Courteney Cox

as Monica Geller

Courteney Cox’s talent for both dramatic and comedic acting has made her a favorite of fans. She starred opposite Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell in the film 3000 Miles to Graceland and as television reporter Gale Weathers in Wes Craven’s Scream trilogy, opposite Neve Campbell and Cox Arquette’s ex-husband, David Arquette.

Cox’s other feature credits include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Commandments, Blue Desert, Cocoon: The Return, Mr. Destiny, The Rules of the Game and Alien Love Triangle.

Cox and her ex-husband were creators and executive producers of the home-themed series Mix It Up, which was inspired by their own decorating dilemmas. Before Friends, Cox’s most memorable television roles included a recurring turn as Lauren, Alex P. Keaton’s (Michael J. Fox) girlfriend on Family Ties and, as a teenager, a star-struck fan hauled on stage by Bruce Springsteen in his “Dancing in the Dark” video. Her other television credits include The Trouble with Larry and guest-starring parts on Murder, She Wrote, Seinfeld, Dream On, Hands That See and The Larry Sanders Show.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Cox moved to New York City after her graduation from high school and was subsequently signed by the Ford modeling agency. Soon, she was appearing in magazines, television commercials and music videos. In 1995, as a cast member of Friends, Cox was People magazine’s 1995 cover girl for the 50 Most Beautiful People issue.

In her spare time, Cox, who wanted to be an architect while growing up, enjoys remodeling and decorating homes. She live in Los Angeles.

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Birthday: June 15
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