HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Jennifer Aniston, who rose to fame thanks to her starring role in the NBC comedy “Friends,” received the 2,462nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, two days before the release of her latest film, “Wanderlust.”
Comedian Adam Sandler and “Wanderlust” castmates Malin Akerman and Kathryn Hahn joined Aniston at the ceremony outside The W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.
Born Feb. 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, Aniston and her family moved to New York City in 1975 when her father, John, was cast on the CBS daytime drama “Love of Life.”
As an 11-year-old student at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, Aniston joined the drama club and her experience there encouraged her to pursue acting as a career.
Aniston studied further at New York’s famed School of the Performing Arts. After graduating in 1987, she landed roles in the off-Broadway productions of “For Dear Life” at New York’s Public Theater and “Dancing on Checkers’ Grave.”
Aniston made her television debut in the short-lived 1990 Fox summer series, “Molly,” which starred Mayim Bialik. She was also a cast member on three short-lived series — the NBC comedy “Ferris Bueller,” the Fox sketch comedy series “The Edge” and the CBS comedy “Muddling Through.”
In 1994, Aniston was cast on “Friends,” which went on to be one of the most popular comedies in television history. Her portrayal of Rachel Green brought her five Emmy nominations and an Emmy as outstanding leading actress in a comedy in 2002.
During her hiatuses from “Friends,” Aniston embarked on a movie career, appearing in “Then There Was You,” “Picture Perfect,” “Dreams For An Insomniac,” “She’s The One,” “Rock Star,” “The Object of My Affection,” “Bruce Almighty” and “The Good Girl.”
When “Friends” ended its run in 2004 after 10 seasons, Aniston devoted herself full-time to her movie career starring in “Rumor Has It,” “Derailed,” “The Break-Up,” “Friends With Money,” “Marley & Me,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “The Bounty Hunter,” “Love Happens,” “Just Go With It,” “The Switch” and “Horrible Bosses.”
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