David Schwimmer Biography
|Popular Name:||David Schwimmer|
|Birth Name:||David Lawrence Schwimmer|
|Birth Date:||2 November 1969|
|Birth Place:||Queens, New York, United States|
(m. 2010; div. 2017)
|Profession:||Actor, Producer, Director|
|Years active:||1982 till date|
|Net Worth:||$85 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
David Shwimmer is an actor and producer from New York, United States. His best known for his role as ‘Ross Geller’ in the American sitcom ‘Friends’. Born in New York City, David moved to Los Angeles to pursue better career prospects after he graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University. After spending a couple of years jobless, he started to receive offers of significant roles that exposed his talent and acting skills. He made his full acting debut in the series “The Wonder Years”, and appeared in his first film, “Flight of the Intruder” in 1991. Three years later he was called up to act as ‘Ross Geller’ in the popular family sitcom ‘Friends.’ This turned out a life-transforming stint for the skillful actor, as the TV series became a cult classic, propelling him to massive global fame, while contributing generously to David Schwimmer net worth 2020. In addition to this, he is also recognized for having also starred in several other TV series, such as “Web Therapy” and “Band of Brothers”, along with other notable films like “Hotel”, “Nothing but the Truth”, and “John Carter”. David Schwimmer’s biography, acting history and journey to success has been documented below.
David Schwimmer’s Early Life
David Lawrence Schwimmer was born on November 2 1966, in Queens, New York, United States, to Arthur and Arlene Coleman. He grew up in the company of his older sister named Ellie. When he was ten, his family relocated to Los Angeles where young David had his first acting experiences. His parents were attorneys, with his mother being a successful divorce lawyer. The family moved again to Beverly Hills where David got enrolled to Beverly Hills high school. His best subjects in school were math and science, and he wanted to become a doctor. When he enrolled in drama class, his school drama teacher encouraged him to further his acting. He then attended an acting program at Northwestern University in Chicago.
When he graduated from Beverly Hills high school, David who was now very passionate about acting almost moved to go straight into account. However, when his parents suggested he goes to college, He attended Northwestern University from where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in theater and speech.
Upon graduation from college, David Schwimmer returned to Los Angeles to attend to his acting career.
David Schwimmer’s Career
His career began towards the end of the 1980s when he started to audition for several roles. He succeeded in getting a supporting role in the television series “A Deadly Silence’’, after which he starred in the film “Flight of the Intruder”.
His first major role came in 1994 in the series “Monty”, for which he earned accolades and desired attention from ace Hollywood agents and producers. He had his major breakthrough when he bagged the role of ‘Dr. Ross Geller’ in “Friends”. The series revolved around the daily lives of six 20-something youths (Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and Paul Rudd), their romantic quests, and other antics.
After the end of the 10-season run of the show in 2004, David moved further to other projects which accounts for David Schwimmer net worth. He starred in the 2005 film ‘Duane Hopwood,’ and turned a full-time director for the British comedy film ‘Run Fatboy Run,’ in 2007. In 2016, he played “Rob Kardashian‘’ in the television series ‘’American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson”. The same year, he appeared in the series ‘Feed the Beast’ to add to his credit of films and television series which have been listed below.
David Schwimmer’s Movies
Some of his most recognized works include:
- Nothing But the Truth (2008)
- Trust (2010)
- The Iceman (2012)
- Big Nothing (2006)
- Duane Hopwood (2005)
- Apt Pupil (1998)
- John Carter (2012)
- Run Fatboy Run (2007)
Awards & Achievements
David Schwimmer was received several award winnings and nominations in different categories for different awards throughout his film acting and directing/producing career. Some if his most iconic awards include Screen Actors Guild Awards and Emmy Awards.
Personal Life & Family
David Schwimmer was involved with British artist Zoë Buckman in 2007. They eventually got married in June 2010 and have a child, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer. They however, divorced after a few years in 2017.
He is currently working as a director of Santa Monica’s ‘Rape Treatment Center,’ which exists toward providing help to victims of date rape and child rape.
David Schwimmer is known for his naturally curly black hair which he has worn since his early days as an actor. He is 185cm tall, weighs 81kg, and has black color eyes.
David Schwimmer Net Worth
David Schwimmer net worth runs into several millions of dollars making him one of the richest American actors. A huge portion of his massive wealth has been generated through his lucrative career as an actor, director, and producer, who hit career breakthrough with a role in the successful family sitcom “Friends”. The show which ran for 10-seasons provided fat paychecks for David making it possible for him to earn over $25 million for appearing in the last 2 seasons of the show.
His earnings from the sitcom “Friends” are as follows:
1. $750,00 per episode in 1994
2. $22,500 per episode in 1995
3. $75,000 per episode in 1996
4. $1 million per episode (Season 8 to Season 10)
For his assets, David Schwimmer’s multi-million dollars empire affords him a luxurious lifestyle and impressive asset collection. He owns a townhouse in New York’s East Village that is worth $4.2 million, a six-story mansion with a roof terrace and elevator valued at $2.5 million, a $10.7 million California house, and a collection of costly cars like Jaguar XK8 ($34,000), Audi (worth around $37,000), Range Rover ($45,000), and many others.