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Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox gained overnight fame as neurotic yet loveable Monica Gellar on the Emmy Award-winning comedy Friends. She teams this season with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence on the new ABC comedy Cougar Town. They will serve as executive producers through their companies, Coquette and Doozer, respectively.

Cox was most recently seen in Disney's family comedy Bedtime Stories, opposite Adam Sandler. On television she most recently created, starred, and produced in FX's comedy Dirt. Last year she made the natural segue from producing to directing on the drama Monday Before Thanksgiving, for Glamour's Reel Moments Project, a series of three short films based on real women's stories written by Glamour readers. The project benefits a women's program for FilmAid International, an organization that uses the power of film to promote health, strengthen communities and enrich the lives of women around the world.

In 2004 Cox and husband David Arquette established their own production company, Coquette. Projects have included Dirt, the interior design show for cable's WE (Women's Entertainment) Network entitled Mix It Up, the comedy Daisy Does America for TBS, and most recently The Tripper, a horror film written and directed by Arquette.

Cox made her acting debut in 1984 on the daytime soap As the World Turns, and later that year was cast by Brian de Palma for Bruce Springsteen's video, Dancing in the Dark. She landed her first well known work as an actress in 1987 when she was cast as the bright, perky girlfriend of Michael J. Fox on Family Ties. Following the series, she appeared in several feature films, including the box-office success Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, opposite Jim Carrey.

Cox became a household name with the launch of the hit television series Friends. The show garnered Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from 1999-2004. In 1996 Cox starred in Wes Craven's horror/comedy Scream, which grossed over $100 million at the box office. She went on to reprise her role two additional times for the Scream trilogy. Additional film credits include 3000 Miles to Graceland, Mr. Destiny, Cocoon: The Return, Zoom, November, The Longest Yard and Barnyard.

In addition to her work in front and behind the camera, Cox is also the face of the Avon Fragrance.


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Courteney Cox Facts

Birth NameCourteney Bass Cox
OccupationActress
BirthdayJune 15, 1964 (53)
SignGemini
BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Courteney Cox compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

Scream 3 (2000) as Gale Weathers
Scream 2 (1997) as Gale Weathers
Scream (1996) user recommendation as Gale Weathers
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) as Melissa
Blue Desert (1991)
Mr. Destiny (1990)
Cocoon 2 (1988)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
3000 Miles To Graceland
Friends tv as Monica (breakthrough)
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