network darling", and the studio was actively looking to give her a break-out role. The Hype Machine got behind her ''big-time'', showcasing her constantly in all forms of media. She is actually given far more mainstream press than her non-A-list movie career would warrant, except for the fact that she's wildly famous regardless of her films' success, and she ''sells'' magazines very well.
* MsFanservice: A rare example of an actress becoming this later in her career. While she spent her first decade after ''Friends'' starring in female-oriented romantic comedies, she began taking saucier roles in films like ''Horrible Bosses'' and ''We're the Millers'' after she turned 40.
** Though, let's be fair, she was plenty {{Fanservice}}y in ''Friends'' and ''[[OldShame Leprechaun]]''.
** The most famous scene in ''The Break-Up'' was her walking around naked while Gary (Vince Vaughn) while playing a boxing video game. [[DistractedByTheSexy He gets knocked out.]]
** Not to mention the fact that her nipples seem to be able to poke out of any sort of clothing, on screen or off.
* NiceGirl: Her reputation in RealLife.
* PlayingAgainstType: Her roles in ''Film/TheGoodGirl'', ''Film/HorribleBosses'' and ''Film/WereTheMillers'' are intended to break her out of starring in seemingly nothing but romantic comedies.
** She played TheVamp in ''Derailed'', as well.
* PluckyGirl: Her Rachel Green character.
* ProductPlacement: The famous "Rachel-do" hairstyle from ''Friends''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With Vince Vaughn in ''The Break Up''. Guess how both turn out.
** In one of those "Once You've Seen It, You're Unable To Not Notice It" situations[[note]]Which might belong as a trope itself come to think of it...[[/note]], she has a habit of dating (or simply being ''rumored'' to be dating) a male in whatever movie she's making at the time.
* StageNames: Kinda. Her father (John Aniston of ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'')'s last name at birth was Anastassakis, but changed it to Aniston later in life to make it easier for viewers to pronounce.
* TheTrickster: Not played for humor, but when she was still married to Brad Pitt (and still on ''Friends'' making her one of the largest tabloid targets,) she did devise a pretty clever trick to convince paparazzi to leave her alone that other celebrities have started to imitate. Any time she was seen out, she would always wear a very distinct pair of orange cargo shorts. This made all the photos paparazzi took of her look exactly the same, and therefore worthless.
* {{Typecasting}}: She will always be known, for better or for worse, for starring in countless middling Romantic Comedies throughout the 00s.