Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama
Actress best known for her starring role as the fastidious roommate Monica Geller on the hit TV sitcom Friends (1994?2004). Cox got her first big break when she was handpicked by Bruce Springsteen to dance onstage in his Dancing in the Dark video (1983). She later played the girlfriend of Michael J. Fox 's character on Family Ties (1987?89) and appeared in several TV movies. But it was the widely popular show Friends, co-starring Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, that brought Cox fame. Several screen roles followed, including horror spoofs Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), and Scream 3 (2000). She's married to actor David Arquette.