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Thursday nights just aren’t the same since Friends went off the air in 2004 (though we DO have The Vampire Diaries and that is pretty fantastic).

From 1994 on, we laughed, we cried, and then we laughed again at the happenings of our favorite friends as they navigated life in New York City.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends, we thought we’d take a look back at the cast and answer the question: Where are they now!?

Arguably the most famous of the Friends, Jennifer Aniston, is a constant source of tabloid fodder, thanks to her relationship with Brad Pitt and the demise thereof.

Coupled with the Pitt-Jolie marriage and her inability to walk down the aisle again (even though Aniston is engaged to Justin Theroux) keep her in the spotlight.

Then there are the ever-present Jennifer Aniston pregnancy rumors, which by our count, mean she has been with child at least 22 times … give or take 22.


Perhaps the least famous Friends cast member is David Schwimmer, who played Ross Gellar, Rachel Green’s longtime love interest.

It’s almost like Jennifer Aniston’s post-Friends success and celebrity status is inversely proportionate to David Schwimmer’s lack thereof.

He voiced Melman in Madagascar and then stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut in 2008. Other than that? Not a whole lot.

A close second for least successful post-Friends has to be Matthew Perry, whose roles included playing an adult version of Zac Efron (weird) and the short-lived comedy Go On.

No matter what their successes or failures may be, one thing is certain: Friends is one of the world’s most beloved sitcoms. Always. Forever.