Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt
. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.
“ Played Jamie, from a different programme that first featured Phoebe's twin Ursula, in season one. ” - rowenna2000
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney
, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney
). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ Played Dr. Michael Mitchell, a doctor who helps treat Rachel in season one. ” - rowenna2000
Noah Wyle was born in Hollywood, California, to Marjorie (Speer), an orthopedic head nurse, and Stephen Wyle, an entrepreneur and electrical engineer. He is one of six children. His father's family was Russian Jewish. Noah had early support for his acting ambitions from his stepfather, film restorationist James C. Katz
“ Played Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, who helped treat Rachel, in season one. ” - rowenna2000
“ Played Steve, Phoebe's restaurant-owning dopehead friend who interviewed Monica, in season one and nine, where Phoebe sets him on a doomed date with Rachel. ” - rowenna2000
Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her love of animals...
“ Played Susie Moss, an old schoolmate of Chandler's, in season two. ” - rowenna2000
Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen
(born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen
(née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Charlie's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
“ Played Ryan, Phoebe's naval friend, in season two. ” - rowenna2000
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak...
“ Played himself, wanting to date both Rachel and Monica, in season two. ” - rowenna2000
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan
(née Annucci) and director...
“ Played Eric, Ursula's duped fiance, in two episodes of season three. ” - rowenna2000
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller
and Anne Meara
. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ Played Tommy, Rachel's 'schizophrenic' date, in season three. ” - rowenna2000
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana...
“ Played Tomas, in an overblown scene that had nothing to do with the episode, in season three. ” - rowenna2000
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia...
“ Played Tim, in a random excerpt seemingly put in just for him and Robin Williams to have a scene without anything to do with the plot, in season three. ” - rowenna2000
Thomas William Selleck is an American actor and film producer, known for his starring role as Hawaii-based private investigator "Thomas Magnum" on the 1980s television series, Magnum, P.I.
. Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Martha S. (Jagger), a homemaker, and Robert Dean Selleck, a real estate investor and executive...
“ Played Dr. Richard Burke, Monica's long-term boyfriend (then ex), in seasons three and six. ” - rowenna2000
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As a Hollywood star...
“ Played himself, acting in a film with Joey, in season four. ” - rowenna2000
Jennifer Saunders was born July 6th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French
. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians she began her career as comedienne/actress/writer with Dawn French at "The Comedy Store" in London...
“ Played Andrea Waltham, Emily's horrific mother, in season four. ” - rowenna2000
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
“ Played millionaire Pete Becker, Monica's boyfriend, in season four. ” - rowenna2000
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Played Paul Stevens, the father of Ross's young girlfriend, Elizabeth, and briefly Rachel's boyfriend, in season six. ” - rowenna2000
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
“ Played Jill Green, Rachel's spoilt younger sister, in season six. ” - rowenna2000
“ Played dancer Janine Lacroix, Joey's roommate and briefly girlfriend, in season six. ” - rowenna2000
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club
. But his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball
, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven
and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
“ Played Will Colbert, Monica and Ross's formerly fat schoolfriend who hated Rachel, in season seven. ” - rowenna2000
Winona Ryder is an American actress. One of the most profitable and iconic 1990s actresses, she made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. In 1988 she stars as a goth teenager in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. She later appeared in the coming of age drama Mermaids (1990), earning a Golden Globe nomination...
“ Played Melissa Warburton, Rachel's old college friend, in season seven. ” - rowenna2000
Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, New York, to Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, a television producer and advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent. Soon after the 1968 Democratic convention...
“ Played actress Jessica Lockhart, who helps and beds Joey, in season seven. ” - rowenna2000
Kathleen Turner was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri, to Patsy (Magee) and Allen Richard Turner, a U.S. Foreign Service officer. She graduated from American School in London in 1972. After the death of her father, the Turner family moved back to the United States where Kathleen later enrolled at Missouri State University for two years...
“ Played Charles Bing - aka Helena Handbasket - Chandler's father, in season seven. ” - rowenna2000
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ Played Richard Crosby, Joey's spitting drunken co-star in season seven. ” - rowenna2000
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin
, William Baldwin
and Daniel Baldwin
). Baldwin is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ Played Parker, Pheobe's unbearable positive boyfriend, in season eight. ” - rowenna2000
Ivana Milicevic was born on April 26, 1974, in Sarajevo, Bosnia (part of Yugoslavia at that time), into an ethnic Croatian family. She is the daughter of Tonka and Damir Milicevic, and has a younger brother, Tomo Milicevic. The family emigrated to the United States, and young Ivana Milicevic was raised in Michigan...
“ Played Kori Weston, Chandler and Ross' former class-mate, in season nine. ” - rowenna2000
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie Prinze, Jr. was born on March 8, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, to Kathy Prinze
(née Kathy Elaine Barber) and comedian/actor Freddie Prinze
. His father was of German and Puerto Rican descent, and his mother is of British Isles and German ancestry. Freddie lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico...
“ Played Sandy, Emma's overly sensitive nanny, in season nine. ” - rowenna2000
John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. He is of Greek (father) and English-Irish (mother) descent, and his family's surname was originally "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers...
“ Played Zack, Chandler's colleague who he and Monica grilled as a potential sperm donor in season nine. ” - rowenna2000
The second of four children, Australian actress Melissa George was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1976. The daughter of Pamela, a nurse, and Glenn George, a construction worker, Melissa initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting. During her childhood, George studied tap...
“ Played Molly, Emma's lesbian babysitter in season nine. ” - rowenna2000
was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, November 29th, 1976, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh. Anna started acting very young but not professionally. She loved...
“ Played ditzy Erica, who gave her twins up for Chandler and Monica to adopt in season ten. ” - rowenna2000
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at age seventeen...
“ Played actor/director Leonard Hayes, auditioning Joey, in season nine. ” - rowenna2000