David Schwimmer is one of the biggest stars of Hollywood who has been a part of some of the most successful movies of the 1990s. He was shot to fame in 1994 following his role as Dr Ross Geller in the comedy series, Friends. Since then, his career has been on a steady ascent as he has delivered such hits as the Madagascar franchise, Six Days Seven Nights, Duane Hopwood, Kissing a Fool, among others. Schwimmer has carved a niche for himself in the movie industry as an adroit actor in films, television series and on stage.
He also works as a director, having directed many movies and television series including Since You’ve Been Gone, Trust and The Tracy Morgan Show. As a producer, his film and TV show credits include Humanoid, Shoot the Moon and Growing Up Fisher.
David Schwimmer Biography (Age)
The multi-talented actor was born, David Lawrence Schwimmer to his parents, Arthur Schwimmer and Arlene Coleman Schwimmer on 2nd November 1966 in Flushing, Queens, New York. He is the second child of his parents. His father, Arthur, is a lawyer while his mother, Arlene, is also an accomplished lawyer who specialized in divorce. He was brought up with his elder sister, Ellie Schwimmer who followed in the footsteps of her parents and became a lawyer. By nationality, he is an American and belongs to the Jewish ethnic group.
David Schwimmer was influenced to be an actor due to his childhood experiences in Los Angeles. Following his family’s relocation to Beverly Hills, California, he went to Beverly Hills High School and graduated class of 1984 together with Jonathan Silverman. While in high school, he joined the drama class in order to mingle with people of like passion and there, he frequently featured in many stage productions.
Adhering to his drama teacher’s counsel to pursue acting as a career, Schwimmer attended a summer acting workshop at Northwestern University, Chicago after completing high school. Through his parents’ insistence, the adept actor enrolled again at Northwestern University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Speech. Almost soon after, he established the Lookingglass Theatre Company with seven of his colleagues at the college before moving back to Los Angeles to kick-start his acting career.
David Schwimmer’s first professional work as an actor came in a guest appearance in the 1982 TV series, Police Squad with another gig coming eight years later as Rob Cuccio in the 1989 TV show A Deadly Silence. He eventually made his first big screen appearance by starring as a Duty Officer in the 1991 film, Flight of the Intruder. The dexterous actor soon proved his mettle and rose to fame with his stunning enactment of Dr Ross Geller in the multiple award winning comedy series, Friends. Since the inception of his acting career, Schwimmer has appeared in over 50 films and TV series including Monty, John Carter and The People vs O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. His works as a voice actor are in movies like Madagascar, ER and Madly Madagascar.
The multi-talented actor is also a director and producer whose handiwork can be seen in many films and TV series like Americana, Fly Like Mercury and Run Fatboy Run. His brilliant performances as an actor have fetched him many accolades including a 1997 Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Friends, a 2002 Satellite Awards, a TV Guide Awards, and 2000 Editor’s Choice Award. Additionally, Schwimmer is a functional executive of the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica which aids child rape and date rape victims.
What’s David Schwimmer’s Net Worth?
Having earned $1 million per episode of season 9 and 10 of the sitcom, Friends, David Schwimmer made the bank as he accumulated a net worth penned at $80 million.
David Schwimmer’s Family – His Wife and Kids
David Schwimmer started dating British artist Zoé Buckman in 2007 and later got engaged in March 2010. Three months later, they solemnized the union in a secret wedding. The couple welcomed their daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer on 8th May 2011. Unfortunately, the duo announced their separation in April 2017.
David Schwimmer is quite tall as he stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m) and weighs 86 kg (189 lb). He has body measurements of Chest – 42 inches, Waist – 41 inches and Biceps – 15 inches.
Is He Gay?
Schwimmer is believed to have a straight sexual orientation as there are no stories that have revealed him to involved in a love affair with a man. Prior to his marriage to Zoé Buckman, he was in numerous relationships with many beautiful ladies including Natalie Imbruglia, Mili Avital and Rochelle Ovitt.