In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and speech.
"Friends" became a hit shortly after its 1994 debut and stayed on top until it wrapped in 2004.
She may no longer be the young Monica - sorry, Courteney - that we know and love, but Ms Cox is still looking fierce!
The brunette beauty looked red hot for the premiere of her new movie in this plunging suede dress by Jitrois Paris which she teamed with simple strappy heels (and her cute beaming daughter).
"As an actor, the way I was trained, my job was to observe life and to observe other people, so I used to walk around with my head up, really engaged and watching people," he said.
"The effect of celebrity was the absolute opposite: It made me want to hide under a baseball cap and not be seen." "And I realized after a while that I was no longer watching people; I was trying to hide," he continued.