Net Worth: $5 Million
- Source of Wealth Television, Film, Screenwriting, Music
- Birth Place Los Angeles, California
- Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)
- Marital Status Single
- Full Name Rashida Leah Jones
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth February 25, 1976
- Ethnicity Ashkenazi Jewish and African, Irish and Russian
- Occupation Actress, Author, Screenwriter and Singer
- Education Harvard University
About Rashida Jones
Rashida Jones is a film and television actress, comic book author, screenwriter, and occasional singer with an estimated net worth of $5 million. Born Rashida Leah Jones on February 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, she is the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.
Jones attended The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California where she made the National Honor Society and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by her classmates, including Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. She moved to Brentwood with her mother after her parents divorced when she was fourteen.
Rashida Leah Jones gained attention after she responded in an open letter to scathing remarks made by rapper Tupac Shakur about her parents’ interracial marriage. She later became friends with Tupac, who was engaged to her sister Kidada before he was killed.
Rashida Jones left Hollywood to attend Harvard University. She was first interested in becoming a lawyer, but changed her mind due to the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She then turn to the performing arts, working as a musical director, as well as an acting in several plays.
Jones made her debut in 1997 with the mini-series The Last Don, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. She became a part of the television series The Office and Parks and Recreation. She also appeared in the films such as I Love You, Man, Our Idiot Brother, The Social Network, and The Muppets. She is also the creator and co-writer of the comic book series Frenemy of the State. She co-wrote the screenplay for Celeste and Jesse Forever, which she also starred in.
As a singer, Rashida has provided backing vocals for Maroon 5. She also appeared on the tracks Tangled, Secret and Not Coming Home from their debut album Songs About Jane. She was also part of the music videos for Aaliyah, The Boy Least Likely To, and the Foo Fighters. She directed in 2003 the music video for the song Brave by Sara Bareilles and became her debut work as a director.