The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Jennifer Aniston with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012 at in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.
Jennifer Aniston was 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.