Jennifer Aniston at 55: her rise to fame, two divorces, and IVF journey

As she celebrates this milestone age, we’re looking back on her amazing achievements and at how she’s not only come so far professionally,

but also personally.

A little known fact about the Rachel Green actress is that she was born to be an actress. Jennifer is the daughter of actor John Aniston, best known for his role on Days Of Our Lives, and Nancy Dow, who appeared in sixties sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

When the two divorced when Jennifer was young, she explained that it felt “destabilized” and “unsafe”. Yet she learned from their divorce to cope when things don’t go to plan, saying: “You’ve got lemons? Let’s make lemonade’”.

Rise to fame through Friends

While Jennifer had managed a couple of small roles before Friends, it was her role as Rachel Green in the hit sitcom that rocketed her to fame.