How much is Courteney Cox worth?
|Net Worth:||$150 Million
|Date of Birth:||June 15, 1964|
|Country:||United States of America|
She spent a decade as a Friend before digging up Dirt as a tough-as-nails reporter. Now you can find her living in Cougar Town as a recent divorcee making the dating rounds with younger men.
Who Is Courteney Cox
She captured the world’s heart as the neurotic, outspoken Monica Geller on NBC’s hit series Friends before she caught David Arquette’s heart on the set of Scream. But Courteney was just a southern girl from Birmingham, Alabama with dreams of becoming a model before she exploded into the television and tabloid phenomenon she is today.
Courteney Cox has a net worth ballparked at $150 million dollars, as of 2021.
A Height Decided Career
Courteney Bass Cox was born the youngest of four in Birmingham. She stayed with her mother and stepfather in Alabama after her parents split when she was 10. She graduated from high school, where she was an athlete and cheerleader, and went on to college to study architecture in Washington D.C. Her college stint only lasted a year when she left to go to New York and pursue modeling.
Cox landed a contract with Ford Models and found some success posing for teen magazines, appearing in ads and even being immortalized in Bruce Springsteen’s video for ‘Dancing in the Dark.’ But she ultimately decided to pursue acting, saying, “I wasn’t going to go far. I’m only 5’5” and I don’t have that look.”
Cashing In On Friends
She landed a recurring role on Family Ties in 1987 alongside Michael J. Fox, but when they show ended in 1989, her acting career mostly fell flat. She appeared in some B movies that failed to boost her career until 1994 when the stars aligned and her career took off. In the same year, she scored a role as Jim Carrey’s girlfriend in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and the role that would change her life as Monica Geller on Friends.
Two years later, she starred in her first successful feature film Scream, a role that carried the good fortune of making her a movie star and introducing her to her future husband, David Arquette. She appeared in several other films, but outside of the Scream franchise (it spawned three sequels), she didn’t find much other success on the big screen.
Not that she needed it. The cast of Friends managed to negotiate their salaries up to $1 million per episode by the time the show finally ended in 2004 after 10 years on the air.
A Desperate Comeback
Although her most public romance has been with her Scream co-star Arquette, Courteney was in a long-term relationship with Michael Keaton from 1989 to 1995. She started dating Counting Crows rocker Adam Duritz after they split—ironic, considering he had dated her current best friend and Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston shortly before—but their relationship ended after she met Arquette.
The two met while shooting Scream in 1996 and sparks immediately flew. By 1997, when they shot the sequel, they were a bona-fide couple, and by the time the third installment came out in 2000, they were married. In 2001, she suffered a painful miscarriage before the couple successfully welcomed a baby girl, Coco Riley in 2004. Cox talked openly about using marriage counseling to help them through their difficulties, and it seemed like the tactic was a success, but the couple announced their separation in October 2010 after 11 years of marriage.
Defining Quote “A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me—which is pretty much my motto anyways.”