Courteney Cox

Biography: Fresh-faced and sparkly eyed when she was plucked from the audience to dance with Bruce Springsteen in his classic "Dancing in the Dark" music video, this former fashion model has spent most of her career playing variations on that same pretty, all-American girl. Courteney Cox studied architecture and interior design in college before bolting to New York and signing with the Ford Modeling Agency. Commercials and magazine spreads followed, as did a brief appearance on the soap As the World Turns. Minor roles in other TV shows eventually led to being cast as Michael J. Fox's love interest on the last few seasons of Family Ties. Even so, stardom eluded her and it seemed she would forever be cast in supporting roles in minor films and TV series. But all that changed in 1994. Cox became a small-screen icon as sweet, if uptight, neat freak Monica Geller on the beloved, decade-long sitcom Friends. While she was the only member of the ensemble never to earn an Emmy nod, Cox landed onFresh-faced and sparkly eyed when she was plucked from the audience to dance with Bruce Springsteen in his classic "Dancing in the Dark" music video, this former fashion model has spent most of her career playing variations on that same pretty, all-American girl. Courteney Cox studied architecture and interior design in college before bolting to New York and signing with the Ford Modeling Agency. Commercials and magazine spreads followed, as did a brief appearance on the soap As the World Turns. Minor roles in other TV shows eventually led to being cast as Michael J. Fox's love interest on the last few seasons of Family Ties. Even so, stardom eluded her and it seemed she would forever be cast in supporting roles in minor films and TV series. But all that changed in 1994. Cox became a small-screen icon as sweet, if uptight, neat freak Monica Geller on the beloved, decade-long sitcom Friends. While she was the only member of the ensemble never to earn an Emmy nod, Cox landed on plenty of magazine hot lists and launched a moderately successful film career with the blockbuster Scream trilogy, which also significantly impacted her personal life. Although her previous high-profile relationship with Michael Keaton ended in heartbreak, Cox married her Scream costar David Arquette, and the couple remained in the spotlight as they publicly battled fertility issues. In 2004, Friends came to a close and Cox opened up a new chapter in her life as a mother. But after a few years of keeping a relatively low profile, she returned to series television as a tabloid editor in Dirt, which she and her husband produced. Her next significant role came in 2009 in the ABC sitcom Cougar Town, as a sexy single mom who wades into the more shallow end of the dating pool. It earned Cox her first nomination as an actress at the 2010 Golden Globes. Cox and Arquette reprised their Scream roles for the franchise's fourth installment in 2011. Expand

Courteney Cox's Scores

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 99 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 4
Lowest Metascore: 39 The Talk: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
13 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Seinfeld: Season 5 Sep 16, 1993 Meryl 9.3
tbd Friends: Season 4 Sep 25, 1997 Monica Geller / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 9.2
tbd Friends: Season 2 Sep 21, 1995 Monica Geller / Producer / Monica Geller 9.1
tbd Friends: Season 3 Sep 16, 1996 Monica Geller / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 9.1
tbd Friends: Season 5 Sep 24, 1998 Monica Geller / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 8.9
tbd Friends: Season 7 Oct 12, 2000 Monica Geller / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 8.9
tbd Friends: Season 6 Sep 23, 1999 Monica Geller / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 8.8
tbd Friends: Season 8 Sep 27, 2001 Monica Geller-Bing / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 8.8
tbd Dirt: Season 2 Mar 2, 2008 Lucy Spiller / Executive Producer / Lucy Spiller 8.8
59 Friends: Season 1 Sep 22, 1994 Monica Geller / Producer / Monica Geller 8.6
tbd Friends: Season 9 Sep 26, 2002 Monica Geller-Bing / Producer / Courteney Cox / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 8.6
tbd Friends: Season 10 Sep 25, 2003 Monica Geller-Bing / Courteney Cox Arquette / Monica Geller 8.6
79 Scrubs: Season 8 Jan 6, 2009 Dr. Maddox 8.4
tbd Conan (2010): Season 3 Nov 5, 2012 Guest 8.2
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 11 Sep 9, 2013 Guest 8.2
65 Cougar Town: Season 4 Jan 8, 2013 Jules Cobb / Director / Executive Producer / Jules Cobb 8.1
66 Go On: Season 1 Aug 8, 2012 Talia 7.9
tbd Cougar Town: Season 6 Jan 6, 2015 Jules Cobb / Director / Executive Producer / Jules Cobb 7.9
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 6 Sep 8, 2008 Guest 7.8
75 Cougar Town: Season 2 Sep 22, 2010 Jules Cobb / Executive Producer / Jules Cobb 7.6
tbd Cougar Town: Season 5 Jan 7, 2014 Jules Cobb / Director / Executive Producer / Jules Cobb 7.5
40 Dirt: Season 1 Jan 2, 2007 Lucy Spiller / Executive Producer / Lucy Spiller 7.3
80 Cougar Town: Season 3 Feb 14, 2012 Jules Cobb / Director / Executive Producer / Jules Cobb 7.2
58 Web Therapy: Season 1 Jul 19, 2011 Serena Duvall / Actor 6.8
67 The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 1 Mar 24, 2015 Guest 6.4
51 Cougar Town: Season 1 Sep 23, 2009 Jules Cobb / Executive Producer / Jules Cobb 6.3
99 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 4 Jul 19, 1995 Actor 5.8
tbd Back at the Barnyard: Season 1 Sep 29, 2007 Daisy The Cow [Voice] 5.5
58 The Gong Show (2017): Season 1 Jun 22, 2017 Judge 5.5
39 The Talk: Season 1 Oct 18, 2010 Guest 5.4