Day in the Life: Rashida Jones

The star (and cowriter) of this month's Celeste and Jesse Forever leads a double life in L.A.: one in front of the camera, another behind the scenes.

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The star (and cowriter) of this month's Celeste and Jesse Forever leads a double life in L.A.: one in front of the camera, another behind the scenes.
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It's Go Time
"When I'm filming Parks and Recreation, I get to the set by 5:30 a.m. I wake up mad early, fire up my Nespresso machine, and hit the road. The first thing I do on set is turn on the heat in my trailer, then head to the makeup chair. I could be at work until 7 p.m."
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Between Takes
"I have music on in my trailer during downtime on set. Sometimes Will McCormack, my writing partner, comes to work and we write."
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Signature Accessories
"I usually wear an Anita Ko spiky bracelet and serpent necklace."
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Food & Fuel
"I'm slightly obsessed with Akasha restaurant — I love the Intelligentsia coffee.
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Doing Good
"I work with the International Rescue Committee. Its New Roots program helps refugees in the United States set up community gardens, grow food for themselves, and sell their produce."
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Fitness Regimen
"After work, I try to get to Pilates, yoga, Spinning, or my trainer. I just started taking salsa lessons. It's my new favorite thing."
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Before Bed
"My ideal night in would be cooking something easy — like a simple pasta with some fresh herbs and cheese. And I'd sit in pajamas and slippers and catch up on Mad Men and Homeland. If I could, I'd sneak in an hour on the piano. I play everything from Bach to the Beatles."
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If I'm Not Filming...
"Will and I try to log five or six office hours writing. We make lunch ritualistically — we get vegetables at the farmers' market and make stir-fry.
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