menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

The Menopausebarbee Spotlight on Rashida Jones!

I just had to repost this blog on this amazing young woman who just produced the Netflix documentary/film QUINCY! Dana, my sister and co-blogger and mom and niece and nephew and uncle and aunt were there for the L.A. screening–I know Dana will have more invites to the event later. Can’t wait!

She’s a living, breathing Quincy Jones Production: one of his beautiful daughters and – this grown woman who reminds me of a little girl – is just adorable. Her name: Rashida Jones. Her mother is the actress Peggy Lipton.

I take the simply back lest confusion sets in. There is absolutely nothing ‘simple’ about Rashida Jones.

Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of listening to her rock her singing chops live as she shared the stage at this year’s special program celebrating fifty years of the Montreux Jazz Festival with her nephew, popular California-based music producer Sunny Levine. They performed their make you want to get up and get your smooth groove on latest production entitled “Flip and Rewind”.

Good thing I was already standing up!

Although Rashida is one of those terrifically multi-talented people, this could be diva if she wanted to be, keeps all of her equipment in check. There is nothing high-nosed or untouchable about her. Her accomplishments and contributions to the entertainment industry as well as her charitable community work (Stand Up to Cancer, Peace First, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital amongst them) are outstanding.

Aside from singing, Rashida, a Harvard University alumna, is an actress, film producer, screenwriter and comic book author. 

On the television screen she is well known for her roles as Ann Perkins on NBC’s comedy Parks and Recreation, Louisa Fenn on Fox’s Boston Public, and Karen Filippelli on The Office.

She has had film roles in I Love You, Man (2009), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Social Network (2010), The Muppets (2011), and Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), for which she wrote the screenplay. She now plays the lead role in the TBS comedy series, Angie Tribeca which is HILARIOUS and just got renewed for a third season. Congratulations Rashi!

I so enjoyed writing this post because just thinking about her makes me smile. She’s not only an intelligent, accomplished and lovely woman – she’s got a kind spirit. Good people. And so today, I am thrilled to share her shine in the menopausebarbee Spotlight!

There’s nothing better than starting your Monday off on a good note! Flip and Rewind everybody!

Love you Rashi!