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Courteney Cox

Lauren Miller in Family Ties, Gloria Dinallo in Misfits of Science, Monica Geller in Friends

Photos Courteney Cox Birth name: Courteney Bass Cox
Birth date: 1964/06/15 (58 years old)
Birth place : Birmingham Alabama
Height: 1.65 m

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Biography for Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox was born on June 15th, 1964 into an affluent Southern family. Her father Richard L Cox (1930-2001) was a business man married to her mother Courteney. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters (Virginia and Dottie) and an older brother Richard Jnr. She was raised in an exclusive society town, Mountain Brook, Alabama. Courteney was the archetypal Daddy's girl, and therefore was understandably devastated when, in 1974 her parents divorced, and her father moved to Florida.

She became a rebellious teen, and did not make things easy for her mother, and new step-father, New York businessman Hunter Copeland. Now, she is great friends with both. She attended Mountain Brook High School, where she was a cheerleader, tennis player and swimmer. In her final year, she received her first taste of modelling. She appeared in an advert for the store, Parisians. Upon graduation, she left Alabama to study architecture and interior design at Mount Vernon College. After one year she dropped out to a pursue a modelling career in New York, after being signed by the prestigious Ford Modelling Agency. She appeared on the covers of teen magazines such as Tiger Beat and Little Miss, plus numerous romance novels. She then moved on to commercials for Maybeline, Noxema, New York Telephone Company and Tampax.

While modelling, she attended acting classes, as her real dream and ambition was to be an actress. In 1984, she landed herself a small part in one episode of "As the World Turns" (1956) as a young debutante named Bunny. Her first big break, however, was being cast by Brian De Palma in the infamous Bruce Springsteen video "Dancing in The Dark". In 1985, she moved to LA to star alongside Dean Paul Martin in "Misfits of Science" (1985). It was a flop, but a few years later, she was chosen out of thousands of hopefuls to play Michael J. Fox's girlfriend, psychology major Lauren Miller in "Family Ties" (1982).

In 1989, "Family Ties" (1982) ended, and Cox went through a lean spell in her career, featuring in unmemorable movies such as Mr. Destiny (1990) with Michael Caine. Fortunes changed dramatically for Cox, when in 1994, she starred alongside Jim Carrey in the unexpected hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), and a year later she was cast as Monica Geller on the hugely successful sitcom "Friends" (1994). It was this part that turned her into an international superstar and led to an American Comedy Award nomination. In 1996 Cox starred in Wes Craven's horror/comedy Scream (1996). This movie grossed over $100 million at the box office, and won Cox rave reviews for her standout performance as the wickedly bitchy and smug TV reporter Gale Weathers. She went on to play this character twice more, as Scream became The Scream Trilogy. Not only did her involvement in this movie lead to critical acclaim, but it also led to her meeting actor husband David Arquette. He played her on screen love interest Dewey, and life imitated art as the two fell in love for real. Their wedding took place in San Francisco, at the historic Grace Cathedral atop Nob Hill, on June 12th, 1999. Joined by 200 guests, including Cox's film star friends Liam Neeson and Kevin Spacey, the happy couple finally became Mr and Mrs Arquette.

She is a studious student and studied at Lycée Mountain Brooke in Birtingham. She obtained her graduation graduate in 1982 and decided to study architecture and decoration.

During a vacation, she has the opportunity to go to New York where she is spotted by a modeling agency.

After making the cover of a few magazines and novels with rose water, she turns in many advertising spots (Maybelline, Noxema, etc.).

After hosting a music show entitled This Week's Music, she made her debut debut in 1984 in a series entitled AS The World Turns.

She is then spotted by Brian de Palma who makes her appear in a video by Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark.

The same year, she triumphed in the excellent Friends series which made a real card in the United States as well as in France. Chosen first to interpret the role of Rachel, she pushes producers to entrust him rather that of Monica Geller.

She made a remarkable appearance in "Scream" by Wes Craven, where she met her future husband David Arquette.

Courteney Cox is an American actress known for her role as Monica Geller in the famous television series Friends. She was born on June 15, 1964 in Birmingham in Alabama and grew up in Mountain Brook, a suburb of the city. She began her acting career in the 1980s and made her cinema debut in 1984 in the film Spring Break. She also played in other films such as Masters of the Universe, Cocoon: The Return and Commandments.

Cox also had an important role in the television series Family Ties, in which she played the girlfriend of Michael J. Fox. In 1994, she obtained the role of Monica Geller in Friends and played this role for 10 seasons, until the end of the series in 2004. During this period, she won several awards for her work in the series, of which An Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Since the end of Friends, Cox has continued to play in films and television series, especially in the Comedies Cougar Town and Dirty John. She also played in horror films such as Scream and Scream 2. In addition to her acting career, Cox is also a producer and director. She notably produced and produced the Cougar Town series and the Comedy Netflix 9 MONTHS.

Cox is also known for his personal life. She was married to the musician David Arquette from 1999 to 2013 and they had a daughter together, Coco Riley Arquette. She was also in a relationship with actor Johnny McDaid, member of the Snow Patrol group, from 2014 to 2019. In addition to her acting and producer career, COX is also a fervent defender of women and the gender equality. She notably worked with the American organization Stand Up to Cancer to educate people about different types of cancer and the means of fighting them.


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Title Role
Zoom (2006) (pre-production) Marsha
Barnyard (2006) (filming) (voice) Daisy
Alpha Dog (2005) (post-production) (as Courtney Cox-Arquette) D.A. Erica Price
The Longest Yard (2005) (uncredited) Lena
November (2004) Sophie
Alien Love Triangle (2002) Alice
Get Well Soon (2001) Lily
The Shrink Is In (2001) Samantha Crumb
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) Cybil Waingrow
Scream 3 (2000) (as Courteney Cox Arquette) Gale Weathers
The Runner (1999) Karina
Scream 2 (1997) Gale Weathers
Commandments (1997) Rachel Luce
Scream (1996) Gale Weathers
Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995) (TV) Emmy O'Connor
Friends (1994) TV Series (also as Courteney Cox Arquette) Monica Geller Bing
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) Melissa Robinson
The Trouble with Larry (1993) TV Series Gabriella Easden
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1993) Carrie Davenport
Shaking the Tree (1992) Kathleen
Battling for Baby (1992) (TV) Katherine
Blue Desert (1991) Lisa Roberts
Mr. Destiny (1990) Jewel Jagger, Forklift operator/Larry's Secretary
Curiosity Kills (1990) (TV) Gwen
Till We Meet Again (1989) (mini) TV Series Marie-Frederique 'Freddy' de Lancel
Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (1989) (TV) Jacquie Kimberly
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1988) (TV) Nora Bundy
Cocoon: The Return (1988) Sara
Family Ties (1982) TV Series Lauren Miller (1987-1989)
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (1987) (TV) Hana Wyshocki
Masters of the Universe (1987) Julie Winston
Down Twisted (1987) Tarah
Sylvan in Paradise (1986) (TV) Lucy Apple
Misfits of Science (1985) TV Series Gloria Dinallo
Misfits of Science (1985) (TV) Gloria Dinallo
Code Name: Foxfire (1985) (TV) (uncredited) Flight Attendant


Underwent laser eye surgery to correct her vision from 20/400. [1999]

Dated singer Adam Duritz. Duritz wrote the song "Monkey" for Courteney (from the Counting Crows album "Recovering the Satellites"). [1997]

Had a six-year relationship with actor Michael Keaton [1989-1995]

Originally auditioned for the role of Rachel on "Friends" (1994).

Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1995 and appeared on the cover.

Studied architecture at Mount Vernon College for a year.

Was voted Best Dressed Female Television Star [1997]

In 1984 she worked at F.B.I. (Frontier Booking International) a concert booking agency in New York run by Ian Copeland (brother of Stewart Copeland of the Police) and a relative of hers.

Was the first person to ever say "period" on American TV, in a Tampax commercial.

Was the girl Bruce Springsteen pulled from the crowd to dance with him in the 1984 music video "Dancing in the Dark".

When she announced in September, 1999 that her new legal and professional surname would become Courteney Cox Arquette, the cast and producers of her "Friends" (1994) TV show also added "Arquette" to their own names in the opening credits of the 1999 season's premiere episode.

Has three dogs: Ella, Rags and Mr. McBarker (Mac for short). The latter is, rather unfortunately, a female.

Is a big fan of the Foo Fighters.

In the mid eighties she hosted a TV show called "This Week's Music"

She can play the piano and drums.

Was voted "9th sexiest woman in the world" by readers of FHM in 1997 and 1998.

Was named the "Hottest Babe" by Playboy magazine (1995)

Voted the 18th "Sexiest Woman in the World" by Stuff magazine (2002)

Drives a Jaguar and a silver Porsche Carrera.

Has her own lipstick called "Cece" by Cargo.

She likes to buy houses, renovate them, and then sell them off for profit.

She was paid $350 for her part as the "surprised" girl pulled from the crowd to dance with Bruce Springsteen in his 1984 video "Dancing in the Dark."

Announced she and husband David Arquette are expecting their first child. [January 6, 2004]

On "Friends" (1994), she plays a character whose last name is Geller, and her husband played Robert Geller in Never Been Kissed (1999).

Daughter, Coco Riley Arquette, born Sunday, 13 June, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, the baby weighed in at 8 lbs 6 oz.

Went into labor on her 5 year wedding anniversary, June 12, 2004, and gave birth to her daughter the next day, two days before her 40th birthday.

Announced she and husband David Arquette are launching a production company called Coquette [June 25, 2004].

Ranked #18 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).

Is the only central member of the "Friends" (1994) cast to have received an actual acting Razzie nomination. She was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress for the film 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001). The other cast members (except for Matthew Perry) have received nominations in categories such as Worst Screen Couple and Worst New Star.

Her daughter's name Coco came from a compromise between her and husband David Arquette. Because of her Southern roots she wanted to name her daughter Courteney Cox, as her mom is Courteney Cox and so is she. However, David is half Jewish and it is against Jewish tradition to name a child after a living person. So the name came from the nickname Courteney's friends had for her mother while Courtney was growing up. They called her Mama Coco.

She is one of five actors - along with David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy and Liev Schreiber - to appear in all three "Scream" films.

In March 2005, it was announced that she would become the first spokesperson for Kinerase Skin Care Products.

Her "Friends" (1994) co-star Jennifer Aniston is the godmother of her daughter Coco.

Ranked #41 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2003.

Shares a birthday with Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Hunt, Shane Stanley, Jake Busey, Leah Remini, and Ice Cube.

She is the only regular cast member to not receive an Emmy nomination for their work on "Friends" (1994).


Spouse : David Arquette (12 June 1999 - present) 1 child.

Parents divorced when she was 10, both remarried.

Has two older sisters and one older brother: Dottie Pickett (née Cox), Virginia and Richard.

Sister-in-law of Rosanna Arquette, Richmond Arquette, Patricia Arquette and Alexis Arquette, daughter-in-law of Lewis Arquette, granddaughter-in-law of Cliff Arquette.

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