Rashida Jones, born February 25, 1976, is an American actress who is perhaps best known for starring as Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation.
In addition to her role on Parks and Rec, Jones has also appeared on the NBC series The Office as Karen Filippelli and as Louisa Fenn on the Fox television series Boston Public.
Jones also has a successful film career, appearing in films such as I Love You, Man (2009), The Social Network (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Muppets (2011), and Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012).
Since 2016, Jones has starred as the lead title role in the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca.
Jones is the daughter of legendary record producer Quincy Jones. Jones was the producer of many of Michael Jackson’s albums, including Off the Wall in 1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987). Her mother is Peggy Lipton, a former actress and model.
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“I am pretty fierce about my privacy,” Jones, 42, says in the new issue of PorterEdit. “I have made career choices to protect it. I stopped going after big movies because what comes with it is they want you to be as famous as possible.” She added, “I don’t have the constitution to battle that.” Jones has starred in hit shows like “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Angie Tribeca.” Her movies include “I Love You, Man,” “The Social Network” and “Celeste & Jesse Forever.” In recent years, she’s been working behind the camera as a producer and writer.
“The reason I got behind the camera was because I felt replaceable as an actress,” she said. “You walk into a room, and they’ve already decided whether you’ve got the part based on your hair. There are people born to act, but I play parts which are just versions of me. Writing is more of a back and forth conversation. That, for me, feels better.”
She has brains to match her beauty, too, as she attended Harvard University.