It’s been around two decades since the NBC television sitcom Friends ended. But still, the widely acclaimed series rules the heart of everyone, generation after generation. The sitcom ran for ten full years, from 1994 to 2004.
No doubt, fans are still crazy about the sitcom. It has influenced generation after generation with their lifestyle and fashion sense, and even the catchphrases! I bet this craze for Friends is gonna last for more generations yet to come.
Fans wonder what is the fellow cast up to now. Ever since the sitcom ended, fans have rooted for their favorite cast to be together again. On so many requests from the fans, the syndicated show finalized its transition from Netflix to HBO Max last year with a well-attended and Emmy-nominated reunion special in 2021 that featured cameos from previous cast members.
What are the F.R.I.E.N.D.S cast up to? Then and Now:
1. Jennifer Anniston as Rachel Green
The shopaholic queen Rachel Green evolved a lot throughout the ten years. In the end, Green got her happy ending with her dream job at Ralph Lauren and engagement with her love, Ross. But what up to Jeniffer Aniston, who got a major break in this sitcom?
Ever since the show ended, Jennifer has made appearances in many hit movies, which include We’re the Millers (2013) and The Yellow Birds (2017). Recently, Jennifer Anniston was seen in Murder Mystery 2 movie, which was a sequel to 2019’s superhit Murder Mystery featuring Adam Sandler. In 2019, Jennifer Anniston, along with her on-screen sister in Friends, Reese Witherspoon, made a comeback in The Morning Show.
2. David Schwimmer as Ross Geller
Ross Geller, the former paleontologist, and professor, also got a happy ending with Rachel. David Schwimmer portrayed the role of the late and mysterious defense lawyer, Robert Kardashian, which fans loved as there was an element of suspense and gravity to his character. He even overshadowed his performance in the comedy television series Friends, which his fans love him for.
3. Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay
Lisa Kudrow, Phoebe Buffay is the greatest singer and guitarist of all time. In the sitcom, Phoebe definitely ended up having a “Pla–” with Mike, played by none other than Paul Rudd.
After Friends ended in 2004, Kudrow has been very busy with her other projects. She has appeared in many films, including The Girl On The Train(2016), Boss Baby 2 (2021), and Neighbours (2016), as well as TV episodes like The Comeback, Web Therapy, and Space Force.
4. Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing
Hands down, Chandler Bing, is one of the most loved characters in the whole sitcom world. He’s definitely everyone’s favorite, and all credit goes to Matthew Perry for portraying the character so well.
The actor has been a busy and hot commodity, with films and television looking to feature him eagerly. He’s done a variety of roles, such as appearing alongside popular stars like Bruce Willis and Salma Hayek in popular films. He’s still stuck to television, too, and has done shows like Go On, The Good Wife, The Odd Couple, and many more. Perry’s memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Things, talks about all of his life choices in detail.
5. Courtney Cox as Monica Geller
It is a no-brainer for most people that the Friends superstar went on to achieve more and more success in the future. Friends were just the start of the upward curve in her career.
Cox was well-liked for her role in Cougar Town, which streamed from 2009-2015. Her director debut was in 2014, with the release of Just Before I Go. The year 2022 saw Cox make a huge comeback with the comedy and horror mix genre show Shining Vale on Shartz.
6. Matt Le Blanc as Joey Triabini
We all know that Joey doesn’t share his food. Well, who does? The duo of Joey and Chandler are still being praised for their bromance, and the fans are quite envious when it comes to their bromance, which lasted till the end of the show.
Ever since Matt Le Blanc left Friends, he has achieved great success. After Friends, Matt was seen on his show “Joey,” which was the sequel to Friends. Besides that, he served as the showrunner of the CBS drama Man with a Plan, making him the People’s Choice Award winner.