She went to the same school as socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
Jones' parents divorced when she was 14 years old; her sister subsequently remained with their father, while Rashida moved with their mother to Brentwood.
Unlike so many standard rom-coms, the film doesn’t back away from these emotional complications. Samberg is good enough here that one wishes he had more screen time.
And there are silly sidebars, like Celeste’s friendship with a Lady Gaga-ish rock star client (Emma Roberts), that don’t really go anywhere.
To their friends, especially Celeste’s closest confidante, Beth (Ari Graynor), there’s something creepy about this intense twosomeness. It’s Jesse who makes the first serious move in that direction, and, as you might predict, Celeste, who prides herself on being totally rational, goes a little wiggy, especially when Jesse’s new girlfriend (Rebecca Dayan) turns out to be much more than a fling.
As I say, this all sounds standard issue, but Jones, who wrote the script with Will Mc Cormack, is very adept at charting the moods of these people.
Between 20, she appeared in 26 episodes, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination in her final year.
Although she had a minor supporting role in the series, film opportunities quickly surfaced.
Jones made her professional acting debut in The Last Don, a 1997 miniseries based on the novel by Mario Puzo.
She next appeared in Myth America, East of A and If These Walls Could Talk 2.
In 2000, she guest starred as Karen Scarfolli on Freaks and Geeks before landing the role of Louisa Fenn on Boston Public.
It’s as if we were watching one of those buddy-buddy bromances told, this time, from the perspective of the woman who is normally on the sidelines of the men’s attentions and affections.
She is widely known for playing Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, for which she received critical acclaim.