48 Facts About David Schwimmer


David Lawrence Schwimmer was born on November 2,1966 and is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker.


David Schwimmer gained worldwide recognition for portraying Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995.


David Schwimmer was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers as Herbert Sobel.


David Schwimmer was cast as the title character in the 2005 drama film Duane Hopwood, and voiced Melman the Giraffe in the computer-animated Madagascar film franchise, acted in the dark comedy Big Nothing, and the thriller Nothing but the Truth.


David Schwimmer made his West End stage debut in the leading role in 2005's Some Girl.


David Schwimmer made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial in 2006.


In 1979, David Schwimmer went to a Shakespeare workshop given by English actor Sir Ian McKellen in Los Angeles.


David Schwimmer then entered a contest in the Southern California Shakespeare Festival three years in a row, winning two first prizes.


David Schwimmer enrolled in a drama class, where he appeared in stage productions.


David Schwimmer noted that the experience was both "enlightening and exhilarating".


In 1984, David 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.


David Schwimmer enrolled in Northwestern University, where he had attended the summer acting program earlier.


David Schwimmer made his feature film debut in Flight of the Intruder, had a recurring role as a lawyer-turned-vigilante in NYPD Blue before auditioning, unsuccessfully, for a series pilot called Couples.


David Schwimmer landed his first regular series role as the liberal son of a conservative talk show host in the sitcom Monty.


In 1994, David Schwimmer was cast as Ross Geller in NBC's situation comedy Friends, a series that revolved around a group of friends who live near each other in Manhattan.


David Schwimmer played a hopeless-romantic paleontologist who works at a museum and later becomes a professor at a university.


David Schwimmer initially turned down the role as Ross, but accepted later.


Friends quickly developed a loyal audience, with the show and David Schwimmer receiving strong reviews.


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was complimentary of David Schwimmer, calling him "terrific".


Variety's television reviewer said: "All six of the principals, especially Cox and David Schwimmer, appear resourceful and display sharp sitcom skills".


David Schwimmer starred in his first leading film role in the 1996 romantic comedy film, The Pallbearer with Gwyneth Paltrow.


In Kissing a Fool, a romantic comedy, David Schwimmer played Max, a dapper, smart-mouthed ladies' man.


David Schwimmer subsequently appeared opposite Woody Allen and Sharon Stone in Alfonso Arau's straight-to-cable comedy Picking Up the Pieces.


In 2001, Schwimmer played Captain Herbert M Sobel in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' HBO World War II miniseries Band of Brothers.


The only thing believable about David Schwimmer's acting is when he cowers in the face of true battle.


In March 2004, David Schwimmer appeared as himself on HBO's comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.


The Washington Post noted that David Schwimmer is particularly appealing as Melman.


David Schwimmer starred on the London stage in May 2005, with Catherine Tate, Lesley Manville, Sara Powell, and Saffron Burrows, in Neil LaBute's Some Girl at the Gielgud Theatre.


David Schwimmer mercilessly lays bare his character's opportunism, casual cruelties, and chronic self-deception.


David Schwimmer played the role of Lieutenant Barney Greenwald in the production, which was directed by Jerry Zaks.


David Schwimmer made his directorial feature debut in the 2007 British comedy film Run Fatboy Run.


On November 8,2007, David Schwimmer made a guest appearance in the second season of the television series 30 Rock, where he played Greenzo, an NBC environmental mascot.


David Schwimmer took part in directing in-studio segments for Little Britain USA, an American spin-off of the British BBC television series Little Britain.


In October 2008, David Schwimmer made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in Fault Lines at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York.


David Schwimmer directed his second feature, Trust, starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener.


David Schwimmer appeared in the cast of The Iceman in 2013 as Josh Rosenthal, a mobster who was brought up by the notorious Roy Demeo and part of the Gambino Family.


In 2014, David Schwimmer was cast as the lead in the ABC comedy pilot Irreversible, playing "one half of a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple".


In 2016, David Schwimmer played Robert Kardashian in the first season of the FX anthology series American Crime Story.


David Schwimmer received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance.


In 2020, David Schwimmer was cast as a main character in a British sitcom, Intelligence broadcast on Sky One.


In May 2020, David Schwimmer was a celebrity reader on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.


In late 2020 David Schwimmer was signed as the face of British banking chain TSB.


David Schwimmer began a relationship with British artist Zoe Buckman in 2007 and they married in June 2010.


David Schwimmer previously had a loft in Near West Side, Chicago as well as a house in Hancock Park, Los Angeles.


In June 2006, David Schwimmer won a US$400,000 defamation lawsuit against Aaron Tonken, a former charity fundraiser.


Tonken claimed David Schwimmer had demanded Rolex watches in order to appear at his own charity event, a claim that David Schwimmer had denied.


David Schwimmer has campaigned for legislation to ban drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB.


David Schwimmer has received seven Screen Actors Guild Award nominations with one win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Friends.