Jennifer Joanna Aniston was born on February 11th 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California. The daughter of Greek born actor, John Aniston, and American actress Nancy Dow, the acting life was already in her blood before she was even born. Getting her big break in the smash hit, Friends, Aniston is now one of the most famous faces in the world. Probably the most successful of the Friends cast, Aniston has gone on to star in movies such as Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Just Go With It, Horrible Bosses, and Cake, in which she received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. Plus, in 2012, Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is now one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.
However, although her career has reached extreme highs with regards to success and money, her love life has suffered severe disappointment. Sadly, unlucky in love, Aniston has had a long list of failed relationships and romances with notorious bad boys. Now on her second divorce, poor Aniston seems destined to be forever alone. But why? Ridiculously attractive and extremely talented, Aniston is now somewhat of a national treasure. Adored around the world, especially in the USA, we can only hope that her love life can reach the same heights as her fantastic career. But for now, let's take a look and see why Jennifer Aniston is just so unlucky in love.
15 She Only Wants To Stay In LA
Said to be a determining factor in a number of her relationships, Aniston has often refused to move from her beloved Los Angeles. In fact, the argument was cited as one of the reasons to why Aniston and now ex husband Justin Theroux broke up when it was reported that Theroux had wanted to stay in New York and was extremely unhappy living in Hollywood.
Theroux was said to have been so against LA that one of his friends later claimed, "he much preferred being [in New York] and that's been a major issue for them for a long time." However, Aniston isn't going anywhere, especially with regards to the effort she has put into her house. Openly admitting to loving her house dearly, she recently admitted, "If I wasn’t an actress, I’d want to be a designer. I love the process."
14 She's Hilarious
Jennifer Aniston is one of the funniest actresses in Hollywood. Best known for her award winning performance as Rachel, in Friends (she won a Golden Globe in 2003), Aniston has also successfully managed to transfer those comedic skills on to the big screen. Showcasing her comedic talents in movies such as Marley & Me, We Are The Millers and She's The One, it was Horrible Bosses where Aniston really shined.
Playing the crazed boss of Charlie Day's character, Dale Arbus, Aniston's over the top and hilarious acting skills certainly impressed audiences worldwide. And it's not just comedy, Aniston can also act, proven when nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the movie Cake, in which she received universal acclaim. Sometimes guys don't like it when a woman out-funnies them, and maybe she's stealing the show.
13 She's Too Attractive
Jennifer Aniston is a triple threat, she's funny, she's smart and she's super gorgeous. Often named the most beautiful woman in the world, Aniston regularly tops hot lists worldwide. But what is it that makes her so beautiful?
Mostly famous for her luscious locks, Aniston's hair has evolved over the years. In fact, while working on Friends, Aniston's hair even spawned a number of copycats when haircut, "the Rachel" was copied by fans all over the world. Throughout her entire career Aniston has been celebrated as one of the most beautiful women alive and is always pictured on a variety of magazine covers. Overall, Aniston is the ultimate girl next door and America's sweetheart, and will forever be the number one celebrity crush for people across the globe.
12 She's Too Well Known
Because of her success on Friends, Jennifer Aniston is universally known across the globe. First airing over 20 years ago, Friends is still loved and adored by many. In fact, the entire series was recently put on Netflix, providing a number of countries with endless Friends fun.
The show has also aged well with the jokes still as funny as ever and the problems of adulthood still as relatable. However, it is Aniston's character, Rachel, who provides the most laughs and is often credited as the best cast member. That's right, Rachel was by far the breakout character, as well as the most interesting. Hilariously played, Rachel's story not only entertained fans but also took them on a journey. Her first scene was her fleeing her own wedding for goodness sake!
The problem with being so well known is that it adds for some annoying paparazzi always following you everywhere. Maybe her partners didn't like being in the spotlight.
11 She Has Friends In High Places
Sadly the focus is always on Jennifer Aniston's love life, especially her ex husbands. However, Aniston also has a long list of celebrity friends and has often been labelled the nicest woman in showbiz. That's right, from Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Handler, Jason Bateman, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres to name but a few, Aniston is pals with the majority of Hollywood's super elite.
However, it is her friendship with Courteney Cox that is the most special, especially since they played the best of friends on screen too. Often pictured together on the red carpet or hanging out at one another's home, the two were destined to be best friends from the very start. Speaking of her BFF of over twenty years, Aniston recently claimed, "there's absolutely no judgement in Court, you'll never feel scolded. She's extremely fair, ridiculously loyal and fiercely loving."
Sometimes having so many influential friends can be nerve racking to anyone who she would choose to be with.
10 She Is America's Sweetheart
America wouldn't be America without an American Sweetheart. Forget Julia Roberts, or Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston is without a doubt America's sweetheart, and we can prove it.
A worldwide icon, Aniston is beloved all over the world, not just in the USA. Ever the workaholic, Aniston has successfully gone from low rate TV star to high paid TV star to now huge Hollywood movie star, and has kept her fans throughout it all. However, even though she may reside in a $42 million dollar mansion in Bel Air she is still extremely down to earth, with makes her even more appealing. Remaining private despite the media attempt to capture her every move, Aniston is a true professional when it comes to the usual nonsense of Hollywood and avoids publicity whenever she can.
Unless...is this all a secret ploy, and behind doors she's not as great as she seems?
9 She Is Extremely Private
Notoriously private, Jennifer Aniston has always been an enemy of the paparazzi. In fact, Aniston is so private that even her wedding was an extremely small affair. That's right, marrying now ex husband Justin Theroux in her own backyard, Aniston remained tight lipped on the run up to the nuptials.
When asked about the wedding a few days later, Aniston responded by saying, "we had the beautiful luxury of having a beautiful, private moment. And I’m going to be selfish and keep it that way." Too right! In fact, even the guests had no idea, and thought they were attending Theroux's 44th birthday party instead. However, obviously not as private as Aniston, Theroux later admitted, "I wouldn't say it was fun to plan, part of the fun of planning a wedding is telling people, and we had to keep it under wraps."
8 She's Mega Rich
Jennifer Aniston is certainly not short of cash and is ranked as one of the highest earners in Hollywood. In fact, in 2007, Forbes rated Aniston as one of the top 20 richest women in the entertainment industry with a net worth of $110 million dollars. WOW. Also reported to be one of Hollywood's most profitable actresses, Aniston is also extremely bankable.
Now with a star on Hollywood's iconic walk of fame, Aniston continues to earn the big bucks and it is likely to stay that way. That's right, in 2016 Aniston had a net worth of a whopping $150 million dollars and is by far the most successful member of the Friends cast. Aniston has also appeared in a variety of commercials and music videos and in 2015 it was announced that she would be the new face of Emirates airlines, a move that brought in a healthy $5 million dollars.
Some men don't like when women make more money on them (insane, we know), but perhaps that's adding to the problems in her life. She's making a large shadow for her partners to stand in.
7 She Doesn't Age
Born in 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, Jennifer Aniston quickly moved across country to attend the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Beginning her career on Off-Broadway productions, Aniston was an unknown before being cast in super hit, Friends.
Seemingly never ageing, Aniston looks just as good (if not better) than she did twenty years ago. But how does she do it? Known for her various commercials, Aniston has appeared in a number of healthcare advertisements. In 2013, she became Aveeno Skincare’s new spokesmodel and often praises the beauty line, claiming, "it’s absolutely fabulous. It’s so hydrating and helps my skin feel soft all day. Sometimes I use a lotion and my skin ends up feeling dry in an hours’ time".
6 She's A Workaholic
Working solidly since she started on Friends, Jennifer Aniston is a known workaholic. Constantly on the job it is a wonder that Aniston has any time off at all. However, that's not to say that all of her movies are masterpieces.
That's right, usually a sure success when it comes to most of her movies, some of Aniston's films can be a little bland, and even she thinks so. Leprechaun anyone? Confessing that she was too much of a workaholic to stop and think about the movies that she was starring in, Aniston claimed, "there was a time when I worked and worked and worked. I loved it, but I’m trying to be better at that, I am a bit of a people pleaser. I’ve got to stop. Some of the movies I’ve made, I bow my head in slight shame over."
No one wants anyone who spends more time at the office than at home Jen!
5 She's Had Her Heartbroken Too Many Times
When you are as awesome as Jennifer Aniston it is likely that you will be never be short of men. However, strangely unlucky in love, Aniston has a long history of picking the wrong men.
Beginning in 1995, Aniston dated Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz who later went on to date her best friend and co-star, Courteney Cox. Obviously preferring to keep it in the family, Aniston went on to date Tate Donovan, who played on screen boyfriend Joshua in Friends. Then, in 1998 Aniston dated actor Paul Rudd who then coincidentally went on to play Mike, Phoebe's boyfriend, also in Friends. Finally, Aniston stepped out of the Friends circle and went on to famously date Brad Pitt who she later married. However, we all know what happened there...now on her second divorce it seems no man is good enough for the mighty Jennifer Aniston. And that would definitely create problems for anyone new in her life.
4 She's Down To Earth
Chelsea Handler is one of the most honest and vocal entertainers in Hollywood so when she says something about someone, we know it's going to be true. Famously known to be close friends with Jennifer Aniston herself, Handler recently claimed that Aniston was the most down to earth person she had ever met.
That's right, Handler went on to discuss her relationship with Aniston as well as fellow actress Reese Witherspoon, stating, "she's just a regular girl. And Reese is the same way. I mean you can't have friendships that aren't based on realness." In fact, Aniston is so down to earth that she even makes fun of herself, seen recently on comedy show, Saturday Night Live in which Aniston "confronted" comedian Vanessa Bayer's on her hilarious impression of her.
3 She Has Parent Issues
Just like the majority of us regular folk, Jennifer Aniston also suffers parental issues, especially with her mother Nancy Dow. Estranged with her Mother for a number of years, Aniston was particularly annoyed when Dow had written book about their relationship. The book, which is entitled, From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir, shares private moments between the two as well as personal tragedies.
Angry, Aniston cut off all contact but reconciled after her divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005. Commenting on the reconciliation, Aniston admitted, "It's been really nice. It's crazy what, you know, your life kind of being turned upside down will lead you to. ... For us it's ... It was the time and it was going to happen when it was supposed to happen. So this is good. It's baby steps." However, sadly Dow died in 2016 after suffering a stroke. Naturally you can imagine this adds a lot of baggage.
2 She's Too Health Conscious
Jennifer Aniston is famed for having one of the best bodies in Hollywood, but how does she do it? With it reported that she works out more than five days a week, it is no wonder Aniston has a body to die for.
Recently heard discussing her daily diet as well as her ageing, Aniston claimed, "I feel better in my 40s. Not only do you feel better in your body physically, but you’re mentally better. Because, say, in your 20s, you didn’t know s--t. For me, in my 30s I was just trying to figure it all out. Then when you hit 40, you’re like, ‘Oh, okay. I got this." However, although she may like to look good, Aniston recently admitted that she still treats herself, stating, "I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way".
While to us this sounds normal and amazing, some people, famous or otherwise, get super tired of hearing about health and fitness all the time. Is she a nag?
1 She'll Always Be The Beautiful One In The Relationship
No matter who you are or what you do, Jennifer Aniston will always be the most attractive in the relationship. Just ask Brad Pitt!
Now, somewhat of a role model, Aniston is seen as one of the most powerful actresses of our generation. In fact, in 2016, Aniston wrote an essay for The Huffington Post in which she openly criticized the press and the constant rumours that often surround her and many other women. Mostly pinpointing the media's obsession with the female body, Aniston stated, "we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies....We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own “happily ever after” for ourselves." Yeah!
But we wonder how many people feel like they would pale in comparison standing next to her...maybe that causes some problems.