Star Profile: Rashida Jones

Mimi ON Feb 09, 2011 AT 2:15 pm


Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones’ resume is impressive in the first instance as she started out at Harvard University! However more recently she’s appeared alongside James Franco and Anne Hathaway in Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue, securing her as one to watch…

Filled with ambition to pursue a career in law, she became disillusioned after the O.J. Simpson murder trail and instead continued her education at Harvard in religion studies and philosophy while becoming very involved in the performing arts. Graduating in 1997, Jones almost immediately landed her first professional acting job in an American miniseries, The Last Don, and continues to appear in television.

Her most memorable television role is Karen on the American show, The Office, based on the British original series from 2006-2011. Lately Jones has broken into the film industry with solid supporting performances in “I Love You Man” and “The Social Network.”

Rashida Jones in "I Love You Man"

Rashida Jones in "I Love You Man"

Without a doubt her most successful movie, “The Social Network” has been nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won the Golden Globes for Best Director, Screenplay, Best Score, and Best Picture, Drama.

Frenemy Comic Series

Frenemy Comic Series

Not to be pigeon holed, Jones created her own comic book series-a spy thriller “Frenemy of the State” that was published in September of last year. The series follows a celebrity socialite that doubles as a CIA secret agent. Sounds like someone is living vicariously. Additionally Jones sold the screen rights and will co-write the screenplay for the film.

A new kind of triple threat, she acts, writes, and sings! Jones has provided back vocals for Maroon 5 in their debut record, Songs About Jane, and on their follow-up album, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. Appearing in several soundtracks for her television series she appears in, Jones is a success in more than one avenue. Be on the look out for this woman…who knows where she will turn up next.

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