Born in Sherman Oaks, California, 'Jennifer Aniston' (qv) spent a
year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family
then relocated to New York City where her parents divorced when she
was 9. Jennifer was raised by her mother and her father landed a
role, as Victor Kiriakis, on the daytime soap _"Days of Our Lives"
(1965)_ (qv). Jennifer had her first taste of acting at age 11 when
she joined the Rudolf Steiner School's drama club. It was also at
the Rudolf Steiner School that she developed her passion for art.
She began her professional training as a drama student at New
York's High School of the Performing Arts. In 1987, after
graduation, she appeared in such Off-Broadway productions as "For
Dear Life" and "Dancing on Checker's Grave". In 1989 she landed her
first television role, as a series regular on _"Molloy" (1990)_
(qv). She would also appear in _"Edge, The" (1992)_ (qv), _"Ferris
Bueller" (1990)_ (qv), and have a recurring part on _"Herman's
Head" (1991)_ (qv). By 1993, she was floundering. Then, in 1994, a
pilot called "Friends Like These" came along. Originally asked to
audition for the role of Monica, Aniston refused and auditioned for
the role of Rachel Green, the suburban princess turned coffee
peddler. With the success of the series _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv),
Jennifer has become famous and sought-after as she turns her fame
into movie roles during the series hiatus.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).