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Rashida Jones is an American film and television actress, comic book author, screenwriter and singer. On television, Rashida can be seen on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” As Ann the nurse, she stars opposite Amy Poehler. The show was nominated for a 2010 TCA Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.” Rashida caught attention of audiences and the industry alike when she portrayed the ambitious saleswoman, Karen Filippelli, in NBC’s Emmy® Award winning comedy “The Office,” opposite Steve Carell.

She graduated from Harvard University, where she appeared in several plays including “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” “Dancing at Lughnasa,” “The Odd Couple: The Female Version,” and “H.M.S. Pinafore.” She was also in “Pitching to the Star” with Peggy Lipton, at the Lee Strasburg Theatre.

In January 2009, Jones voiced several characters in an episode of the Adult Swim show “Robot Chicken.” She played Hannah in “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” an independent film by John Krasinski that screened during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Past film credits include the DreamWorks feature, “I Love You, Man” for writer/director John Hamburg, starring opposite Paul Rudd and Jason Segal and “Little Black Book” opposite Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates. She has a starring role opposite Chris Messina in “Monogamy,” a drama directed by Dana Adam Shapiro. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010 and was released theatrically on March 11th, 2011.

Jones’ other 2011 films were “Friends with Benefits,” “The Big Year,” “The Muppets,” and “Our Idiot Brother.” Jones also has a cameo in the Beastie Boys’ short film “Fight For Your Right Revisited,” which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Jones also appeared in episodes of “Wilfred” and “Web Therapy” in 2011. In 2012, Jones played herself on “Who Do You Think You Are?” and did a voice cameo on “The Cleveland Show.”
On television, she also starred as Kate on “Unhitched,” a half-hour comedy for Fox from the Farrelly brothers. Previous television credits include, David E. Kelley’s “Boston Public” for Fox, as Louisa Fenn, Jorge Zamacoma’s “Wanted” as Detective Carla Merced, for TNT, as well as Judd Apatow’s “Freaks and Geeks,” “If These Walls Could Talk II,” “The Chappelle Show,” and the British television series “NY-LON.” Jones was also a weekly correspondent on the talk show “Vibe TV.”

Jones had a small role in the Kevin Smith film “Cop Out.” She appeared in “The Social Network,” alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, which is set at Harvard, coincidentally the school from which she graduated in 1997. She played Marylin Delpy, a second year legal associate assisting with the defense of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Jones currently resides in Los Angeles.

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