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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Rashida Jones: The Golden Globes' Red Carpet Blackout Won’t Be A Silent Protest
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The “Parks and Recreation” star explains what critics are getting wrong.
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TV Agent Olivia Metzger Is Parting Ways With The Creative Artists Agency
The Huffington Post - 2 months
Television agent Olivia Metzger is parting ways with the Creative Artists Agency, HuffPost has learned. Metzger represents, among others, newly appointed “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor, “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb, CNN’s Poppy Harlow, NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker, NBC host Jenna Bush Hager, NBC/MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin and MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle. Metzger also represents top Fox News hosts including Martha MacCallum, Harris Faulkner, Shannon Bream and “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt. Along with on-air talent, Metzger represents news executives and producers like Ryan Kadro, executive producer of “CBS This Morning,” and Rashida Jones, senior vice president of specials at NBC News and MSNBC. More...
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Rashida Jones cites 'philosophical differences' for 'Toy Story 4' departure
CNN - 3 months
Rashida Jones is denying a report by The Hollywood Reporter that she left "Toy Story 4," along with writing partner Will McCormack, because of an unwanted advance by Disney animation chief and Pixar co-founder John Lasseter.
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Talk: Why Rashida Jones Changed Her Mind About Porn
NYTimes - 7 months
The actor and producer on duck-lips selfies and the intersection of feminism and porn.
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This Initiative Aims To Give Aspiring Female Filmmakers The Chance To Work
Huffington Post - 8 months
Even though the lauded and lucrative “Wonder Woman” just gave us our first female-directed superhero movie, the damning statistics about Hollywood’s gender gap behind the camera are hardly improving. Women made a mere 7 percent of 2016’s highest-grossing movies.  In an effort to help bridge that gap, Glamour magazine has partnered with Girlgaze, a multimedia initiative supporting young female artists, for the #NewView competition. HuffPost is premiering a short montage, featuring Gia Coppola, that outlines the project, which will give winners the chance to helm a short film for one of several brands.  Submissions for #NewView are open until June 30. The competition’s jury includes Coppola, Geena Davis, Rashida Jones, “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zendaya, “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway, Chloë Grace Moretz, “Pariah” director Dee Rees and Netflix executive Bela Bajaria. -- This feed and its contents are...
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23 Brilliant Lines From Netflix's 'Dear White People'
Huffington Post - 10 months
“Dear White People,” the new Netflix series based on the film of the same name, has become one of the most talked about new shows this year. The series, created by Justin Simien, takes a humorous and unflinching look at racial politics by following the lives of several black students at a fictional and predominantly white Ivy League school.  The show has sparked some interesting conversations about issues like blackface, interracial dating, colorism, and police brutality, to name a few. All of these issues are brought forth through amazingly witty, sharp, and perceptive writing, making for some of the best one-liners on any screen in years. Below, we’ve compiled some of the funniest, most poignant and downright brilliant lines from the show’s first season. Check it out (spoiler alert): 1. SAM: Dear white people, here’s a little tip: When you ask someone who looks ethnically different ‘what are you?’ the answer is usually a person about to slap the s...
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In An Attempt To Empower Sex Workers, Did Netflix Exploit Them?
Huffington Post - 10 months
Multiple women have accused the creators of the new documentary series “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” of outing them as sex workers.  Three sex workers have come forward alleging that directors Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus used footage of them without their consent or knowledge in the new Netflix series. The series is the second installment of the feature documentary “Hot Girls Wanted,” released in April of 2015, that explored the amateur porn industry in Florida.  Two of the sex workers are featured for a few seconds in the last episode of the series in footage taken on the app Periscope. The third sex worker says she initially agreed to appear in the series and signed a participant release form. After filming began, she told the directors she was uncomfortable with how many personal questions she was asked, and requested that she not appear in the series. According to a report from Vocativ, the woman still appears in multiple scenes in the series. (Head over ...
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It Ain't Just White People: 5 Times Netflix's 'Dear White People' Came For Their Own And Why
Huffington Post - 10 months
  It Ain’t Just Wypipo: Five times the Netflix Series Dear White People Came for Their Own That You Should Look Out For By Pamela Lewis Dear white people, You are not alone. I know many of you are in your bag right now, and all in your feels about Netflix’s decision to actually allow a series with a title addressed directly to you and designed to tackle, head-on, some of the caucasities committed by many of your kinfolk. And I get it, the hit “Dear White People,” according to a popular internet meme, is sort of the equivalent to a bunch of cassette tapes in a shoe box addressed to all of you, only instead of thirteen reasons why, they’ve narrowed it down to just ten episodes. But fear not, because black millennials are clearly equal-opportunity wig snatchers! That’s right, I know the title may not imply it, but trust when I tell you that y’all ain’t the only ones being shaded. Grab your tea. 1. Rashida Jones My first thought? Damn, what Rashida do to y’all? My seco...
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Rashida Jones Thinks Women Can Decide For Themselves If Porn Is Empowering
Huffington Post - 10 months
Some people think porn can be empowering for women; others think it can be degrading. Rashida Jones thinks we should let women decide for themselves.  The actress and director of 2015 porn documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” recently sat down with Refinery29 to discuss her new Netflix docu-series “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On,” which explores the intersection of porn, intimacy, and technology. Jones, along with co-directors Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, discussed what they learned about porn while creating the film and subsequent series, and how it’s shaped their perception of the industry.  When R29’s Madeline Buxton asked the three directors their thoughts on porn as a tool of empowerment for women, Jones responded that it’s “dangerous” to say any one thing is the key to empowerment for all women.  “It’s so personal, and I think it’s dangerous to declare anything as the road to female empowerment, period,” Jones said. “Some girls are really self-possessed, and they know what the...
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Rashida Jones on pornography: 'It's not this dark, taboo thing any more'
Guardian (UK) - 10 months
The actor, writer and producer talks about her new Netflix show Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On and how our attitudes towards watching porn are shifting While the critical groundswell of praise towards Netflix has been largely focused on their ever-increasing library of scripted series, the streaming giant has also been quietly assembling an impressively varied list of documentaries. What Happened Miss Simone?, The Square, Mitt, Virunga and last year’s Oscar-nominated 13th have all exemplified a commitment to diversity of both voice and content, challenging the snobbish preconceptions some originally had about what content we could expect from such a service. Related: Rashida Jones: 'There's more than one way to be a woman and be sexy' Continue reading...
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Netflix documentary 'Hot Girls Wanted' takes demure, compassionate approach to the porn industry
LATimes - 10 months
“Hot Girls Wanted,” Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus’ 2015 documentary about pornography in the age of the Internet, has become a Netflix documentary series, “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.” As before, the actress Rashida Jones is a producer, though she now joins Bauer and Gradus among the directors of...
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We Want More Of 73-Year-Old Lauren Hutton In This Calvin Klein Ad
Huffington Post - 10 months
Mega babe Lauren Hutton just landed a gig as Calvin Klein underwear model.  The 73-year-old stars alongside Rashida Jones and Kirsten Dunst in the sexy ad, titled “Calvin Klein or nothing at all.” We’re thrilled to see a wide range of ages represented in a lingerie campaign, but we have one complaint for director Sofia Coppola: We wish Hutton had a bit more screen time.  Hutton makes her appearance only at the end of the minute-long director’s cut video above, in which she’s seen relaxing on a bed and flashing that iconic gap-toothed smile.  She does get some one-on-one time on camera in a second solo clip, in which she describes the “corniest pick up line” she’s ever heard in her life. “And it was fabulous,” she said. First the men of “Moonlight” and now this? Swoon, swoon, swoon, Calvin Klein.  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=588b9700e4b08a14f7e5b547,58b44a4ce4b0780bac2ba8c3,5886357de4b...
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Women's March Organizers To White Women: 'Don't Leave Us'
Huffington Post - 11 months
NEW YORK ― Addressing the audience at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit on Friday, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika D. Mallory and Linda Sarsour had some wise words for white women new to activism: “Don’t leave us.”  In a panel with actress and activist Rashida Jones and International Refugee Assistance Project director Becca Heller, the two activists discussed the essential role that intersectionality must play in resisting the Trump administration, and reminded the audience that the issues that brought white women out to march on January 21 are issues minorities in America have been resisting all along. “My community suffered in silence for 15 years in post-9/11 America,” Sarsour, a Palestinian-Muslim-American from Brooklyn, told Jones. “I welcome you to the movement, but don’t leave us. Understand that there are some of us in perpetual fear and perpetual outrage.” While you’re at the table saying you want to be a part of this movement, let us quickly...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rashida Jones
  • 2015
    Age 38
    In 2015 she began starring in a series of commercials for Verizon FiOS.
    In 2015, she produced the documentary film Hot Girls Wanted, which examines the role of teenage girls in pornographic films.
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  • 2013
    Age 36
    In 2013, Jones directed the music video for Sara Bareilles' song "Brave".
  • 2012
    Age 35
    In 2012, she starred opposite Andy Samberg in the film Celeste and Jesse Forever, which she co-wrote.
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  • 2011
    Age 34
    In 2011, Dove selected Jones as its spokeswoman for its Dove Nourishing Oil Care Collection.
    Jones also has a cameo in the Beastie Boys' short film Fight For Your Right Revisited, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
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    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 32
    In 2009, she was dating speechwriter Jon Favreau, who had become the Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama.
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    She played Hannah in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, an independent film by John Krasinski that screened during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
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    In January 2009, Jones voiced several characters in an episode of the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.
  • 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.
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    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.
    She co-starred in Unhitched, the short-lived 2008 comedy series produced by the Farrelly brothers.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 2003
    Age 26
    She became engaged to music producer Mark Ronson in February 2003.
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  • 2000
    Age 23
    Jones was in a relationship with actor Tobey Maguire, which ended in 2000 after two and a half years.
    Between 2000 and 2002, she appeared in 26 episodes, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination in her final year.
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    In 2000, she guest starred as Karen Scarfolli on Freaks and Geeks before landing the role of Louisa Fenn on Boston Public.
  • 1999
    Age 22
    Jones also contributed vocals on the song "Dick Starbuck: Porno Detective" on The High & Mighty's 1999 debut Home Field Advantage.
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  • 1997
    Age 20
    Jones made her professional acting debut in The Last Don, a 1997 miniseries based on the novel by Mario Puzo.
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  • 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.
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  • 1976
    Born on February 25, 1976.
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