Rashida Leah Jones

Birth Day February 25th, 1976
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age 48 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

About Rashida Jones

An American actress, director, writer, and producer Rashida Jones is well recognized for being cast as Ann Perkins in the NBC comedy series, "Parks and Recreation". She played the straight-laced Ann on "Parks and Recreation" and Karen on "The Office". She also had roles in films such as "The Social Network", "The Muppets", and "I Love You, Man". She served as the executive producer and co-director on the 2018 Netflix documentary "Quincy" about her own father which was debuted on Netflix; it won the Grammy Award for Best Music Film in 2019. Rashida has provided backing vocals for various songs performed by the rock band, "Maroon 5". She also served as a guest vocalist in "The Rose That Grew from Concrete", which was a tribute album for Tupac Shakur. She was first seen in the 1998 film "Myth America". In 1997, she appeared in the CBS miniseries, "The Last Don" for her role as Johanna.

Famous For

  • Being an American actress, director, writer, and producer.
  • For being cast as Ann Perkins in NBC comedy series, "Parks and Recreation".

Rashida Jones, a famous actress

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Early Life of Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones rook birth on 25th February 1976 with the real name or full name of Rashida Leah Jones in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity. Jones's father is African American with Tikar roots from Cameroon, and a paternal Welsh grandfather whereas her mother was Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of Jewish emigrants from Russia and Latvia). Analogously, she is from Judaism religion and her race is black. She happily celebrates her birthday on 25th February of every year and she has celebrated her 44th birthday as of 2020 though as her birthdate, her star sign is Pisces. She was born to actress Peggy Lipton (mother) and musician/record producer Quincy Jones (father). 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 and Quincy Jones III. Until the age of 10, Rashida Jones went to a Hebrew School. She was also enrolled at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks. Finally, she got admission to Harvard University from where she graduated in 1997 with a degree in philosophy and religion.

Career of Rashida Jones

Acting Career

  • Rashida Jones commenced her professional acting career from  "The Last Don" in 1997 as she next starred in "Myth America, East of A" and "If These Walls Could Talk 2".
  • She was seen on "Freaks and Geeks" as the role of Karen Scarfolli in 2000 before landing the role of Louisa Fenn on "Boston Public".
  • Then, she appeared in a small role in "Full Frontal", and starred in "Now You Know" though she also starred in "Death of a Dynasty" as well as in two episodes of "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central.
  • Analogously, she has materialized in several films and series such as "Strip Search",  "Little Black Book", "NY-LON", "Unhitched", "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men", "Our Idiot Brother", Wilfred", and many others.
  • In 2010, she appeared in "Cop Out", "The Social Network", "Monogamy", and after a year, she landed her role in "Friends with Benefits", "The Muppets".
  • As well, she has voiced several characters in an episode of the Adult Swim show "Robot Chicken" in January 2009 and accepted a role in "Parks and Recreation", a mockumentary-style sitcom on NBC. 
  • She also co-wrote the film "Celeste and Jesse Forever" where she appeared too in 2012.
  • Jones was cast in the lead role of "Angie Tribeca" on the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca in 2014, which premiered in 2016. Though she has also produced the documentary film "Hot Girls Wanted" in 2015 and started starring and serving as an executive producer on the Netflix sitcom "BlackAF" in 2020.
  • She also voices the recurring role of Mia on Fox's "Duncanville" as well as stars in the 2020 comedy-drama "On the Rocks" opposite Bill Murray directed by Sofia Coppola.
  • Additionally, she has appeared in several online comedy series projects like  "Speak Out", "Web Therapy".

Writing Career

  • Rashida created a comic book series about a socialite who is recruited by the CIA "Frenemy of the State" whereas she sold her first screenplay, a comedy titled "Celeste and Jesse Forever", in March 2009. 
  • Jones co-wrote the teleplay of "Nosedive", an episode of the television anthology series "Black Mirror" in 2016 though Jones and McCormack worked on the script of "Toy Story 4" for Pixar Animation Studios as she left the writing assignment early due to feeling that Pixar is "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."
  • She has been published in "Teen Vogue" magazine, where she worked as a contributing editor as well as wrote chapter 36 of her father's biography, "Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones" (2001).

Singing Career

  • Besides, she has contributed vocals for the band "Maroon 5", "Home Field Advantage", "The Baxter", "The Ten".
  • She released a song titled "Wanted to Be Loved" in May 2015 and in the music video "Flip and Rewind" in 2016.
  • In addition, Jones started the "Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions" podcast with co-host Bill Gates in November 2020.

Political work

  • Jones previously campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry during the 2004 election, speaking at student rallies and a public gallery in Ohio whereas she supported Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
  • In the 2016 Democratic primary, she endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election.

Awards and Achievements of Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones has been nominated for numerous awards such as NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie, and many others but she has only won Grammy Award for Best Music Film for "Quincy" in 2019. With her hard work and luck by her side, she can gain many more awards in the coming days.

Personal Life of Rashida Jones

Reflecting on Rashida Jones's personal life, she is an unmarried lady. But regarding her relationship status, 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?" but the couple's relationship ended approximately one year later. Presently, she is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend, musician Ezra Koenig. The couple has a son who was born in 2018. They are living a happy as well as joyful life sharing a romantic love with each other. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Rashida Jones with her boyfriend, Ezra Koenig

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Net Worth of Rashida Jones

By being an actress, writer, producer, and singer in a professional career that has spanned for over two decades, Rashida Jones earned a net worth of $30 million as of 2020. Her salary is around $4 Million (yearly) as of 2020. In 2017, Jones became a spokeswoman for the Almay brand of cosmetics and became the first female ambassador for Maison Kitsune in 2018. She modeled for and endorsed the glasses brand, Zenni Optical in 2019 from where she earns a fine amount of money. Her major source of income is from an acting career.

Body Measurement of Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones is a beautiful and versatile actress who stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm with a balanced weight of 58 kg or 128 lbs. She was a chubby child although she turned it all around with Pilates workouts. As her core was weak initially, she nearly cried from the exertion. Over the years, Pilates has helped her develop a lean and strong core. She hits the Pilates studio 3 times a week. Also, she regularly works out in the gym as her body build type is average and her body measurement is 36-25-35 in or 91.5-63.5-89 cm. She is a graceful lady with hazel eyes and dark brown hair color.

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