JENNIFER ANISTON (Rose O’Reilly) is an award-winning actress who has been recognized for her work on the big and small screens. She recently starred in back-to-back comedy hits: Seth Gordon’s “Horrible Bosses,” joining an all-star ensemble cast, including Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell; and Dennis Dugan’s “Just Go with It,” opposite Adam Sandler.
Following “We’re the Millers,” she has a number of film projects upcoming, including “Squirrels to the Nuts,” written and directed by Peter Bogdanovich and also starring Owen Wilson, and an as-yet-untitled crime comedy based on an Elmore Leonard bestseller.
Born in Sherman Oaks, California, and raised in New York City, Aniston was introduced to the acting world at an early age, as the daughter of actor John Aniston and the god daughter of the late Telly Savalas. She graduated from New York’s High School of the Performing Arts before landing roles in the off-Broadway productions “For Dear Life,” at the Public Theater, and “Dancing on Checkers’ Grave.” She also guest starred on a number of series and had regular roles on several shows, including “Ferris Bueller.”
Aniston first gained global fame with her starring role on the now-classic NBC series “Friends.” For her performance as Rachel Green on the show, she earned five consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2002, and two Golden Globe nominations, winning in 2003 for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She was also honored by her peers with two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series, in addition to sharing in a SAG Award® for Outstanding Comedy Series Ensemble and six more SAG Award® nominations in the same category. Over the course of the show’s ten-year run, she also won five People’s Choice Awards.
During her hiatuses from the series, Aniston pursued a budding film career, including an acclaimed performance opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the feature “The Good Girl,” for which she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She also starred in such films as Edward Burns’ “She’s the One”; “Picture Perfect,” with Kevin Bacon; “The Object of My Affection,” opposite Paul Rudd; “Rock Star,” opposite Mark Wahlberg; “Bruce Almighty,” with Jim Carrey; and “Along Came Polly,” in the title role, opposite Ben Stiller.
Since the wrap of “Friends,” Aniston has emerged as one of the most sought-after leading ladies in the film industry. Her list of credits goes on to include “Rumor Has It…,” with Shirley MacLaine and Kevin Costner; “Derailed,” with Clive Owen; the ensemble comedy/drama “Friends with Money”; “The Break-Up,” opposite Vince Vaughn; the indie film “Management,” which she also executive produced; “Marley & Me,” with Owen Wilson; the ensemble romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You”; “The Bounty Hunter,” opposite Gerard Butler; and “The Switch,” with Jason Bateman.
In 2009, she returned to television to guest star on “30 Rock,” for which she received her sixth Emmy nomination.
Taking her talents behind the camera, Aniston made her directorial debut in 2006 with the short film “Room 10,” as part of the award-winning short film series Glamour Reel Moments. She more recently earned a Directors Guild of American Award nomination for helming a segment of the 2011 longform television project “Five,” on which she also served as an executive producer.