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Rashida Jones

Full / Real Name: Rashida Leah Jones
Born: 25 February 1976 (44 years old)
Gender: Female

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Rashida Jones is an American actress, model and musician best known for her roles as Louisa Fenn on Boston Public (2000-2002) and as Karen Filippelli on the television mockumentary series The Office.

She also stars as nurse Ann Perkins on the comedy series Parks and Recreation, a half-hour mockumentary that looks at the exciting world of local government.

Jones can be seen in the feature film I Love You, Man for writer-director John Hamburg, starring opposite Paul Rudd and Jason Segal. She also had starring roles in the independent features Life in Flight (with Patrick Wilson and Amy Smart), and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (with Max Minghella) - both set for release in 2009.

Her past film credits include Little Black Book, opposite Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates and Brittany Murphy.

Jones caught attention of audiences and the industry alike when she portrayed the ambitious saleswoman, Karen Filippelli, in The Office, opposite Steve Carell. She also starred as Kate on Unhitched a half-hour comedy from the Farrelly brothers.

Her previous television credits include David E. Kelley's Boston Public as Louisa Fenn and Jorge Zamacoma's Wanted as Detective Carla Merced.

She also appeared in Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks, If These Walls Could Talk II, The Chappelle Show and the British television series NY-LON. Jones was also a weekly correspondent on the talk show Vibe TV.

A graduate of Harvard University, Jones appeared in several plays, including For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Odd Couple: The Female Version and H.M.S. Pinafore. She was also in Pitching to the Star with Peggy Lipton at the Lee Strasberg Theatre.

Jones currently resides in Los Angeles.


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