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David Schwimmmer

David Schwimmer in 2010
Born David Lawrence Schwimmer
November 2, 1966 (1966-11-02) (age 53)
Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York,
Los Angeles, California,
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Education Beverly Hills High School
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1988 – present
Notable works Ross Geller in Friends
Home town Los Angeles, California
Spouse Zoe Buckman (m. 2010–present) «start: (2010)»"Marriage: Zoe Buckman to David Schwimmer" Location: (linkback:
Children Cleo Schwimmer

David Lawrence Schwimmer (b. November 2, 1966[1]) is an American actor. He played Ross Geller, one of the six main characters in the television sitcom Friends.

Early life

Schwimmer was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, to Arthur Schwimmer and Arlene Colman.[1] He then lived in Valley Stream, Long Island, until he was two years old. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Beverly Hills High School.[1]

He attended Northwestern University’s summer “Cherub” program (the National High School Institute) in 1983. He later enrolled at the university as a theater student. In 1988, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, he co-founded Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company.

Personal life

Schwimmer married Zoe Buckman in June 2010. He has a daughter Cleo Buckman Schwimmer. He lives in Los Angeles, California, New York City, New York, and in Chicago, Illinois.


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