David Schwimmer is an American actor and director. David gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995. He also starred in other television series, such as Band of Brothers and Web Therapy. Some of his notable films are John Carter, Nothing but the Truth and Hotel. In 2016, he starred as lawyer Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story, for which he received his second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
David Lawrence Schwimmer
Actor, Producer, Director
Birthday / Date of Birth
David Schwimmer was born on the 2nd of November 1966, in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States.
He’s currently 53 years old.
He is of Ashkenazi Jewish origin with his parents tracing their ancestry back to Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Russia and Belarus.
In 1984, Schwimmer graduated from Beverly Hills High and wanted to go straight into acting, but his parents insisted he go to college first so he would have something to fall back on. In 1988, he graduated from the Northwestern University in Chicago with a bachelor of arts degree in theater and speech.
- Father – Arthur Schwimmer (Attorney)
- Mother – Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer (Attorney)
- Siblings – Ellie Schwimmer (Older Sister)
- Relatives – Bertram Schwimmer (Paternal Grandfather), Beatrice P. Osgood (Paternal Grandmother), Max S. Colman (Maternal Grandfather), Syd Sherman (Maternal Grandmother)
Girlfriend / Spouse
David Schwimmer has dated –
- Sarah Trimble (1994-1996) – David started dating Sarah Trimble, who worked as a clerk for a federal judge in New Orleans in 1994. He even used to jet out to New Orleans once in a month while shooting for Friends. David later revealed that he had tapped into the pain of his breakup from Sarah while shooting for Ross and Rachel’s breakup in the show. It took him around 10 minutes to recover emotionally from the scene.
- Natalie Imbruglia (1996-1997) – Schwimmer started dating Australian-British model and singer Natalie Imbruglia in 1996. Their relationship didn’t work out due to the long distance equation as he was in United States shooting for Friends series and she was in London working on her debut album. But, she did recall it as a happy relationship in a 2015 interview with Red magazine.
- Mili Avital (1997-2001) – David started dating Israeli actress Mili Avital after having grown close while working on romantic comedy, Kissing a Fool (1998). They separated in 2001. David later ceded that his inability to strike balance between work and personal life led to the end of a beautiful relationship.
- Carla Alapont (2003) – David first met Carla on the Hollywood Boulevard in 2003 in an incident due to disagreement over driving. After she nearly chopped down his car, he came over for confrontation but soon apologized and got her phone number. They made a couple of public appearances during their short affair.
- Tina Barrett (2004) – Schwimmer hooked up with London based dancer and singer, Tina Barrett after having met at the Glamour Magazine Awards 2004 in London. Barrett flirted aggressively to get his attention after the party headed to Funky Buddha Club for some drinks.
- Zoe Buckman (2007-2017) – David first met Zoe Buckman at the Cuckoo Club in London. Zoe used to work as a cocktail waitress at the club, while David was directing Run Fatboy Run in the capital. He fell for her at the first sight and convinced her to move to the United States with him. In March 2010, they had got engaged. They got married in a small intimate wedding ceremony in June 2010. In May 2011, she gave birth to a daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer. In 2017, David and Zoe announced that they had started living separately.
- In feet – 6 feet 1 inches
- In centimeters – 185 cm
- In meters – 1.85 m
- In Kilograms – 89 kg
- In Pounds – 196 lbs
His other body information is yet to be disclosed.
His shoe size is 13 (US).
Schwimmer gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends (1997-2004), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2016, he starred as lawyer Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story, for which he received his second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
In 1996, he played the small role as a duty officer in the film, Flight of the Intruder.
In 1991, David played the role of Michael in 4 episodes of ABC comedy drama series, The Wonder Years.
David has starred in the promotional campaigns of AT&T, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 & Popeye’s $5 Bonafide.
Awards & Nominations
|American Comedy Awards||1996||Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a Television Series||Friends||Nominated|
|Behind the Voice Actors Awards||2013||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film||Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted||Nominated|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||1999||Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy/Romance||Six Days Seven Nights||Nominated|
|British Independent Film Awards||2007||Douglas Hickox Award||Run Fatboy Run||Nominated|
|Deauville Film Festival||2011||Grand Special Prize||Trust||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Awards||2008||Comedy Guest Actor||30 Rock||Nominated|
|Golden Raspberry Awards||1997||Worst New Star||The Pallbearer||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television Association Awards||1997||Best Ensemble in a Series||Friends||Nominated|
|1997||Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Won|
|1998||Best Ensemble in a Series||Friends||Nominated|
|1998||Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|1999||Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2000||Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2000||Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2001||Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2002||Best Direction in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2016||Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series||American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||1995||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2016||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie||American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||2002||Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Band of Brothers||Won|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||1996||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Won|
|1999||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2000||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2001||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2002||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2003||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|2004||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
|TV Guide Awards||2000||Editor’s Choice Award||Friends||Won|
|TV Land Awards||2006||Most Memorable Kiss||Friends||Nominated|
|2007||Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good||Friends||Nominated|
|Viewers for Quality Television Awards||1995||Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series||Friends||Nominated|
David Schwimmer Favorites
- Favorite Book – The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Favorite New York City Restaurant – Pasquale Jones
- Favorite Los Angeles Restaurant – Jon & Vinny’s
- Favorite Destination – Paris
- Favorite Guiltiest Pleasure – Television, Pizza
David Schwimmer Net worth
David Schwimmer has an estimated net worth of $85 million dollars as of 2020.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About David Schwimmer
- While studying at the university, he was active in local theater and had a membership of the Improv group, No-Fun Mud Piranhas. The comedian and TV host Stephen Colbert was his fellow member in the group.
- In 1979, Schwimmer went to a Shakespeare workshop given by English actor Ian McKellen in Los Angeles.
- In 1994, he bagged one of the first major roles of his career in the series Monty, which saw him portray Greg Richardson in 14 episodes.
- In 2001, Schwimmer played Captain Herbert M. Sobel in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks HBO World War II miniseries Band of Brothers.
- In March 2004, Schwimmer appeared as himself on HBO’s comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- In June 2006, Schwimmer won a US$400,000 defamation lawsuit against Aaron Tonken, a former charity fundraiser. Tonken claimed Schwimmer had demanded Rolex watches in order to appear at his own charity event, a claim that Schwimmer had denied.
- In November 8, 2007, Schwimmer made a guest appearance in the second season of the television series 30 Rock, where he played Greenzo, an NBC environmental mascot.
- In October 2008, Schwimmer made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in Fault Lines at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York.
- In 2011, he appeared as a supporting cast member in the series Web Therapy, which starred his Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow, who also co-created the series. The series saw David portray Newell Miller and ran for four seasons before being canceled.
- He serves as a director for Santa Monica based Rape Treatment Center, which works to assist victims of child rape and date rape.
- In November 2011, he gave the Scottish charity Children 1st permission to screen his film Trust to commemorate World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence against Children.
- In 2013, he infuriated his new neighbors in the East Village neighborhood of New York City by demolishing an iconic townhouse, which he wanted to renovate. This led to someone painting Ross is not cool on the front façade.
- In May 2014, he helped New York police department solve a stabbing case by turning over the footage from his security cameras, which led to the identification of culprit.
- In 2016, he played Robert Kardashian in the series American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson. The same year, he appeared as one of the main leads in the series ‘Feed the Beast.’
- In April 2017, Schwimmer helped adapt the films of Sigal Avin for a US audience. The six short features depict sexual harassment at work by men on women.