One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant,  and her mother's other ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and a small amount of Greek. When she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school. Career beginnings Aniston worked in Off-Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker's Grave,  and supported herself with several part-time jobs, which included working as a telemarketer , waitress, and bike messenger.
She then co-starred in Ferris Bueller , a television adaptation of the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off , which, like Molloy, was quickly canceled. Aniston then appeared in two more failed television comedy series, The Edge and Muddling Through. Television breakthrough and rising film career Depressed over her four unsuccessful television shows, Aniston approached Warren Littlefield at a Los Angeles gas station asking for reassurance about her career.
The head of NBC entertainment encouraged Aniston to continue acting, and a few months later helped cast her for Friends ,   a sitcom that was set to debut on NBC's — fall lineup. The producers of the show originally wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller ,  but Courteney Cox was considered to be better suited to the role.
Thus, Aniston was cast as Rachel Green. She was also offered a spot as a featured player on Saturday Night Live , but turned it down to do Friends. While the film received mixed reviews, Aniston's performance was more warmly received, with many critics suggesting that she had screen presence.
It will no longer be possible to consider her in the same way. Film career Aniston at the He's Just Not That into You premiere in Aniston's biggest box office success to date was her appearance in the comedy Bruce Almighty , in which she played the girlfriend of Jim Carrey's title character.
Club wrote, "Aniston plays Jules' therapist, and the part is more or less a twist on the old, 'The psychiatrist is crazier than the patient! The film was panned by critics. The Hollywood Reporter described it as a "mishmash ends up as a thoroughly unfunny adult cartoon. The film focuses on a trio of employees who plot to murder their titular tyrannical supervisors. Aniston played one of the bosses, a sexually aggressive dentist who harasses Charlie Day's character. The film, a comedy about a drug dealer with a fake family,  received mixed reviews from critics.
Aniston starred in the film Cake , directed by Daniel Barnz , portraying an astringent woman named Claire Simmons who struggles with chronic pain. She makes you believe this character is at her lowest point and only she can pull herself out of it. Wesley Morris of The Grantland called her "one of the great screen comedians. The film was released in April The film was released on September Other work and business ventures Aniston at the Toronto International Film Festival Aniston has appeared in various commercials and music videos throughout her career.
Unilever bought the company in and Aniston left at that time. She has appeared in many TV commercials for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital , which she supports. She also hosted September 's Stand Up to Cancer show. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at a special event in LA for the hospital that was attended by numerous celebrities. During the event, Aniston spoke of the importance of philanthropy in her life to InStyle magazine stating, "We live an extremely beautiful, fortunate life being able to do what we get to do for a living.
And so it's a way of being able to be in a position to do something for people who are less able. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie , whom he started dating soon after the split.
Aniston commented on the divorce in a January interview with The Hollywood Reporter , stating that "Nobody did anything wrong It was just like, sometimes things [happen]. I did and I do and I will I would never give up that experience for a career. They initially became estranged when Nancy talked about her daughter on a television show and later wrote a book entitled, From Mother and Daughter to Friends: She stated, "I thought I wasn't smart.
I just couldn't retain anything. Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained. Aniston has been on the Forbes Celebrity list, based on "earnings and fame", every year since , topping the list in She has been on the Forbes Top Earning Actresses for 15 years, every year since She has frequently appeared on People 's annual list of " Most Beautiful Women ", and was number-one in and recently in She has been a regular on FHM 's Sexiest Women list since , ranking at number 79 in , number 81 in , number 24 in , and number 27 in We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies