David Schwimmer young
November 2, 1966
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
89 kg | 196 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
12 US | 45 EU
33 in | 83 cm
David Schwimmer was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S., on November 2, 1966, is an American actor and director.
Young David Schwimmer started acting during his years at the Beverly Hills High School in school theater productions.
He co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois (1988).
He got his television debut in ABC comedy series Police Squad! (1982) in episode "A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)", in uncredited role as Patient.
He made his big screen debut in war thriller movie Flight of the Intruder (1991) in role as Duty Officer.
David's breakthrough performance came as Dr. Ross Geller in NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004). He directed 10 Friends episodes.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" (2006), in role as Lieutenant Barney Greenwald.
He made his directorial debut with comedy film Run Fatboy Run (2007).
He got his Off-Broadway directorial debut in dark comedy "Fault Lines", at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York (2008).
The Laundromat (2019) biographical comedy drama in role as Matthew Quirk, directed by Steven Soderbergh
Big Nothing (2006) black comedy opposite Simon Pegg and Alice Eve
The Pallbearer (1996) romantic comedy with Gwyneth Paltrow
Kissing a Fool (1998) romantic comedy opposite Mili Avital and Jason Lee
Uprising (2001) drama with Donald Sutherland and Jon Voight
Breast Men (1997) dark comedy opposite John Stockwell, Chris Cooper and Emily Procter
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) black comedy with Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and Kiefer Sutherland
Duane Hopwood (2005) comedy drama opposite Janeane Garofalo, John Krasinski and Judah Friedlander
Hotel (2001) comedy thriller with Salma Hayek and Rhys Ifans
The Iceman (2012) biographical thriller opposite Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and Winona Ryder
John Carter (2012) science fiction action with Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch and Willem Dafoe
Nothing But the Truth (2008) thriller drama opposite Kate Beckinsale and Matt Dillon
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance as lawyer Robert Kardashian in FX true crime anthology television series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016).
He won a Satellite Award for his role as Herbert Sobel in war drama miniseries Band of Brothers (2001).
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Dr. Ross Geller in NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004).
He had a recurring role as Michael in ABC coming-of-age comedy-drama television series The Wonder Years (1991-1992).
He had a recurring role as City Attorney Dana Romney in NBC legal drama series L.A. Law (1992-1993).
NYPD Blue (1993) ABC police procedural drama television series in role as Josh '4B' Goldstein
Blossom (1993) NBC sitcom in role as Sonny Catalano
Monty (1994) Fox sitcom in role as Greg Richardson
Web Therapy (2012) Showtime comedy series nin role as Newell L. Miller
Feed the Beast (2016) AMC crime drama series in role as Tommy Moran
Will & Grace (2018-2019) NBC sitcom in role as Noah Broader
Intelligence (2020) comedy series in role as Jerry Bernstein
Graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1984.
Graduated from the Northwestern University (1988), with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and speech.
Has an older sister Ellie Schwimmer.
Good friends with John Krasinski.
Allergic to cats.
He voiced Melman in Madagascar film franchise:
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
He dated Sarah Trimble (1994-1996), Natalie Imbruglia (1996-1997), Mili Avital (1997-2001) and Minnie Driver (2005).
He was married to Zoe Buckman (2010-2017), they have a daughter.
To be perfectly honest, I feel I have a duty to use my celebrity status in a positive way.
When you're playing the same character for a decade it's natural that there are moments when you want to try something new.
It's really important to me not to be known as Ross when I'm 60.
The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day's over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine.
There's nothing like a play. It's so immediate and every performance is different. As an actor, you have the most control over what the audience is seeing.
'Friends', even though it was the longest single job I've had, still to me at the end of the day, when it was over it was a job.
Directing is something I always wanted to do. I started when I was 13 directing scenes in high school and then plays in college with my theatre company.
Sometimes I've felt that the industry has typecast me as a certain kind of character. But then I think all it really takes is one role, the right role, to shake that up and change that perception.