Rashida Leah Jones
Birthday: 25.02.1976 year
Age: 39 years
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality: United States
For a while she worked as a music director for a cappella group ‘Opportunes’; She also wrote the music for the 149 th annual performances of the team ‘Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ and she took part in a number of productions. She studied at the University of Rashid philosophy and religion; After graduation she was in the 1997th.
Rashid Lee Jones (Rashida Leah Jones, 25.02.1976) – American actress, model and musician, best known for the role of Louisa Fenn in the series ‘The Boston School’ (‘Boston Public’), Karen Filippelli in the series ‘Office’ (‘The Office’ ) and Zooey Rice in ‘I Love You, Man’ (‘I Love You, Man’). At the moment, Jones plays a major role in the series ‘Parks and Recreation’.
Rashid was born in Los Angeles, California; She is the daughter of media star and musician Quincy Jones and his ex-wife Peggy Lipton. Her father was African-American, and his mother – a Jew; a deeper look reveals that the roots of the genus Rashida go to Ireland and Russia. The actress has an older sister, Kidada Jones and five half-brothers and sisters from other marriages father. Jones grew up in Bel Air, California.
In his autobiography, the father of Jones recalled that often finds his five year old daughter at night under the covers with a flashlight in his hand, the reading five books at a time. Also, since early childhood actress showed remarkable acting skills; she played classical music at various concerts and even received awards for it. As later recalled her mother, Rashid was a wonderful singer and a great songwriter; no doubt, is she inherited from her father, Quincy. That father taught her to further the art of layout and arrangement of music.
At school she learned just fine; classmates felt that if someone from their friends and succeed in life, it will Rashid. In parallel with the general educational institutions attended Hebrew school girl. When Jones was fourteen, her parents divorced; older sister stayed with her father, and Rashid moved to Brentwood with her mother. In 1994 Jones was first attracted the attention of an open letter responding to comments Tupac Shakur on interracial marriage of her parents. After a while Rashid became friends with Tupac; he was even engaged to her sister Kidadoy, until he was killed.
After high school, Jones went from California and was admitted to Harvard. Here she continued to get involved in theater arts and was a number of different associations. First time Rashid seriously planned to become a lawyer, but lost interest in the profession after a scandalous case of OJ Simpson. Quite quickly Jones found a new way – it is to become a professional performances. For a while she worked as a music director for a cappella group ‘Opportunes’; She also wrote the music for the 149 th annual performances of the team ‘Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ and she took part in a number of productions. She studied at the University of Rashid philosophy and religion; After graduation she was in the 1997th.
She made her debut as a professional actress Jones in 1997th, in the miniseries “The Last Don ‘(‘ The Last Don ‘) on the works of Mario Puzo. After that, she played in ‘Myth America’, ‘East of A’ and ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2’.
In 2000, Rashid received a guest role Karen Skarfolli in one of the episodes of the series ‘Freaks and Geeks’ (‘Freaks and Geeks’); some time after this, she was given a permanent role – Louisa Fenn in the series’ The Boston School. From 2000 to the 2002nd she could play in the twenty-six episodes of the series and was nominated for the award ‘NAACP Image’. Despite the fact that the role she was pretty sub-plans, the actress began to receive invitations to larger projects.
After leaving the ‘Boston schools’ Jones played in ‘Death of a Dynasty’ directed by Damon Dash and in two episodes of ‘Chappelle’s Show’ channel Comedy Central. In the 2004th Rashid selected for the role in the movie channel HBO ‘Strip Search’ directed by Sidney Lumet; Unfortunately, the final version of the film scene with her participation were cut.
In September 2006, the actress joined the team of the series ‘Office’; Here she plays the role of Karen Filippelli. Her character was active throughout the third season and has appeared several times in the fourth and fifth; In addition, Rashid has played Karen edition of ‘Saturday Night Live’, parodying one of the episodes of ‘Office’. At the same time, Jones starred in such works director David Wayne as ‘The Ten’ and ‘Role Models’, but in both cases was cut from the theatrical version and appeared only in the production of paintings on ‘blu-ray’. A little later, she played a major role in the short-lived comic series ‘Unhitched’ directed by the Farrelly brothers.
In January 2009, Jones voiced several characters of the animated series ‘Robot Chicken’ (‘Robochicken’) for the channel Adult Swim. Also, the actress played Hannah in the independent film ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ John Krasinski; the film took part in the Festival 2009 Sundance. Some time after this, Rashid has played Zooey Rice in the comedy “I Love You, Man” with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.
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