Jennifer Aniston's father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent.
Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, the United States, to soap opera star John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Her parents, both actors, perhaps hoped that she would follow in their footsteps and made Telly Savalas, alias TV's Kojak, her godfather.
After spending a year living in Greece, the family returned to the States, settling in New York, where her father won a part on the United States soap opera, Days Of Our Lives. Aniston’s parents divorced when she was nine, and she grew up with her mother while her father worked as an actor. She has a half-brother named Alexander Aniston from her father’s second marriage.