A series that has an impact on a global level irrespective of age, gender and generation, ‘Friends’ is always the best. Sitting around a couch, building up a life with no plan, the youngsters reflected a reality. Maybe that’s the reason it is close to our hearts. There is no introduction needed to the cast, everyone knows them well like the back of their hands.
The sitcom started back in 1994 and aired till 2004. The show offered 10 long seasons of fun and laughter. Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the lead cast included Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and finally Matt LeBlanc. How old do you think the cast was when they started the series?
Age Of The Cast When The Show Began In 2004
Lisa Kudrow was the eldest of the cast when the sitcom began. She was 31 years old when the show started. And Kudrow played the quirky and weird Phoebe Buffay who made everyone laugh and think. Phoebe was younger than Kudrow, around 27-28 years of age. Jennifer Aniston was starting to establish herself in the industry during this time. She was 25 when the show started. While her character the popular former cheerleader was 24-25. In one episode in the later season, we see Rachel celebrating her 30th birthday. Courteney Cox became part of the sitcom when she was 30 years old. Much older than the role she did in the series. The neat freak Monica Geller was about 24 to 26.
Matt LeBlanc was 26 when the sitcom started to air. He played the innocent, flirty, aspiring actor Joey Tribbiana who was about the same age. David Schwimmer was 27 when ‘Friends‘ began filming, which made him only a couple of months older than his on-screen counterpart Ross Geller. Geller was 26-27 in the first season. The youngest in the group, Matthew Perry was 25 when the shooting started. He played a 26-year-old Chandler Bing in the sitcom.
How Old Is The ‘Friends’ Cast Now?
‘Friends’ is all about a group of twenty years old trying to navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of life. But that doesn’t mean it’s teary, in turn, it’s bizarre and funny. Once you watch the series everyone will want a set of such friends to spend all their time with. It’s been about twenty years since the show ended. But still, people rewatch the show an immense amount of time.
The cast had a reunion in 2021, which was made into a documentary. Here the members shared their memories and funny moments through the years of the series. All the actors are active in the industry, appearing in various movies and series. Lisa Kudrow is 59 years old, while Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are 53 and 58 respectively. David Schwimmer turned 56 in November. Matthew Perry is 53 whereas Matt LeBlanc is 55 years old now.