1980s: Early Star Quality: Aniston, who attended the famed LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts in New York and graduated in 1987, is pictured in the 1980s posing for a portrait.
1990: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Television Series: Aniston's first television role was in the one-season television sitcom Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which was canceled.
1990: With Charlie Schlatter at Spago: In the early 1990s, Aniston had a brief relationship with Schlatter, her co-star in Ferris Bueller. The two were spotted together on a date at Wolfgang Puck's well-liked Beverly Hills eatery Spago.
1990: At the NBC Stars Party: In addition to Ferris Bueller, Aniston starred in seven episodes of the comedy series Molloy, which costarred Mayim Bialik, and the TV film Camp Cucamonga.
1992: Leprechaun Premiere Party: The young actress made her screen debut in the horror-comedy fantasy film Leprechaun in 1992. In a video interview with InStyle from 2021, Aniston expressed her concern that the movie would have a detrimental impact on her acting career.
1993: On the Set of Burke’s Law: A year later, she acted in an episode of Burke’s Law, a television series that aired on CBS.
1994: On the Set of Muddling Through: Aniston played Madeline Drego, the daughter of Stephanie Hodge's character Connie Drego, an ex-convict who goes back to her family, in the 1994 sitcom Muddling Through, another brief sitcom.
1994: Filming Friends: Subsequently, that year, Aniston was cast in the television sitcom Friends as Rachel Green, the role of a lifetime. Aniston, though, nearly lost her place as the show's lead actress.