Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Courteney Bass Cox



Birth Date

June 15, 1964


55 years

Zodiac Sign



Birmingham, Alabama


Mount Vernon College



Courteney Cox family members

Father's Name

Richard Lewis Cox

Mother's Name

Courteney Copeland Bass

Siblings names

Richard Cox (brother), Virginia Cox (sister), Dottie Cox (sister) and 9 stepsiblings

Is Courteney Cox a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Courteney Cox marital status?

In relation

Who is Courteney Cox husband?

David Arquette (ex-husband); John McDaid (boyfriend)

How many children does she have?

1 (daughter Coco Riley Arquette)

Сourteney Сox family

Courteney Cox comes from a big family. She has parents, a stepfather, siblings and half-siblings. She was married and has a daughter. Let’s see all of her family members a little closer!

Courteney Cox husband

Ex-Husband: David Arquette

David Arquette

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Date of birth: September 8, 1971

Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Courteney Cox was romantically linked to many bright magnetic male celebrities, but just once she went down the aisles

She met the former wrestling heavyweight champion and entertainer David Arquette in 1996 at the set of “Scream”. They started dating and three years later tied a knot. Then one of episodes in “Friends” was devoted to their wedding. The couple has been married during long 14 years. In 2010 the star told at Ellen DeGeneres show, that “she and David had changed”. Most of viewers, including Ellen, thought, that the actress was talking about their appearances, but obviously, she bore in mind their relationships. Soon after that interview the couple parted their ways and then divorced.

But David Arquette and Courteney remain friends. David is a popular actor, whom viewers know as Dude from ” Roadracers” and Albert from “Just Before I Go”. He is the father of the only actress’s daughter.

John McDaid (boyfriend)

John McDaid

Date of birth: July 24, 1976

Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Currently Courteney Cox is involved into on and off relationships with the Irish musician  Johnny McDaid. The couple got engaged in 2014, but then they cancelled the engagement and decided never get married. “We are just together”, she said to Ellen DeGeneres at her show in January, 2019.

Johnny is best known as a back vocalist and guitarist of the band “Snow Patrol”. He is also a songwriter, whose compositions were used in several popular TV shows, including “One Tree Hill”. 

Johnny McDaid fell in love with the beautiful Monica Geller actress, when he watched the film she directed – “Just Before I Go”. Later he told about Cox that “she is the most talented person he’s ever met!”

Fiance John McDaid

Courteney Cox kids

Daughter: Coco Riley Arquette

Daughter Coco Riley Arquette

Date of Birth: June 13, 2004

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

The stellar actress became a mother for the first time at the age of 40. If you remember, she was pregnant during the last season of “Friends”. She welcomed a cute baby girl with the actor and then-husband David Arquette. Courteney asked her friend and colleague Jennifer Aniston to become Coco’s godmother.

From that moment Courteney never got tired to speak about her child. She told to Ellen DeGeneres during an interview, that Coco is a little fashionista. In her other interview the actress opened up, that she had understood, she was getting older, looking at her growing daughter.

Currently Coco is 13 years old, and she is a school pupil. The girl is beng gradually involving into entertainment industry. She sang a song at her father’s wedding to  a journalist Christina McLarty. In addition, she acted in alongside her father in “Just Before I Go”. Her mother directed the movie.

Who are Courteney Cox parents?

Father: Richard Lewis Cox

Richard Lewis Cox father

Date of birth: January 28, 1931

Date of death: September 3, 2001

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

The father of a television star Courteney Cox was a successful businessman. He brought up the girl during her first 10 years and then divorced from her mother and moved to Panama City in Florida. There he continued to make money through creating first class swimming pools. He ran a company “Cox Pools”.

Richard Lewis Cox

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In spite of a large distance between them, Richard and his daughter Courteney stayed connected. He supported his girl in her intention to become an actress.

In 2001 Richard Cox died from cancer in his home in Panama.

Mother: Courteney Copeland Bass

Courteney Copeland Bass

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Date of birth: September, 1934

Birthplace: Alabama

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Courteney Bass, who later took her husband’s surname Cox and then changed it again to Copeland (after her second husband), is the mother of a popular actress, who gave her famous daughter not just the name but also her stunning beauty (if you look at Courteney Copeland photo attentively, you’ll recognize the features of Friends star).

Courteney has always been a housewife. She gave a birth to four kids and had to deal with 5 stepchildren (the kids of her second husband from previous marriage).

After her divorce the woman re-married a businessman Hunter Copeland, ex-director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse centre. It was he, who brought up the future celebrity and TV actress after the separation of her parents. And it was he, who introduced the actress to Ian Copeland, his nephew and famous music promoter, whom she dated during 3 years.

Ian, who worked in showbusiness, helped Courteney to make first steps as a model. So, it’s possible to say, that Cox stepfather indirectly assisted her in starting career of an entertainer and gave the world legendary Monica Geller.

Courteney Cox siblings

Courteney Cox has 3 siblings from the same parents and 9 stepsiblings.

Brother: Richard Cox

Richard Cox brother

Richard was born in 1962 approximately. He is a little older than Courteney. The man doesn’t like to stay in the limelight, but from time to time he was photographed alongside his famous sister.

Sister: Virginia Cox

Sister: Dottie Cox

dottie sister

They are older sisters of Courteney Cox. Both are married and busy, but they always find time to spend with their famous sister. By the way, Courteney confessed, that she took some of her sisters’ features to portray Monica Geller on the screen.


Courteney Cox spent her childhood in a small town of Birmingham, AL, full of art galleries and museums. She is a daughter of a businessman  Richard Lewis Cox and a housewife Courteney Copeland Bass.  The girl spent her first 10 years in the hometown. She attended the primary school, took swimming lessons and practiced other kinds of sports.

In 1974 her parents divorced. The father moved to Florida, and the mother re-married Hunter Copeland, a rich entrepreneur. After that the whole family, including future Monica Geller actress, moved to New York.

After graduation from school, Cox began studying interior design at Mt. Vernon College, but then left her studying to try modeling. She hadn’t become a top-model, but managed to turn into a great TV and movie actress.

Most of people know the actress as Friends star, but in her film list there are many other hit projects, such as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, where she co-starred Jim Carrey, “3000 Miles to Graceland” with Hollywood legends Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner, “The Shrink Is In” etc.

She has always been a zealous actress, but she had never forgotten about her family life. Courteney put lots of efforts to be happy in her personal life too. Let’s see, what she has achieved in that area!

Early Life and Education

Courteney Cox was a happy girl in her early years. She was the youngest in the big family. Her older siblings cared about her, and for all members of the family she was a small little princess. But at the age of 10, Cox met her first life tragedy. Her parents divorced, and it was hard for their kids. "Then I felt that nothing is reliable in this world", Courteney told during one of interviews. Courteney Cox has always been very athletic. She practiced swimming, tennis and other kinds of sports. She graduated from Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham. After that she moved to Washington, D.C. and entered her mother's alma mater - Mount Vernon College, where she studied interior design and architecture. But she left it and started modeling with Ian Copeland's support.


The famous series "Friends" made the young actors from the main cast stars - all of them, except for Courteney. Cox was the only young actress in the project, whose face has already become recognizable. She has already achieved initial success as a model, starred in Bruce Springsteen music video "Dancing in the Dark" and appeared in several popular TV shows, including "The Love Boat" and "Family Ties". By the way, the series creators used Courteney Cox name to promote the upcoming series in mass media, because all the other actors were unknown. It sounds even more weird, if you look at Courteney Cox filmography after "Friends". Not so many screen hits can be found there. The most popular projects are Scream movies and popular series "Cougar Town", which she produced and where she played the leading role.  Among Courteney Cox recent projects there's a movie "Mothers and Daughters", where she played the screen mother of a young actress Christina Ricci.

Interesting and fun facts

Сourteney-Сox photo

  1. Courteney Cox is the only Friends actress, who didn’t get Emmy nomination.
  2. Cox’s favorite perfume is L’eau de l’Artisan from L`Artisan Parfumer. In general the actress likes fresh unisex fragrances.
  3. During Friends series Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston ordered the same dish for dinner – Cobb salad (famous American salad, which consists of vegetables, green salad leaves, meat, dressed with vinegar and olive oil).
  4. To win the role in “Friends”, Courteney Cox defeated more than 5, 000 applicants. At first she was planned to portray Rachel Green, but then got the role of Monica. Cox tells, she has a lot in common with this character.
  5. In the series “Cougar Town” Cox plays a divorced woman Jules, who prefers men younger than she. In her real life Courteney Cox also chooses young husbands. David Arquette was 7 years younger than his wife. Her current fiancé John McDaid is 11 years younger.
  6. In her 53 Courteney Cox doesn’t exclude the possibility to become a mother for the second time and have a baby with John McDaid.
  7. Courteney Cox passed through a number of plastic surgeries and made friends with botox, which made her face muscles unmovable. That annoyed her fans, who told, that she couldn’t look expressive on the screen and show all aspects of emotions after those procedures.
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