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Rashida Jones
Birth name Rashida Leah Jones
Born February 25, 1976 (1976-02-25) (age 31)
Los Angeles, California, Flag of the United States United States
Other name(s) Nicknames include Rash or Rashi

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Biography

Early life

Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, the youngest daughter of actress Peggy Lipton from her marriage to media mogul Quincy Jones. Jones' father is of African and Welsh ancestry[1], and her mother is Jewish. She and her older sister Kidada were raised in Bel Air, California. She was educated at the Buckley School where she achieved academic distinction.[2] Jones also attended Hebrew school [3] and made the National Honor Society.[4] Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... U.S. actress who was born on August 30, 1947, in New York City to a Jewish-American father and an Irish-born mother who was also Jewish. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Look up Welsh, welsh in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Kidada Ann Jones (Born on March 22, 1974 In Los Angeles, California, USA) Is An American Actress, model And Fashion Designer who is best known for appearing in Tommy Hilfiger advertisements. ... Bel-Air is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. ... History B. Lord Buckley—a professional educator and an innovator in his time—founded The Buckley School in 1913. ...


In his autobiography, her father recalled how he would often find his 5-year old daughter under the covers after bedtime with a flashlight reading five books at a time. Around the same age, Jones was already playing classical concerts and winning awards. Her mother told Entertainment Tonight, "She's also a fabulous singer and songwriter, so she has inherited it (from Quincy), there's no question about it. Her dad's teaching her how to orchestrate and arrange too."[5] Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ...


When she was 10 years old, Jones' parents divorced and she therefore lived with her mother until setting out to Harvard University. She garnered attention with an open letter in response to scathing remarks made by Tupac Shakur about her parents' mixed marriage.[6] She later befriended Shakur, who was engaged to her sister Kidada Jones before he was killed. [7] Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... In the Roman Catholic Church, a mixed marriage is a marriage between a Catholic and a non-Catholic. ... Kidada Ann Jones (Born on March 22, 1974 In Los Angeles, California, USA) Is An American Actress, model And Fashion Designer who is best known for appearing in Tommy Hilfiger advertisements. ...


While attending Harvard, she initially was interested in becoming a lawyer, but lost interest as a result of watching the O.J. Simpson trial.[8] Instead, she became involved in theatre.[9] According to her freshman playbill biography at Harvard, she "enjoys bungee-jumping, parasailing, skydiving, and other extreme sports. She also likes to try to solve the economic problems of the world in her spare time."[10] She studied religion and philosophy at Harvard and graduated in 1997.[11] Bungee may mean: Bungee Jumping, the adventure sport Bungee, the Métis language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Parasailing in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person (two or three people may also ride at the same time) is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a parachute. ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting, or skydiving, is a recreational activity, competitive sport and method of deployment of military personnel (and occasionally, firefighters). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ...


Though raised Jewish, she started practicing Hinduism in her early teens after her mother took her to an Ashram in India.[12] Today, however, she practices Judaism and 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".[13] The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... An Ashram (Pronounced aashram) in ancient India was a Hindu hermitage where sages (See Rishi) lived in peace and tranquility amidst nature. ...


Acting career

Jones began the serious pursuit of an acting career in 1997, appearing in The Last Don. She has since appeared in Myth America, East of A, If These Walls Could Talk 2, and Little Black Book. She eventually landed the role of Louisa Fenn on Boston Public, which earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination. Though she only had a minor supporting role in the series, other opportunities quickly surfaced. She sought out roles in independent films as well as in theatre. She guest starred as Karen Scarfoli on Freaks and Geeks and played the part of the downstairs neighbor, Karen, on the Stella pilot on Comedy Central. She also played special government agent Carmen Merced on the TNT show Wanted.[14] She then played the female lead, Edie, on the seven episode drama NY-LON[15] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Last Don is a novel by Mario Puzo, best known as the auther of The Godfather. ... If These Walls Could Talk 2 is an Emmy Award-winning 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO. It follows three lesbian stories in three different time periods. ... Promotional poster for Little Black Book Little Black Book is a 2004 drama / romantic comedy film, directed by Nick Hurran. ... This site includes only the list of all minor cast members that appeared on FOX drama series Boston Public. ... Boston Public was an American television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on FOX from October 23, 2000 through to January 30, 2004. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Freaks and Geeks was an American television series, created by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 TV season. ... Stella was a television series that originally ran June 28, 2005 - August 30, 2005 on the American television channel Comedy Central, created by and starring Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, the three members of the sketch comedy troupe of the same name and former cast members of... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... Wanted is a 2005 primetime police drama television series broadcast on the TNT network. ... NY-LON is a drama television programme broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. ...


In September of 2006, Jones joined the cast of The Office when it began its third season. She has since been cast in the pilot for the upcoming Farrelly brothers produced comedy Unhitched.[16] The Office is an Emmy Award-winning American television comedy that debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005. ... The Farrelly brothers, Peter (b. ... Unhitched [1] is an upcoming American television comedy created by Kevin Barnett, Mike Bernier and Chris Pappas. ...


Other work

As a singer, Jones was a member and music director for Harvard's oldest co-ed a cappella group, The Harvard Opportunes. They performed an arrangement composed by Quincy Jones himself on the 1997 CD, Candy For The Children.[17] She sang backup on the tracks "Tangled" and "Secret" from Maroon 5's hit record, Songs About Jane.[14] She also sang on the track "Kiwi" on their album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." She can be heard singing backup in the The Gap commercial[14] "Dress You Up". Jones is also featured in the commercials "Mellow Yello"[18] and "Crazy Stripes."[19] Also as a singer, Jones appeared as guest on Tupac Shakur's tribute album The Rose That Grew From Concrete, on the track "Starry Night," which is accompanied by her father' vocals, Mac Mall's rapping, and her half-brother QD3's production. She also sang in some episodes of Boston Public and for charitable events such as the What A Pair Benefit to raise money for breast cancer research.[20] Maroon 5 is a soul-influenced American band originating from Los Angeles, California. ... Songs About Jane is the debut album by Los Angeles rock/pop band Maroon 5. ... It Wont Be Soon Before Long is Maroon 5s second studio album, released on May 22, 2007. ... Gap Inc. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Quincy Delight Jones III (aka QD3 aka Snoopy) is a Swedish-American composer, music producer, film producer, author and internet entrepreneur. ...


Jones' written work has appeared in Teen Vogue. She also wrote chapter 36 of her father's biography Q: The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones. She has also co-composed the score for Hasty Pudding Theatricals while at Harvard in 1997.[21] Teen Vogue magazine began as a version of Vogue magazine for a younger audience. ... The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque musicals and for its status as the oldest collegiate theatrical organization in the United States. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...


Rashida Jones has modeled for major clothing labels including Triple 5 Soul and The Gap. She has also appeared in editorials for magazines such as In Style and O Magazine.[14] Triple 5 Soul is a popular clothing company in the United States, Europe, Australia , Canada and Japan. ... Gap Inc. ... InStyle is a monthly women’s interest magazine, published by Time Inc. ... O, The Oprah Magazine, sometimes simply abbreviated to O, is a monthly magazine for women founded by Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Corporation. ...


Awards

In 2002 Jones was chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People,"[14] which she also received in 2007, as well as one of Harper's Bazaar's "Best Dressed Women In America."[22] She was nominated for an NAACP Image Award[14] and also contributed to the Grammy Award winning audio version of Q: The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones. Also see: 2002 (number). ... People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Harpers & Queen. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Philanthropic efforts

Jones has worked to promote Peace Games, which 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.[23]


Personal Life

At the present time, it is unknown who Rashida is dating.


Filmography

The Last Don is a novel by Mario Puzo, best known as the auther of The Godfather. ... If These Walls Could Talk 2 is an Emmy Award-winning 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO. It follows three lesbian stories in three different time periods. ... Boston Public was an American television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on FOX from October 23, 2000 through to January 30, 2004. ... Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ... DVD cover for Now You Know Now You Know is a comedy film directed, written by and starring Jeff Anderson. ... Death of a Dynasty is a comedy film first screened in 2003 (see 2003 in film). ... Promotional poster for Little Black Book Little Black Book is a 2004 drama / romantic comedy film, directed by Nick Hurran. ... NY-LON is a drama television programme broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. ... Wanted is a 2005 primetime police drama television series broadcast on the TNT network. ... The Office is an Emmy Award-winning American television comedy that debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005. ...

TV guest appearances

  • Freaks and Geeks (2000) - "Karen Scarfolli" in episode: "Kim Kelly Is My Friend" (episode # 1.4)
  • Chappelle's Show (2003) - "Pam" (episode # 1.5)
  • Chappelle's Show (2004) - "Woman in 'Love Contract'" (episode # 2.4)
  • Stella (2005) - "Karen" in episode: "Pilot" (episode # 1.1)

Freaks and Geeks was an American television series, created by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 TV season. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... Stella was a television series that originally ran June 28, 2005 - August 30, 2005 on the American television channel Comedy Central, created by and starring Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, the three members of the sketch comedy troupe of the same name and former cast members of...

References

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  2. ^ http://www.rashidaonline.com/bio2.php
  3. ^ http://www.ajlmagazine.com/content/012007/rashidajones.html
  4. ^ http://www.rashidaonline.com/bio2.php
  5. ^ http://www.rashidaonline.com/bio2.php
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  7. ^ http://www.rashidaonline.com/bio2.php
  8. ^ http://rashidaonline.blogspot.com/2007/03/rashida-on-bob-rivers-show.html
  9. ^ http://www.rashidaonline.com/quotes1.php
  10. ^ http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hrgsp/old/productions/hms93/hms93bios.htm
  11. ^ http://www.rashidaonline.com/bio2.php
  12. ^ http://www.rashidaonline.com/uw.php
  13. ^ http://www.ajlmagazine.com/content/012007/rashidajones.html
  14. ^ a b c d e f http://www.tnt.tv/title/?oid=611846-7136
  15. ^ http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/107/index.jsp - BBC America
  16. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i1bca43ffb402e1d71a92c84e3078e0e6
  17. ^ http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~opportun/index2.html
  18. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4Hu6up9Xng
  19. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDN90piBAWU
  20. ^ http://www.whatapair.org/pages/cast2002.html
  21. ^ http://www.harvardmag.com/ja97/jhj.confetti.html
  22. ^ http://delinquentdoodles.com/office/rashida2.jpg
  23. ^ http://www.peacegames.org/About_staff_board.shtml

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Rashida Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (632 words)
Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress, writer, model, and musician, best known for her portrayals of Edie Miller on the British television series NY-LON, Louisa Fenn on Boston Public.
Rashida Jones is the youngest daughter of actress Peggy Lipton from her marriage to music legend Quincy Jones.
Rashida is also a writer, and her work has appeared in Teen Vogue.
Print BlackTalentNews.com Article (723 words)
For Rashida Jones, the role of the mysterious naval intelligence officer on the new TNT drama "Wanted" continues a career filled with success in film, television and music.
The Harvard-educated Jones, who earned her degree in religion and philosophy, is the daughter of legendary musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton ("The Mod Squad").
Jones said that her parents are very supportive of her career.
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