Fast Facts

  • Appeared in several productions at Beverly Hills High School, where one of his classmates was actor Jonathan Silverman.
  • Toyed with the idea of becoming a lawyer; his parents and sister are all attorneys.
  • Cofounded Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company, along with seven other Northwestern University students, in 1988.
  • Was the first actor cast in the series Friends, with the part of paleontologist Ross Geller written specifically for him.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2006 in the World War II drama The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

Awards

  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Zoe Buckman — Wife
  • Arthur Schwimmer — Father
  • Mili Avital — Ex-significant Other
  • Cleo Buckman Schwimmer — Daughter
  • Natalie Imbruglia — Ex-significant Other
  • Ellie Schwimmer — Sister
  • Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer — Mother

College

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (1988)

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  • Birth Name: David Lawrence Schwimmer
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Birthday: November 2, 1966, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
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