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Catching Up with the Leading Ladies of Friends

Smash hit ‘90s TV show Friends has just announced its reunion special with all original cast members on board, and fans have gone absolutely wild. The show has teased reunion specials in the past, but has never actually followed through. This time, it’s for real.

The special has been reported to be unscripted and also feature some of the show’s creators. Friends made stars out of Jennifer Anniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow— the three have gone on to have illustrious Hollywood careers. Here’s what they’ve been up to since the show last aired.

Jennifer Anniston starred as the iconic—perhaps most memorable character— Rachel Greene, has gone on to see the most fame out of the six original cast stars. Aniston has starred in The Break Up, Along Came Polly, We’re the Millers, The Switch, Just Go With It, Marley and Me, and more.

Additionally, she has enjoyed highly publicized marriages to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, which have greatly upped her fame as a celebrity off-screen. She has recently starred in Apple TV+’s The Morning Show with Reese Witherspoon. She won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her performance.

Anniston is now 51 and she shows no sign of slowing down in her career. 

Courteney Cox has also found celebrity status after her time as the OCD riddled Monica Geller. Cox married David Arquette and, though the two are no longer together, they have a daughter together. 

Cox also played Gayle Weather in the Scream series, and starred in the big hit comedy series Cougar Town in 2009. Her role in Cougar Town earned Cox a Golden Globe nomination. Cox has also worked as a producer and director in addition to acting, proving her versatility after her run on Friends.

Lisa Kudrow also became a mother after the Friends series wrapped up and continued to act in comedy-style television and film projects, honing Phoebe’s bubbly, fun energy. Kudrow worked on the series The Comeback and started her own web series called Web Therapy.

Kudrow also worked in film, including Easy A and The Girl on the Train. She is happily married to Michael Stern and has proven to be a talented singer and musician after the Friends series.

The three women have seen major success since their careers took off with Friends, and fans are excited to see how they will interact together on screen after years apart. 
The Friends reboot will be available on HBO Max to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary. In addition, the previous ten seasons of the television show will be available for streaming as well.

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