Jennifer Aniston, a Southern California native, became a household name during the top-rated run of the TV show “Friends,” and even her sleek hairstyle – nicknamed “The Rachel” – became an instantly recognizable star. She – not her golden locks – won an Emmy for the role.
The series also enriched Aniston and her cast mates, who broke the $1-million-an-episode barrier, and she’s often listed as among the wealthiest Hollywood stars.
But for anyone pining for a big-screen reunion, the actor-producer does not have good news. Even though Aniston said she cherishes the decade she spent on the groundbreaking and much-copied NBC sitcom, she’s not anxious to revisit the world that revolved around six hip and gorgeous New Yorkers.
Rumors of a movie version of the series have been tossed around since the comedy left the air in 2004. Still, she hasn’t completely nixed the idea of a TV special if costars Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer would participate. But that’s far from assured, she said, and “it’d be hard to top” the energy and excitement of the original.
Since “Friends,” Aniston has made a successful transition to feature films, working in box-office hits like “Marley & Me,” “Just Go With It” and “Bruce Almighty,” and small independent films such as “The Good Girl” and “Friends With Money.” Pursuing work behind the camera, Aniston formed a production company for entertainment projects and directed a short film as part of a Glamour magazine series.
Perhaps as well known for her marriage to and divorce from Brad Pitt, Aniston has been a tabloid fixture for years. In 2011, she was named the "sexiest woman of all time" by Men’s Health magazine.
- T.L. Stanley in the Los Angeles Times