Born into a family of actors, Jennifer Aniston started acting in plays and other performances during her school days. Her parents, who were also actors, encouraged their talented daughter’s passion for the art. After a few minor appearances on television, she got her first breakthrough with the NBC sitcom ‘Friends‘ in 1999. She played the role of Rachel Green in the series, which went on to become a hit that ran till 2004. Aniston became so involved with the show that she even turned down an offer to be part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ during her ‘Friends’ tenure. Rachel Green brought her worldwide recognition along with five Primetime Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations, as well as an Emmy win for Lead Actress and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2003. Moreover, Aniston set a new world record, along with her co-actors, by becoming the highest-paid television actress of all time. She reportedly drew $1M per episode during the concluding season of ‘Friends.’
She turned her focus to movies after ‘Friends’ wrapped up in 2004. She was oscillating between television and movie projects during that time. Movies like ‘Office Space‘ (1999), ‘The Good Girl’ (2002), ‘Bruce Almighty’ (2003) alongside Jim Carrey. ‘Along Came Polly’ (2004) opposite Ben Stiller, ‘Derailed’ (2005), and ‘Rumor Has It.’ In 2006, she appeared in the romantic dramedy ‘The Break-Up’ alongside Vince Vaughn. Though the film met with mixed reviews, it went on to become a hit with approximately $204M gross globally. The success of the movie landed the actress major roles in big productions with prominent stars.
In the 2008 flick ‘Marley & Me,’ Aniston was seen alongside Owen Wilson. The movie captured the top spot in Christmas Day box office with an explosive opening. Her next film, ‘He’s Just Not That into You’, also repeated the same magic at the box office. Her Performance as Jennifer Grogan opposite Ben Affleck earned her widespread critical acclaim. The actress appeared as a guest star in the episode of ‘Dirt’ and played another guest role in an episode of ’30 Rock.’ She played the character of a mysterious woman in the series, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category.
2016 was one of the most prolific years of her career. She joined the star-studded romantic comedy ‘Mother’s Day‘ and ‘Office Christmas Party.’ The 2017 war epic, ‘The Yellow Birds’ turned her into a matured character actor and earned widespread critical praise when it was premiered at The Sundance film festival. She established a successful onscreen partnership with Jason Sedeikis whom she married later. In December 2018, Netflix announced its musical comedy ‘Dumplin’, with Aniston on board as executive producer and lead star. In the same year, the actress signed on her first Netflix original ‘Murder Mystery.’
Aniston is known for her unwavering career trajectory which encompasses all sub-genres of comedy. Though romantic comedies are her forte, she has delivered several weighty characters too. After spending nearly a decade on ‘Friends’ and more than 30 movies to her credit, Aniston has gone on to become one of the best actors of her generation. Her cult character in ‘Friends,’ Rachel Green, became the cultural icon of independent women during that time.
Unlike other actresses, she is not in a mood to slow down her career. In 2017, Forbes ranked her second in its list of the highest-paid actresses. Aniston is one of the most wanted faces by global brands for product endorsements. When asked about the widely circulating rumors about a possible reboot of ‘Friends’ in a recent interaction, Aniston said there are no such plans in the immediate future. She quickly added that anything could happen. The actress was recently seen alongside Adam Sandler in ‘Murder Mystery.’ So now you might be wondering what is the next Jennifer Aniston movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Jennifer Aniston films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Jennifer Aniston movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.