Courteney Cox

Posted March 24, 2013 by Arino in Actress
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Born: June 15, 1964 (age 48), Birmingham
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Courteney Bass Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She is best known for her roles as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends.


Interesting facts

  • 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 offered the role of Rachel but she preferred Monica on ”Friends” (1994).
  • Named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People of 1995 and appeared on the cover.
  • Parents divorced when she was 10, both remarried.
  • 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.
  • Announced in September, 1999 that her new legal and professional surname would be Courteney Cox Arquette. As a result 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. Following the death of her father Richard L. Cox Sr. in 2001 she returned to her maiden name professionally.
  • Has two older sisters and one older brother: Dottie Pickett (née Cox), Virginia and Richard.
  • Has three dogs: Ella, Rags and Mr. McBarker (Mac for short). The latter is, rather unfortunately, a female.
  • Sister-in-law of Rosanna Arquette, Richmond Arquette, Patricia Arquette and Alexis Arquette.
  • 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. [This is also known as "flipping" houses, and is the subject of a number of home-improvement television shows.].
  • 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.”
  • On ”Friends” (1994), she plays a character whose last name is Geller, and her husband played Robert Geller in Never Been Kissed (1999).
  • 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 three actors – along with David Arquette and Neve Campbell - to appear in all four “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. Jennifer is also the best friend of Courteney.
  • Ranked #41 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2003.
  • She is the only regular cast member to not receive an Emmy nomination for their work on ”Friends” (1994).
  • Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 1995 along with Jon Lovitz.
  • Helped donate reward money to the “Natalie Holloway” investigation, having attended the same high school as Natalie.
  • Member of the Delta Zeta Sorority.
  • Her ex-husband, David Arquette, played “Malcolm” in a ”Friends” (1994) episode on October 3, 1996. He played a stalker and mistakenly stalked fellow friend Phoebe. This was the first time Courtney and David were seen together on television, even though they weren’t a couple at the time.
  • She was the inspiration to the running gag of the “Carlton Dance” on ”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990). “The Carlton Dance” was a parody of her dance during the Bruce Springsteen music video “Dancing in the Dark.”
  • Has a cousin named Jennifer Kristin Cox, who is also an actress.
  • Her hosting of the 1995 airing of “SNL” began with a re-enactment of her “Dancing in the Dark” video appearance, with Adam Sandler copying Bruce Springsteen.
  • Good friends with Laura Dern, Sheryl Crow and Ellen DeGeneres.
  • Was once considered for the role of Marisa Coulter in The Golden Compass (2007).
  • Best known by the public for her starring role as Monica Geller-Bing on ”Friends” (1994).
  • Participated in the 3rd Munchkin’s Project Pink annual breast cancer awareness campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. The project consists of the donation of celebrity-decorated and autographed bath ducks, put up for auction. [October 2008]
  • After the birth of her daughter, started to train in Karate. As of 2009, she holds a brown belt.
  • Worked at video game developer/publisher Bethesda briefly in the 1980s.
  • Lives in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California.
  • Granddaughter-in-law of Cliff Arquette and Julie Harrison.
  • Daughter-in-law of Lewis Arquette and Brenda Denaut.
  • Was six months pregnant with her daughter Coco when she completed filming on the final series of ”Friends” (1994).
  • Returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Coco in order to begin filming The Longest Yard (2005).
  • Step-cousin of Ian Copeland Miles A. Copeland III and Stewart Copeland.
  • Had 8 miscarriages between 2001 to 2010 during her marriage to David Arquette. Her 1st miscarriage happened in 2001, before her daughter Coco was born; the next 7 miscarriages happened after Coco’s birth. The 8th miscarriage happened in August 2010.
  • Her estranged husband, David Arquette, filed for divorce from her after 12 years of marriage and 1 year and 7 months of separation. [June 8, 2012]
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Coco Riley Arquette (aka Coco Arquette), on June 13, 2004. Child’s father is her estranged husband, David Arquette.



  • 1987 Down Twisted
  • 1987 Masters of the Universe
  • 1988 Cocoon: The Return
  • 1990 Mr. Destiny
  • 1991 Blue Desert
  • 1992 Shaking the Tree
  • 1992 The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them
  • 1994 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See
  • 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • 1996 Scream
  • 1997 Commandments
  • 1997 Scream 2
  • 1999 The Runner
  • 1999 Alien Love Triangle
  • 2000 Scream 3
  • 2001 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • 2001 The Shrink Is In
  • 2001 Get Well Soon
  • 2004 November
  • 2005 The Longest Yard
  • 2006 Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
  • 2006 Zoom
  • 2006 The Tripper
  • 2008 The Monday Before Thanksgiving
  • 2008 Bedtime Stories
  • 2011 Scream 4


  • 1984 As the World Turns
  • 1985 Code Name: Foxfire
  • 1985–1986 Misfits of Science
  • 1986 The Love Boat
  • 1986 Sylvan in Paradise
  • 1986 Murder, She Wrote
  • 1987 If It’s Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium
  • 1987–1989 Family Ties
  • 1988 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • 1989 Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer
  • 1989 Judith Krantz’s Till We Meet Again
  • 1990 Curiosity Kills
  • 1991 Morton & Hayes
  • 1992 Battling for Baby
  • 1992 Dream On
  • 1993 The Trouble with Larry
  • 1994 Seinfeld
  • 1994–2004 Friends
  • 1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands that See
  • 1995 Saturday Night Live
  • 1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • 2007–2008 Dirt
  • 2009 Scrubs
  • 2009 Web Therapy
  • 2009–present Cougar Town
  • 2011 Private Practice
  • 2012 Talhotblond
  • 2012 Go On