25 Things We Didn't Know About Jennifer Aniston

Greek Heritage

Greek Heritage

Her father is Greek and she spent a year there as a child.

No TV

No TV

Perhaps somewhat ironically, Aniston was strongly discouraged from watching TV when she was a child.

The Artist

The Artist

When she was only an eleven-yearold, Aniston had one of her paintings shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Aquaphobic

Aquaphobic

She's afraid of water. This became a problem during the filming of Cake (2013).

Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

She once offered to be Matthew Perry's personal training when he was desperately trying to shed some pounds.

Former Lives

Former Lives

Before she became a successful actress, Aniston worked such jobs as a waitress, telemarketer, messenger, and receptionist

Ex-Pitt

Ex-Pitt

Her famous relationship and marraige with Brad Pitt all came about due to a blind date!

30 Pounds

30 Pounds

Originally auditioning for the role of Monica on Friends, Aniston was made shed 30 pounds to play her role as Rachel.

She's A Star

She's A Star

She got her Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2012, with her pal Adam Sandler speaking at the ceremony.

Most Beautiful

Most Beautiful

She was named "The Most Beautiful Woman" in both 2004, and then again much later in 2016.

We think that's a pretty good effort!

Oh yeah, and Men's Health mag named her the "Sexiest Woman of All Time" in 2011.

Cash Money!

Cash Money!

For the past fifteen years running, Jennifer Aniston has been the highest earning actress in the world! Yep, every year since 2001!

A Memorable Name

A Memorable Name

Remember how we said her dad is Greek? Well, her real name is Jennifer Joanna Anastassakis. I guess she figured Aniston would be easier for people to remember.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy

In her time in such a high profile position, Aniston has used her powers for good, advocating the work of Friends of El Faro, Doctors Without Borders, AmeriCares, Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, EB Medical Research Foundation, Project A.L.S., OmniPeace, and others.

Estranged Mom

Estranged Mom

Her mother, Nancy Dow, said some not nice stuff about her daughter in the press and as a result, Dow was not invited to her wedding.

Hangin' With Chaz

Hangin' With Chaz

This is Cher's transgender son, Chaz Bono. Aniston and Chaz were school mates.

Her Favorite Tunes?

Her Favorite Tunes?

...A little bit of rock but nothing too crazy, it seems. Among her favorites are said to be Radiohead, Foo Fightes, U2, and Aerosmith (pictured).

Dolly and Norman

Dolly and Norman

She has two dogs; a Welsh corgie-terrier mix named Norman and a white German shepherd named Dolly.

Mind and Body

Mind and Body

She loves daily yoga (who doesn't!) and karate!

The Rachel

The Rachel

You know "The Rachel" hairdo that was extremely popular among ladies back in the Friends heyday? Yeah well Aniston herself wasn't a fan of it at all.

Flight Phobia

Flight Phobia

Aniston is said to suffer from a fear of flying ...and personally, I don't blame her at all!

Fave Foods

Fave Foods

Apparently, being half-Greek doesn't necessarily result in a taste for Greek food. Instead, her favorite types of food are said to be Mexican and Chinese.

Besties

Besties

Every girl needs a best friend, and Jennifer Aniston's is her Friends costar, Courtney Cox.

Leo and Jen?

Leo and Jen?

Although it might seem a little weird now, Jennifer Aniston was once being considered for Kate Winslet's role in Titanic.

Always The Waitress

Always The Waitress

Why does Jennifer Aniston play a waitress so often in her movies? Apart from Rachel in Friends, she played a waitress in Office Space (1999), The Iron Giant (1999), and Along Came Polly (2004).

Art vs Sex

Art vs Sex

She did pose nude for GQ but turned down $4 million to do similar in Playboy. Why?

“GQ is art, Playboy is sex," she told the National Enquirer.