Courteney Cox : Biography
Courteney Cox Arquette (born June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA) is an American actress, best known for her role in the long-running television series Friends. (While she has occasionally used her full married name professionally, she continues to be generally known simply as Courteney Cox.) She is the daughter of Archibald Cox, famous Watergate special prosecutor, and granddaughter of comedian Wally Cox.
Cox was born into an affluent Southern family and was raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. She attended Mountain Brook High School, where she was a cheerleader, tennis player and swimmer. Upon graduation, Cox went to study architecture and interior design at Mount Vernon College. She dropped out after one year to a pursue a modelling career after being signed by the Ford Modelling Agency in New York. While modelling, she also took acting classes.
She married actor David Arquette in 1999, and the couple welcomed a baby girl in June 2004.
Courteney Cox: Career
Cox was the first person to use the word "period" on US TV in its physiological sense, in a 1980s advertising campaign. After coming to prominence in the 1984 music video for Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" (in which she danced onstage with Springsteen), she appeared in several movies including Masters of the Universe (1987), Cocoon: The Return (1988) and Blue Desert (1991).
Cox had a starring role in the short-lived TV series, Misfits of Science (1985) and later had a recurring role (1987 - 1989) on the television series Family Ties (1982 - 1989).
Cox is best known for playing Monica Geller Bing on the hit TV series Friends (1994 - 2004). She became the only principal member of the show's cast not to be nominated for an Emmy Award.
Cox has also appeared in many Hollywood films including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), Scream 3 (2000) and 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001).
Courteney Cox: Movies
Barnyard (2006), Alien Love Triangle (2005), November (2005), The Longest Yard (2005),Get Well Soon (2002), The Shrink is In (2001), 3,000 Miles to Graceland (2001), Scream 3 (2000), The Runner (1999), Scream 2 (1997), Commandments (1997), Scream (1996) Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Battling for Baby (1993), The Opposite Sex and How to Live With Them (1993), Shaking the Tree (1992), Blue Desert (1991), Mr. Destiny (1990), Till We Meet Again (1989), Cocoon: the Return (1988), Masters of the Universe (1987), Misfits of Science (1985)