Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones


2/25/1976, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Rashida Leah Jones


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Daughter of music industry legend Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, Rashida displayed the potential of becoming a performer/entertainer early on in her life. At a young age, she was already playing cal concert pieces and writing her own songs -- obviously inheriting the talent of her brilliant…more


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    • Rashida: I have a long way to go before I'd feel comfortable calling myself a musician. My dad taught me that you lay down a foundation and work really hard. I need to learn more. But I was built to be a student; to be a student is the whole point of being here.

    • Rashida: I'm lucky because I have so many clashing cultural, racial things going on: black, Jewish, Irish, Portuguese, Cherokee. I can float and be part of any community I want.

    • Rashida: (on her parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton) No, because they're weirdly, unconditionally proud of me. My dad travels the world with, like, press clippings of me in his pocket. He's so sweet, he's edible.

    • Rashida: Well, dating has become a sport and not about finding the person you love. But I'm very conservative: I want to be with my soul mate forever. That was the intention every time I've entered a relationship.

    • Rashida: Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful.

    • Rashida: I never really see myself as a role model but if I can inspire anyone to feel better about themselves or move forward in their careers, I'm happy to do that.

    • Rashida: Women tend to double-speak--I'm definitely guilty of that. It's nice just to say what's on your mind, with no subtext, and not care about the consequences.

    • Rashida: I think women have been given an opportunity to exercise their independence on almost every level. We can be single forever, or mothers, or freeze our eggs, or be gay, or have a career or a family or both. I feel like men don't think they have the same number of options.

    • Rashida: 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, because guess what? In the next 50 years, people will start looking more and more like me.

    • Rashida: (on what men will never understand about women) That when we are emotional, anything that stands in our path will be destroyed. It's like watching a volcano rip lava: Just stay away.

    • Rashida: I tend to leave the house without makeup all the time. I'm kind of lazy that way. Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful.

    • Rashida: Be friendly to everybody; protect yourself; people sometimes want a piece of you for no good reason; and always do things out of love not fear.

    • Rashida: (regarding The Office) I was a huge fan of the show, so I'm still in shock that I'm on it.

    • Rashida: I know I sound like I'm 80, but I've seen the trappings of fame. My goal is just to have a day-to-day job that I love-and right now I do.

  • Pretty Women Outfit

    I think it's incredibly unfair for Rahida Jones' 'Ann Perkins' character in Parks and Recreation to state that she looks good wearing the Pretty Women outfit (S03E14) without showing us. As soon as she said that, I couldn't get it out of my head and I turned to Google Images in the hope that other fans had demanded to see it. As you can tell, I was disappointed. Deflated, so to speak.

    Anyway, as if my some stroke of luck, Rashida ever happens to land on this webpage and read this comment of mine, I hope you resolve this issue of mine. You are MORE than welcome to send me an image of you in a Pretty Women outfit privately and I promise I won't show anyone else. Wink. HaHA.moreless