Courteney Bass Cox is an actress, director, and producer from Birmingham, United States.
Cox is best known for her roles in the TV shows “Friends,” “Scream,” and “Cougar Town,” for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. Cox was also in charge of the show’s direction.
Early Life of Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 15, 1964. Her parents, Richard Lewis Cox and Courteney Copeland were parents. When she was 10, her parents split up. Hunter Copeland was the man her mother married in the end. Ian and Stewart Copeland were Hunter’s nephews.
Stewart is The Police’s drummer, and Ian was in charge of the band. Cox went to Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C., after he graduated from Mountain Brook High School. She didn’t finish her degree in architecture because she wanted to act and model instead.
Career Beginning of Courteney Cox
Courteney didn’t become famous until she moved to New York City and got a contract with the Ford Modeling Agency. Cox tried modeling for a while, then took acting classes and got a part on an episode of “As the World Turns” in 1984. But Brian De Palma gave her her first big break when he cast her in Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” video. Soon after that, she became Michael J. Fox’s girlfriend on the hit sitcom “Family Ties,” where she was a member of the cast.
Movie and TV Career of Courteney Cox
In 1994, Cox’s luck was at an all-time high when she was cast in both “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” by Jim Carrey and “Friends” as Monica Geller. Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc all starred with Cox for ten years. She was asked to try out for the role of Rachel on “Friends,” but instead she was cast as Monica. This was her most well-known role, which she played for ten very successful seasons until the show ended in 2004.
Cox was also in the “Scream” trilogy by Wes Craven, which was a big hit. She played Gale Weathers, a nervous reporter. In the sequels, she played the same character twice more. During her 10 years on “Friends,” Courteney’s salary alone was worth about $88 million. In the first season, each episode paid her $22,500. She made $1 million per episode in the last two seasons.
After “Friends,” she played Lucy Spiller on the TV show “Dirt,” which ran from 2007 to 2008. Cox was the first choice for the lead role on “Desperate Housewives,” but she was pregnant at the time and could not take the part. Instead, Teri Hatcher got the part. Then, from 2009 to 2015, Cox played Jules Cobb on the TV show “Cougar Town.” Since Friends, this was her most popular work. Courteney also directed a few of the show’s episodes. She has also been in movies like “3000 Miles to Graceland,” “November,” “The Longest Yard,” “Zoom,” “Bedtime Stories,” and “Mothers and Daughters.”
Net Worth of Courteney Cox
American actress and producer Courteney Cox has a net worth of $150 million. Courteney Cox is best known for playing Monica Geller on the hit TV show “Friends.” However, she has also had a successful film and TV career outside of that show.
Personal Life of Courteney Cox
Courteney owns Coquette Productions, which she and her ex-husband, David Arquette, started. They met on the set of “Scream,” and from 1999 to 2012, they were married. In May 2013, they officially split up. Coco, who was born in 2004, is their daughter.
She dated Michael Keaton, rock promoter Ian Copeland, and singer Adam Duritz before she dated Arquette. Since 2013, Cox has been with Johnny McDaid, a member of the band Snow Patrol. They got engaged in 2014, but in 2019 they said they were no longer engaged. They are still in a serious relationship, though.
Real Estate of Courteney Cox
Courteney spent $17.15 million on a home on a hilltop in Malibu, California, in 2007. In the same year, she also put a different Malibu home on the market. This one was on the beach and was designed by the well-known architect John Lautner. She put this house on the market at $33.5 million. In the end, they took $27 million. Frank McCourt, who used to own the Dodgers, was the buyer.
Courteney Cox Income from Friends
As part of their contract negotiations in 2000, the cast was able to ask for backend points on the show, which would allow them to get royalties from the show’s sale into syndication. Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby were the only other TV stars who owned a part of a show before that.
The syndication royalties and streaming deals for “Friends” continue to bring in more than $1 billion per year. It has been said that in some years, each cast member can make $10–20 million just from royalties.
Courteney Cox was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 15, 1964. She starred in “Family Ties,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “Friends”. During her 10 years on “Friends,” Courteney Cox made about $88 million. She played Lucy Spiller on the TV show “Dirt” and Jules Cobb on “Cougar Town”. Cox owns Coquette Productions, which she and David Arquette started.