THEN AND NOW: The stars of ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston starred as Rachel Green, easily the most stylish character on the show.

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At the start of the series, Rachel left her fiancé, Barry, at the altar. In an effort to be independent and not live off her father’s wealth, she got a job at Central Perk and cut up all her credit cards.

Aniston won a SAG Award for outstanding performance by a actress in a drama series for her role as Alex Levy on Apple TV Plus’ “The Morning Show.”

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Aniston and Reese Witherspoon serve as executive producers on the show, which has a second season on the way.

David Schwimmer played Ross Geller, a paleontologist who was obsessed with dinosaurs since he was a child.

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Ross had a son named Ben with a woman named Carol, who he divorced after learning that she was a lesbian. Ross went on to have another failed relationship with Emily, who he married in England after a whirlwind relationship. They split after Emily told Ross to cut off contact with Rachel, which he refused to do.

Schwimmer appeared on NBC’s “Will & Grace” revival and the 2019 film “The Laundromat.”

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The actor voiced Mel man the giraffe in the “Madagascar” movies. Schwimmer starred as Robert Kardashian on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: an American Crime Story.” His performance as the lawyer also earned him a Prime time Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or a movie at the 2016 award show.

Ross’ younger sister and chef, Monica Geller, was portrayed by Courteney Cox.

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Monica’s cleanliness frustrated her friends, but they always went to her apartment to hang out when they weren’t at Central Perk.

Cox will reprise her role as Gale Weathers for the star-studded movie “Scream 5.”

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The cast of the upcoming movie includes returning cast members Névé Campbell and David Marquette, plus “You” season two-star Jenna Ortega and “The Boys” actor Jack Quaid.

Matthew Perry portrayed Chandler Bing, who was always making sarcastic comments.

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Chandler was initially afraid of commitment, but that all changed when he started dating Monica during season five.

Perry has continued appearing mainly on TV shows, in addition to being open about his struggles with substance abuse.

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During “Friends,” Perry became addicted to pain medications, lost a drastic amount of weight, and checked into rehab in 1997. He has since made efforts to focus on sobriety.

Lisa Kudrow starred as Phoebe Buffay, known for her incredibly catchy “Smelly Cat” song.

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Phoebe worked as a masseuse and played the guitar at Central Perk in her spare time. She also had a twin sister named Ursula, who briefly dated Joey.

Kudrow is now an actor, producer, and writer.

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After “Friends,” Kudrow landed parts in movies like “P.S. I Love You,” “Neighbors,” “Easy A,” and “The Girl on the Train.” You might have also seen her appear as Congresswoman Josephine Marcus on a few episodes of ABC’s “Scandal.”

Matt LeBlanc starred as struggling actor Joey Tribbiani.

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Joey was a womanizer and had an obsession with food, particularly pizza and meatball sandwiches. His signature pick-up line was “How are you doing’?”

LeBlanc’s most recent role was on the CBS sitcom “Man With a Plan,” which lasted for four seasons.

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After “Friends,” LeBlanc landed a spin-off series called “Joey.” The series didn’t achieve the success that its predecessor had and ended after two seasons.

Paul Rudd portrayed Mike Hannigan, Phoebe’s husband.

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They met after Joey set Phoebe up on a blind date during season nine.

Rudd is now a Marvel star.

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Rudd’s credits after “Friends” include roles in the comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “I Love You, Man,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and the 2013 “Anchorman” sequel.

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