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‘Friends’ Cast: See the Stars, Then and Now

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‘Friends’ Cast Over the Years

This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.


The iconic series ‘Friends’ first premiered on Sept. 22, 1994. The Emmy-winning series ran for 10 seasons and officially ended on May 6, 2004. ‘Friends’ consisted of 236 episodes in total. The show starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc.


Since the show ended, the cast has gone on to do big things. Many have stayed in the TV arena, while others have branched out to movies, Broadway, and more. The show celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 and many fans hoped a reunion would happen to honor the milestone. However, it took until 2021 for Monica, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Ross, and Rachel to reunite. The cast, plus many of the show's beloved guest stars, came together for a reunion on HBO MAX that will air May 27th, much to the delight of fans around the world. Twenty-seven years since the show ended, it’s clear this group is still as close as they ever were. Check out the gallery to see how much has changed for the stars since ‘Friends’ first aired. 

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green, still looks just as incredible as she did on ‘Friends.’ Since the show ended, Jen has became a major movie star. She’s starred in ‘Rumor Has It,’ ‘We’re The Millers,’ and ‘Horrible Bosses.’ Jennifer returned to TV for the Apple TV+ series ‘The Morning Show.’


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David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller, is best known for playing Robert Kardashian in the TV series ‘American Crime Story’ after ‘Friends.’ He earned his second Emmy nomination for his performance. He also voiced Melman the Giraffe in the ‘Madagascar’ franchise and made his Broadway debut in 2006.

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Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing, had roles on TV series like ‘Go On’ and ‘The Odd Couple.’ He also starred as Ted Kennedy in the mini-series ‘The Kennedys After Camelot.’


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Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay, is also known for her role as Valerie Cherish on the TV series ‘The Comeback.’ Lisa also starred in movies like ‘Easy A’ and ‘Booksmart.’

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Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani, reprised the role in the spinoff ‘Joey.’ The show ran from 2004 to 2006. He is currently starring in the CBS sitcom ‘Man with a Plan.’