David Schwimmer

as Ross Geller

David Schwimmer’s performance as Ross, a sensitive, hopeless romantic, has earned him an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and he garners popular and critical acclaim for his versatility onstage, in film and on television in a wide variety of roles.

Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern, where he received a bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre. In 1988, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, he co-founded Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, an ensemble of actors, writers, directors and designers (now twenty members strong) dedicated to creating vibrant new works for the American stage.

Hometown: Astoria, New York
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