Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

TV Actress

Courteney Bass Cox is an American actress and filmmaker. She gained international recognition for her starring role as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, which aired from 1994 to 2004. For her performance in the series, she received seven Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, of which she won one.

Full Name
Courteney Bass Cox
Jun 15, 1964
In a relationship
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Courteney Bass Cox was born on June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her zodiac sign is Gemini and her ethnicity is Irish-American. She is the daughter of Richard Lewis Cox and Courteney Copeland Bass, and she has two older sisters. Cox grew up in an artistic family: her father was a businessman and her mother was a former model turned talent agent. 

Cox attended Mountain Brook High School and then attended Mount Vernon College in Washington D.C., where she studied architecture. After college, she moved to New York City to pursue acting, starting her career with small roles in music videos and television commercials. In 1985, she got her first movie role with the movie “Masters of the Universe” followed by “Mr. Destiny” in 1990. 

In 1994, Cox landed the role of Monica Geller on the hit sitcom “Friends” which ran for 10 seasons until 2004. During this time, she received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. Following Friends, Cox had roles in various films such as “The Longest Yard” (2005), “Bedtime Stories” (2008), and “Scream 4” (2011). 

In 2009, Cox starred as Jules Cobb on ABC's comedy series “Cougar Town” which ran for six seasons until 2015. Since 2016, she has starred as Gale Weathers-Riley in the Fox series “Scream Queens” and appeared in the Netflix original series “Family Reunion” (2020). In addition to acting, Cox has directed several episodes of Cougar Town and Family Reunion.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Courteney Cox is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 15, 1964, Courteney Cox was born in Birmingham, Alabama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and lands her first role in the television series Misfits of Science.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears on Friends</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cox begins her iconic role as Monica Geller in the popular show Friends.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marrys David Arquette</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Courteney marries actor David Arquette and they have a daughter named Coco.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directorial Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cox makes her directorial debut with the film “The Shrink Is In”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Divorces David Arquette</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cox and Arquette divorce after 11 years of marriage.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Star in Netflix Series "Grace & Frankie"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cox stars alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the popular Netflix series “Grace & Frankie”.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Courteney Cox is a great role model for young women. She is an example of how hard work can lead to success and how to stay true to yourself even when faced with adversity. She also speaks out about issues that matter to her, showing young people how to make their voices heard.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Courteney Cox is a great actress. She has had numerous roles in film and television, most notably as the iconic Monica Geller on Friends. She has proven that she can take on any challenge and succeed in it.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Supports Women's Rights</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Courteney Cox is an advocate for women’s rights. She has been vocal about the importance of equal pay and representation of women in the media. She also supports causes such as Planned Parenthood, which helps provide reproductive healthcare to women.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Major Role Was On The TV Series "Family Ties"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Courteney Cox's first major role was playing the character of Lauren Miller on the hit television series "Family Ties" in 1983.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Friends With Jennifer Aniston Before Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming famous, Courteney Cox was already friends with Jennifer Aniston who also went on to become a famous actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Courteney Cox has appeared in music videos for Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Ace of Base.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Directed Episodes of "Cougar Town"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Courteney Cox directed several episodes of the hit show "Cougar Town" which she starred in and co-produced.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Married David Arquette in 1999</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1999, Courteney Cox married actor David Arquette and the couple had a daughter together named Coco.</p></div>


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