Let’s Celebrate a Beautiful Friend

Today we celebrate a woman who embodies beauty, talent , and the school  of hard knocks. She is an actress, has her own production company  , and a mom to boot.  Today we celebrate Courteney Cox on her birthday by looking back on this incredible woman’s life.

Courteney Bass Cox was born June 15, 1964 in Birmingham , Alabama  to Courteney and Richard Cox.   She excelled in school but felt like an outsider.  Courteney loved the latest styles and looking good at an early age.  After high school,  she attended Mount Vernon College where she was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. But college was not where she belonged, so she went to New York where she landed work as a prestigious Ford model.   This turn of events was what started her on her journey to acting.  She will always be known as the girl who said “period” on television.

Here is Courteney Dancing in the Dark with the “Boss” in the famous video. This was the first time that she would be noticed by the public.

Long before the cul de sac or that group of friends, here is Courteney in her first television series, “Misfits of Science.”

Then America loved her as Alex’s new girlfriend on “Family Ties.”  Here she is with Tina Yothers and Michael J Fox.

Early in 1994, Courteney tested for a new series called “Friends” . Originally reading for the role of Rachel, she got her break when she was cast as the obsessive former fatty , Monica.  “Friends” also gave her a great bff… who would be godmother to her daughter..Jennifer !!

Here is Jen and Court… bffs on screen and off. Jen’s character fell in love with Courteney’s character’s brother… Ross.

Friends and lovers. Courteney’s character, Monica fell in love with her brother’s college roommate and friend. Little did she know the guy across the hall would be the love of her life. Courteney with co star and real life friend Matthew Perry of “Go On”

After much heartache , Courteney became a mother on June 13, 2004.  Her daughter Coco Riley Arquette  was born and became the light of her life. Coco regularly comes to work with her mother and is also a daddy’s girl.  Obvious she takes after mommy in the style department.

Inspired by real life tabloids and what they had done to her and her friends, Courteney returned to television in “Dirt” She took on the role of Lucy Spiller, a tabloid editor who would stop at nothing to dish the dirt. Lucy was noted for her sexual exploits and a special kiss between her and bff Jen.  Here she is with her henchman and photographer Don (Ian Hart)

Courteney is not only a great television actress, but is a great movie actress as well. She has had roles in many movies including “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective,” Commandments” “Bedtime Stories,” but most notably she has played the role of reporter -writer Gale Weathers in all four  of the successful “Scream” movies. On one of them was where she met David Arquette.

It’s a new role for Courteney as she adds director to her resume. She has directed an episode of her show “Cougartown” as well as a Lifetime movie “Tall Hot Blonde”

Drinking wine and having fun with her friends, Courteney can now be seen in her series “Cougar town” Next fall, Jules and the gang will be coming to TBS so be watching for them.

So here’s  to a very classy and smart lady, Happy Birthday Cece!

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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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