Plays: Monica Geller
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A
Cox’s first big gig was appearing in Bruce Springsteen’s music video, for Dancing in the Dark back in 1984.
A few months before the launch of Friends, she starred alongside Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: Pet Detevtice.
In the early 90s, she was the face of the Scream horror movie franchise.
Cox was also offered the lead role in Desperate Housewives, but was pregnant at the time, so the part went to Teri Hatcher.
In recent years, Cox was the star of the hugely popular sitcom, Cougar Town, where she starred as the newly-single, 40-year-old mother looking for new experiences.
Cox and fellow actor David Arquette have a daughter together, however they divorced in 2013.
Now she’s married to Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid.