By Rita Kokshanian
Updated: May 23, 2016 @ 10:04 am

Rashida Jones is the latest creative to sit down for Entertainment Weekly's Lightbulb videos, a new series that examines what makes some of today's leaders in the creative fields tick.

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Despite her many memorable (and high profile) TV roles, including Ann on Parks and Recreation, Jones's rise to Tinseltown stardom didn't come easily. The actress admits that after many failed attempts to land a role, she almost gave up on the profession before getting her big break alongside Steve Carell and John Krasinski on The Office. Since then, Jones has added producer and writer to her ever-growing resume, fully cementing herself as a mainstay on TV and in film. Watch the full video above to learn more about her career path and what's next for the lovable actress. Plus, head to to check out the full Lightbulb Video series!

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