Courteney Cox Biography
Courteney Cox attended Highlands Day School and Mountain Brook High School, where she was a swimmer, tennis player and cheerleader. After high school, Courteney Cox pursued a course in architecture and interior design at the Mount Vernon College for Women. Unfortunately, she dropped out after a year and pursued a career in modeling instead. She signed a contract with the Ford modeling agency in New York, acquired a Northern accent and took acting lessons.
In 1984, Courteney Cox appeared in Bruce Springsteens music video, Dancing in the Dark. She also became the first person to use the word period on television in a 1985 campaign for Tampax tampons. Courteney Cox played small roles in films such as Masters of the Universe and Cocoon: The Return. The following year, she appeared in a starring role in the TV series, Misfits of Science and in a recurring role on Family Ties from 1987 to 1989.
In 1994, Courteney Cox played opposite Jim Carrey in the comedy film, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. She then won a role in the series, Friends, which aired from 1994 to 2004. Her role as Monica Geller made Courteney Cox famous. Due to the shows success and mass popularity, Courteney along with her six costars became household names.
Courteney Cox played the reported Gale Weathers in the successful Hollywood films, Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 3. During the filming of the first Scream movie, Courteney Cox met David Arquette, who would eventually become her real life husband.
Courteney Cox dated Ian Copeland, Michael Keaton and Counting Crows singer, Adam Duritz. She married David Arquette on June 12, 1999 at the Grace Cathedral in California. In real life, Courtney uses her full married name, Courteney Cox Arquette, but continues to use Courteney Cox for her professional career to honor her father. She gave birth to daughter Coco Riley on June 13, 2004.