Happy Birthday Jennifer Aniston: Best Moments on FRIENDS + Memorable Roles in Movies

Happy birthday Jennifer Aniston, one of the most iconic actresses of our time.

We can’t believe she will be celebrating her 53rd birthday on 11th February. Because she definitely doesn’t look 53 and still looks so hot after all these years!

She has made an incredible career out of playing a range of characters from sweet to sassy, funny to romantic, and I can’t get enough of her. She has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and several Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

Actress Jennifer Johanna Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles to actress Nancy Dow and Greek-born actor John Aniston. 

Her parents split up when she was just 9 years old. She has an older maternal half-brother, John Melick, and a younger paternal half-brother, Alex Aniston. Actor Telly Savalas who was her father’s best friend was also her godfather. 

At the age of 6, she found acting at Waldorf school. She has done her schooling at Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, New York. There, she joined the school’s drama society. 

Her love life has been a little rough on her. She has been married twice but didn’t bear any children with anyone. She was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and then was married to Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017. Reportedly, she is currently single.

For the timeless show FRIENDS, she has won numerous awards which include:

  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series- 1996
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – 2002
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy – 2003
  • People’s Choice Awards consecutively from 2001 to 2004.
  • Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actress in Comedy in 2002 and 2003

In 2011, she won the Golden Schmoes Awards for Horrible Bosses in the “Best T&A of the Year” category.

In 2020, she won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “The Morning Show”.

She has been working since 1987 and has been nominated for 13 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 8 Primetime Emmy Awards eight times, and 7 Golden Globe Awards.

Jennifer Aniston is one of the earliest examples of an American actress who was seen as a “teen star.” She may be best-known for her role as Rachel Green on the show Friends, which she starred in from 1994 to 2004.

Her other notable roles include Grace in The Good Girl, Michelle in Bruce Almighty, and Tracy Flick in Election. In honor of Jennifer Aniston’s birthday, we look back at her most memorable roles in movies and funny moments on the F.R.I.E.N.D.S TV show.

10 Best Rachel Green Moments on F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Friends
FRIENDS

Jennifer Aniston has been acting since an early age, but she became famous when she was cast as Rachel Green on the popular TV sitcom “Friends.” Her character went through so many dramatic changes throughout the show, but she always remained one of the most likable characters on television.

She has had a lot of memorable Rachel Green moments on Friends, so let’s take a look back at some of those moments!

1. When Rachel Makes the Best Trifle (read worst)

Dare To Taste It
Dare to taste it

We know Rachel sucks at cooking. She tried making an English trifle with the ingredients of shepherd’s pie. The hilarious part was how she didn’t realize she was doing it wrong.

She stuffed trifle with ladyfingers, beef sauteed with peas and onions, jam, custard, and tops it all off with bananas and whipped cream. And guess what, Joey still enjoyed having it. 

2. When Rachel Went Into Labour

D Day
D Day

From Rachel’s pregnancy mood swings to finally giving birth to Emma, it was a fun ride. Long waiting hours before delivery made Rachel bitter and irritable and gave us many hilarious moments with other expectant mothers in the room including Janice. They had me at puzzling love triangle between Ross, Rachel, and Joey.

3. Hilarious and Inappropriate Lullaby

To make Emma laugh, Rachel sings “Baby Got Back” to her. She and Ross later make it a duo with some dance moves. The song and dance moves were quite inappropriate.

4. Unagi or Salmon Skin Roll

Salmon Roll It Is
Salmon Roll It Is

When Ross tells Phoebe and Rachel that unagi is a state of complete awareness, they argue that it is something used in sushi. To prove their point, they hide in his apartment to scare him and when he screams out of fear, Rachel says, “Ah! Salmon skin roll” instead of unagi!

That scene makes me laugh every time!

5. Hunger Pangs

I Need A Bite Too
I need a bite too

We all remember that scene where Rachel and Chandler ate two whole cheesecakes straight from the floor. Did you want to have a bite too? I do! Even though, cheesecake is not my thing. It was one of the best and most hysterical Rachel Green moments on FRIENDS. Do you agree?

6. Rachel’s Bridal Entry

Rachel Green - Cutest Bride Ever
Rachel Green – Cutest bride ever

Imagine chilling in a cafe with your friends and seeing a runaway bride running into your friend? I can never forget the opening scene of FRIENDS where Rachel while soaking wet, came running wearing her wedding gown.

Later, when she goes home with Monica, she calls her dad and has a crackling conversation

and tells him half-heartedly – “Maybe I don’t need your money.”

We all know how badly she wanted his money.

7. Losing Marcel

Ross asks Rachel to babysit his monkey Marcel, but when she goes to take out the garbage, she forgets to close the door of the apartment behind her and loses Marcel. Her behavior and reaction once Ross finds out is a fun piece to watch.

8. Hideous Pink Bridesmaid Dress

Your ex-best friend’s wedding could be very awkward and embarrassing. On top of it, what if you had to wear a hideous pink Pepto Bismal Little Bo-Peep bridesmaids dress? It doesn’t end there. You would also have to walk down the aisle with the back of your dress tucked into your fully exposed undies. It’s a nightmare, right?

Rachel HAD to go through that. This scene became one of the most memorable and hilarious Rachel Green Moments of FRIENDS.

9. The One Where Ross Finds Out

This is the episode where Ross finds out that Rachel was over him when he didn’t know she was ever attracted to him. Even though it has nothing to do with you, you would want to get that phone back before Ross can hear that voicemail.

I’ve always been fascinated by Rachel Green’s antics on FRIENDS, and I think this was one of her best moments.

10. Eye Drops for Rachel

Take The Damn Eye Drops
Take the Damn Eye Drops

Rachel is scared of getting anything into her eye.

Remember that scene where it took four whole adults to get one Rachel Green to take her prescribed eye drops?

10 Best Rachel Green Quotes

Jennifer Aniston
Happy Birthday Jennifer Aniston aka Rachel Green

Valentine’s week-born actress played her first major role as Rachel Green in the sitcom “Friends” from 1994-2004. With such a classic show as her resume, it’s hard to choose just 10 quotes from the show, but here are the 10 best reasons to love the birthday girl “Jennifer Aniston”.

  • “Why Can’t Parents Just Stay Parents, You Know? Why Do They Have To Become People?”
  • “We Are Dessert Stealers. We Are Living Outside The Law.”
  • “How Do We End Up With These Jerks? We’re Good People.”
  • “Does This Look Like Something The Girlfriend Of A Paleontologist Would Wear?”
  • “Oh My God. I’ve Become My Father. I’ve Been Trying So Hard Not To Become My Mother, I Didn’t See This Coming.”
  • “You Know What? I Just Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Make Decisions Anymore.”
  • “How Do You Expect Me To Grow If You Won’t Let Me Blow?”
  • “Yes, I Was Four-Years-Old And I Was On The Swing And Then All Of A Sudden My Hair Got Tangled In The Chain…”
  • “Oh, That’s Okay, Girls Tend To Not Like Me.”
  • “Everyone I Know Is Either Getting Married Or Getting Pregnant…”

Jennifer Aniston Best Memorable Roles in Movies

Jennifer Aniston has been in the spotlight for a very long time. After achieving fame on the sitcom “Friends,” she transitioned into movies, starring in a number of classics that are still watched to this day.

She’s been the girl next door, the quirky ones, the romantic lead, and the mother. From comedy to drama, from teen angst to more mature roles, Jen’s been there and done it all.

Over the years she has been in so many movies that it would be impossible to narrow it down to just a few favorites.

In honor of Jennifer Aniston’s birthday on February 11th, we take a look at 10 memorable movie roles of Jennifer Aniston.

1. The Object of My Affection (1998)

Nina Borowski is a pregnant social worker who lives in New York. She falls in love with her gay best friend. Her decision to raise her child with her best friend leaves her boyfriend disappointed. Even though the movie didn’t do that well she gave a heartfelt performance.

2. Office Space (1999)

Peter is a programmer for Initech, and he’s just been told that a consultant is coming to the office. Dissatisfied with his job, he plans to sabotage the consultant’s arrival by destroying the office printer. He and his two friends, Samir and Michael, plan to express their dissatisfaction by throwing out the printer.

3. The Good Girl (2002)

Justine (Jennifer Aniston) is a good girl. She works in a Texas discount store and is sick of her lazy, pot-smoking husband. She is frustrated with her life and has almost given up hope of getting out of her rut until she sees a handsome stranger in the store and suddenly her life is turned upside down.

4. Bruce Almighty (2003)

Bruce Nolan who complains a lot about god is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

5. Marley & Me (2008)

Marley is an adorable but neurotic dog. Marley & Me is an interesting story of how a family learns life lessons from their dog, Marley.

6. We’re the Millers (2013)

A pot dealer in California creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

7. He’s Not Just That Into You (2009)

This movie set in Baltimore tells the story of a group of people exploring the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior through interconnected stories.

8. The Switch (2010)

A man realizes that he was the sperm donor for his best friend’s son seven years after the fact.

9. Horrible Bosses (2011)

Jennifer Aniston was incredible in the role of Julia in Horrible Bosses. It is one of the most memorable roles ever played by her. 

Horrible Bosses is a black-comedy story about three employees seeking revenge from their bosses by hiring a hitman. Things don’t go as planned and they land in trouble. 

10. Cake (2014)

Though the movie didn’t do well, her performance in Cake (2014) was really appreciated. She was also nominated for Golden Globe and SAG Awards. 

Her other great roles include Dumplin’ (2018) and Murder Mystery (2019). 

Over the years, Jennifer has starred in many major motion pictures including Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers, The Switch, and Cake. Jennifer has also starred in several television series, including F.R.I.E.N.D.S, The Good Wife, and The Morning Show. 

I admire how she continues to grow and learn. She’s definitely a great actress and one of my favorite Hollywood celebrities. I’m sure she’s got lots more to do. 

Happy birthday, Jennifer Aniston!

What’s your favorite work of Jennifer Aniston AKA Rachel Green?

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