Courteney Cox's Bio

Courteney Cox's Bio


Courteney Cox goes behind the camera and into the director’s chair, marking her long-form directorial debut, in the Lifetime Original Movie "Talhotblond."


Courteney Cox gained overnight fame as she endeared herself to millions as the neurotic yet lovable Monica Gellar on NBC’s Emmy Award–winning comedy "Friends." The show garnered Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from 1999–2004. Cox currently stars as Jules Cobb in her Golden Globe–nominated role as a recently divorced mom in her forties facing the humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter in ABC’s comedy "Cougar Town." Co-created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biege and executive-produced by Courteney, "Cougar Town" will move to TBS for its fourth season, which will begin production in the fall. In addition to starring in and producing the show, Cox directed an episode in the third season as well.


On the silver screen, Courteney most recently starred in the fourth installment of the "Scream" franchise, the film that marked the reinvention of the slasher-film genre. In the film, she reprised her role as newswoman Gale Weathers as the town dealt with the return of the killer Ghostface after a decade-long absence.


In 2004, Courteney established her own production company, Coquette, with David Arquette. Projects have included "Cougar Town," "Dirt" (which she created, starred in and produced), "Mix It Up," an interior-design show for cable’s WE (Women’s Entertainment) Network, the comedy "Daisy Does America" for TBS and "The Tripper," a horror film written and directed by David Arquette, among others.


Courteney made her acting debut in 1984 on the daytime soap "As the World Turns," and later that same year, she was cast by Brian de Palma for Bruce Springsteen's video 'Dancing in the Dark.' She landed her first well-known work 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."