Happy Birthday to David Schwimmer – “Ross Geller” of Hollywood

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David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, and producer. He was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 2. He began his acting career performing in school plays at Beverly Hills High School. In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and speech. After graduation, Schwimmer co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company. For much of the late 1980s, he lived in Los Angeles as a struggling, unemployed actor.

He starred in the television movie A Deadly Silence in 1989 and appeared in a number of television roles, including on L.A. Law, The Wonder Years, NYPD Blue, and Monty, in the early 1990s. Schwimmer later gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995. His first leading film role was in The Pallbearer (1996), followed by roles in Kissing a Fool (1998), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), Apt Pupil, and Picking Up the Pieces (2000). He was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) as Herbert Sobel

He was Born in the year 1966 at Astoria, NY

He has turned 50 years old and his Sun sign is Scorpio.

He became known as paleontologist Ross Geller on the sitcom Friends, a role for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance. In 2016, he portrayed Robert Kardashian on the FX series American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson

He began acting at Beverly Hills High School, and after graduating college, he co-founded Lookingglass Theatre Company as an unemployed actor

He supplied the voice for the Giraffe, Melman, in the Madagascar franchise and won a Satellite Award for his role in the miniseries Band of Brothers as Herbert Sobel in 2001.

He married Zoe Buckman in 2010, and the following year the couple’s daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer, was born.

His character fell in love with Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston on the TV show Friends.