Rashida Jones Biography
Rashida Leah Jones is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. Jones appeared as Louisa Fenn on the Fox drama series Boston public (2000–2002), as Karen Filippelli on the NBC comedy series The Office (2006–2013), and as Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation (2009–2015). From 2016 to 2019, she starred as the lead eponymous role in the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, and in 2020, she starred as Joya Barris in the Netflix series #blackAF.
As a filmmaker, she directed the first episode of Hot Girls Wanted, a series that focused on the sex industry. She was also an executive producer of the series. In 2018, her documentary Quincy, about her father, Quincy Jones, debuted on Netflix; it won the Grammy Award for Best Music Film in 2019.
How old is Rashida Jones? – Age
The American actress is 45 years old as of 25th February 2021. She was born in 1976 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Who are Rashida Jones Parents? – Father and mother
The American actress was born as the daughter to actress Peggy Lipton and musician/record producer Quincy Jones. Jones’s father is African American with Tikar roots from Cameroon, and a paternal Welsh grandfather. Her mother was Ashkenazi Jewish. His parents divorced when she was 14 years old; her sister subsequently remained with their father, while Rashida moved with their mother to Brentwood.
Rashida Jones Siblings
The American actress is not the only child in their family. She is the younger sister of actress and model Kidada Jones, and half-sister to five siblings from their father’s other relationships, including Kenya Jones, Quincy Jones III, Rachel Jones, Jolie Jones Levine and Martina Jones.
Rashida Jones Education
The American actress attended The Buckley school in Sherman Oaks, California, where she made the National Honor society and was voted “Most Likely To Succeed” by her classmates. She attended Harvard University, where she lived in Currier House and Eliot House. She belonged to the Hasty pudding Theatricals, Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard-Radcliffe Opportunites, Black Students Association, and the signet society.
Is Rashida Jones in a Relationship? – Spouse
Yes, the American actress is in love. She is in a relationship with her boyfriend, musician Ezra Koenig. They are both madly in love with each other. Previously, She was engaged to music producer Mark Ronson in February 2003. He proposed on her 27th birthday, using a custom-made crossword puzzle spelling out “Will you marry me?” Their relationship ended approximately one year later.
Rashida Jones Child
The American actress is blessed with a child. In 2018, She had a son with her boyfriend, Ezra Koenig. The pair is currently enjoying the parenting life together.
Rashida Jones Career
The American actress made her professional acting debut in The Last Don, 1997 miniseries based on the novel by Mario Puzo. She next appeared in Myth America, East of A and If These Walls could Talk 2. In 2000, she guest-starred as Karen Scarfolli on Freaks and Geeks before landing the role of Louisa Fenn on Boston public.
Between 2000 and 2002, the actress appeared in 26 episodes, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination in her final year. Although she had a minor supporting role in the series, film opportunities quickly surfaced. She had a small role in Full Frontal, directed by Steven Soderbergh, and starred in Now You Know, written and directed by Kevin Smith regular Jeff Anderson. She also starred in the short film Roadside Assistance with Adam Brody.
In 2004, the actress was cast in strip search, an HBO film directed by Sidney Lumet, but her scenes were cut from the final broadcast version. Later that year, she played Dr. Rachel Keyes in Little Black Book and starred as Edie Miller in British drama series NY-LON. In 2005, she played Karen in the Stella pilot on comedy Central and special government agent Carla Merced in the TNT police drama Wanted.
The actress starred opposite Chris Messina in Monogamy (2010), a drama directed by Dana Adam Shapiro. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010 and was released theatrically in March 2011. Jones’s other 2011 films were Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis; The Big Year, with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and Jack Black; The Muppets, with Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper; and Our Idiot Brother, with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Emily Mortimer.
In 2012, she starred opposite Andy Samberg in the film celeste and Jesse Forever, which she co-wrote. Along with Danny DeVito, she was a voice guest star in The simpsons episode “The Changing of the Guardian”. In 2014, She was cast in the lead role of Angie Tribeca on the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, which premiered in 2016. The show was created by Steve and Nancy Carell and was cancelled in 2019.
In 2015, the actress produced the documentary film Hot Girls Wanted, which examines the role of teenage girls in pornographic films. Netflix acquired the film after the film’s premiere at sundance Film Festival; it premiered on May 29, 2015. In 2020, She began starring and serving as an executive producer on the Netflix sitcom #blackAF. She also voices recurring role of Mia on Fox’s Duncanville. She stars in the 2020 comedy-drama On the Rocks opposite Bill Murray directed by Sofia Coppola.
In 2016, the actress co-wrote the teleplay of “Nosedive”. She and McCormack worked on the script of Toy story 4 for pixar Animation studios. The film was released in June 2019, with the pair being among those receiving a “story by” credit.
In 2018, the actress became the first female ambassador for Maison Kitsune. In 2019, she modeled for and endorsed the glasses brand, Zenni Optical. She has also served as the narrating voice for SouthWest Airlines and Expedia television commercials. In November 2020 the actress started the Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions podcast with co-host Bill Gates.
Rashida Jones Net worth
The American actress has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2021.