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Jennifer Aniston

Actor

Born: 11 February 1969
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, California
Best known as:

Rachel on the TV series Friends

When the sitcom Friends hit the airwaves in 1994, Jennifer Aniston quickly became the show's first breakout star as the goofy and sexy Rachel. Her distinctively curvy haircut became a popular craze, and she was an early favorite of tabloids and celebrity gossip columns, especially after her marriage to actor Brad Pitt in 2000; they divorced in 2005 amid a flurry of rumors that Pitt had become interested in actress Angelina Jolie. (The rumors proved true.) Since then, Aniston's love life and family plans have been fodder for entertainment publications, while her career has been a steady stream of romantic -- and sometimes oddball -- comedies. Aniston's feature films include the cult favorite Office Space (1999, directed by Mike Judge), Rock Star (2000, with Mark Wahlberg), The Good Girl (2002, with Jake Gyllenhaal), Along Came Polly (2004, with Ben Stiller), Rumor Has It (2005, with Kevin Costner); The Break-Up (2006, opposite one-time real-life beau Vince Vaughn); Love Happens (2009, with Aaron Eckhart); The Bounty Hunter (2009, with Gerard Butler); and the couples comedy Wanderlust (2012, with Paul Rudd).

Extra credit:

Jennifer Aniston's godfather was late actor Telly "Kojak" Savalas.

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