Family: Courteney is the youngest of four children. When Courteney was 10, her parents divorced after 19 years of marriage. Courteney stayed with her mother, brother, and two sisters.
Lives : In Los Angeles.
Loves: To Renovate Homes. She buys houses, does them up, and sells them as a hobby. Jennifer Aniston is one of the people she advised on buying a new home.
Pets: 2 cavalier King Charles spaniels named Harley and Hopper.
As well as a Bernese mountain dog called Ella.
Drives: Silver Porsche Carrera
Marital Status: She married her co-star in the Scream movies- David Arquette on June 12th 1999.
Children: a baby girl named Coco. The Friends co-star and her husband, actor David Arquette, became parents June 13, 2004.
She also dated Michael Keaton for 5 years.
Favorite Hot Beverage: Lemon Soother Lipton Tea with honey and extra Lemon.
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Plays on Friends: Courteney Plays Sexy but obsessively insecure, neat freak Monica Geller. She's motherly, responsible, easy to talk to, and someone who is there for you, even if its at 3 am in the morning,. Monica is Loyal and listens to you. Monica is very oraganised, yet cool.
On Her Character: "She's the most normal, the voice of the reason, although, she does have her quirks"
Education: Courteney went to Mountain Brook High, a puclic school in Birmingham. In 1982, Courteney graduated from high school and then began to study architecture at Mt. Vernon college in Washington.
Jobs: She worked afternoons at a pool supply store. She later saved enough money from that job to buy her own car when she was 16 - a blue Datsun 210. Courteney did ads for Noxema and Maybelline and also, had a small soap role on As the World Turns. It wasn't until 1984 that Courteney became known, when she was the girl Bruce Springsteen pulled on stage to dance with at end of his Dancing in the Dark video. The job paid $350, but the exposure was enough to springboard Courteney to other work in the Acting business. In 1985, Courteney was in the NBC series Misfits of Science, which was dropped in four months. That same year, Courteney was cast as Lauren, Michael J. Fox's girlfriend on Family Ties.
She did several motion pictures after, but it wasn't until 1994 when she got her next big break. Courteney was cast in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Soon after Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Courteney won the part of Monica Geller.
While attending high school she worked afternoons at a pool-supply store and saved enough to buy herself a new blue Datsun 210 by the time she was 16.
Appeared in Bruce Springsteen's Video "Dancing in the Dark"
Appeared in 'Counting Crows' "Long December" music video.
(1997) Dated singer Adam Duritz, from Counting Crows (by the way so did her costar Jennifer Aniston).
(1999) Underwent laser eye surgery to correct her vision from 20/400.
Originally audtioned for the role of Rachel on "Friends."
Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1995 and appeared on the cover.
Has 3 siblings.
Parents divorced when she was 10, both remarried.
Studied architecture at Mount Vernon College for a year.
Was the first person to ever say "period" on American TV, in a Tampax commercial.
(23 September 1999) Added husband's last name to her name, making her Courteney Cox Arquette. Also said she will eventually drop her maiden name and go by Courteney Arquette.
"I like keeping Gale bitchy. She has a reputation to live up to. She may have changed her hair but not much else." about her character Gale Weathers in the Scream series
"I get so bored! I had a treadmill..i gave it to my mom. I had a stairmaster..gone. I had a recumbent bike . . I dont know where that is. So I hate exercise except for Pilates."
"I'm a gemini, and I get so bored so easily. I mean, I have moved six times in the last eight years."
"A lot of my humor does come from anger. It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me-which is pretty much my motto anyways."
"I'm not a huge fan of romantic comedimes- my taste goes much more to the offbeat and dark. I'd love to sink my teeth into something like 'Fargo'"
"I know this character isn't young, but I'd love to play Margo Channing, Bette Davis's role in 'All About Eve.' What a delicious part," says Courteney Cox when asked which young character she would want to play.
"I love flowers, so I always have fresh-cut ones throughout the whole house," Courteney says. "I love arranging them; that's a southern thing.
"Actually I've had some of my best work shown on 'Hard Copy'," laughs Cox Arquette
"I only have to do three things to look halfway decent, curl my eyelashes, fill in my eyebrows and put some lipstick on."
"I am Monica," says Courtney Cox Arquette about her character.
"Thank God I started acting, because I'd never have made it as a model. I was short, had baby fat, and didn't have the attitude. Acting is a high for me. And when it's over, I want to eat a million candy bars." said Cox in Ladies Home Journal 1996.
The Friends Cast on Courteney:
"Courteney is the mother of the group" says Jennifer Aniston about her co-star, "If you don't know what to do, she can tell you in three seconds."
"That Courteney has the best tool collection in town," Jennifer says. "She wired her own chandeliers, does her own plumbing, installed windows..."
"I thought Courteney Cox was going to be celebrity-ish. But she wasn't at all." ~Lisa Kudrow
David Arquette, Courteney Cox's husband, was asked: What was your most romantic gift? He responded: "My girlfriend Courteney threw me a birthday party, with all my friends and family, and it was the best surprise ever."
3000 Miles to Graceland (2000) (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Scream 3 (2000) (as Courteney Cox Arquette) .... Gale Weathers
Shrink Is In, The (2000) .... Samantha
Alien Love Triangle (1999)
Runner, The (1999) .... Karina
Scream 2 (1997) .... Gale Weathers
Commandments (1996) .... Rachel Luce
Scourge That Never Dies, The (1996) .... Ensign Astora Shrine
Scream (1996) .... Gale Weathers
Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995) (TV) .... Emmy O'Connor
"Friends" (1994) TV Series .... Monica Geller
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) .... Melissa Robinson
"Trouble with Larry, The" (1993) TV Series .... Gabriella Easden
Battling for Baby (1992) (TV) .... Katherine
Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them, The (1992) .... Carrie Davenport
Blue Desert (1991) .... Lisa Roberts
Curiosity Kills (1990) (TV) .... Gwen Hartwick
Mr. Destiny (1990) .... Jewel Jagger
Shaking the Tree (1990) .... Kathleen
Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (1989) (TV) .... Jacquie Kimberly
Till We Meet Again (1989) (TV) .... Freddy de Lancel
Cocoon: The Return (1988) .... Sara
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1988) (TV)
Down Twisted (1987) .... Tara
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (1987) (TV) .... Hana
WyshockiMasters of the Universe (1987) .... Julie Winston
"Misfits of Science" (1985) TV Series .... Gloria Dinallo
"Family Ties" (1982) TV Series .... Lauren Miller (1987-1989)
"Dream On (1990)", as Alisha
Sylvan in Paradise (pilot 1986)
Topper (pilot 1986)
"Codename: Foxfire" (1985)
"Murder, She Wrote" (1984), as Jessica's Niece
"The Love Boat" (1977)
"As the world turns" (1976), as Bunny
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