Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green character in Friends (238 episodes, 1994-2004)

Friends, an NBC sitcom, is what pushed Jennifer Aniston into becoming one of the most loved and popular actresses in both television and movie history. It is in this show where Aniston gave life to the character of Rachel Green, one of the characters that made the Friends show lively and entertaining. It is also in this show where Aniston received three prestigious awards for her role as Rachel Green.

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Landing the Role of Rachel Green

After a series of bad movies, Aniston was on the verge of quitting her acting career when she decided to audition for Friends, a new fall lineup sitcom on NBC that was to debut somewhere between 1994 and 1995. She was to try out for the role of Monica Geller, but the producers decided that Courtney Cox was far better suited for the character of Monica. Therefore, Aniston got the role of Rachel Green, which she portrayed since its debut in 1994 until its end in 2004.

It was lucky that she played Rachel Green because she really brought the character to life, earning a lot of loyal followers and fans. The hairstyle that Rachel Green wore was even copied by millions of women, hence the name “Rachel look.” But popularity and fame were not the only thing that Aniston got out of Friends for, aside from the awards she garnered from her portrayal of Rachel Green, she also received a whopping one million dollars per episode during the last two seasons of the show, proof of the comedy sitcom’s popularity.

Life During and After Friends

Life was indeed good to Aniston during Friends. Not only was she one of the highest paid TV actresses, but she also married Hollywood heartthrob, Brad Pitt, during her stint in Friends. But like all Hollywood marriages, some of them fail, and the Pitt and Aniston marriage ended up in divorce a year after the show ended in 2004.

The ending of Friends and her failed marriage with Pitt did not stop her rising popularity though as she got involved in movies that only made her one of America’s sweethearts. Aside from gaining fame and a place in Hollywood because of her role as Rachel Green in Friends, she also nurtured relationships with her costars in the comedy sitcom. Now, she is the proud godmother of Coco, costar Courtney Cox’s and David Arquette’s daughter.

Just because the show ended does not mean that the relationships in Friends ended, too. No. In fact, they stayed just that - friends.

Jennifer acted in episodes:

Number Title Year - date
1 The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (22 September 1994)
2 The One with the Sonogram at the End (29 September 1994)
3 The One with the Thumb (6 October 1994)
4 The One with George Stephanopoulos (13 October 1994)
5 The One with the East German Laundry Detergent (20 October 1994)
6 The One with the Butt (27 October 1994)
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F.R.I.E.N.D.S episodes and clips

Jennifer Aniston - Friends Interview

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