Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

BornJune 15, 1964 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Birth nameCourteney Bass Cox
Height5′ 5″ (1.65 m)

Mini Bio

Courteney Cox gained overnight fame as she endeared herself to millions as the neurotic yet loveable Monica Geller, on the Emmy® Award-winning comedy “Friends.” For six seasons, Cox also starred as ‘Jules Cobb’ in her Golden Globe® nominated role in the comedy sitcom “Cougar Town.” Earlier this year, Cox reprised her iconic role as ‘Gale Weathers’ in Scream, the fifth installment in the cult classic franchise, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. In 2021, Cox joined her former “Friends” co-stars for the highly acclaimed reunion special, which received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for “Outstanding Variety Special.” Additionally, Cox serves as an executive producer and the host of Facebook Watch's documentary series, “9 Months with Courteney Cox.” The widely popular series received a 2021 Daytime Emmy® Award nomination for “Outstanding Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction Program,” as well as a nomination for "Short Form Series" for the first annual Critics' Choice Real TV Awards. In 2016, Cox co-starred in Mothers and Daughters, and her feature film directorial debut, Just Before I Go, opened in select markets after premiering at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2012, Courteney directed the Lifetime Original Movie, Talhotblond, her first full-length project as a director. Cox made her acting debut in 1984 on the daytime soap “As the World Turns” and later that year was cast by Brian de Palma for Bruce Springsteen's video "Dancing in the Dark." She landed her first well-known role as an actress in 1987 when she was cast as the bright, perky girlfriend of Michael J. Fox on “Family Ties.” Additional film credits include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bedtime Stories, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Mr. Destiny, Cocoon: The Return, Zoom, November, The Longest Yard, and Barnyard. Cox established her own production company, Coquette, in 2004. Projects have included “Cougar Town,” “Dirt,” the interior design show “Mix It Up,” the comedy “Daisy Does America,” and The Tripper. In 2014, Coquette premiered their hit production, the Craig Ferguson-hosted “Celebrity Name Game.”

Courteney Cox Filmography

1987Down TwistedTarah
Masters of the UniverseJulie Winston
1988Cocoon: The ReturnSara
1990Shaking the TreeKathleen
Mr. DestinyJewel Jagger
1991Blue DesertLisa Roberts
1992The Opposite Sex and How to Live with ThemCarrie Davenport
1994Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveMelissa Robinson
1996ScreamGale Weathers
1997CommandmentsRachel Luce
Scream 2Gale Weathers
1999The RunnerKarina
2000Scream 3Gale Weathers
20013000 Miles to GracelandCybil Waingrow
The Shrink Is InSamantha CrumbAlso executive producer
Get Well SoonLily Charles
2004NovemberSophie Jacobs
2005The Longest YardLenaUncredited
2006BarnyardDaisy the Cow (voice)
ZoomMarsha Holloway
The TripperDog Lover HippieAlso executive producer
2008Alien Love TriangleAliceShort film
The Monday Before ThanksgivingCeceShort film; also director and writer
Bedtime StoriesWendy
The Butler's in LoveNoneShort film; executive producer
2011Scream 4Gale Weathers-Riley
2012Got Rights?CelebrityShort film
2014Just Before I GoNoneDirector and producer
2016Mothers and DaughtersBeth
2020You Cannot Kill David ArquetteHerselfDocumentary film
2022ScreamGale Weathers
2023Scream VIAlso executive producer
1984As the World TurnsBunnyEpisode: "1.5000"
1985Code Name: FoxfireFlight Attendant / Amy2 episodes
1985–1986Misfits of ScienceGloria DinalloMain role; 16 episodes
1986The Love BoatCarolEpisode: "Daredevil/Picture Me a Spy/Sleeper"
Sylvan in ParadiseLucy AppleTelevision film
Murder, She WroteCarol Bannister2 episodes
1987If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be BelgiumHana WyskockiTelevision film
I'll Be Home for ChristmasNora BundyTelevision film
1987–1989Family TiesLauren MillerRecurring role; 19 episodes
1989Roxanne: The Prize PulitzerJacquie KimberlyTelevision film
Till We Meet AgainMarie-Frederique 'Freddy' de Lancel2 episodes
1990Curiosity KillsGwenTelevision film
1991Morton & HayesPrincess LucyEpisode: "Oafs Overboard"
1992Battling for BabyKatherineTelevision film
Dream OnAlishaEpisode: "Come and Knock on Our Door..."
1993The Trouble with LarryGabriella EasdenRecurring role; 7 episodes
1994SeinfeldMerylEpisode: "The Wife"
1994–2004FriendsMonica GellerMain role; 236 episodes
1995Sketch Artist II: Hands That SeeEmmy O'ConnerTelevision film
The Larry Sanders ShowHerselfEpisode: "Larry's Big Idea"
Saturday Night LiveHerself / HostEpisode: "Courteney Cox/Dave Matthews Band"
1999Happily Every After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildEmerald Salt Pork (voice)Episode: "Three Little Pigs"
2000WCW Monday NitroHerselfEpisode: "#5.33"
2003MADtvHerselfEpisode: "#9.3"
2004Mix It UpNone4 episodes; executive producer
2005RehabTaylor KennedyUnsold pilot; also executive producer
Dirt SquirrelNoneTelevision film; executive producer
Talk Show DiariesNoneTelevision film; executive producer
The MidNightly NewsNoneTelevision film; executive producer
2005–2007Daisy Does AmericaNone8 episodes; executive producer
2007–2008DirtLucy SpillerMain role; 20 episodes Also executive producer
2009–2015Cougar TownJules CobbMain role; 102 episodes Also director and executive producer
2009ScrubsDr. Maddox3 episodes
Web TherapySerena DuVallWeb series; 3 episodes
2011Web TherapySerena DuVallEpisode: "Psychic Analysis"
Private PracticeWomanUncredited; Episode: "Step One"
2012TalhotBlondAmandaTelevision film; also director and producer
2013Go OnTaliaEpisode: "Matchup Problems"
TripaholicsNoneTelevision film; executive producer
2014–2016Drunk HistoryEdith Wilson2 episodes
2014–2017Celebrity Name GameHerself14 episodes; also executive producer
2015Barely FamousHerselfEpisode: "Favorite Socks"
2016Charity CaseHaileyUnsold pilot; also executive producer
Running Wild with Bear GryllsHerselfEpisode: "Courteney Cox"
2017Who Do You Think You Are?HerselfEpisode: "Courteney Cox"
Off Camera with Sam JonesHerselfEpisode: "Courteney Cox"
The Gong ShowHerselfEpisode: "Will Arnett/Courteney Cox/Isla Fisher"
2018ShamelessJen WagnerEpisode: "Face It, You're Gorgeous"
2019–20219 Months with Courteney CoxHerself / Host61 episodes; also creator and executive producer
2020Modern FamilyHerselfEpisode: "The Prescott"
Celebrity Escape RoomHerselfRed Nose Day special
2021Friends: The ReunionHerselfTelevision special; also executive producer
2022–presentShining ValePatricia "Pat" PhelpsMain role; 16 episodes Also producer
2022Stranger ThingsGloria DinollaEpisode: “Chapter Two: Vecna’s Curse”; Misfits of Science footage, uncredited
TBALast Chance UBrittany WagnerMain role; also executive producer