Some flopped as actors.
Some shows, when they hit our television screens, leave a lasting impression on our hearts. On September 22, 1994, the first episode of one of the television's most successful and iconic series was aired.
At that time, no one imagined how much of a hit the show would be among the television viewers across the world. This is a show, which is still watched with great enthusiasm and is liked by the people. The story of the show has to do with the time of every person's life when their friends become a family.
The show not only entertained the people of the world but also left a deep social impact. After more than 20 years since the series began and 10 years after it ended, where are the members of the iconic cast, and what are they up to?
WittyFeed brings you a run down on this.
After playing the role of the lovable but at times irritating Rachel Green, Jennifer moved on to movies and became a star. Her personal life remains a topic of gossip because of her affairs with Brad Pitt.
In Hollywood, she bagged great roles and has delivered some of the most entertaining movies, like 'Bruce Almighty' (2003), 'The Break-Up' (2006), 'Marley & Me' (2008), 'Horrible Bosses' (2011) and 'We're the Millers' (2013).
She has also launched two of her own celebrity perfumes. But her success didn't stop there! In 2012, she entered Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also found new love in Justin Theroux to whom she got engaged in August 2012. They got married in 2015.
The actress had been in a 5-plus-year relationship with actor Michael Keaton, which ended in 1995, and then with David Arquette whom she married. They parted ways in 2011.
In 2014, Cox announced her engagement to an Irish man Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol. As for her acting career, she returned to TV in 2009 as executive producer and star of 'Cougar Town', a sitcom about a divorcee and her 40-something friends.
David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in the popular sitcom, turned down the Will Smith role in 'Men In Black' to bag a role in 'The Pallbearer' (1996), which didn't fare well at the box office.
To name a few more movies he did later include 'Kissing a Fool' (1998), 'Six Days Seven Nights' (1998), and 'Picking Up the Pieces' (2000) - none of which made much of an impact.
In fact, there's one successful role he played after serial - Friends. It was the animated movie, 'Madagascar'. He lent his voice to Melman, the giraffe, in the movie.
Joey, played by Matt LeBlanc, enacted in another TV serial, which was also named Joey. But it did not perform well. Moving on, LeBlanc appeared in movies like 'Ed' (1996), 'Lost in Space' (1998), and 'Charlie's Angels' (2000).
In 2012, LeBlanc returned to TV screens with a bang. He acted in 'Episodes', the BBC Two/Showtime series co-created by 'Friends' creator David Crane. This earned LeBlanc a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Chandler, revered as an icon of sarcasm, was played by Matthew Perry. Off-screen, Perry had to struggle with a severe addiction of alcohol and prescription medicines. Somewhere in the 2000s, he overcame it and turned his Malibu beach home into Perry House, a rehabilitation facility for men suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.
As of his career, he's made guest appearances as associate White House counsel Joe Quincy on 'The West Wing', which earned him two Emmy nominations. He guest-starred on 'The Good Wife' and played a minor role in the movie, '17 Again'. Perry is producing, writing and starring in a TV remake of 'The Odd Couple', in which he plays slobby sports writer Oscar Madison.
After playing the wacky Pheobe, Lisa Kudrow ventured into other forms of entertainment. In 2009, she got back with Courteney Cox for an episode of 'Cougar Town' where she played a nasty dermatologist. But if you're looking for what won her stardom, it was 'Web Therapy'.
In November 2014, Kudrow reintroduced sitcom character turned reality TV star, Valerie Cherish, on HBO's 'The Comeback', almost 10 years after it was first aired in 2005. But that's not all. She played a role as Josie Marcus, an idealistic Montana congresswoman in 'Scandal'.
Aside from acting, she's one of the executive producers of the genealogy show, 'Who Do You Think You Are' where celebs like her explore their family trees.