Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston credits her Greek upbringing with helping her stay down to earth. The actress insists a strong sense of family and community pointed her in the right direction at an early age. Aniston, whose father JOHN was born in Greece, says, "I think there's a warmth to my family and to Greeks in general. How I grew up is creating little communities. My friends, who I've had since I was 14 years old, are still in my life today and they're so important to me. It's what keeps me grounded and keeps it on the real." And she loves the idea of growing old as a archetypical Greek grandma: "My grandmother was the centre of it all. "I would love to be that person. The grandmother of the family, the godfather of the clan, sure."