Rashida Jones
Actress, model, musician
Rashida Jones
Rashida Leah Jones is an American film and television actress, comic book author, screenwriter and occasional singer. She played Louisa Fenn on Boston Public and Karen Filippelli on The Office as well as roles in the films I Love You, Man; Our Idiot Brother; The Social Network, The Muppets and Celeste and Jesse Forever, which she also co-wrote. In 2009, Jones began appearing on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation as Ann Perkins.
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29 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing By Women In 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 months
There were moments during 2016 where it was easy to wonder whether women were valued at all in this country. When a serial sexual predator can become the president of the United States, do women’s voices and stories even matter? But even in those darkest moments, we could count on those voices and stories to pull us all through.  Moving into the next year, lifting up quality journalism ― specifically quality journalism written by women and members of other marginalized groups ― will be all the more vital.  To that end, for the fifth year in a row, we’ve curated a list of pieces that made an impact on us as readers over the last calendar year. To make the list, an article had to be (1) published in 2016, (2) written by a woman and (3) be available online. Below are 29 pieces of writing (though by no means is this an exhaustive list) to put on your reading list ASAP. They will make you think, laugh, cry ― alternately break your heart and put it back together again. Remember: ...
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Rashida Jones and Iconery launch new jewelry collection
LATimes - 4 months
There’s enough feathery, lightweight jewelry on the market these days. Rashida Jones wanted something on the opposite end of the spectrum for her fine jewelry collection, launched in partnership with online jewelry company Iconery. “Things have gotten so dainty in terms of fine jewelry,” Jones...
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Rashida Jones and Iconery launch new jewelry collection
LATimes - 4 months
There’s enough feathery, lightweight jewelry on the market these days. Rashida Jones wanted something on the opposite end of the spectrum for her fine jewelry collection, launched in partnership with online jewelry company Iconery. “Things have gotten so dainty in terms of fine jewelry,” Jones...
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Rashida Jones and Iconery launch new jewelry collection
LATimes - 4 months
There’s enough feathery, lightweight jewelry on the market these days. Rashida Jones wanted something on the opposite end of the spectrum for her fine jewelry collection, launched in partnership with online jewelry company Iconery. “Things have gotten so dainty in terms of fine jewelry,” Jones...
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Michelle Obama's T Magazine Cover Will Kick You In The Feels
Huffington Post - 4 months
Just because you know something is coming, that doesn’t make it any easier. In this case, we’re talking, of course, about the day the Obamas officially leave the White House.  It’s hard to pinpoint one thing we’ll miss the most about Michelle Obama. She has, over the past eight years, handled the role of first lady with elegance, grace, wisdom and ― as we have been lucky to report on so many times ― great style.  Stay informed with the latest news and video. Download HuffPost’s news app on iOS or Android. Giving us yet another taste of what we will soon be missing, FLOTUS is one of T Magazine’s cover stars for its current “Greats” issue. Sporting Roberto Coin earrings, a Calvin Klein top, stunning makeup and one seriously good set of brows, the masses have been blessed with what could very well be her last magazine cover in the White House.  Just when you thought you couldn’t get kicked any harder in the feels, the story inside the magazine ― featuring love letters ...
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25 Famous Women On Being Alone
Huffington Post - 5 months
(Photo: Getty Images) By Julie Ma Depending on who you are, the very thought of spending time alone will send your heart racing with delight or despair. For extroverts, alone time can be an almost-withering experience. For introverts, it can be a crucial sanctuary and a chance to recharge. While the days of openly calling single women "old maids," "spinsters," or "cat ladies" are nearing extinction, the social stigma surrounding ladies who are uncoupled by choice or by chance still runs deep. Below, 25 accomplished women -- including Shonda Rhimes and Diane Keaton -- discuss what being alone and living as single, independent women means to them. Related: Does Living Alone Drive You Mad? Shonda Rhimes "I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I only ever write about one thing: being alone. The fear of being alone, the desire to not be alone, the attempts we make to find our person, to keep our person, to convince our person to not leave us alone, the joy of being with ...
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Fashion Diary: The Stars Come Out for Opening Ceremony’s Fashion Week Agitprop
NYTimes - 5 months
Natasha Lyonne, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson and Rowan Blanchard back the designers in their promotion of “loud and proud“ American voices.
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Beyoncé Game, Set, Slayed Wimbledon In White To Cheer On Serena Williams
Huffington Post - 7 months
In the grand tradition of Beyoncé distracting everybody on the sidelines of sporting events, Queen Bey attended the Wimbledon women’s singles championship match on Saturday with husband Jay Z in tow to support Serena Williams.  The two were spotted seated behind Williams’ mother in the stands on day 12 of the tournament at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Wearing coordinated white ensembles, Bey paired her lacy Self Portrait frock with dark circular glasses and a braided ponytail, while Jay opted for a classic white tee and black baseball cap.  Williams went on to win the match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber, securing her seventh Wimbledon win and 22nd Grand Slam singles title, a feat matched by only one other woman in the history of the sport. Card-carrying BeyHive members will also, of course, remember that Williams made a cameo in Beyoncé’s music video for “Sorry,” where she twerked in a black leotard as the singer watched. “I’ve known Bey ...
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Review: Rashida Jones cops to funny stuff on 'Angie Tribeca'
Yahoo News - 9 months
NEW YORK (AP) — You could make a dandy drinking game out of "Angie Tribeca" : a tequila shot for every silly gag. Except you'd never make it past the first commercial break.
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What to Watch Sunday
NYTimes - about 1 year
Rashida Jones cuts up in “Angie Tribeca.” Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti spar in “Billions.” And PBS unveils “Mercy Street,” the “Downton Abbey” heir apparent.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rashida Jones
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 38
    In 2015 she began starring in a series of commercials for Verizon FiOS.
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    In 2015, she produced the documentary film Hot Girls Wanted, which examines the role of teenage girls in pornographic films.
    More Details Hide Details Netflix acquired the film after the film's premiere at Sundance Film Festival; it premiered on May 29, 2015. Jones created Frenemy of the State, a comic book series about a socialite who is recruited by the CIA. The comics are published by Oni Press and co-written with husband-and-wife writing team Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. In October 2009, before the first issue had been released, Jones sold the screen rights to Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Brian Grazer and Eric Gitter produced the film, and Jones co-wrote the screenplay with writing partner Will McCormack.
  • 2013
    Age 36
    In 2013, Jones directed the music video for Sara Bareilles' song "Brave".
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  • 2012
    Age 35
    In 2012, she starred opposite Andy Samberg in the film Celeste and Jesse Forever, which she co-wrote.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Danny DeVito, she was a voice guest star in The Simpsons episode "The Changing of the Guardian" (season 24, episode 11).
  • 2011
    Age 34
    In 2011, Dove selected Jones as its spokeswoman for its Dove Nourishing Oil Care Collection.
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    Jones also has a cameo in the Beastie Boys' short film Fight For Your Right Revisited, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, Jones appeared on an episode of Wilfred as Lisa, a hospice volunteer. The episode aired on July 21, 2011 on FX.
    Jones' 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.
    More Details Hide Details In the latter she played a lesbian lawyer named Cindy, the caring girlfriend of a bisexual character played by Zooey Deschanel.
  • 2009
    Age 32
    In 2009, she was dating speechwriter Jon Favreau, who had become the Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama.
    More Details Hide Details Though raised Jewish, Jones began practicing Hinduism in her early teens with her mother, after the two visited an ashram in India. As an adult, she practices Judaism. She told a reporter: In this day and age, you can choose how you practice and what is your relationship with God. I feel pretty strongly about my connection, definitely through the Jewish traditions and the things that I learned dating the guy that I dated. My boyfriends tend to be Jewish and also be practicing... I don't see it as a necessity, but there's something about it that I connect with for whatever reason. On her multi-racial identity, she has remarked "I have gone through periods where I only feel black or Jewish. Now I have a good balance." Jones has worked to promote Peace First (formerly Peace Games), a nonprofit that teaches children to resolve conflict without violence. She has been a board member since 2004 and holds several annual benefits to raise money for the organization. Jones has participated in Stand Up to Cancer events, EDUN and ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History, and The Art of Elysium's volunteer program, which runs artistic workshops for hospitalized children. In 2007, she was honorary chair of the annual Housing Works benefit, which fights AIDS and homelessness in New York City. She has helped fundraise for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the EB Medical Research Foundation, and New York's Lower Eastside Girls Club.
    She played Hannah in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, an independent film by John Krasinski that screened during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details She co-starred as Zooey Rice in I Love You, Man, a DreamWorks comedy with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. Jones accepted a role in Parks and Recreation, a mockumentary-style sitcom on NBC. The show was created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, with whom she previously worked on The Office. She played nurse Ann Perkins from the show's debut until midway through the sixth season, and reprised the role for the final episode of the series. Jones had a small role in the Kevin Smith film Cop Out. She appeared in The Social Network (2010), alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, which is set at Harvard. She played Marylin Delpy, a second-year legal associate assisting with the defense of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jones 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.
    In January 2009, Jones voiced several characters in an episode of the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.
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  • 2008
    Age 31
    Jones has campaigned in the last three cycles for Democratic Party presidential candidates, including for Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, along with Kristen Bell, she visited college campuses in Missouri to discuss the candidates and to encourage voter registration for the Democratic Party. In 2012, she campaigned in Iowa along with co-star Adam Scott. Jones previously campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry during the 2004 election, speaking at student rallies and a public gallery in Ohio.
    In 2008, Jones appeared with several other celebrities in Prop 8 – The Musical, an all-star video satirising California's anti-gay marriage initiative, written by Marc Shaiman From 2013 to 2015, she provided the voice of Hotwire on the Hulu comedy series The Awesomes.
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    She co-starred in Unhitched, the short-lived 2008 comedy series produced by the Farrelly brothers.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared as the love interest in the Foo Fighters' music video "Long Road to Ruin".
  • 2007
    Age 30
    Jones also played Karen in the February 2007 Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Rainn Wilson, appearing briefly in the opening monologue's Office parody.
    More Details Hide Details Jones filmed cameo roles in The Ten and Role Models, both directed by David Wain, with the latter appearing on the Blu-ray release.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    Jones was considering leaving the acting profession and pursuing a graduate degree in public policy before she was offered the part on The Office. She joined the ensemble cast in September 2006, playing the role of Karen Filippelli.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared regularly during the third season, returning as a guest star for two episodes in season four and another in season five.
  • 2005
    Age 28
    In 2005, Jones played Karen in the Stella pilot on Comedy Central and special government agent Carla Merced in the TNT police drama Wanted.
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  • 2004
    Age 27
    After Jones left Boston Public, she appeared in Death of a Dynasty, directed by Damon Dash, and two episodes of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central. In 2004, she was cast in Strip Search, an HBO film directed by Sidney Lumet, but her scenes were cut from the final broadcast version.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, she played Dr. Rachel Keyes in Little Black Book and starred as Edie Miller in British drama series NY-LON.
  • 2003
    Age 26
    She became engaged to music producer Mark Ronson in February 2003.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2000
    Age 23
    Jones was in a relationship with actor Tobey Maguire, which ended in 2000 after two and a half years.
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    Between 2000 and 2002, she appeared in 26 episodes, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination in her final year.
    More Details Hide Details 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 2000, she guest starred as Karen Scarfolli on Freaks and Geeks before landing the role of Louisa Fenn on Boston Public.
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  • 1999
    Age 22
    Jones also contributed vocals on the song "Dick Starbuck: Porno Detective" on The High & Mighty's 1999 debut Home Field Advantage.
    More Details Hide Details Jones contributed vocals to songs on The Baxter, The Ten and Reno 911!: Miami soundtracks. She sang in some episodes of Boston Public and for charitable events such as the What A Pair Benefit in 2002 to raise money for breast cancer research. in May 2015, Jones released a song titled Wanted to Be Loved alongside Daniel Ahearn, the song was used in a documentary titled Hot Girls Wanted which Jones produced. Jones has appeared in music videos for Aaliyah, The Boy Least Likely To song "Be Gentle With Me", and the Foo Fighters' single "Long Road to Ruin". In the latter she was credited as Racinda Jules and played the role of Susan Belfontaine.
  • 1997
    Age 20
    Jones made her professional acting debut in The Last Don, a 1997 miniseries based on the novel by Mario Puzo.
    More Details Hide Details She next appeared in Myth America, East of A and If These Walls Could Talk 2.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 17
    In 1994, Jones garnered attention with an open letter responding to scathing remarks made by rapper Tupac Shakur about her parents' interracial marriage.
    More Details Hide Details After high school, she left California to attend Harvard University. At Harvard, Jones was a resident of Eliot House and belonged to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard Opportunes, Black Students Association, and the Signet Society. She was initially interested in becoming a lawyer but changed her mind after becoming disillusioned by the O. J. Simpson murder trial. She became involved in the performing arts and served as musical director for the "Opportunes", an a cappella group, co-composed the score for the 149th annual Hasty Pudding Theatricals performance, and acted in several plays. In her second year at college, Jones performed in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which she said was "healing" because she had been seen by many blacks as not being "black enough". She studied religion and philosophy and graduated in 1997.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on February 25, 1976.
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