Best known for her role in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, Rashida Jones has become an endearing figure in the movie industry. Her impact is most felt in comedy series – for instance, Jones would not be forgotten in a hurry for her role in the sitcom The Office, as well as in Angie Tribeca.
Since she debuted in the 90s, Jones has held on to her dreams and is reaping the fruits of her perseverance. This lady hails from a family of entertainers; find out more about the life of the talented actress…
Age, Early Life, and Rise To Fame
She was born Rashida Leah Jones on February 25, 1976, in Los Angeles, California. Rashida is an alumnus of Harvard University. At a very young age, she was already playing the piano and had a good ear for music. Jones fully participated in singing and dancing while in Harvard. Her outstanding performances, especially during her graduation, earned her the attention of movie stakeholders and she soon landed a role in The Last Don (1997).
She went on to appear as a guest on Freaks and Geeks starring as Karen Scarfolli. In 2000, Jones landed a role in the series Boston Public where she portrayed Louisa Fenn. Starring in six episodes of the series, she left the show in 2002 to feature in other productions. Jones made her way to The Office in 2006, she has been playing Karen Filippelli in the sitcom since then.
While filming her role in The Office, she also made appearances in other films before starring on NBC’s Parks and Recreation where she exhibited an outstanding performance. Her notable movies include I Love You Man, The Social Network, Friends with Benefits, and many others.
Rashida’s Net Worth
Rashida Jones sits on a net worth estimated at $25 million. The talented actress has her movie and TV stints to thank for her financial status. Per analysis, this amount could become a trifling figure to the undeterred actress in the coming years.
Jones does not turn a blind eye to the less privileged. The actress engages in lots of philanthropic activities. She is a member of Peace First aimed at nurturing children in the right way. Apart from that, Rashida is also involved in events organized by Stand Up to Cancer and other campaigns aimed at aiding hospitalized children.
Rashida Jones Family – Her Sister/Parents (Dad and Mom)
As mentioned earlier, Rashida Jones is from a family of entertainers. She was born to her showbiz parents; Peggy Lipton (mother) who is an actress and her father, the famous musician/producer Quincy Jones. It was more or less a matter of heredity for the actress who toed the line of her parents.
Jones is a product of a mixed-race marriage having an African-American father and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother. She has an older sister Kidada Jones – an actress and a model. Kidada is also a designer and works with the Walt Disney Company.
Rashida Jones also has five other half-siblings from her father’s relationships. Growing up with their mother, Jones alongside her sister was nurtured in the tenets of Judaism although she never had a Bat Mitzvah when she came of age. Rashida and her mom would later embrace Hinduism after visiting an ashram in India. According to the actress in recent times, she now practices Judaism.
Husband or Boyfriend, Is She Married?
Rashida Jones like her female counterparts has had a fair share of breakups and makeups. Jones who had been in other relationships thought she had found the one when she met music producer Mark Ronson. Ronson engaged her on her birthday in 2003, sparking wedding rumors at the time. However, the two never got to work down the aisle together. Jones and Mark broke off their engagement the following year.
After Mark Ronson, Rashida dated a handful of other men. Rumors were rife in 2016 that the actress and Ezra Koenig, a musician and singer were in a relationship. The two had gone public with their love in January 2017 halting all speculations.
Rashida dated comedian and screenwriter Colin Jost in 2014. It isn’t clear what came between the two but before Jost, she was linked to Garret Hedlund. The actress was also linked to Jon Favreau in 2009.