Rashida Leah Jones (; born February 25, 1976) is an American actress, director, writer, and producer.Jones appeared as Louisa Fenn on the Fox drama series Boston Public (2000–2002), as Karen Filippelli on the NBC comedy series The Office (2005–2013), and as Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation (2009–2015). From 2016 to 2019, Jones starred as the lead eponymous role in the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, and in 2020, Jones starred as Joya Barris in the Netflix series BlackAF.Jones also appeared in the films I Love You, Man (2009), The Social Network (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Muppets (2011), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), which she co-wrote, and Tag (2018). Jones also co-wrote the story of Toy Story 4 (2019).As a filmmaker, she directed the first episode of Hot Girls Wanted, a series that focused on the sex industry. She was also an executive producer of the series. In 2018, her documentary Quincy, about her father, Quincy Jones, debuted on Netflix; it won the Grammy Award for Best Music Film in 2019.
Though raised Jewish, Jones began practicing Hinduism in her early teens with her mother, after the two visited an ashram in India. As an adult, she practices Judaism. She told a reporter:In this day and age, you can choose how you practice and what is your relationship with God. I feel pretty strongly about my connection, definitely through the Jewish traditions and the things that I learned dating the guy that I dated. My boyfriends tend to be Jewish and also be practicing ... I don't see it as a necessity, but there's something about it that I connect with for whatever reason.On her multi-racial identity, she has remarked "I have gone through periods where I only feel black or Jewish. Now I have a good balance." and "The thing is, I do identify with being black, and if people don't identify me that way, that's their issue. I'm happy to challenge people's understanding of what it looks like to be biracial," Jones was engaged to music producer Mark Ronson in February 2003. He proposed on her 27th birthday, using a custom-made crossword puzzle spelling out "Will you marry me?" Their relationship ended approximately one year later.In 2018, Jones had a son with her boyfriend, musician Ezra Koenig.
Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, to actress Peggy Lipton and musician/record producer 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. Jones's father is African American with Tikar roots from Cameroon, and a paternal Welsh grandfather. Her mother was Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of Jewish emigrants from Russia and Latvia). Jones and her sister were raised in Reform Judaism by their mother; Jones attended Hebrew school, though she left at the age of ten and did not have a bat mitzvah.Jones grew up in Los Angeles' Bel Air neighborhood. She has said of her parents' mixed-race marriage: "it was the 1970s and still not that acceptable for them to be together". In his autobiography, her father recalled how he would often find the six-year-old Jones under the covers after bedtime, reading five books at a time with a flashlight. 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 displayed musical ability from an early age and can play classical piano. Her mother told Entertainment Tonight that Jones is "also a fabulous singer and songwriter".Jones attended The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, where she made the National Honor Society and was voted "Most Likely To Succeed" by her classmates. Jones was involved with theater at Buckley, with tutelage from acting teacher Tim Hillman. Jones's parents divorced when she was 14 years old; her sister subsequently remained with their father, while Rashida moved with their mother to Brentwood.In 1994, Jones garnered attention with an open letter responding to scathing remarks made by rapper Tupac Shakur about her parents' interracial marriage. They managed to patch up their differences and Shakur eventually went on to be friends with Rashida and her family. Rashida's sister, Kidada Jones, was dating Tupac at the time of his death.Rashida Jones attended Harvard University, where she lived in Currier House and Eliot House. She belonged to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard-Radcliffe Opportunes, Black Students Association, and the Signet Society. She was initially interested in becoming a lawyer but changed her mind after becoming disillusioned by the O. J. Simpson murder trial. She became involved in the performing arts and served as musical director for the Opportunes, an a cappella group, co-composed the score for the 149th annual Hasty Pudding Theatricals performance, and acted in several plays. In her second year at college, Jones performed in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which she said was "healing" because she had been seen by many black students as not being "black enough". She studied religion and philosophy and graduated in 1997.
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KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF
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On the Rocks
Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband.
The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation
As a lead-in to the highly anticipated special that brings back one of the most admired comedies in TV history, NBC and The Paley Center for Media collaborated on The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Re...
A Parks and Recreation Special
Pawnee's most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.
A father takes an honest approach to parenting.
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The Sound of Silence
A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem that he can't solve.
Don't Come Back from the Moon
The men of a small town on the edge of nowhere mysteriously disappear, one by one, leaving women and children behind to fend for themselves in a desolate and dreamlike world.
When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to a small village located on an icy island above theArctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words. ...
Mark Ronson: From the Heart
Mark Ronson, hit songwriter and producer openly discusses his life and musical influences. With interviews from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Broadcast on National Album Day.
Toy Story 4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. When Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her ...
Desus & Mero
The first ever weekly late-night talk show on Showtime features Desus and Mero speaking off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Galifianakis wanted to be a star. When Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show, 'Between Two Ferns', and uploaded it to Funny or Die, he became a viral laughing stock. He and his crew are go...
Spies in Disguise
Lance Sterling is a super spy and Walter Beckett is a scientist. Lance is smooth and debonair. Walter is not. Walter makes up for his lack of social skills with smarts and invention, creating the awes...
This Changes Everything
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.
Two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound.
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a game of tag they have been playing since the first grade. The wedding of their only perfect player should make him...
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas
The holidays take a hit as Kaz juggles the Secret Santa competition, his aunt's visit and his nemesis Arcangelo's Christmas plans.
Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones
“Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones,” is a star-studded evening that celebrates the life and legacy of the icon. In celebration of such a legendary figure, some of the biggest stars came to ...
When the Grinch comes up with a plan to ruin Christmas, the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
An intimate look into the life of Quincy Jones. Jones' story is woven into the fabric of America because he is a force unique in music and popular culture for 70 years.
A loyal wolfdog is on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of different masters.
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When celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing, fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden...
You can follow the life and crimes of five manicurists at the nail salon, but there is more going on.
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On
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Zoolander: Super Model
People are defended from the dark forces of the fashion world by good looking superheroes.
It's not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She likes ideas, people and places in her unique style.
The most serious cases include the murder of a ventriloquist and a rash of baker suicides.
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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Di...
A Very Murray Christmas
Bill Murray is worried that people won't show up for his show because of the snowstorm. Guests arrive at the Carlyle Hotel to help him, dancing and singing in holiday spirit, thanks to luck and persev...
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Hot Girls Wanted
There is a steady stream of 18- to 19-year old girls entering into the professional porn world.
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The passionate heart of a salsa king lies undiscovered. A woman is going to reignite his Latin fire.
Decoding Annie Parker
The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a study.
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Sam Jones sits down with the professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities, to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to ope...
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After Mr. Awesome announces his retirement as leader of The Awesomes, a superhero task force, his not-so-super son Prock (Seth Meyers) fills the roster with previously rejected applicants, but despite...
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Celeste & Jesse Forever
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Comedy Bang! Bang!
Scott Aukerman is the creator of COMEDY BANG!, a comedy show that riffs on the format of a late night talk show. In each episode, Aukerman engages his guests with lines of questioning and beats provid...
The Secret Policeman's Ball
The 50th anniversary of the organization is celebrated.
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A sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day, when they learn that their beloved theater is s...
Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit, but everyone else sees a dog. Ryan was shown how to overcome his fears and joyfully embra...
Friends with Benefits
Despite what romantic comedies would have them believe, Dylan and Jamie think it will be easy to add sex to their friendship. They discover that getting physical always leads to problems.
Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. A black mirror of our 21st Century existence can be seen in every ho...
How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?
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The Big Year
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Our Idiot Brother
Everybody has a sibling who is behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. Liz, Miranda and Natalie like to refer to Ned as their brother. The lives of Ned's family begin to fall apar...
Billy on the Street
Billy Eichner hits the streets of New York City to test strangers on their knowledge of music and pop culture. With money and a microphone in hand, Eichner gives contestants the chance to win cash by ...
Joseph Campbell taught at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years. His seminal work, "A Hero with a Thousand Faces", was published in 1949 and greatly influenced generations of artists and writers. FINDIN...
Fight for Your Right Revisited
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Sexism, voyeurism, jealousy, and lust. Brooklyn wedding photographer Theo's side business shooting photos of clients on the side takes an unexpected turn - and creates a rift with his fiancée - when h...
Even though Jimmy and Paul have been partners for nine years, they can still seem like polar opposites. Jimmy was strapped for cash and trying to pay for his daughter's wedding when he decided to sell...
The Social Network
On a fall night in 2003 Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and works on a new idea. In a fury ofBlogging and Programming, what begins in his do...
The talk show was hosted by O'Brien.
Life in Flight
Will is a rising star in New York City architecture, managing a tough project and negotiating to join an important firm. He doesn't smile a lot. The social engine of his success is his wife Catherine....
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Parks and Recreation
A hilarious ensemble comedy that follows a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit ...
I Love You, Man
Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter goes on a ...
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
A PhD candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university is left looking for answers after her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation.
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Lisa Kudrow is starring in an online series called Web Therapy, in which she plays a therapist who has conceived of a new form of therapy.
A 35-year old guy who got married right out of college finds himself divorced and unprepared to re-enter the dating scene.
Prop 8: The Musical
The conflict of the aftermath of the gay marriage ban in California is solved by Jesus.
The game show was being developed for broadcast. The Match Game was supposed to be different. The pilot, which was filmed with host Andrew Daly, was never aired.
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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
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In 2005 there was a television series called Wanted. The series was created by Louis St. E produced them. Duke andJorge are together.
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In the United Kingdom, NY-LON aired on Channel 4. The series starred Rashida Jones and Stephen Moyer. In the United States, NY-LON was also broadcast.
Little Black Book
The talk show host becomes a snoop when she learns about her boyfriend's past relationships. With her colleague, Barb, she gets the names ofDerek's ex-lovers and interviews them for a show. She learns...
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A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. A day in the life of m...
Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel
The documentary looks at politics, music, and life of the man.
Now You Know
A man learns on the eve of his bachelor party that his fiancée wants to call off the wedding. A couple return to New Jersey to sort out their relationship.
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StevenHarper runs the school as best he can while dealing with the demands of the faculty, students and their parents.
If These Walls Could Talk 2
Three lesbian couples who live in the same house at different times of the year are at a crossroads in their lives. Edith's lover died of a stroke. Linda and Amy struggled with feminist issues. Kal an...
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Freaks and Geeks
While her brother Sam is navigating a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends, Lindsay is rebelling and hanging out with a crowd of burnouts.
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The Last Don
Power is the only thing that matters. The work of the best selling author is the epic saga of America's most powerful crime family.
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...