Below are 14 fun facts we bet you never knew about our favourite leading lady, Jennifer Aniston! From her early days on Friends, where she became a household name, to big budget movies and high profile romances, Jennifer has done pretty well for herself yet still remains down to earth and grounded. Read on to discover 14 fun facts about Jen here…

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Apparently Jen met Brad Pitt (who she married and later divorced) on a blind date in 1998! See, she’s just like us really!

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Jen has royal blood in her!! Her mother is a direct descendant of the royal House of Stuart of Scotland. Who knew!

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She’s also an artist. When she was just 11, one of her paintings was placed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York!

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Jen originally auditioned for the role of Monica Geller in Friends but persuaded producers that she was better suited to play Rachel Green. Phew!rexfeatures_273338a

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BUT…when she got the role of Rachel she was told by the producers to lose 30 pounds. Ouch!

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Did you know she’s award winning? She won a Golden Globe AND an Emmy Award for her role in Friends.

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Her actual birth name is Jennifer Joanna Anastassakis, which she shorted for her acting career.

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But after they divourced she wasted no time dating some of Hollywood’s leading men! Vince Vaughn, singer John Mayer and Jason Sudeikis to name a few but there were also lots of ‘unconfirmed’ hotties too.

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Apparently Jens favourite drink on a night our is a Dirty Martini or a Margarita. Go girl!

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She’s had some seriously pay rises in her time! During the first season of Friends each cast member received $22,000 per episode. In 1997, they banded together to negotiate a salary increase to $100,000 per episode and by the final season, they each got $1,000,000 per episode. That’s ONE MILLION per episode! WOW!rexfeatures_790373a

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Word on the street is that Ross and Rachel weren’t meant to be the main romance in Friends! Their story line only developed because of David Schwimmer and Jen’s amazing chemistry.giphy

 

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Jen was apparently the last of the main six actors to be cast in the show.

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When the last series ended, Jennifer and her then-husband Brad Pitt hosted a dinner party at their home where they apparently served bottles of wine that producer Kevin Bright had saved from the first series. FUN!

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When Jen indulges in some comfort food she turns to tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole. A girl after our own heart!

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