Friends aired from 1994 until 2004 and a total of 236 episodes were produced over the ten years. If you loved the hit show as much as we did, carry on reading to find out what Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey are up to today.
Friends had over 20 million viewers per episode on average. At the beginning of the series, each of the actors earned approximately $ 20,000 per episode, although they were earning an astounding $1 million per episode by the time the last season was filmied. At that time, they were the best-paid actors of all time.
Nobody knew, probably not even Jennifer Aniston herself, that getting cast as Rachel Green on Friends would be her big breakthrough. Her character was even a 90s style icon and the “Rachel” as it became known, was one of the most requested hairstyles in the U.S. during the nineties!
Aniston received numerous awards for playing Rachel, but was also a sought-after Hollywood actress when she was still on the popular NBC show. She recently starred in Horrible Bosses 2, Mother’s Day and Office Christmas Party.
Lisa Kudrow played the clumsy, weird and kind-hearted Phoebe Buffay for ten years and even won a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in 1998.
After Friends ended in 2004, Kudrow appeared in many TV series and movies. From 2011 until 2015, she starred in Web Therapy and starred alongside Emily Blunt in the thriller Girl on the Train in 2016.
Courtney Cox made a perfect Monica Geller. After several failed relationships, Monica finally gives Chandler a chance, and the two of them became the series's dream couple.
Cox was part of the cast in all the Scream films and starred alongside her ex-husband David Arquette. From 2009 until 2015, she stared in Cougartown on ABC and TBS. Former co-stars Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston are still best friends today. Cox was even maid of honor at Aniston’s wedding in 2015.
Boy, were they young! Chandler, Ross and Joey in 1994.
David Schwimmer played Monica’s brother Ross Geller. In recent years, he has worked both as a theatre actor and a voice actor for films such as Madagascar. He appeared in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers and most recently starred on FX’s American Crime Story as well as in the AMC show Feed the Beast.
Matt LeBlanc played the struggling and naive soap opera star Joey Tribbiani. When Friends finished in 2004, he starred in the spin-off series Joey. Since 2011, he has starred as (a version) of himself in the successful comedy Episodes, produced by BBC and Showtime.
Matthew Perry played goofy and smart Chandler Bing. Eventually he fell in love with Monica and they even got married and had twins together.
Perry has made headlines countless times! His weight has yo-yoed over the years due to his problems with drugs. He has been sober for some time now and we hope it stays that way. He has played the lead in The Odd Couple since 2015 and starred in The Kennedys after Camelot in 2017.
Tom Selleck had a recurring role on Friends for a couple of seasons as Monica's boyfriend the successful Dr. Richard Burke.
Ross and Rachel's relationship was one of the show's main themes, especially in season three, when the big question was whether they were going to break up or not.
Many big Hollywood stars had cameos and guest roles on the show. The list includes Bruce Willis, Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt.
The final episode of the show aired on 4th May 2004 and 51 million tuned in to watch the grand finale. The show was nominated for a total of 153 awards and won 56 of them, including numerous Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes and People’s Choice Awards.