An actor with a talent for mining the neuroses of his characters for both comedic and dramatic effect and a filmmaker adept at exploring the philosophical questions at the heart of the human experience, Adam Goldberg has solidified his position as a versatile and unique talent. Goldberg was born in Santa Monica...
“ Eddie Menuek (Adam Goldberg): a temporary roommate of Chandler. Season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Parker (Alec Baldwin): a highly eccentric, unnaturally and constantly energetic as well as infuriatingly optimistic man Phoebe meets at the dry cleaner in "The One with the Tea Leaves", Season 8 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Erica (Anna Faris): a young girl from Ohio who decides to let Monica and Chandler adopt her baby in "The One with the Birth Mother, Season 10 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Tim (Billy Crystal): one of the two strangers at the coffee shop. Appearing at the beginning of "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ In "The One with the Screamer" Season 3, Ben Stiller portrayed Tommy, Rachel's date ” - sarbesh_ms
“ Bob Balaban played Frank Buffay, Sr., Pheobe's father in Season 5. ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Brad Pitt played Will Colbert in "The One With The Rumor", Season 8 ” - sarbesh_ms
A leading lady on screen, stage and sometimes television, Brenda Vaccaro, was born in Brooklyn but was actually raised in Dallas, Texas. Her appetite for acting increased following several appearances in high school productions, and she finally started a professional career in the 1960s. Memorable to many in Supergirl
“ In "The One with the Boobies" she plays Joeys's Mother Gloria Tribbiani ” - sarbesh_ms
"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein
Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12...
“ Brooke Shields portrays Erika Ford, who stalks Joey in "The One After the Superbowl" Season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Paul Stevens (Bruce Willis), Elizabeth's highly eccentric father, who takes an instant dislike to Ross, Season 6 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Ryan (Charlie Sheen) arrives in New York on leave from the Navy to see Phoebe season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Charlton Heston (himself): actor in a movie with Joey, Season 4 ” - sarbesh_ms
“ Rob Donnan (Chris Isaak): Rob asks Phoebe to sing for the children at a library, season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker...
“ Roy (Danny DeVito): a stripper in "The One Where the Stripper Cries", Season 10 ” - sarbesh_ms
Denise Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the older of two daughters of Joni Lee, who owned a coffee shop, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has German, French-Canadian, Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry. She grew up in the Chicago area, until the family relocated to Oceanside...
“ Denise Richards was Cassie Geller, the supermodel cousin of Ross and Monica who is irresistible to Chandler, Ross, and even Phoebe. Season 7 ” - sarbesh_ms
Dina Meyer is an American film and television actress best known for her roles as Barbara Gordon in Birds of Prey, Dizzy Flores in Starship Troopers and Detective Allison Kerry in the Saw installments. Meyer started acting in 1993, with her first major role playing Lucinda Nicholson in the TV series Beverly Hills...
“ Kate Miller (Dina Meyer): Joey's co-star in the play Boxing Day, Season 3 ” - sarbesh_ms
“ Janine LaCroix (Elle Macpherson): Joey's female roommate after Chandler moves in with Monica. Season 6 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Richard Crosby (Gary Oldman): a pedantic actor with whom Joey shares scenes in a wartime drama, also from "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding" (he appears in parts 1 and 2), season 7 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Drs. Michael Mitchell (George Clooney) one of the two doctors whom Rachel and Monica meet at a hospital, Season 1 ” - sarbesh_ms
“ David, "the Scientist Guy" (Hank Azaria): a physicist with whom Phoebe falls in love with in "The One with the Monkey" ” - sarbesh_ms
Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman
and neo-realist master Italian director Roberto Rossellini
“ Isabella Rossellini (herself) got bumped off of Ross's "freebie list", season 3 ” - sarbesh_ms
“ Jill Goodacre Connick (herself) gets trapped with Chandler in an ATM vestibule in "The One with the Blackout" Season 1 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Leonard Hayes (Jeff Goldblum), a director who thinks Joey doesn't act "urgent enough" season 9 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Jean Claude Van Damme (himself): an actor in the movie, Rachel and Monica compete for his attention. Season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Pete Becker (Jon Favreau): a computer software genius and multi-millionaire.Jon Favreau played Monica's entrepreneur and ultimate fighting boyfriend Pete Becker in six episodes of Season 3. ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Susie "Underpants" Moss (Julia Roberts): an old childhood friend of Chandler, who's working on the production of a movie in "The One After the Superbowl" in Season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
Kristin Landen Davis was born on February 23, 1965 in Boulder, Colorado. An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby. She was adopted by her stepfather, psychology professor Keith Davis, after he married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968. Early in her childhood, Kristin and her parents moved to Columbia...
Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
“ Caroline Duffy (Lea Thompson) she talks with Joey and Chandler—seeing them with Ben and consequently thinking them to be lovers—in "The One with the Baby on the Bus" Season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
Many well-known and highly identifiable actresses have tried and failed to make the arduous crossover from fizzy TV sitcom star to mature, dramatic artist. Usually, it was their hardcore fans who refused to accept them in any other light. Sally Field
and Elizabeth Montgomery
come to mind first as two actresses who somehow managed to make the none-too-easy adjustment...
“ Sandra Green (Marlo Thomas): Rachel's mother. In "The One with the Lesbian Wedding, season 2 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Molly (Melissa George): Emma's hot nanny, who Ross gets to hire since Rachel doesn't see it in her. season 9 ” - sarbesh_ms
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
“ Drs. Jeffrey Rosen (Noah Wyle) one of the two doctors whom Rachel and Monica meet at a hospital, Season 1 ” - sarbesh_ms
Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "Jolly Blond Giant"...
“ Cheryl (Rebecca Romijn): a woman whom Ross dates, only to find that she keeps an incredibly filthy apartment overrun with rats and fleas, season 4 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Jill Greene (Reese Witherspoon): one of Rachel's two sisters, who arrives at Monica and Chandler's in "The One with Rachel's Sister" Season 6 ” - sarbesh_ms
“ Joey Sr. (Robert Costanzo) as joeys father in "The One with the Boobies" Season 1 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Tomas (Robin Williams) one of the two strangers at the coffee shop. Appearing at the beginning of "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" season 3 ” - sarbesh_ms
“ Sarah, Duchess of York (herself): Sarah makes a cameo appearance with Joey on his video camera, in "The One with Ross's Wedding". Season 4 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Cecilia Munroe (Susan Sarandon): an actress who portrays Jessica Lockhart on Days of our Lives. In Days of our Lives, season 7 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Sean Penn portrays Eric, Phoebe's date and former date of her twin sister Ursula, season 8 ” - sarbesh_ms
One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions
, a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a lawyer. She had a Jewish upbringing...
“ Wendy (Selma Blair), a co-worker of Chandler's in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who tries to seduce him Season 9 ” - sarbesh_ms
Steve Zahn was born in Marshall, Minnesota, to Zelda, who worked at a YMCA, and Carleton Edward Zahn, a Lutheran pastor. His father is of German and Swedish descent and his mother is of German ancestry. Zahn's career kicked off in his native Minnesota when he crashed the audition of a local stage production of "Biloxi Blues" and won the lead role...
“ Duncan (Steve Zahn) is a Canadian ice dancer that Phoebe married in order to allow him to get a green card, Season2 ” - sarbesh_ms
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...
“ Winona Ryder portrayed Melissa, one of Rachel's college sorority friends, in "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss" Season 8 ” - sarbesh_ms