David Schwimmer

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David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor and director.wikipedia
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Bachelor of Arts

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In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and speech.

NYPD Blue

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For much of the late 1980s, he lived in Los Angeles as a struggling, unemployed actor, until he starred in the television movie A Deadly Silence in 1989 and appeared in a number of television roles in the early 1990s, including L.A. Law, The Wonder Years, NYPD Blue, and Monty.

Primetime Emmy Award

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Schwimmer gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995.

West End theatre

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Schwimmer made his West End stage debut in the leading role in 2005's Some Girl(s), in 2006, he made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, his feature film directorial debut followed in 2007 with the comedy Run Fatboy Run, and the following year, he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in Fault Lines.

Off-Broadway

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Schwimmer made his West End stage debut in the leading role in 2005's Some Girl(s), in 2006, he made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, his feature film directorial debut followed in 2007 with the comedy Run Fatboy Run, and the following year, he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in Fault Lines.

Flushing, Queens

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Schwimmer was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City, to attorneys Arthur and Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer.

Cinderella

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His family subsequently moved to Los Angeles, where Schwimmer had his first experiences of acting, at the age of 10, when he was cast as the fairy godmother in a Jewish version of Cinderella.

Ian McKellen

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In 1979, Schwimmer went to a Shakespeare workshop given by English actor Ian McKellen in Los Angeles.

Beverly Hills, California

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Following his mother's successful career as a divorce lawyer, the family moved to Beverly Hills, where Schwimmer attended Beverly Hills High School.

Chicago

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Encouraged by his school drama teacher to further his acting, he flew to Chicago for a summer acting program at Northwestern University.

Stephen Colbert

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At the university, he studied theater and was in an improv group with Stephen Colbert, the No-Fun Mud Piranhas.

American Broadcasting Company

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After his supporting role debut in the ABC television movie A Deadly Silence (1989), Schwimmer followed this with roles on the legal drama L.A. Law in 1992, and the comedy-drama series The Wonder Years.

Henry Winkler

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He landed his first regular series role as the liberal son of a conservative talk show host (Henry Winkler) in the sitcom Monty.

NBC

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In 1994, Schwimmer was cast as Dr. Ross Geller in NBC's situation comedy Friends, a series that revolved around a group of friends who live near each other in Manhattan.

Manhattan

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In 1994, Schwimmer was cast as Dr. Ross Geller in NBC's situation comedy Friends, a series that revolved around a group of friends who live near each other in Manhattan.

Paleontology

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He played a hopeless-romantic paleontologist who works at a museum and later becomes a professor at a university.

Kevin S. Bright

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Executive producer Kevin S. Bright said that he had previously worked with Schwimmer, the character of Ross was written with him in mind, and he was the first actor cast.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was complimentary of Schwimmer, calling him "terrific".

Variety (magazine)

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Variety s television reviewer, said: "All six of the principals, especially (Courteney) Cox and Schwimmer, appear resourceful and display sharp sitcom skills".

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Schwimmer starred in his first leading film role in the 1996 romantic comedy film, The Pallbearer with Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Graduate

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Critics dismissed The Pallbearer as a poor imitation of the 1967 film The Graduate.