David Schwimmer

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David Schwimmmer
Schwimmer in 2010
David Lawrence Schwimmer

(1966-11-02) November 2, 1966 (age 57)
EducationBeverly Hills High School
Alma materNorthwestern University
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • producer
Years active1988 – present
Notable workRoss Geller in Friends
Zoe Buckman (m. 2010)

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966[1]) is an American actor. He played Ross Geller, one of the six main characters in the television sitcom Friends.

Early life[change | change source]

Schwimmer was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, to Arthur Schwimmer and Arlene Colman.[1] He then lived in Valley Stream, Long Island, until he was two years old. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Beverly Hills High School.[1]

He attended Northwestern University’s summer “Cherub” program (the National High School Institute) in 1983. He later enrolled at the university as a theater student. In 1988, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, he co-founded Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company.

Personal life[change | change source]

Schwimmer married Zoe Buckman in June 2010. He has a daughter Cleo Buckman Schwimmer. He lives in Los Angeles, California, New York City, New York, and in Chicago, Illinois.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Flight of the Intruder Duty Officer Film debut
1992 Crossing the Bridge John Anderson
1993 Cannibal! The Musical Frank Miller
Twenty Bucks Neil Campbell
The Pitch Vinnie Short film
The Waiter Evil Waiter Short film
1994 Wolf Cop
1995 The Party Favor Unknown Short film
1996 The Pallbearer Tom Thompson
1998 Kissing a Fool Max Abbitt Also executive producer
Six Days Seven Nights Frank Martin
Apt Pupil Edward French
The Thin Pink Line Kelly Goodish/J.T.
1999 All the Rage Chris
2000 Love & Sex Jehovah's Witness Uncredited
Picking Up the Pieces Father Leo Jerome
2001 Hotel Jonathan Danderfine
2003 Great Family Tony Adams
2005 Duane Hopwood Duane Hopwood
Madagascar Melman (voice)
2006 Big Nothing Charlie
2007 Run, Fatboy, Run Man Holding Dennis a Beer During Race Uncredited
2008 Nothing But the Truth Ray Armstrong
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Melman (voice)
2012 John Carter Young Thark Warrior
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Melman (voice)
The Iceman Josh Rosenthal
2013 Madly Madagascar Melman (voice) Short film
2019 The Laundromat Matthew Quirk

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hello Magazine Profile — David Schwimmer". Hello!. Hello Ltd. Retrieved January 16, 2009.

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