Mostly Credited As: Rashida Jones
Birth Name: Rashida Leah Jones
Date Of Birth: February 25, 1976 (Age 39)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)
Rashida Jones’ name speaks for itself. She is a critically acclaimed actress, writer and producer whose career is quickly - and successfully - advancing in the right direction. In high school, she was named Most Likely to Succeed, and she has surely lived up to that superlative. She attended Harvard University, and in 1997, she graduated with a degree in religion and philosophy. Jones also has a photographic memory - now, that’s talent. There’s no argument that her successes come naturally, but there’s a good chance that she partially receives some of her talents and hard work qualities from her equally talented father/musician Quincy Jones and actress mother Peggy Lipton. Whatever the case, it’s no secret that Jones brings a freshness to the entertainment industry. She’s starred in all kinds of hits - on the small and big screen. She can be seen in the following movies: “I Love You, Man,” “The Social Network” and “Our Idiot Brother.” Her TV credentials include her role as Louisa Fenn on “Boston Public,” her role as Detective Carla Merced in “Wanted” and her one-time appearance as Karen Scarfolli in “Freaks and Geeks.” Jones is mostly recognized for portraying Karen Filippelli aka the woman who got in the way of Jim and Pam on “The Office” and for playing Ann Perkins on NBC’s hit comedy “Parks and Recreation.” Her successes don’t stop there. In 2012, she pulled a triple-threat by showcasing her writing, producing and acting talents simultaneously in the movie “Celeste and Jesse Forever.” Jones played Celeste, while “Saturday Night Live” alum Andy Samberg played Jesse. Jones also takes after her father in the music industry, as she is a skilled musician. For example, she sang backup on Maroon 5 albums “Songs About Jane” and “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.” Jones even likes to give back to others and support charities, like the Peace First foundation, where she serves on the board of directors. At times, her love life has also been in the spotlight, especially when she dated actor Tobey Maguire and when she was formerly engaged to English musician Mark Ronson. She currently resides in Los Angeles.