Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green)
Producers originally saw Aniston in the role of Monica Geller; even with hindsight being 20/20, it's clear she was meant to play the silver-spooned cheerleader Rachel Green. Rachel's road to happiness was long and messy, but Aniston herself made success seem easy when, during the final year of the show, she co-starred in the hit comedy Bruce Almighty and the Ben Stiller romcom Along Came Polly.
Of all of the Friends cast, Aniston has come closest to becoming a bona fide A-list movie star. Several high-profile films —and a personal life filled with romantic endeavors with fellow actors — have made her both glossy magazine-cover material and tabloid catnip; despite suffering several flops (The Switch; The Bounty Hunter) , she continues to be considered one of a handful of leading ladies who can help open a movie. In addition to her day job, she has lucrative partnerships with leading beauty products like Aveeno, L'Oreal and Living Proof. Lately, Aniston has been seen going through a bit of a raunch-com career rebirth, starring in more daring films like Horrible Bosses (2011) and We're the Millers (2013).