Jennifer Aniston Honored with Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Jennifer Aniston with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine. Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce along with guest speakers Adam Sandler, Malin Ackerman and Kathryn Hahn helped Aniston unveil the 2,462nd star in the category of Motion Pictures.
Jennifer Anistonwas born in Sherman Oaks, California. Her family moved to New York City when her father was cast in a role on the daytime drama “Love ofLife.” As an eleven-year-old student at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, shejoined the drama club and her experience there encouraged her to pursue acting as acareer. She then studied further at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts. After she graduated in 1987, she landed roles in the off-Broadway production For Dear Life, at New York’s Public Theater, and Dancing on Checker’s Grave.
Aniston’s television career then started after being cast as a series regular on “Molloy” and “The Edge.” She had guest-starring roles on “Quantum Leap” and “Burke’s Law” and a starring role in “Ferris Bueller.” She was then cast in perhaps her most well-known role as Rachel Green in the classic television comedy “Friends.” For her role as Rachel, she received five Emmy nominations, two SAG Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. She won an Emmy (2002) and a Golden Globe (2003) for Lead Actress in a Comedy. The generosity of her fans led to her winning five People’s Choice Awards.
During hiatus from “Friends,” Aniston pursued a budding film career. She had roles in THEN THERE WAS YOU, PICTURE PERFECT, DREAMS FOR AN INSOMNIAC, SHE’S THE ONE, ROCK STAR and THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION -- the first of her roles with Paul Rudd -- and BRUCE ALMIGHTY with Jim Carrey. One of her most critically-acclaimed roles was 2002’s THE GOOD GIRL with Jake Gyllenhaal, for which Aniston received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
With the emotional end of “Friends” and her time as Rachel Green, Aniston devoted herself full-time to her movie career. She had starring roles in RUMOR HAS IT with Kevin Costner and Shirley Maclaine, DERAILED with Clive Owen and the box-office hit THE BREAK-UP with Vince Vaughn. For her role as a depressed housekeeper in director Nicole Holofcener’s FRIENDS WITH MONEY, the independent film which also starred Frances McDormand and Catherine Keener, Aniston received some of the best reviews of her career.
Proving her ability to navigate the world of both independent and studio-financed films, Aniston also co-starred in the box-office hits in the emotionally-moving MARLEY & ME with Owen Wilson and HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU. She also starred alongside leading men Gerard Butler in THE BOUNTY HUNTER and Aaron Eckhart in LOVE HAPPENS. Adam Sandler played her leading man in the comedy hit JUST GO WITH IT. After co-starring in THE SWITCH, her first film with Jason Bateman, Aniston and Bateman costarred in the box-office hit HORRIBLE BOSSES, which also starred Jason Sudeikis and Colin Farrell, and in which Aniston played a sexually insatiable dentist. On February 24, she will be seen opposite Paul Rudd in WANDERLUST, the new comedy from director David Wain and producer Judd Apatow, which will be released nationwide by Universal Pictures.
Aniston has also pursued her interest in directing. Her first film was the short “Room 10,” which was part of an award-winning short film series. She most recently directed one of an anthology of five short films, “Five,” which explores the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives and for which she received a DGA Award nomination.
Over the years, Aniston has been involved with numerous charitable organizations, including: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Lili Claire Foundation, AmeriCares, GLAAD, Project A.L.S., the U.S. Campaign for Burma, Stand Up To Cancer and many others.
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