Jennifer Aniston won the hearts of millions of television viewers in many countries all over the world as Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), but her acting career includes a number of other great roles that also contributed to this phenomenal actress’ popularity. Whether you liked her as Grace Connelly in Bruce Almighty (2003), Brooke Meyers in The Break Up (2006), or Katherine Murphy in Just Go With It (2011), Jennifer Aniston is undoubtedly one of the most popular and critically acclaimed actresses in Hollywood history. You are surely familiar with some facts about Jennifer and her life, but we bet there is still a handful of things that you do not know about her. From some little known facts about her childhood to her fears of water and flying, here are 25 Jennifer Aniston Facts That Will Impress Your Friends.
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Jennifer Aniston was born in California, but her father, John Aniston, was Greek, and she spent a year with her family in Greece when she was a child.
Although her father was a successful actor, Jennifer was discouraged from watching television when she was young.
When she was 11, one of her paintings was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Aniston had a childhood incident that led to her lifelong fear of water. Because of this traumatic experience, a swimming pool scene in Cake (2013) had to be filmed 30 times before getting it right.
Jennifer once offered to be Matthew Perry’s personal trainer in a bid to help him lose weight.
Aniston's jobs before acting include waitress, telemarketer, messenger, and receptionist.
She met her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, on a blind date in 1998 after both their agents set them up.
Jennifer originally auditioned for the role of Monica on the show "Friends," but persuaded producers that she was better suited to play Rachel. She got the role after she was told by the producers to lose 30 pounds.
Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. Her good friend and "Just Go With It" co-star Adam Sandler spoke at the ceremony.
People Magazine named Aniston "The Most Beautiful Woman" in 2004 and 2016, and Men's Health Magazine voted her the "Sexiest Woman of All Time" in 2011.
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With her net worth estimated to be over $150 million, Aniston has been on the Forbes Top Earning Actresses for 15 years, every year since 2001.
Aniston´s real name is Jennifer Joanna Anastassakis but she decided to make it shorter so that people can remember her name better.
Jennifer is a dedicated philanthropist. She has supported many charities, hospitals and non-profit organizations such as Friends of El Faro, Doctors Without Borders, AmeriCares, Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, EB Medical Research Foundation, Project A.L.S., OmniPeace etc.
Aniston became estranged from her mother Nancy Dow who made unflattering statements about her in a tabloid. As a result, she refused to invite her mother to her wedding.
Jennifer was schoolmates with Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono.
Aniston's favorite music bands are Radiohead, Counting Crows, U2, Foo Fighters, and Aerosmith.
Jennifer owns a Welsh corgi-terrier mix named Norman and a white German shepherd named Dolly.
Aniston keeps herself in shape by practicing yoga and karate.
The bouncy layered shag known as “The Rachel” that Aniston wore during her first two years on Friends was very popular among women, but the actress herself actually hated it.
Jennifer has a strong fear of flying.
Although Aniston is half-Greek, she does not like Greek food. She prefers Mexican, Chinese, and Indian cuisine.
Jennifer's best friend is her Friends co-star Courteney Cox.
Aniston was considered for the role of Rose in James Cameron's Titanic (1997), but the role eventually went to Kate Winslet.
Jennifer often plays a waitress; her characters in Friends, Office Space (1999), The Iron Giant (1999), and Along Came Polly (2004) were all waitresses.
After Aniston posed naked in GQ, Playboy offered her $4 million to do the same. According to an interview with The National Enquire, the actress politely declined the record-breaking offer stating that “GQ is art, Playboy is sex.”
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