After walking out on her fiancé and her well-to-do family, she's making the jump from debutante princess to coffeehouse waitress.

Telling quote: 
"Okay, I know this is going to sound really stupid - but I feel that if I can do this, if I can actually do my own laundry, there isn't anything I can't do."

Date of Birth: February 11, 1969
Location of Birth:
Greece, but raised in New York.

Jennifer Aniston is the woman women love - which is even more impressive when you consider her husband is Brad Pitt! Famous for her lustrous locks – especially that haircut – she has gone on to build a film career outside of Friends with gentle romantic comedies including Picture Perfect and The Object Of My Affection. She is currently filming Metal God with ex-Calvin Klein model Mark Wahlberg - the true tale of a salesman who joins a heavy-metal band.

Supremely flaky but very sweet, she writes new songs an coins new words with equal proficiency!

Telling quote: 
"Debbie, my best friend in junior high, got struck by lightning on a miniature golf course. And I always get this really strong Debbie vibe whenever I use one of those little yellow pencils."

Date of Birth: July 30, 1963
Location of Birth:
Encino, California, but raised in Tarzana

Lisa Kudrow has made her mark with her role as eccentric Pheebs - but did you know that in addition to playing Phoebe’s identical twin sister Ursula in Friends, the role of Ursula also became a regular character on the hit comedy series Mad About You? Small world! Arguably the Friend who has been the biggest success on the silver screen, she has enjoyed roles alongside Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro in Analyse This and can currently be seen starring with Meg Ryan and Diane Keaton in Hanging Up.

Beautiful and bright, but a tad uptight, she keeps a tidy apartment and a very messy romantic life.

Telling quote: 
"Don't look now, but behind you there is a guy who has the potential to break our hearts and plunge us into a pit of depression."

Date of Birth: June 15, 1964
Location of Bith: Birmingham, Alabama

Courteney Cox Arquette enjoyed an early taste of fame when she became the first person to say the word ‘period’ on American TV! Her profile grew when she was invited on stage to dance with Bruce Springsteen for the video to his song , ‘Dancing In The Dark’. Away from television, she has made her mark in horror film history with her appearance as Gale Weathers in the Scream trilogy and it was on the set of the first movie that she met her now husband, the eccentric David Arquette.

Monica's older brother, he's smart, sensitive, and a proud new daddy. The only hitch is that the baby's mother left him for a woman.

Telling quote: 
"It's just ... well, you know the whole getting-on-with-your-life thing. Do I have to?"

Date of Birth: November 2, 1966
Location of Birth: Queens, but raised in Los Angeles

David Schwimmer’s career away from TV has continued to develop following an early role alongside the pre-Oscar winning Gwyneth Paltrow in The Pallbearer, then he played Anne Heche’s love interest in Six Days, Seven Nights – but lost his woman to the ruggedly handsome Harrison Ford. Impressively, he can be seen in the forthcoming Woody Allen film Picking Up The Pieces and is currently residing in Britain during the filming of Steven Spielberg’s World War II TV mini series, Band Of Brothers, in which he plays a soldier.

A bit dense, but earnest and likable, he's a handsome womanizer snf struggling (really struggling) actor.

Telling quote: 
"When I'm with a woman, I need to know that I'm going out with more people than she is."

Date of Birth: July 25, 1967

Ex-model Matt LeBlanc was a familiar face on American TV long before Friends due to an advert involving a skyscraper, a hot dog and a bottle of tomato ketchup. Although, his film credits are not as illustrious as those as his fellow Friends, his appearance in Lost In Space as the black PVC suit wearing hero proves he has the looks to carry off a leading role, but he stills seems to be searching for the right vehicle. His fans must be hoping that after the disastrous film Ed he turns down any more chimp buddy movies!

With lightning-quick wit and a smart-ass attitude, he's valiantly resisting the pull of the corporate (and adult) world.

Telling quote: 

Date of Birth: August 19, 1969
Location of Birth:
Williamstown, Massachusetts

With his twinkling eyes and cheeky chappy grin Matthew Perry is a hottie with a huge female following. He’s a hit on the big screen too starring alongside the likes of Salma Hayek in Fools Rush In, Neve Campbell in Three To Tango and Bruce Willis in The Whole Nine Yards. In fact he made such a good impression on Bruce that the famous sweaty vest wearer agreed to appear in three episodes of Friends – and good soul that he is, he donated his fee to charity.

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