Courteney Cox Biography (1964-)

courteney-cox, born on June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The youngest of four children born to Richard L. and mother Courteney. Her parents split in 1974 and she lived with her mother and step-father Hunter Copeland. As a child, she was athletic and was an avid swimmer and tennis player. She studied architecture for a year at Mount Vernon College, dropped out to pursue a modelling in New York City, then took a range of parts in films and television.

Cox’s big break came when she was cast by Brian De Palma in the Bruce Springsteen video “Dancing in the Dark.” In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles and landed the role of Lauren Miller — Michael J. Fox’s girlfriend on the hit series Family Ties. Cox is perhaps best known for her role as Monica Geller in the acclaimed television series Friends (1994- ). The series made her an international superstar.

Roles in feature films began with Down Twisted (1986), and include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) co-starring with Jim Carrey, Wes Carven’s Scream and its sequel (1996, 1998), and Commandments (1997).

dated actor Michael Keaton from 1990-95. She married actor David Arquette on June 12, 1999, and the couple welcomed a baby girl in June 2004.

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