THEN AND NOW: The stars of 'Friends' 15 years later

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„Friends“ premiered on NBC in September 1994 and went on to become one of the most beloved and popular sitcoms on the network.

Throughout the show’s 10-season run, fans got to see Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey navigate their relationships and careers in New York City. They spent a lot time in the fictional coffee shop known as Central Perk, too. 

The show ended in May 2004, but stars Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc have managed to stay in the spotlight thanks to roles on plenty of shows and movies. 

Here’s what the cast has been up to since „Friends“ aired its final episode 15 years ago. 

Jennifer Aniston starred as Rachel Green, easily the most stylish character on the show.

At the start of the series, Rachel left her fiancé, Barry, at the altar. In an effort to be independent and not live off her father’s wealth, she got a job at Central Perk and cut up all her credit cards.

By the show’s end, she had a daughter named Emma with Ross, who she had an on-again, off-again relationship throughout the series.


Aniston continued showing off her comedic chops with tons of films over the years.

She starred in comedies like „He’s Just Not That Into You,“ „Horrible Bosses,“ and „We’re the Millers.“ Aniston has also been recognized for her philanthropic efforts with St. Jude’s Research Hospital and Stand Up to Cancer. 

The actress has always been vocal about shutting down questions regarding her personal life. In 2016, she penned a powerful essay clapping back at people who have body shamed her and speculated about whether or not she’s pregnant. 

„I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‚journalism,‘ the ‚First Amendment‘ and ‚celebrity news,'“ she wrote. 

„We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child,“ Aniston added. „We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone.“

Her essay was also praised by then-husband Justin Theroux, who she married in 2015. The couple revealed their split in early 2018.

Most recently, Aniston starred as former beauty-pageant queen Rosie in the 2018 Netflix movie „Dumplin.'“ She will also team up with Reese Witherspoon to executive produce and star in an untitled Apple drama.

David Schwimmer played Ross Geller, a paleontologist who was obsessed with dinosaurs since he was a child.

Ross had a son named Ben with a woman named Carol, who he divorced after learning that she was a lesbian. Ross went on to have another failed relationship with Emily, who he married in England after a whirlwind relationship. They split after Emily told Ross to cut off contact with Rachel, which he refused to do. 

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