Courteney Bass Cox is a famous American personality who has successfully done acting, producing and directing. Courteney was born in Mountain Brook (a Birmingham suburb) in Alabama, the United States to Richard Lewis Cox and Courteney. Her parents got divorced in 1974 after which Courteney lived with her mother and three elder siblings (Brother Richard and two sisters Dottie and Virginia). Her mother then tied the knot with a businessman Hunter Copeland. Courteney’s former father Richard passed away in 2001. She completed her education from Mountain Brook High School and then went to Washington to Mount Vernon College (women’s college). But she did not complete her course in architecture and opted instead to chase a career in modelling and acting. She got her first break in modelling when she was in her senior year. She did modelling for Parisians store. After that, she managed to sign a deal with Ford Modelling Agency. She first appeared in
music video of 1984 “Dancing in the Dark.” She was seen being pulled onstage to dance with Bruce in the video.
Her television entrance was with CBS’s As the World Turns in 1984. After that, she was seen in Misfits of Science- a short term TV series in 1985. She was then seen as Lauren Miller in Family Ties series in 1987-89. She also did an episode of The Love Boat in 1986. Her next role was in various TV shows like Sylvan in Paradise, I’ll be Home for Christmas, Curiosity Kills, Morton & Hayes,
Saturday Night Live
, Battling for Baby, Seinfeld, Dream On, The Trouble with Larry, Friends, Web Therapy, Scrubs, Cougar Town, Drunk History and some more.
She is very famous for her role of Monica Geller in the Friends TV series. The show runs for a span of ten years. For this role, she won Screen Actors Guild Award. She became (along with her female co-stars) the highest paid TV Actress for final two seasons of Friends according to the Guinness's Book of World records in 2005. Another appreciated role of her was on the popular TV show Cougar Town for which she received two awards. Courteney was also the Director of Cougar Town and another TV movie Talhotblond. Her first major movie was Cocoon: The Return. Movies to her credit include Down Twisted, Get Well Soon, Commandments, Scream – 4 instalments, Mr. Destiny, Shaking the Tree, Masters of the Universe, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Barnyard, The Runner, Zoom, The Shrink Is In, The Monday Before Thanksgiving, Alien Love Triangle and much more. She is currently shooting for the movie Mothers Day. Courteney has also produced and directed a movie in 2014- Just Before I Go.
Courteney has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Tiger Beat, Young Miss, and People. In 1985, she became the first person to use word ‘period’ (in Biological sense) on the U.S. Television in an ad of Tampax tampons. She also featured in two public service announcements of NBC related to violence prevention and designated drivers. Courteney can play the piano and drums. She was voted Best Dressed Female TV star in 1997. Courteney has designed Coco- an eyeshadow palette for Cargo Cosmetics. All profits will go to the research and prevention for the Epidermolysis Bullosa skin disease. She has hosted MTV Movie Awards in 1995 with John Lovitz. She has dated Adam Duritz,
, Ian Copeland. She got married to
but separated their ways in 2013. In late 2013, she started dating
and the couple announced their engagement in 2014. Courteney’s co-star of Friends Jennifer Aniston is her best friend and also the godmother of Courteney’s daughter Coco.