Rashida Leah Jones is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. She appeared in the films I Love You, Man, The Social Network, Our Idiot Brother, The Muppets, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and Tag. In 2018, her documentary Quincy, about her father, Quincy Jones, debuted on Netflix; it won the Grammy Award for Best Music Film in 2019. In 2020, Jones starred as Joya Barris in the Netflix series BlackAF.
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Rashida Leah Jones is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. She appeared in the films I Love You, Man, The Social Network, Our Idiot Brother, The Muppets, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and Tag. Jones also co-wrote the story of Toy Story 4. In 2018, her documentary Quincy, about her father, Quincy Jones, debuted on Netflix; it won the Grammy Award for Best Music Film in 2019. In 2020, Jones starred as Joya Barris in the Netflix series BlackAF. Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, to actress Peggy Lipton and musician Quincy Jones. She is the younger sister of actress and model Kidada Jones, and half-sister to five siblings from their father’s other relationships, including Kenya Jones and Quincy Jones III. In 1994, Jones garnered attention with an open letter responding to scathing remarks made by rapper Tupac Shakur about her parents’ interracial marriage. She has said that she grew up a \”straight-up nerd\” and had a computer with floppy disks and a dial-up modem before it was cool. Jones attended Harvard University, where she lived in Currier House and Eliot House. She was initially interested in becoming a lawyer but changed her mind after becoming disillusioned by the O. J. Simpson murder trial. She studied philosophy and philosophy and religion and graduated in 1997. She made her professional acting debut in The Last Donies by Mario Puzo based on the novel Mytho.
She next appeared in America, East of A and If These Walls Could Talk 2. In 2000, she guest-starred on Boston Public before landing the role of Louisa Fenn on Freaks and Geeks. She had a small role in Full Frontal, directed by Steven Soderbergh, written and directed by Kevin Smith. She also starred in the short film You Now Know, written by Jeff Anderson. In her final year of college, she had a minor supporting role in the series The Rainbow Is Enuf, which she said was “healing” because she had been seen by many black students as not being “black enough” to be on the show. In 2010, she appeared in 26 episodes of Boston Public, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination in her final season. In 2012, she starred in a short film about the life of a black woman in New York City called “The Long Walk to the end of the Road” She also had a regular role on the series Boston Public as Louisa. In 2013, she played Karen Filippelli on the NBC comedy series The Office, and as Ann Perkins on theNBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. From 2016 to 2019, Jones stars as the lead eponymous role in TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, and in 2020, she will star in Netflix’s BlackAF, a series that focuses on the sex industry. Jones’s father is African American with Tikar roots from Cameroon, and a paternal Welsh grandfather. Her mother was Ashkenazi Jewish.