Friends, an NBC sitcom that ran for a full decade, was the most popular show on television and a cultural phenomenon throughout the ’90s and beyond. The legendary cast of the series is back together after nearly two decades apart. The new episode special, titled Friends: The Reunion, can be seen on HBO Max right now.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc, under the direction of Ben Winston, reunite on the original set of Friends at Warner Bros.
Studios to reminisce and reflect with special host James Corden. Aniston and Schwimmer’s burgeoning romance was one of the personal facts shared by the performers. The two of us basically put all our love and admiration for one other into Ross and Rachel,” Aniston says in the show.
Get in on the feeling of nostalgia by reading on to find out what the show’s most popular actors and actresses have been up to since their breakout roles on the show.
What Are the Cast Members of Friends Doing These Days?
Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green)
Since she cut off her signature Rachel hair, the megastar has been quite productive. He’s Just Not That Into You, Marley & Me, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses, Cake, and Dumplin’ are just a few of Aniston’s numerous successful film performances.
With her 2019 return to television as host and executive producer of The Morning Show on Apple TV+, she was nominated for a SAG Award. Aniston and her ex-husband Brad Pitt split up a year after Friends concluded. By 2015, she was a Mrs. Justin Theroux. The breakup occurred in 2017.
David Schwimmer (Ross Geller)
For the younger generation, Schwimmer is best known as the voice of Melman the giraffe in Madagascar flicks, but in 2007 he made his directorial debut with the feature film Run, Fatboy, Run. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was his Broadway debut. Alongside Kudrow, he played Newell L. Miller in the 2012 film Web Therapy.
As Robert Kardashian in 2016’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and in his tenth season arc on Will & Grace, David Schwimmer once again dominated the small screen. In 2020, he got cast in the Peacock Network’s adaptation of the British comedy series Intelligence.
From 2010 until 2017, Schwimmer was married to the artist Zo Buckman. They have a daughter together, who they welcomed in 2011.
Courteney Cox (Monica Geller)
Monica Geller, portrayed by Courteney Cox, brought a lively new dimension to the cast of Friends with her infectious enthusiasm, boundless energy, and occasional neurosis. She has since starred in her own series, Cougar Town, which ran for six seasons on ABC and later TBS.
She has guest-starred on Shameless, Modern Family, and the YouTube series Drunk History, all produced by Comedy Central. She recently appeared in 9 Months with Courteney Cox and in the American documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette. As Gale Weathers, she’ll be back for the next episode of the Scream franchise.
Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing)
Many people have come to admire Matthew Perry for his breakout performance as Chandler Bing, the sardonically apathetic “nerd” of the gang. Since then, he has played in The Kennedys After Camelot, The Odd Couple, Go On, and Mr. Sunshine, among many other films, and he will soon be seen in 17 Again.
Despite Perry’s open alcoholism struggles and hiatus from acting after his meteoric rise to stardom, he can presently be seen as lawyer Mike Kristeva in the CBS All-Access spinoff of The Good Wife, The Good Fight.
Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay)
Lisa Kudrow, who is now married and the mother of a young son, co-created, wrote, and starred in the 2005 HBO comedy The Comeback, about a former sitcom star who hopes for a second chance at success. The actress was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal as Valerie Cherish, but the series was ultimately canceled after13 episodes.
Season 2 of the show premiered on HBO in 2014, marking its own rebirth. The actor/actress has also been seen in Web Therapy, P.S. I Love You, Easy A, Grace and Frankie, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. During the year 2020, she will have a recurrent part in the Netflix series Space Force.
Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani)
After the conclusion of Friends, Matt LeBlanc put the majority of his efforts into the industry behind the scenes. His production business, Fort Hill Productions, was one of the co-producers of the made-for-television movie The Prince, which was released in 2006.
Marina’s father is the actor, whose marriage to Melissa McKnight ended in divorce in 2006 after the couple had been married for three years. His subsequent success on television includes his show Episodes, which aired on Showtime, and his sitcom, Man With a Plan, which aired on CBS. Additionally, from 2016 to 2019, he was a cohost on Top Gear.