David Schwimmer is a highly accomplished actor, director and producer, best known for his role as Ross Gellar in the 90’s sitcom, Friends. Subsequently, he acted in many films and TV shows and produced a few of them as well. He has been nominated for dozens of awards and he has won a few prestigious ones.Image Credit: Flickr: Philippe Berdalle
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David Lawrence Schwimmer was born in America on the 2nd of November, 1966. He has worked as an actor, director and producer and is most well known through the 90’s sitcom, Friends. He completed his degree (Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Speech) at North Western University in 1988.
After he graduated, David Schwimmer co-founded a company named The Lookinglass Theatre Company. During the 1980s he lived and worked in L.A, but toiled as he couldn’t find work and was largely unemployed.
David Schwimmer’s breakthrough came in 1989 when he played a supporting role in the movie A Deadly Silence. After this, he starred in the legal drama, L.A Law in 1992, and the dramedy The Wonder Years in the same year. His first feature film came in 1991, titled Flight of the Intruder. He also held a re-occurring role as a lawyer in the police drama N.Y.P.D Blue. His first solid role was as the son of an obnoxious T.V commentator in the American sitcom Monty.
David Schwimmer is most well known for his role as Ross Gellar in the NBC sitcom Friends. The show was a renowned sitcom revolving around a group of friends in Manhattan. His character Ross was a romantic, idealistic dreamer with his head in the clouds. Even though David initially turned down the role, the producer Kevin S. Bright had created the character of Ross with hopes that David would play the role since they’d worked together previously. David was the first of the actors to be cast.
Friends’ popularity grew along with David’s, and as a reward of his hard work he won a Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995.
It was in 1996 that David Schwimmer landed his debut leading role in the romcom The Pallbearer, working alongside Gwyneth Paltrow. However, many critics thought the film was just a poor copy of another film titled The Graduate, airing way back in 1967. However, Schwimmer was well received for his role in the role in the film, and his potential was recognized.
In 1988 David Schwimmer appeared in three different films, Kissing a Fool, Six Days and Seven Nights, and Apt Pupil. His roles achieved a good level of success. In the year 2001, he appeared in a WW2 miniseries called Band of Brothers. His performance wasn’t widely celebrated, maybe because the role of his character in Friends was so very different from the one he was asked to play.
Over the many years of Friends, David Schwimmer directed ten episodes by himself, the last episode was in May, 2004.
David Schwimmer has had a highly rewarding career, which has enabled him to accumulate shocking levels of wealth. In all, we estimate David Schwimmer net worth in 2018 at over $80 million. .