Although perhaps best remembered for the ten years she played Rachel Green on the sitcom Friends, Jennifer Aniston has displayed her comedic chops and acting abilities in several movies and this year is the third highest paid actress in Hollywood, according to Forbes. Forbes also recently ranked her the second on their list of "Most Powerful Actresses," just behind Angelina Jolie in the #1 spot, attesting to her ability to draw screening, financing and audiences for a film. Jennifer Aniston has recently appeared in The Switch, Just Go With It, Horrible Bosses, and Wanderlust. Wanderlust stars Aniston and Paul Rudd as a married couple; the two first appeared in a movie together in Object of My Affection, which came out in 1998. In Just Go With It, Jennifer Aniston costars with Adam Sandler, who is also one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood this year.
Jennifer Aniston (Jennifer Joanne Aniston) was born in Sherman Oaks, California on February 11, 1969 and relocated with her family to New York when she was nine years old. She took an early interest in acting, which she studied in high school at New York's School of Performing Arts at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Jennifer Aniston's film debut was the critically frowned-upon 1993 horror movie Leprechaun, which was commercially successful enough to spawn five subsequent Leprechaun movies, but her role as Rachel Green on Friends which debuted in 1994 made her a star. Friends had a successful run for 10 years, during which time Aniston was awarded an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and four People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Female TV Performer" for her work on the show.
During the run of Friends, Jennifer Aniston acted in movies such as the romantic comedy She's the One, The Object of My Affection, the edgier comedy Office Space. In 2003 she was in the box office hit Bruce Almighty, and in 2004 played the title role in Along Came Polly. In 2007, she won a People's Choice Award for "Favorite Female Movie Star." 2005 saw Aniston in Friends With Money and Rumor Has It, and a year later she costarred with Vince Vaughan in The Break Up. In 2008 Aniston and Owen Wilson costarred in Marley and Me and Aniston starred in and was the executive producer for Management. Aniston was also the executive producer for The Switch, which came out in 2010 and costars Jason Bateman.