'Friends': This Is "Chandler's" Dad "Charles Bing" Today
Kathleen Turner appeared in season 7 of Friends as "Charles Bing," "Chandler's" drag-queen dad. But what has the actress been up to lately? Find out below!
You probably remember that iconic episode titled "The One With Chandler's Dad" on Friends. "Charles Bing" is "Chandler's" (Matthew Perry) biological father, professionally known as "Helena Handbasket," a drag-queen and "Chandler's" mom "Nora's" (Moran Fairchild) ex-husband.
The legendary character was played by the fabulous Kathleen Turner. During the early seasons, "Chandler's" dad is often referred to but never seen, until season 7 in 2001, when "Chandler" and "Monica" (Courteney Cox), determined to invite him to their wedding, attend a burlesque show where he is performing. "Charles" and "Nora" eventually walk their son down the aisle on his big day!
This is Kathleen Turner aka "Chandler's" dad today
Kathleen Turner also has quite the impressive career on the big screen. Her most notable credits include the films Beautiful, Marley & Me, Emily and Tim, and most recently, the 2017 movie Someone Else's Wedding.
Watch Kathleen Turner as "Chandler's" dad on Friends here:
Quick facts about Kathleen Turner
- She was born on June 19, 1954 in Missouri
- She is the ex-sister-in-law of fashion designer Donna Karan
- Kathleen Turner has turned down every role offered to her of weak and/or victimized women, on purpose
- Was married to Jay Weiss from 1984 to 2007
- She has one child, but suffered a miscarriage in 1986