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One of the six main characters of the NBC sitcom Friends.

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Friends

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American television sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.

American television sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.

Friends in first season. Front: Cox, Aniston. Back: LeBlanc, Kudrow, Schwimmer, Perry.
The producers wanted Courteney Cox (pictured) to portray Rachel, and Jennifer Aniston as Monica; However, Cox and Aniston disagreed, so Cox was cast as Monica and Aniston as Rachel
The Greenwich Village building, 90 Bedford Street, used as the friends' apartment block in establishing shots
The cast became very emotional while filming the final episode. Jennifer Aniston explained, "We're like very delicate china right now, and we're speeding toward a brick wall."
Set of Central Perk at Warner Bros. Studios
After filming on the finale concluded, Stage 24 at Warner Bros Studios, where Friends had been filmed since Season 2, was renamed "The Friends Stage".
LeBlanc hoped that by having his own show, Joey, "probably the least evolved character" on Friends, would become more developed.
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Rachel becomes a waitress at West Village coffee house Central Perk after she moves into Monica's apartment above Central Perk and joins Monica's group of single friends in their mid-20s: previous roommate Phoebe Buffay, an eccentric masseuse and musician; neighbor Joey Tribbiani, a dim-witted yet loyal struggling actor and womanizer; Joey's roommate Chandler Bing, a sarcastic, self-deprecating data processor; and Monica's older brother and Chandler's college roommate Ross Geller, a sweet-natured but insecure paleontologist.

Monica Geller

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Fictional character, one of the six main characters who appears on the American sitcom Friends .

Fictional character, one of the six main characters who appears on the American sitcom Friends .

Actress Christina Pickles portrays Monica's hypercritical mother, Judy Geller.
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A chef known for her cleanliness, competitiveness and obsessive-compulsive nature, Monica is the younger sister of Ross Geller and best friend of Rachel Green, the latter of whom she invites to live with her after Rachel forsakes her own wedding.

Rachel Green

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Fictional character, one of the six main characters who appeared in the American sitcom Friends.

Fictional character, one of the six main characters who appeared in the American sitcom Friends.

Upon being cast as Rachel in Friends – her sixth sitcom effort – actress Jennifer Aniston was nearly recast due to her involvement with another developing sitcom, Muddling Through, at the time. The producers had originally wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica.
Jennifer Aniston portraying her character while donning the famous "Rachel" haircut during the second-season episode "The One with Phoebe's Husband". The hairstyle would go on to become one of the most popular of all time.

During the show's second season, the character becomes romantically involved with Monica's brother, Ross, with whom she maintains a complicated on-off relationship throughout the series.

Elliott Gould portrayed Jack Geller, Ross and Monica's father, in 20 episodes, spanning from 1994 to 2003

List of Friends and Joey characters

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Various characters appeared in the sitcom Friends and its spin-off series Joey, which respectively aired for ten seasons and two seasons on NBC from 1994 to 2006.

Various characters appeared in the sitcom Friends and its spin-off series Joey, which respectively aired for ten seasons and two seasons on NBC from 1994 to 2006.

Elliott Gould portrayed Jack Geller, Ross and Monica's father, in 20 episodes, spanning from 1994 to 2003
Hank Azaria played David, Phoebe's recurring love interest, in 1994, 2001 and 2003
Lauren Tom played Julie
Tom Selleck played Monica's boyfriend Dr. Richard Burke in several episodes between 1995 and 2000
Marlo Thomas played Sandra Green, Rachel's mother, who divorced Rachel's father in season 2, and appears in various episodes from then on
Teri Garr played Phoebe's birth mother, Phoebe Abbott, in three episodes of seasons 3 and 4
Eddie Cahill recurred as Tag Jones in six episodes of season 7 and one episode of season 8
Paul Rudd played the recurring character Mike Hannigan, boyfriend and later husband of Phoebe, throughout seasons 9 and 10
Christina Applegate played Amy Green
Comedian Aisha Tyler played Joey's, then Ross', paleontologist girlfriend in seasons 9 and 10
Anna Faris played Erica, a young expectant woman who lets Monica and Chandler adopt her twins in season 10
George Clooney (pictured) and Noah Wyle portray Drs. Michael Mitchell and Jeffrey Rosen, respectively. In ER, they portray, Drs. Doug Ross and John Carter, respectively
Jon Favreau played Monica's entrepreneur and ultimate fighting boyfriend Pete Becker in six episodes
In "The One with the Screamer" (1997), Ben Stiller portrayed Tommy, Rachel's date, whom Ross finds insane for yelling at people whenever angered
Paget Brewster played Kathy, an actress who dates and cheats on first Joey, then Chandler in season 4
Tate Donovan recurred as Rachel's boyfriend Joshua at the same time as he was dating Jennifer Aniston
Michael Vartan portrayed Richard Burke's (Tom Selleck) son, Tim, in only one episode as Monica's date
Bob Balaban played Frank Buffay Sr., Phoebe's father in season 5
Elle Macpherson portrays Janine LaCroix, Joey's roommate and then date, until "The One with the Apothecary Table" (2000)
Reese Witherspoon portrays one of Rachel's sisters, Jill Green, in only two episodes of season 6
Bruce Willis appeared in three episodes of season 6 and donated his fee to five charities
Susan Sarandon portrayed Cecilia Monroe, the fictional actress of Days of Our Lives
Denise Richards was Cassie Geller, the supermodel cousin of Ross and Monica who is irresistible to Chandler, Ross, and even Phoebe
Winona Ryder portrayed Melissa, one of Rachel's college sorority friends, whom Rachel remembers a drunken kiss and then kisses at the end of the episode, "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss"
Bonnie Somerville played Ross's girlfriend Mona in seven episodes of season 8
Sean Penn portrayed Eric, Phoebe's date and former date of her twin sister Ursula, in two episodes
Brad Pitt played Will Colbert in "The One with the Rumor", episode 9 of season 8

Friends featured six main cast members: Rachel Green-Geller (Jennifer Aniston), Monica Geller-Bing (Courteney Cox), Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt Le Blanc), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), while Joey featured LeBlanc in the title role reprising his role as Tribbiani alongside Gina Tribbiani (Drea de Matteo), Alex Garrett (Andrea Anders), Michael Tribbiani (Paulo Costanzo), Bobbie Morganstern (Jennifer Coolidge), Zach Miller (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.), and Howard (Ben Falcone).

Joey Tribbiani

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Fictional character, serving as one of the primary characters of the NBC sitcom Friends and the protagonist of its spin-off Joey.

Fictional character, serving as one of the primary characters of the NBC sitcom Friends and the protagonist of its spin-off Joey.

He is an Italian-American struggling actor who lives in New York City with his roommate and best friend, Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and hangs out in a tight-knit group of his best friends: Chandler, Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), and Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow).

Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay

Phoebe Buffay

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One of the six main characters from the American sitcom Friends.

One of the six main characters from the American sitcom Friends.

Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay

Phoebe is best friends with Monica and Rachel, along with their neighbors, Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani, and also Monica's brother Ross Geller.

Schwimmer in 2011

David Schwimmer

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American actor, comedian, director and producer.

American actor, comedian, director and producer.

Schwimmer in 2011
Schwimmer in 2011
Schwimmer at the London premiere of Madagascar, 2005
Schwimmer in 2007 at the premiere for Run Fatboy Run, a movie that he directed

He gained worldwide recognition for portraying Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995.

Aniston at the premiere of He's Just Not That Into You in 2009

Jennifer Aniston

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American actress and producer.

American actress and producer.

Aniston at the premiere of He's Just Not That Into You in 2009
Aniston at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
Aniston in 2012
Aniston at the London premiere of Horrible Bosses in 2011
Aniston's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Aniston and Kristin Hahn during a tour of the Inova Breast Care Center in Alexandria, Virginia, in October 2011. They co-produced the breast-cancer-related film Five.
Aniston and writer-director Andrés Useche after filming their ocean wildlife preservation project

Her character's relationship with Ross Geller, portrayed by David Schwimmer, was widely popular among audiences; they were frequently voted television's favorite couple in polls and magazines.

Cox in 2010

Courteney Cox

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American actress, director, and producer.

American actress, director, and producer.

Cox in 2010
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Cox at PaleyFest in 2010

At first, the most famous cast member of the new show, Cox joined Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) for what became her most famous role, lasting for 10 seasons until 2004.

Chandler Bing

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Fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by actor Matthew Perry.

Fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by actor Matthew Perry.

He previously lived with his friend Ross Geller.