Like her co-star Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox is instantly recognisable as a member of the Friends gang as Monica Gellar, Ross’s neurotic sister on the hit TV show.
She first came to the public's attention way back in 1984 when she was cast as a dancing fan in the iconic Bruce Springsteen video Dancing in the Dark.
From there she joined the cast of the US sitcom Family Ties where she played Michael J. Fox’s girlfriend.
Already a household name in the US, Cox was cast in Jim Carrey’s 1994 Ace Ventura and the role of Monica in Friends at the same time.
It was winning the role of Monica that like Jennifer propelled her into international stardom, ironically Cox auditioned for the part of Rachel and lost out to Jennifer Aniston and the rest, as they say, is history.
Courteney Cox’s net worth
Courteney’s net worth is valued at a whopping $150 million dollars (£106 million).
Like the rest of Friends cast, the bulk of her wealth comes from her time on the show and the amazing deals the cast managed to negotiate for the rest of the seasons the show aired by the final season the gang were earning a cool $1million dollars (£53k), per show.
When the show ended in 2004, the cast negotiated a syndication deal that saw each member receive syndication revenue from Warner Bros, who receive $2billion dollars (£720 million), a year – of which the cast receive 2%.
This gives them a yearly income of $20million dollars (£14.4million), something only Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld had done previously.
And that's not all the star has been one of the Friends that has continued to work. She’s appeared in a long list of films including The Scream Franchise, had a regular role in the TV series Cougar Town where she earned $275,000 per episode on top of the syndication royalties from the Friends franchise, and she appeared in Shameless and Modern Family.
Like Jennifer Aniston, Courteney is a big fan of endorsement deals and has signed up with Pantene, Coca Cola, Head and Shoulder and Avon.
Cox also set up a production company with ex husband David Arquette, Coquette Productions and like her Friends co-star, she began to work behind the camera directing and producing on shows she was acting in – including Cougar Town and Shameless.
She is also appearing in the Friends Reunion episode, where the cast members are reportedly getting paid between £1.7million and £2.1million for the one-hour long special, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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