The international superstar who played Monica Geller on the hugely successful sitcom 'Friends' (1994-2004). Moreover, Courteney Cox was remembered for appearing on the TV show 'Cougar Town' (2009) as well.
June 15, 1964
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Courteney Cox pursued a modeling career in New York after dropping out of college. She was signed by the prestigious Ford Modelling Agency and appeared on the covers of teen magazines such as Tiger Beat and Little Miss. She appeared on the commercials for Maybelline, Noxema, and Tampax. She attended acting classes while modeling, and she landed herself a small part in the episode of ‘As the World Turns’ (1984). Her big break was appearing in the music video for Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the Dark’ (1984). She played a recurring role as Lauren Miller in the TV series ‘Family Ties’ (1987-1989). She was praised for her standout portrayal as a wicked and smug TV reporter Gale Weathers in the high-profile Hollywood films ‘Scream’ (1996), ‘Scream 2’ (1997), and ‘Scream 3’ (2000). In 2009, she starred the comedy series on ABC called the ‘Cougar Town’ (2009-2015) as Joules Cobb. In the show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ (2010) it was discovered that she is a 27-generation descendant of William the Conqueror.
She is named after her mom and because of her Southern roots, she wanted to name her daughter Courteney Cox as well. As a compromise between her and her husband, they named their daughter Coco.