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On September 22, 1994, the first episode of one of television's most successful and iconic seires was aired. At that time, no one could imagine how much of a hit the show would go on to be amongst the masses of the television audience all around the world. The story of the show has to do with that time of every person's life when their friends are family. The show not only entertained the people of the world, but also had deep cultural impacts. But now, 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? Well, let's see!
After playing the role of the lovable, but at times irritating Rachael Green, Jennifer moved on to making movies, and saw immense success there too. Her personal life had been and still somewhat is a topic of gossip because of her previous relationship with the dashing Brad Pitt. Speaking of her career in the post-Friends period, she has been able to bag 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 fragrances. But the height of her success doesn't stop there! In 2012, she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.She also found new love in Justin Theroux, to whom she got engaged in August 2012.
The Monica-actor has had a moderately good life off-screen, having been in a 5-plus-year relationship with actor Michael Keaton, which ended in 1995, and then with David Arquette, with whom she was married for quite some time too until their separation in 2011.In 2014, Cox announced her engagement to Irish alt rocker 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, has made some really bad decision in life(except for Friends, of course!) Schwimmer had turned down the Will Smith role in Men In Black for a starring role in The Pallbearer (1996), which didn't fare so well at the Box Office. To name a few more movies he did are Kissing a Fool (1998), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), and Picking Up the Pieces (2000) - none of which made much of an impression. In fact, if there's one popularly successful role he played post-Friends, then that's got to be the voice of Melman, the giraffe in Madagascar.
Joey - the chick magnet of the entire group was played by the one and only Matt LeBlanc, who can brag about being the only member of the cast to get a spin-off series of his own! The series, however, which was named 'Joey' after his character, did not perform very well. Moving on, LeBlanc has appeared in movies like Ed (1996), Lost in Space (1998), and Charlie's Angels (2000). In 2012, LeBlanc returned to the TV screens with a bang, playing himself in Episodes, the BBCTwo/Showtime series co-created by Friends creator David Crane, which earned LeBlanc a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Chandler, revered as an icon of sarcasm, was played by Matthew Perry.Off-screen, Perry has had to struggle with a severe addiction to both alcohol and prescription medications. Somewhere in the 2000s, he finally got sober and turned his Malibu beach home into Perry House, a sober living facility for men. Speaking of his acting 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 sportswriter Oscar Madison.
After playing the wacky Pheobe, Lisa Kudrow started venturing into other forms. 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 launched Kudrow back into the shower of stardom, it has got to be Web Therapy. In November 2014, Kudrow also reintroduced her washed-up 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 plays a recurring role as Josie Marcus, an idealistic Montana congresswoman in Scandal. And 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. Well, someone has clearly kept herself busy!