Jennifer Aniston, Friends, Wedding Dress


Jennifer Aniston is an icon and she should always be celebrated. It's not an opinion, it's a fact and one that we firmly stand behind!

Since today Aniston, who is one of America's sweethearts, turns 50 years old—even though she looks nowhere near this age—we get to honor and toast to the actress all day long.

Want to join us? It'll be fun...we promise.

Throughout the California native's career she has been on TV shows and in movies that have continued to make her one of the most beloved stars in Hollywood and now that she's hit a milestone birthday we had to take a look back at some of her most iconic film and TV roles to celebrate.

While Aniston has more than 60 acting credits to her name, we somehow managed to narrow this list down to her top 24 or so and they are all pretty epic.

From playing Ross' lobster and everyone's favorite Central Perk employee AKA Rachel on Friends to her most-recent gig as a beauty queen turned pageant director in Netflix's Dumplin', Aniston continues to impress us and steal the show with every new role she portrays.

Sure, she will forever be Rachel to any big TV lover, but the longtime actress has a ton of movie credits to her name that we can't help but love or watch anytime they are on.

She's played a rocker chick in Rock Star, made us cry while watching her in Marley & Me, showed off her comedic chops in Horrible Bosses and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her dramatic role in Cake

These films are just the beginning when you start to think about all of the characters Aniston has embodied over the past few decades. 

Friends, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, GIF

Warner Home Video

She is truly iconic, and no matter what she does she proves that she really is only getting better with age.

We are already counting down the days until she reunites with her Friends sister Reese Witherspoon for her TV return on an untitled Apple series, but for now we are taking a trip down memory lane to honor the legendary star.

Take a peek at some of the birthday girl's most memorable roles below and vote for your absolute favorite when you're done.

Happy birthday, Jen! You might not know it but you're our favorite gal pal and the friend we aspire to be.

Jennifer Aniston, Leprechaun

Trimark Pictures

Jennifer Aniston

Warner Bros.

Jennifer Aniston, She?s the One

The Movie Company

Jennifer Aniston, Office Space

20th Century Fox

Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rock Star

Warner Bros. Pictures

Jennifer Aniston, The Good Girl

Fox Searchlight

Jennifer Aniston, Bruce Almighty

Universal Studios

Jennifer Aniston, Along Came Polly

Universal Studios

Jennifer Aniston, Friends With Money

Sony Pictures Classics

Jennifer Aniston, The Break-Up

Melissa Moseley/ Universal Studios

Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Marley and Me

Barry Wetcher/ Fox

He's Just Not That Into You, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

Darren Michaels/Warner Brothers Entertainment

Love Happens, Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston

Kimberley French/ Universal Studios

Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, The Bounty Hunter

Columbia Pictures

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, The Switch


Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox


Just Go With It, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker

Sony Pictures

Jennifer Aniston, Horrible Bosses

John P. Johnson/New Line Cinema

Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston, Wanderlust

Universal Pictures

We're the Millers, Jennifer Aniston

Courtesy of Youtube

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Cinelou Films

Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Mother's Day

Open Road Films

Office Christmas Party, Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller

Paramount Pictures

Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Dumplin', Netflix


Jennifer Aniston's Best Roles
Which of Jennifer Aniston's roles stands out to you most?
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