Courteney Cox

Actor, Model
A former model whose cover-worthy appearance belied her knack for comedy, actress Courteney Cox was among the most popular performers on television throughout the 1990s and early millennium, thanks to her popular turn ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

Conan 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cougar Town 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Go On 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tall Hot Blonde 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Food Network Star 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

Gale Weathers (Actor)

Web Therapy 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Dirt 1986 - 1987, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

Dog Lover Hippie (Actor)

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Daisy the Cow (Actor)

Zoom 2006 (Movie)

Marsha Holloway (Actor)

November 2005 (Movie)

Sophie Jacobs (Actor)

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

A Farewell to Friends: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1994 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Cybil Waingrow (Actor)

Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Well Soon 2001 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Gale Weathers (Actor)

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Alien Love Triangle 1998 (Movie)

Alice Chesterman (Actor)

The Runner 1998 (Movie)

Karina (Actor)

Commandments 1997 (Movie)

Rachel Luce (Actor)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Gale Weathers (Actor)

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

People Yearbook '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 1996 (Movie)

Gale Weathers (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sketch Artist II: Hands That See 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

Seinfeld 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Trouble With Larry 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Shaking the Tree 1992 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Blue Desert 1991 (Movie)

Lisa Roberts (Actor)

Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

Jewel Jagger (Actor)

Family Ties 1982 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Be Home For Christmas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cocoon: the Return 1988 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Down Twisted 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Masters of the Universe 1987 (Movie)

Julie Winston (Actor)

Sylvan in Paradise 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Topper 1953 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Battling For Baby (TV Show)

Actor

Curiosity Kills (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Misfits of Science (TV Show)

Actor

Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (TV Show)

Actor

The Shrink Is In (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Daisy Does America 1986 - 1987, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mix It Up 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Celebrity Name Game (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A former model whose cover-worthy appearance belied her knack for comedy, actress Courteney Cox was among the most popular performers on television throughout the 1990s and early millennium, thanks to her popular turn as Monica Gellar on "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). For millions of viewers, her performance as Gellar came to symbolize the over-achiever as she struggled to balance her career, love life and desire for a family with her host of obsessive-compulsive quirks, much to the delight of audiences. The success of "Friends" made Cox a household name, though she struggled to translate that fame into a film career; still, there were successes at the movies, including "Scream" (1996) and its sequels, as well as "The Longest Yard" (2005) and "Bedtime Stories" (2008). Television, however, remained her strongest palate, and she returned there on several occasions; most notably for the sexy drama "Dirt" (FX, 2007-08) and "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009- ), both of which she co-produced with her husband, actor David Arquette. Throughout her career shifts, she remained an enduring fan favorite, thanks to being immortalized on "Friends," but also for her reputation as a performer who consistently sought new challenges rather than coasting on past glories.

Relationships

Alexis Arquette Actor

Sibling-in-Law
Born Robert Arquette on July 28, 1969; 16 years later, she went through her own transition from male to female, an experience that was documented in the film "Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother" (2007); also acted in "Pulp Fiction" (1994) and "The Wedding Singer" (1998)

David Arquette Actor

Husband
Met while co-starring in "Scream" (1996) Announced engagement in October 1998 Married June 12, 1999 After 11 years together, announced separation in October 2010 Both parties filed for divorce on June 8, 2012

Coco Arquette

Daughter
Born June 13, 2004; father, David Arquette; named after her grandmother; Coco was a nickname Cox's friends gave her mother, who was also named Courteney

Ian Copeland

Companion
Brother of musician Stewart Copeland of The Police; also Cox's step-cousin

Courteney Copeland

Mother
Divorced Cox's father in 1974 Married New York businessman Hunter Copeland in 1976

Hunter Copeland

Step-Father
Married Cox's mother in 1976

Richard Cox

Father
Divorced Cox's mother in 1974 Remarried in 1975 Relocated to Panama City, FL after the divorce, where he opened a company called Cox Pools Died Sept. 3, 2001 from liver cancer

Richard Cox

Brother
Older

Virginia Cox

Sister
Older

Michael Keaton Actor

Companion
Began dating in 1989 Relationship ended in July 1995

Jon McDaid Actor

Fiance
Began dating January 2014. Engaged June 26, 2014.

Dottie Pickett

Sister
Older

EDUCATION

Mount Vernon College for Women

Washington , Washington D.C.
Attended for only one year

Mountain Brook High School

Mountain Brook , Alabama 1982
Was a cheerleader and tennis player

Milestones

2011

Reprised role of Gale Weathers in Wes Craven's "Scream 4"

2009

Cast as Jules Cobb, a newly single 40-year-old mother, in the ABC comedy, "Cougar Town"; earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2009 for Best Actress in a Comedy Series

2008

Cast in a three-episode guest spot on the eighth season of "Scrubs" (NBC)

2007

Co-produced husband, David Arquette's directorial debut, "The Tripper"

2007

Starred (also produced with husband) as Lucy Spiller, a tabloid editor, in the FX series "Dirt"

2006

Co-starred with Tim Allen in the superhero comedy "Zoom"

2005

Offered a dramatic turn in "November" playing a woman who's boyfriend is shot to death in a robbery

2005

Played Adam Sandler's demanding girlfriend in "The Longest Yard"

2004

Formed the production company Coquette with husband David Arquette

2003

Produced the decorating cable series, "Mix It Up" (WE)

2002

Featured in "Alien Love Triangle," the Danny Boyle-directed segment of "Light Years"

2001

Had co-starring role in "3000 Miles to Graceland"

1997

Reprised role of Gale Weathers in the sequel "Scream 2"

1996

Returned to features as bitchy TV newsreporter Gale Weathers in the hit horror film "Scream"

1994

Co-starred as neurotic would-be chef, Monica Geller in the ensemble NBC sitcom "Friends"

1994

Played the female lead opposite Jim Carrey as "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"

1993

Cast in the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Trouble With Larry"

1990

Cast as the hard-as-nails assistant to Jim Belushi's character in the fantasy film "Mr. Destiny"

1988

Had a featured role as a scientist in "Cocoon: The Return"

1987

TV-movie debut, "If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium" (NBC)

1987

Joined the cast NBC's "Family Ties" as the Alex P. Keaton's (Michael J. Fox) love interest

1987

Feature acting debut, "Down Twisted"

1985

Cast as a regular on the TV series, "Misfits of Science" (NBC)

1984

TV acting debut, playing a small role on the CBS drama, "As the World Turns"

1984

Cast as the dancing girl in the Brian De Palma directed video "Dancing in the Dark" perfomed by Bruce Springsteen

Returned to NYC after attending one year at Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama

Moved to NYC the summer before her freshman year in college and began working with Ford Modeling Agency

Appeared in commercials for products including Noxzema, Maybelline and Tampax

Bonus Trivia

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Cox is Martha Stewart and Bob Villa rolled into one, a self-taught handywoman who writes a household-hints column for Jane magazine. She has restored a succession of houses (four in 11 years), living in them during the renovation and redecorating, then selling them at a profit.

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"If you wear lipstick and pluck your eyebrows, you could wear nothing else." - Cox quoted in Us Weekly, September 1994

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"My father, when you were with him, gave you so much attention. It might only last for a minute, but for that minute you felt like you were the greatest thing that ever hit the earth. But then he was gone. I didn't want the time with my father to be over. I wanted it to keep going." - Cox quoted in Us Weekly, July 1996

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She has repeatedly discounted rumors of an eating disorder: "I think I look very healthy. You've already seen what I've eaten, so I couldn't be anorexic, and I wouldn't throw up if you paid me $1000, so I'm not bulimic. Okay, for $1000 I would stick my finger down my throat, but throwing up is the worst thing in the world." - Cox in Details magazine, December 1997

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"'Friends' changed my life in so many ways. It gave me opportunity. It gave me freedom. It gave me a family of close Friends with whom I've grown up. It taught me about comedy. It taught me about relationships. It taught me about everything." - Cox to People magazine, April 19, 2004

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"Whoever said aging wasn't for sissies was right," she said. "People who read a magazine can look at the picture and go, 'She looks great for over 40!' But guess what? That's not what I look like. Lighting is everything. When you're in your car and you look in the mirror and the sun's beaming in, you're like, 'Wow, times are getting tough.'" - Cox to Life magazine, August 2006

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"It's not exactly what you call a whopping hit. But it's been great to be in the growing process, to be involved in every step, to be responsible for your mistakes, and learn." - Cox on her show, "Dirt" (FX) in Emmy magazine, Issue No. 3, 2008

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