Born In: Flushing, New York, United States
David Shwimmer is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of ‘Ross Geller’ in the famous American sitcom ‘Friends.’ Born and raised in New York, David moved to Los Angeles for better career prospects, after graduating from the prestigious ‘Northwestern University’ in the late 1980s. For the next few years, he remained practically jobless. It was in the 1990s, that he started getting offered significant roles that did justice to his talent. He made his full-fledged acting debut with the series ‘The Wonder Years,’ and in 1991, he appeared in his first film, ‘Flight of the Intruder.’ In 1994, he was selected to play the legendary role of ‘Ross Geller’ in the sitcom ‘Friends.’ This turned out to be a life-transforming stint for David, as the series became a cult classic. He also starred in other TV series, such as ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘Web Therapy.’ Some of his notable films are ‘John Carter,’ ‘Nothing but the Truth,’ and ‘Hotel.’
Also Known As: David Lawrence Schwimmer
Spouse/Ex-: Zoë Buckman (m. 2010; sep. 2017)
father: Arthur Schwimmer
mother: Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer
siblings: Ellie Schwimmer
children: Cleo Buckman Schwimmer
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: German American
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: Northwestern University, Beverly Hills High School
David Schwimmer was born on November 2, 1966, in Queens, New York, to Arthur and Arlene. His mother was a successful divorce attorney. He was the second child in the family and had an elder sister. The family made a move to Los Angeles when he was ten years old. This was David’s first tryst with the world of Hollywood.
Around the same time, he attended an acting workshop by legendary actor Ian McKellen, which was another riveting experience for David. He was in awe of the sheer intensity of the art of performing. He then participated in the ‘South California Shakespeare Festival,’ where he won two top prizes.
He participated in several drama workshops. After graduating from high school in 1984, he decided to try his luck in some serious acting. However, on the insistence of his parents, he started attending college. Soon, he received his BA in theater and speech from the ‘Northwestern University.’ Upon graduating, he founded the ‘Lookingglass Theatre Company.’ Following this, he moved back to Los Angeles to begin a full-fledged career in acting.
David had initially refused to play the role of ‘Ross Geller,’ but he agreed when one of the executive producers, Kevin Bright, insisted that he join the show. Kevin stated that the role was written keeping David in mind. The show eventually went on to garner extremely positive reviews and earned a loyal fan-base. The phenomenal success of the series made David a household name. He also ended up directing ten episodes scattered throughout the series.
In 1998, he starred in the film ‘Kissing a Fool,' which also had him as an executive producer. He then starred in films such as ‘Apt Pupil,’ ‘Hotel,’ and ‘Picking up the Pieces.’ Although his films were received well by critics, they mostly struggled at the box office. His sitcom ‘Friends’ was still on air, and his audiences found it difficult to accept David in any other avatar than that of the goofy ‘Ross Geller.’
David Schwimmer was said to be dating Zoë Buckman, a British artist, in 2007. Their relationship stood the test of time, and the couple announced their engagement in 2010. They got married in June 2010, and had a daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer, in 2011. However, their relationship turned sour later. In 2017, David and Zoë announced that they had started living separately. They divorced later that year.
David Schwimmer Movies
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