The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday it will honor Jennifer Aniston with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the West Hollywood Hotel located on the corner of Hollywood and Vine.
Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California. Her family relocated to New York City when her father was cast in a role on the soap opera “Love ofLife.” As an 11-year-old student at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, she joined the drama club, which inspired her to pursue acting.
After she graduated in 1987 from New York’s High School of the Performing Arts, she landed early roles in the off-Broadway production of “For Dear Life” and “Dancing on Checker’s Grave.” She also guest-starred on “Quantum Leap” and “Burke’s Law” and played a starring role in “Ferris Bueller.”
Her television career began after being cast as a series regular on “Molloy” and “The Edge.” She was then cast as Rachel Green in the NBC sitcom “Friends.” As Rachel, she received five Emmy nominations, two SAG Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. She won an Emmy in 2002 and a Golden Globe in 2003 for Lead Actress in a Comedy. She also won five People’s Choice Awards.
When away from “Friends,” she took on movie roles, including in “Then There Was You,” “She’s the One,” “Bruce Almighty” and “The Good Girl.”
Since the end of “Friends,” she’s done more movie roles, including “Rumor Has It,” “The Break-Up,” “Friends With Money,” “Marley & Me,” “The Bounty Hunter” and “Horrible Bosses.” On Feb. 24, her newest film, “Wanderlust,” with Paul Rudd, opens.
Aniston has also started trying directing with the short “Room 10″ and an anthology of five short films, “Five,” on the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives and for which she received a DGA Award nomination.