About this actor
Courteney Bass Cox (June 15, 1964) is an American actress, who first achieved fame for her role as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom, Friends. Cox has also starred in Dirt and the Scream series, and has guest-starred in Scrubs and Seinfeld. She currently stars in Cougar Town, for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination. Cox was born and raised in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Mountain Brook, the daughter of businessman Richard Lewis Cox (January 28, 1931 - September 3, 2001) and his wife Courteney (née Bass, later Copeland). She has two older sisters, Virginia and Dottie, and an older brother, Richard, Jr. Her parents divorced in 1974 and her mother was remarried to businessman Hunter Copeland (uncle to Ian Copeland). After graduating from Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama, Cox left for Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. but did not complete her architecture course, opting instead to pursue a career in modeling and acting. Cox studied...