Courteney Bass Cox is an American actress probably best known for playing Monica on the hit television show “Friends.” She is currently starring on “Cougar Town.”
Courteney Cox is a mix of English, Scottish, Irish, German and Welsh ancestry. Her nicknames include “CeCe” and “Coco.”
Courteney Cox was raised in Alabama. She graduated from Mountain Brook High School, and then attended Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. where she studied architecture. She didn’t complete her studies, as she decided to pursue acting and modeling, instead. She became the first person to say “period” on American TV in a commercial for Tampax tampons.
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Her first big break came in 1984 where she appeared in Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” music video, as well as “Family Ties.” She has also appeared in “Scream,” “Dirt” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” among many other projects.
Interestingly, Courteney Cox was offered the role of Rachel on “Friends,” but liked the role of Monica better.
As to defending the title “Cougar Town,” Courteney said, “I don’t find the whole cougar word that offensive. And also, a cougar is someone who takes care of herself and goes out with younger guys. She doesn’t need a man to take care of her.”
Before she married David Arquette, she dated actor Michael Keaton and singer Adam Duritz. Duritz wrote the song “Monkey” for her. Courteney Cox has a child, Coco, from her relationship with David Arquette, and she admitted to suffering from postpartum depression. Jennifer Aniston is Coco’s godmother.
Courteney Cox had her wedding band engraved with “a deal is a deal.” Unfortunately, the deal broke, as David Arquette filed for divorce after nearly 12 years of marriage. She still, however, calls him her best friend. She said, “The thing is, when you get older, it’s more about compatibility than it is about love.”
Courteney has admitted to using Botox and said “I feel weird if I can’t move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin. Compared to most, I use Botox very sparingly.”
As to living in Los Angeles, Courteney said, “I’ve never seen so many beautiful people walking around. Then as I get older, I find myself going, Wow, I can’t believe I’m not the youngest one anymore!”
Courteney Cox resides in Los Angeles, California.
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