Rashida Jones may be known as the daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, but she’s making a name for herself. She was a popular character on The Office and Parks and Recreation. And over the last few years, the 41-year-old Jones has been quietly amassing influence in Hollywood by not only through her acting but by producing films and television shows such as Angie Tribeca and Claws and by writing for well-known franchises like Toy Story 4. She’s pushed the envelope with her documentary series for Netflix called Hot Girls Wanted that explores the pornography industry and has written an episode for Black Mirror, the science fiction show that deals with ethical dilemmas related to technology.
Marriages is another subject that Jones is not afraid to go against the grain. In an interview with E! Online, when asked if she believes in monogamy she responded, “I do for some people. I don’t know if I believe in it for everybody.” She also said that she might never get married. She said, “Marriage doesn’t really buy you anything … It just buys you a really big shitty pageant of a wedding to make other people happy.”
Jones mused to The Guardian about marriage that “…it’s just this weird thing that’s been hammered into my head culturally: that’s the only way to succeed, that’s the only thing that counts for a woman.” She admits that “… it’s taken me a long time to get to a place where I actually am OK with [not being married and not having kids].
With three shows from her production company, Angie Tribeca, Claws, and Hot Girls Wanted each given more seasons and two films she’ll act in on the horizon, there’s nothing but blue skies ahead for Rashida Jones.