Rashida Leah Jones was born on February 26th, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, to the daughter of media mogul and musician
Quincy Jones and his then-wife, actress Peggy Lipton. In high school she was voted, “most likely to succeed” and followed
that up with a degree from prestigious Harvard University. Rashida came to television fame in Boston Public and has since
also starred in such small screen shows as Wanted, Unhitched, The Office, and Parks and Recreation. Playing Zooey
Rice we came to the realization that we would definitely want to hear these four little words…I love you, man.
It comes as no surprise with Quincy Jones as her father that music would be a natural. As a singer, Jones has provided backing vocals for the band Maroon 5, a guest vocalist on the Tupac Shakur tribute album The Rose That Grew from Concrete, and
contributed vocals to songs on The Baxter, The Ten and Reno 911!: Miami soundtracks. She also sang in some episodes of
Boston Public and for charitable events such as the What A Pair Benefit to raise money for breast cancer research. Ms.
Jones has also written for Teen Vogue, where she worked as a contributing editor and also wrote chapter 36 of her father's
biography, Q: The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones, published in 2001. As a model, Rashida has appeared in campaigns for The Gap, In Style and O Magazine, among others. Jones has appeared in music videos for The Boy Least Likely To song "Be Gentle
With Me" and the Foo Fighters single “Long Road to Ruin.”
Rashida is a board member of International Peace Games, which teaches children to resolve conflict without violence.
She has also participated in EDUN and ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History and The Art of Elysium's volunteer
program, which runs artistic workshops for hospitalized children. In 2007, she was honorary chair of the annual Housing
Works benefit, which fights AIDS and homelessness in New York City. She has also been involved in fundraising for St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital, the EB Medical Research Foundation and New York's Lower Eastside Girls Club.
Rashida is currently dating Jon Favreau, the Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama. Much like other
Hollywood Betty’s Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Bell, Rashida found herself stumping for not only President Barack
Obama but John Kerry in 2004 as well.
Rashida Jones by the Numbers
She has been chosen as one of People magazine's "Most Beautiful People in the
World" three times, in the years 2002, 2007, and 2009
One of Harper's Bazaar's "Best Dressed Women In America."
Ranked #55 in AskMen's top 99 of 2011.