Woman to Watch: Rashida Jones

Born: February 25, 1976

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Daughter of: Music and media mogul Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton (now divorced)

Education: Harvard University – BA in Religion and Philosophy, 1997

Voted: In High School she was voted “Most Likely to Succeed”

Musical Abilities: She started playing piano at a very early age and was receiving awards at the age of 5

Alternative Career Ambition: Almost became a lawyer, but changed her mind after the OJ Simpson trial

As Seen on TV: You can currently see Rashida as Ann Perkins on “Parks and Recreation.”  Some of her previous TV roles include playing Karen Filippelli on “The Office,” Lousia Fenn in “Boston Public,” and Karen Scarfolli in “Freaks and Geeks.”

Most Notable Silver Screen Credits: I Love You, Man

Coming Soon: You can see Rashida in the upcoming movie about Facebook, The Social Network

On the Comic Book Stands: Rashida recently released a comic book called “Frenemy of the State.” And the main character is a socialite that becomes a CIA operative. How cool is that?

Board Memberships: Board of Directors for Peace Games and honorary board member at the EB Medical Research Foundation. Rashida also supports the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation –   founded by Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.


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