Courteney Bass Cox June 15, 1964 is an American actress best known for his role as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends. Cox has also appeared in Dirt and the Scream series, and has guest-starred in Scrubs and Seinfeld. She has two older sisters, Virginia and Dottie, and an older brother, Richard, Jr. His parents divorced in 1974 and her mother was married businessman Hunter Copeland.
Cox studied architecture at Mount Vernon College for Women in Washington, DC, now a part of The George Washington University, before she dropped out. Cox was asked to audition for the part of Rachel Green in a new sitcom called Friends. Cox married David Arquette and changed her name to Courteney Cox Arquette.
Cox's considerable past boyfriends include her step-cousin, rock promoter Ian Copeland and a long term relationship with actor Michael Keaton 1989 to 1995. Cox is a brown belt in karate, she studied architecture at Mount Vernon College and she also can play piano and drums.