For those unfortunate enough to not grow up loving the decade long show that won 62 Primetime Emmy Awards throughout its 10 seasons, Netflix has recently added the entirety of it to its Instant Que. We decided that means a tribute to the six Friends that made the show what it is. Here’s an update and current net worth of the Friends cast members.
Jennifer Aniston left Friends to move onto an insanely successful movie career. She allegedly earns $5,000,000 per movie she’s featured in, and she gave a critically-acclaimed performance in her most recent film, the drama titled “Cake.” She’s the only Friends character to make the big transition from the small screen to the big screen and has found much success in doing so. Additionally, she’s a role model for women everywhere, looking even more incredible all the while still being humble as she graciously ages. The world felt for her when her marriage to Brad Pitt ended as he began a new relationship with Angelia Jolie, and she’s in many ways America’s sweetheart.
Schwimmer has most recently made headlines for being slated to play Robert Kardashian in FX’s American Crime: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Aside from this upcoming project, Schwimmer has appeared on several TV series since Friends and continues working in stage theater with the company he founded long before Friends in 1988, the Lookingglass Theatre.
Matthew Perry has gone on to star in a bunch of different TV series and TV movies since Friends. He’s also made a couple guest appearances on his Friend’s cast-mate shows (we ,know, awwww) such as Kudrow’s Web Therapy and Cox’s Cougar Town. Perry infamously had a problem with drugs and alcohol throughout his time on Friends, but he’s reportedly cleaned up his act and uses his experiences to help others suffering. 2018 is the year of his upcoming TV series The Odd Couple, which will premiere this February.
Courteney Cox had a few returning roles on the big screen, particularly in the slasher movie Scream, but it is her role as star and producer of Cougar Town that really has earned her the money since the end of Friends. Forbes reports Cox makes around $275,000 per episode, and considering the series is just now approaching its final season after its premiere in 2009. She is slated to get married to Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid sometime soon if she hasn’t already.
We all felt for Matt LeBlanc a little when his Friends spin-off Joey didn’t amount to anything. We loved Joey on Friends, but an entire show devoted to him was a little much. Now, he’s returned back to TV’s good graces as he stars in the Showtime show “Episodes,” an Emmy-nominated show that recently premiered its fourth season. Regardless of additional TV fame, he admitted he made $100,000,000 off of his time with Friends, so he’s clearly going to live comfortably for a while without much effort.
We have to admit it, we didn’t know how Kudrow would be able to become more than a character actor after portraying the zany Phoebe for 10 years. But she did, and she’s won the hearts of critics everywhere with her two concurrently running television shows, Web Therapy and the Comeback, both of which she created, produced and starred in. Besides being both the creator and the face for both shows, another really cool thing about them: they run on competing TV stations. Web Therapy is in its fourth season on Showtime and the Comeback is in its second on HBO. The Comeback aired its first season in 2005 and took a nine year hiatus until its return in November of 2014, which was met from nearly universal critical acclaim despite the first season’s flop. In other words, this past year has been the best that Kudrow has experienced as an individual, and she’s more then proved her incredible talents.