David Schwimmer

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Actor

Birth Name: David Lawrence Schwimmer

Birth Date: November 2, 1966

Age: 57 years old

Birth Place: Astoria, New York

Having gone from relative obscurity to a household name virtually overnight, actor David Schwimmer achieved small screen stardom thanks to the overwhelming success of "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), one of the most popular and successful sitcoms ever made. As Ross Geller, the geeky paleontologist and heartbroken romantic amongst a group of twenty-somethings trying to find their way in life, Schwimmer earned the sympathy and attention of audiences who bought into his on-again, off-again relationship with Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), which was perhaps the most talked-about aspect of the entire series. Though he had attained wild popularity thanks to the show, Schwimmer struggled like his other castmates - sans Aniston - to find similar success in the feature world. Aside from his voicing of a popular character in the hit animated "Madagascar" (2005) franchise, the actor struggled to find his footing outside of "Friends." He did, however, direct a well-regarded independent black comedy, "Run Fatboy, Run" (2007), which pointed to a future not in front of the camera, but behind it. He did return to television with a role as defense attorney Robert Kardashian in Ryan Murphy's acclaimed "American Crime Story" (FX 2016- ).

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off: Stand Up To Cancer

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David Schwimmer
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Entertainment Studios.com

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News aboutDavid Schwimmer

Jennifer Aniston on 'Friends'

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The 50 Best Historical Dramas: ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Dunkirk’ & More War Stories

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Uber Eats Edits Controversial Peanut Allergy Super Bowl Ad Following Backlash

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Jennifer Aniston & David Schwimmer Pay Tribute to Matthew Perry: ‘We Were Always the 6 of Us’

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‘Friends’ Cast ‘Devastated’ By Matthew Perry’s Death: ‘We Are a Family’

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A Writer for ‘Friends’ Slams the Cast in New Memoir

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Watch David Schwimmer Impress Paul Hollywood With His Baking Skills (VIDEO)

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‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Episodes, Ranked

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‘Friends’ Stars React to Death of Gunther Actor James Michael Tyler

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Meryl Streep, David Schwimmer, Gemma Chan Join Apple Climate Change Anthology ‘Extrapolations’

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11 Big Stars Who Appeared in ‘Band of Brothers,’ Now 20 Years Old

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‘Friends’: Do You Think Ross and Rachel Would Still Be Together Now? (POLL)

Friends Reunion on The Late Late Show with James Corden

See the ‘Friends’ Cast Do Carpool Karaoke With James Corden (VIDEO)

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Will There Be a ‘Friends’ Movie? Plus, Where Would Everyone Be Today?

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Matt LeBlanc’s Injury & More Behind-the-Scenes Secrets Revealed During ‘Friends: The Reunion’

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‘Friends’ Reunion: Jennifer Aniston & David Schwimmer Reveal ‘Major Crush’ During Filming

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Get Ready for ‘Friends: The Reunion’ to Be Quite Emotional

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‘Friends: The Reunion’ Trailer Teases Laughter and Tears for Cast (VIDEO)

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‘Friends: The Reunion’ Premiere Date Set at HBO Max — Watch a Teaser (VIDEO)

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Filming on the ‘Friends’ Reunion Special for HBO Max Has Wrapped Up…the Show Is Getting Closer!

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David Schwimmer Offers Filming Update on ‘Friends’ Reunion Special (VIDEO)

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Roush Review: Peacock’s ‘Brave New World,’ ‘Psych 2,’ ‘Intelligence’ & ‘Capture’

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The ‘Friends’ Cast’s 6 Favorite Episodes Revealed — Could We ‘Be’ Any More Excited?

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‘Will & Grace’ Sneak Peek: Is Noah Really Cheating on Grace? (VIDEO)

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‘Will & Grace’ Guest Star David Schwimmer Teases His New Character

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‘Will & Grace’ Casting: Matt Bomer & Adam Rippon Guest Star, Minnie Driver Returns

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Debra Messing Says David Schwimmer’s ‘Will & Grace’ Role Is Far From Ross

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‘Feed the Beast’: Dion and Tommy Promote Their New Restaurant (VIDEO)

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‘Feed The Beast’: Tommy Finds Bruises on T.J. (VIDEO)

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‘Feed the Beast’: David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess Play ‘Damaged People’ in AMC Drama

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Roush Review: ‘Outcast’ Chills, ‘Feed the Beast’ Bores

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David Schwimmer Takes On James Corden in the Rap Battle You Never Knew You Needed (VIDEO)

Feed The Beast

‘Feed The Beast’: New Trailer Shows David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess In and Out of Trouble

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Cheers & Jeers: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Edition

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story - John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

How David Schwimmer Became the Most Sympathetic O.J. Lawyer on TV