Jennifer Aniston's breakthrough role was as Rachel in the 90s sitcom 'Friends'. For ten years she portrayed the spoiled and funny character everybody grew to love. Find out more about the actress behind the character that positioned her in Hollywood.
By Estefania Martinez
Jennifer Aniston looks as stunning and marvelous as she did in the 90s.
Her character in 'Friends' has been described as one of the greatest female characters in American television history.
She was born in the entertainment world. Both her parents and godfather were actors. Her dad John Aniston is best known as Victor Kiriakis, his role on the NBC series Days of Our Lives. Aniston started in 1983 and has played the same character since then. He has also appeared on the show Gilmore Girls.
She also has fear of going into pools after almost getting drowned in one as a child. She once told E News: that the reason she is afraid of going underwater is because of a childhood incident. "I was riding this tricycle around a swimming pool and I drove my tricycle into the swimming pool and I didn't let go and my brother tried to [help me]. So, I can't go underwater and no one will believe me. I honestly can't."
Before her role as Rachel, she actually wanted to be Monica. The producer originally wanted her to audition for the role of Monica, but they later considered Courtney Cox more suitable.
Aniston almost worked in Titanic as Rose alongside Leo DiCaprio. Nevertheless, the actress married Leo's good friend Brad Pitt in 2000 after two years of dating.
The popular actress has a net worth estimated to be US$200 million. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And as of 2008 she is the co-founder of the production company Echo Films.