Courteney Cox’s Big Break Came 10 Years Before ‘Friends’ When She Appeared in a Rock Star’s Music Video

Social media and headlines have been blowing up over the Friends reunion. The news was first confirmed back in 2020, and, alas, fans and viewers of NBC’s popular sitcom are finally going to get what so many have been patiently waiting for.

This past April the alarms sounded off when the beloved cast members were seen at the infamous Warner Bros. Studio’s Stage 24. Filming has seemed to wrap up, and the time has come. The highly-anticipated content is set to release on HBO Max at the end of May. With all of the hype and attention, the beloved cast member have been making more cameos than usual.

Take a look back at the cast and characters of Friends, and how Courteney Cox‘s appearance in a rock star’s music video led to the actor’s big break. 

The cast and characters of NBC’s ‘Friends’

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Friends premiered in 1994, and audiences and viewers couldn’t get enough of the New York friend group.

The series was centered around Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Ross Geller. The episodes followed the young adults throughout their professional and personal lives. The cast’s chemistry, dynamic, and storylines helped skyrocket the sitcom to new levels of fame and popularity. 

Jennifer Aniston is the beloved actress who is still best remembered for playing Rachel on Friends. Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox were the talented individuals who were cast to play her on-screen BFFs. 

As for the guys, Matt LeBlanc appeared in Friends as Joey Tribbiani and Matthew Perry was selected for the role of Chandler Bing. Of course, fans and viewers of the NBC sitcom would never forget Ross Geller. David Schwimmer played Monica’s older brother who loved his elite doctor status and, of course, Rachel. 

What do fans of ‘Friends’ know about the HBO Max reunion?

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Fans and followers of Friends were ecstatic to hear the news about the Friends reunion. 

Insider has recapped everything the public knows so far about the TV event that just about everybody is looking forward to. HBO Max is where viewers will be able to stream this exclusive and exciting reunion. The unique event marks the first time the iconic crew has gotten together on screen to discuss and reminisce the legendary television series that made such an impact on their lives and pop culture. 

The reunion will feature some of the sitcom’s most memorable guest stars that came on the set of Friends over the years.

Fans can expect appearances from Reese Witherspoon, Tom Selleck, and Maggie Wheelers. In addition, some of the series’ most avid and loyal celeb fans have been invited to join in on the fun. Mindy Kaling, Lady Gaga, and David Beckham are just a few to name.

It is safe to say fans and followers of Friends have a lot to look forward, but, looking back, they might be surprised to learn just how Cox got her big break almost a decade before Friends aired.  

Courteney Cox’s big break came ten years before ‘Friends’ when she appeared in a rock star’s music video

Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox | Jordin Althaus/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank

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Cox, an Alabama native, has had an impressive and lengthy career in the spotlight. Of course, many of Cox’s fans know and love her as Monica Geller from the award-winning series Friends, but, some of her fans might be pleasantly surprised to hear how the star landed her big break.

Before Geller took on the character who was known for her supportive but controlling ways, she actually was working on the set of a music video. 

In 1984 Cox appeared in Bruce Springsteen’s music video for “Dancing in the Dark”.  Cox played the role of a young woman, and it wound up being a monumental and defining moment for her acting career.

Cox admitted to being reluctant to having to be the one to join the singer on stage, but her dancing and demeanor definitely seemed to make an impact. Cox’s musical cameo inspired other celebrities like Alfonso Ribeiro and ultimately helped Cox landed more prominent roles.