Rashida Jones is a celebrated American actress, producer, singer, screenwriter, and author. She is widely acclaimed for her role in Ann Perkins NBC’s comedy Parks and recreation. Jones has performed Karen Fillippeli in ‘The Office and Louisa Fenn’. She had also been part of TV show Freaks & Geeks.
Rashida Jones was born on February 25, 1976, to Peggy Lipton,’The Mod Squad’ actress and Musician/record producer Quincy Jones, in Los Angeles, California. She has six siblings, her sister Kidada Jone is also a known actress and model.
Jones got engaged to music producer Mark Ronson, in February 2003, after his proposal on Jones 27th birthday, using a custom-made crossword puzzle spelling out “Will you marry me?”. Though their relationship did last for more than one year.
Rashida Jones made her professional acting debut with ‘The Last Don’, a 1997 mini-series based on Mario Puzo’s novel. Thereafter, she appeared in numerous television series including ’Myth America’, ‘Boston Public’, ‘The Office’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’. She had performed in movies ‘I Love You’, ‘Our Idiot Brother’, ‘The Social Network’, and ‘The Muppets’.
In all, she has acted in 24 movies. In 2004, she was cast in ’Strip Search’ directed by Sidney Lumet. Thereafter, she played Karen in the ’ Stella pilot ‘ telecasted on Comedy Central and Carla Merced in the TNT police drama ’Wanted’.
Jones has authored ‘Frenemy of the state’, a comic book series surrounding around a socialite recruited by the CIA. As a singer, Jones has provided backing vocals for the band Maroon 5. She appeared on the tracks “Tangled”, “Secret” and “Not Coming Home”. With the son ‘ Brave’, she debuted as a music video director, in 2013. Presently, she is shooting for ‘Toy Story 4’, which scheduled to be released in 2019.
In 2002, Jones was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series for Boston Public. In 2011, she was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Celeste and Jesse Forever. She has also nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Parks and Recreation, in 2012. And in 2017, she was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – Television for the episode “Nosedive” of Black Mirror.
How much is Rashida Jones Net Worth in 2017
Rashida Jones is pro-actively pursuing her career in the entertainment industry. She is a celebrated actor, director, screenwriter, singer, and producer. She is actively endorsed Verizon FiOS and had been a spokesperson for Dove oil and Almay. As of 2017, she has a net worth of $6 million US dollars.
Rashida Jones is in the limelight since the 90s. She had performed in numerous iconic movies and shows. She had been an active philanthropist. She had written speeches for former President Obama and has recently endorsed Hillary Clinton, Presidential candidature in 2016. However, its her performance in comiedy series that got her all the fame.