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Her famous '90s hairstyle from Friends that launched a million imitators...but her lack of flair leaves something to be desired.

"I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act."

Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress of Greek, Italian and Scottish descent.

She's most famous for playing Rachel Green on Friends in 1994. The daughter of late actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she has been romantically linked with several male actors, most famously Brad Pitt, to whom she was married from 2000 to 2005. She has starred in several Romantic Comedies since the end of Friends in 2004.

Roles of note:

Tropes associated with her work:

  • Breakup Breakout: Although Rachel Green is still easily her most iconic role, she has been far more successful than her Friends co-stars since the show ended.
  • Chick Flick: Her bread and butter throughout the 2000s.
  • Here Comes the Science: Provided the page quote in her L'Oreal commercials.
  • Ms. Fanservice: 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 sexier roles in films like Horrible Bosses and We're the Millers after she turned 40. The only times where she was plenty Fanservicey before that were in Leprechaun (at the very beginning of her career) and The Break-Up; the most famous scene from the latter was her walking around naked while Gary (Vince Vaughn) was playing a boxing video game. 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.
  • The Red Stapler: The famous "Rachel" cut from Friends. She's admitted several times that she hated the hairstyle, finding it nearly impossible to make it look good without a stylist's help, and was confused that it became so popular.
  • Stage Names: Her Greece-born father John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives) had the last name Anastasakis at birth, but his family anglicized it when they emigrated to the US.