Jennifer Aniston also had a traumatic experience when she was 11: “I remember a parent figure telling me after a dinner party when I was about 11 that I could leave the table because I didn’t have anything interesting to say.” Jen says this cruel comment hurt her, and she still thinks about how it made her feel.
14. Baby Jen.
If we hadn’t told you, could you have guessed who this baby is? We don’t think you would have! After joining the social media site, the Friends star posted this throwback photo to her Instagram account in 2019. The second picture she posted was from today, but she wore the same hat. She wrote in the caption: “#TBT Both then and now, in style… ”
13. Wicked Witch
We still think Aniston looks great even when she tries to look like the Wicked Witch of the West for Halloween. Jen is so beautiful that it’s hard to find a bad picture of her. Even so, her friend and co-star, Reese Witherspoon, has a different opinion about the image above. Reese Witherspoon said that Jennifer Aniston looked “spooky” as a teenager after she saw this picture.
12. Goth Phase
Remember how we said it was hard to find a “bad” picture of Jennifer Aniston? Well, I think this is as close as we’ll get. It’s not that the image is terrible, but that Jen is wearing a hairstyle that doesn’t look good on her. Jen had said that this was during her “Goth” phase when she was trying to be different from her mother, who was a model.
Is that you, Jen? Like all famous people, Aniston wasn’t always famous in Hollywood. When she was younger, she was just a typical teenager. We don’t know who she went to prom with in 1984, but we’re sure he kept pictures of the two of them and will likely keep them forever.
Again, before Jennifer Aniston became a household name in Hollywood, she went through the motions like every other teenager, which means she went through a few different stages.
9. A Football Fan?
Based on Rachel Green, the character that made her famous, it’s hard to believe this picture is accurate. Fans of the TV show Friends know that Rachel Green was not a big sports fan, so seeing her as a 14-year-old girl wearing a football jersey and holding a ball is very strange.
8. With her mother
It doesn’t look like the apple falls very far from the tree. Jen’s mother, Nancy Dow, was a model and actress in the 1960s. Even though Aniston followed in some of her mother’s footsteps, the two were said to have grown apart by the time Nancy died in 2016.
7. Friends Meets Big Bang
This is an excellent picture from the past. Friends is considered one of the best comedies of its time, but many people would agree that The Big Bang Theory is one of the best comedies of this time. This picture of Mayim Bialik and Jennifer Aniston from the 1990s makes us feel many things.
6. Jen And Her Best Friend
What? That’s not Courteney Cox?! Even though Cox and Aniston played best friends on screen for over a decade, that doesn’t mean that Aniston didn’t have a best friend before Cox. In the picture above, she is with Jen’s best friend from the 1990s, Andrea Bendewald.
5. Jen And Chaz
It looks like some famous people went to school with Aniston. At the end of the 1980s, she went to New York City High School of Performing Arts, where she was friends with Cher’s son Chaz Bono, then called Chastity. This picture of the two high school friends was taken in 1987, and both have changed A LOT since then.
4. The Edge
We don’t think many people know this, but Jen was in a comedy show before Friends. Aniston was in several funny sketches on the sketch comedy show The Edge. One of these drawings was a parody of Sports Illustrated. Even though it didn’t last long, based on the picture above, she’s always been a bombshell! At that point, she was getting attention.
3. A Recognizable Face
Even though this picture was taken a long time ago, it’s clear from how she looks now that the Friends star has aged well. In 1990, Jen was about 21 years old and just starting to try her hand at acting. She got her first TV role in Ferris Bueller, based on the 1986 movie of the same name. The rest, as they say, is history.
2. Early Beginnings
This picture of Jen makes us think of the actress we know and love. She was new to Hollywood, but it didn’t take long to become a mainstay. When Friends started in 1994, she started showing up on our TV screens; honestly, we haven’t stopped watching her. We’d be lying if we never watched old shows on Netflix.
1. Before All The Fame
We all know the Friends star as “America’s Sweetheart” and one of the most beautiful celebrities in the world, but things weren’t always so great for her. According to the Daily Mail, Jen said in an interview that she was a little on the fat side as a child and was often picked on at school.