Raised in Greece and New York City.
The late Telly Savalas was her godfather.
She and husband Brad Pitt purchased a 14,000-sq.-ft. house in Beverly Hills, CA.
(December 25, 1995) Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list.
Chosen as one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World.
Became estranged from her mother, who made unflattering statements about her in a tabloid. As a result, she refused to invite her mother to her wedding.
(August 7, 2000) Sued "Celebrity Skin" magazine for publishing photos taken of her while sunbathing topless in her own backyard.
When she was 11, a painting she had done was displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(October 25, 2000) Officially changed her name to Jennifer Pitt. She will still be using her maiden name (Aniston) professionally.
Attended Fiorello La Guardia School of Music, Art & Performing Arts, New York City. Also known as the "Fame" School.
She and Brad Pitt stated that he was misquoted in a German magazine article that said that he and Jennifer were expecting their first child late in 2001. The magazine printed a retraction. [July 2001]
Named one of E!'s "Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.".
(January 15, 2002) Suffered minor injuries in auto accident in Los Angeles.
She offered to be Matthew Perry's personal trainer in a bid to help him lose weight.
Was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People Magazine.
(January 11, 2002) She and husband Brad Pitt reached a settlement with Damiani International Jewelers. The pair claimed the company agreed to never reproduce their wedding rings, but it manufactured and sold "Brad and Jennifer" rings in 18-karat white or yellow gold for about $1,000 apiece. Under the settlement, Pitt will design jewelry for Damiani that Aniston will model in ads, and Damiani will stop selling the "Brad and Jennifer" copies.
(6/24/02) U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew ruled that her lawsuit against two magazine publishers for printing topless photos of her will proceed without a jury because her lawyers failed to demand a jury when the lawsuit was filed in 2000 and that he would render a verdict himself. Aniston sued Man's World Publications Inc. and Crescent Publishing Group, claiming that paparazzi scaled an eight-foot wall to photograph her as she sunbathed in the backyard of her home in February of 1999. The pictures appeared later that year in the magazines Celebrity Skin, High Society, Celebrity Sleuth, the Italian magazine Eva Tremila, the English newspaper Daily Sport and the French publication Voici.
Won award: International Star of Stars - The Scorpio Multimedia Cable TV Awards.
Photographer Francois Navarre agreed on 11/20/03 to pay her $550,000 in damages for taking pictures of her as she sunbathed topless in her back yard.
Was a schoolmate of Chaz Bono.
Voted as #11 on the "Top 100 Sexiest Women 2004" in FHM [DK].
Has a fear of flying.
Announced on 1/7/05 that she and husband Brad Pitt were separating after 4-1/2 years of marriage. Filed for divorce on 3/25/05, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized on 10/2/05.
Stepdaughter of Sherry Rooney.
Had worked as a telemarketer, bike messenger and waitress before making it as an actor.
Her middle name, Joanna, was her father John Aniston's mother's name.
Though she's half Greek, she does not like Greek food, but loves Mexican. She and Brad Pitt used to eat Mexican food and drink margaritas three times a week. She is also not fond of Chinese, Indian or and other spicy foods.
Was known as a class clown in high school.
In 2003 she was ranked #1 on Forbes' 2003 "Celebrity 100 List" According to the magazine, she made $35 million in 2003.
Invented "The Rachel", a famous hairstyle in the '90s, which was copied by a lot of women and drew much attention to her.
Has a younger half-brother, Alexander Aniston [b. 1989].
2005 - appeared in Heineken TV commercial frequently aired before UEFA Champions League (in Europe). The Turtles song "Happy Together" is also used in this commercial.
Was named "Woman of the Year" by GQ magazine in 2005
Named #88 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
Named #41 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Met ex-husband Brad Pitt on a blind date.
Was #1 on American publication People's annual Best Dressed List in 2006.
Best friend of Courteney Cox.
Was originally slated to play Mariane in A Mighty Heart (2007).
Named #45 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
Has two dogs, Norman (a corgi-terrier mix) and Dolly (a white German shepherd).
Said that yoga helped her to recover from her split with Brad Pitt.
Her niece was born in 1998.
Half-sister-in-law of Shannon Melick and Adriane Hallek.
Nationally famous Finnish songwriter Anssi Kela has written a song called "Jennifer Aniston". The tragic story is about a paper mill that was moved to China resulting in many people left unemployed. Jennifer Aniston appears in the "singer's" recurring dream. The song was released in the album "Rakkaus" on Murhaa 10/19/2005.
Granddaughter of Yaya Joanna Aniston, Gordon McLean Dow and Louise Grieco Dow.
Niece of Mary Aniston, Helen Aniston, Gustau Aniston, Joan Dow, Jean Dow, Linda Dow, Martha Dow and Sally Dow.
One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $14 million.
Her Czech dubbing voice is actress Miriam Chytilová.
She started to train in karate, encouraged by her best friend, Courteney Cox Arquette, who holds a brown belt in the sport.
Born at 10:22 PM (PST).
Jennifer's father is of Greek descent, and was born in Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece. Jennifer's mother is of one quarter Italian (possibly Arbëreshë, ethnic Albanians who live in Italy), along with Scottish and English, ancestry.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: December '05 and January '09.
Friend of Mandy Ingber, who is also her yoga instructor.
Ranked #43 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #25 on the TV Guide Network special, Funniest Women on TV (2011).
Named the "Hottest Woman of All Time" by Men's Health magazine [December 10, 2011].
Played basketball in 8th grade and volleyball in 9th grade, when she attended The Rudolf Steiner School in New York City.
(August 10, 2012) Became engaged to her boyfriend of 15 months Justin Theroux on his 41st birthday.
Aunt of Eilish K. Melick, John T. Melick IV and Ryat Aniston.
Co-owner, "Living Proof", a hair products company. Her longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan, who created "The Rachel" 1990s hairstyle, has joined the company.
Debut of her fragrance called "Jennifer Anniston". (Originally slated to be called "Lolavie", but then changed at last minute, since it was too similar to Marc Jacobs's "Lola". [July 2010]
In Georgia, USA filming Wanderlust (2012). [September 2010]
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Vacationing with fiancé Justin Theroux. [December 2012]
Has been friends with Paul Rudd since they were age 21 and before they both made it big.
She is of Irish ancestry through her maternal side.
Appeared on The Howard Stern show as part of a live Nutrisystem commercial on June 20, 1989.
Has played on-screen love interests with some of the biggest comedic actors, including Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up), Adam Sandler (Just Go With It), Ben Stiller (Along Came Polly), Paul Rudd (Wanderlust), Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Jason Bateman (The Switch), Jason Sudeikis (We're The Miller's), John C. Reilly (The Good Girl), Owen Wilson (Marley & Me), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Steve Zahn (Management) and Mark Wahlberg (Rock Star).
Counts Amanda Anka among her best friends.