Rashida Jones reveals what dad Quincy Jones told her about using nepo baby privileges

Jones, known for her roles in Parks and Recreation and The Office, opened up about navigating fame.

Pop Culture & Art July 11, 2024

Rashida Jones, known for her roles in Parks and Recreation and The Office, recently discussed her career trajectory and the impact of her renowned family in an interview with InStyle.

Despite having parents immersed in the limelight — her mother, Peggy Lipton, an actress and model, and her father, Quincy Jones, a celebrated record producer — Jones initially didn't aspire for fame.

"I had parents who were in the public eye, but they were extremely protective of us," Jones shared. "Fame wasn't that much a part of my reality."

Graduating from Harvard with a degree in Comparative Study of Religion, Jones wasn't intending to rely on nepotism.

Reflecting on the allure and challenges of being perceived as a legacy in Hollywood, she highlighted the complexities of navigating public perception and familial expectations.

"My dad said to me, when I graduated from college, 'You're gonna go wait in line with 70,000 other people for a job? That doesn't seem really that practical,'" Jones recalled, acknowledging the pragmatic advice Quincy Jones imparted.

Jones' breakthrough came in 2005 with a role on The Office, thrusting her into the spotlight in her thirties. She candidly discussed the unexpected aspects of fame and its impact on her daily life.

With Quincy Jones' parental guidance and a notable career in entertainment, Rashida Jones exemplifies a blend of family influence and personal achievement in the public eye.


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