About this actor
Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976) is an American film and television actress, comic book author, screenwriter and occasional singer. She is perhaps best-known for her portrayal of Karen Filippelli on The Office and Zooey Rice in I Love You, Man. As of 2011, Jones stars as Ann Perkins in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, the younger daughter of media mogul and musician Quincy Jones and his then-wife, actress Peggy Lipton. Jones' father is African-American and her mother is Jewish. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. She was raised in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. In his autobiography, Jones's father recalled how he would often find his five-year-old daughter under the covers after bedtime with a flashlight reading five books at a time. Jones also displayed musical ability at a young age by playing classical concerts and winning awards. Her mother told...