David Schwimmer

Who is David Schwimmer?

David Schwimmer is an American actor, director, and producer. He gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the T.V. sitcom Friends, which ran for 10 consecutive years from 1994-2004.

Quick Info 
Celebrated NameDavid Schwimmer
ProfessionActor, Director, Producer
Birth DateNovember 2, 1996
Birth PlaceFlushing, New York, U.S
Full NameDavid Lawrence Schwimmer
Star SignScorpion
ParentsFather: Authur Schwimmer
Mother: Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer
WifeZoe Buckman (divorce)
DaughterCleo Buckman Schwimmer
Net Worth$85 million
EthnicityAshkenazi Jewish
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Weight86 kg (189 lbs)
Body Measurements42-41-15 inches
Hair ColorLight Brown


David’s full name is David Lawrence Schwimmer. He was born on November 2, 1996, in Flushing, New York, U.S. to father Authur Schwimmer and mother, Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer. His zodiac sign is Scorpion.  He has an older sister named Ellie. David will reach the age of 54 in November of 2020. David studied in Beverly Hills High School, where he began his career performing in school plays. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and speech, where his high school instructor encouraged him to attend a summer program in acting. So, being inspired by an experience, he, along with his 7 other Northwestern Graduates, co-founded Chicago’s Looking glass Theatre Company in 1988.

David Schwimmer

Early Life of David Schwimmer

At the age of 10, David experienced his first acting experience at Los Angeles, where he was cast as the fairy godmother in the Jewish version of Cinderella. He joined a Shakespeare workshop given by Ian McKellen in Los Angeles, which he still recalls his experience being riveted. David then entered a contest in the Southern California Shakespeare Festival for 3 years in a row, winning two first prizes. Following his mother’s successful career as a divorce lawyer, his family moved to L.A. There, he admitted to Beverly Hills High School. He was good at science and math and thought to be a doctor until his drama teacher encouraged him to join summer camp at Northwestern University, Chicago. After this, he became inspired and co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company right after his graduation. Subsequently, he returned to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

David Schwimmer holds American citizenship and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Besides, standing at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighing about 86 kg (189 lbs) with the body measurement of 42 inches chest, 41 inches waist, and 15 inches biceps. Additionally, his hair color is light brown.


In 1989, David debuted a supporting role in the ABC television movie, A Deadly Silence. In 1992, he followed his role in the legal drama L.A. Law and the comedy-drama series The Wonder Years. In 1991, he had made a feature film debut in Flight of the Intruder and had a recurring role as lawyer-turned-vigilante in NYPD. David landed his first regular series role as the liberal son of a conservative talk show host, Henry Winkler, in the sitcom Monty.

Ross Geller in Friends

From 1994-2004, David enrolled in the T.V. sitcom Friends that ran for 10 consecutive years. He became a cast as Dr. Ross Geller in NBC’s situation comedy, a series that revolved around a group of friends who live near each other in Manhattan. He played as a hopeless-romantic paleontologist who works at a museum and later becomes a professor at a university. In the series, he starred alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc.

David Schwimmer


In 1996, David starred his first leading film role in the romantic comedy film, The Pallbearer with Gwyneth Paltrow. His next film roles in 1998 were Kissing a Fool, Six Days, Seven Nights, and Apt Pupil. Then, in 2001, David played Captain Herbert M. Sobel in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, HBO World War II miniseries, and Band of Brothers. The same year he also portrayed Yitzhak Zuckerman in the war drama Uprising, based on the real events of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In 2004, Davis appeared on HBO’s comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

From 2004, he started directing and also starred in the independent drama, Duane Hopwood, in 2005. In the same year, he voiced Melman, a hypochondriac giraffe, in the computer-animated film Madagascar. Then, in 2006, David made his Broadway debut in Herman Wouk’s two-act play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. The same year, he also played a bitter, unemployed scientist in Big Nothing. In 2007, he made his directorial feature debut in the British comedy film Run Fatboy Run. Likewise, in 2008, he again made his directorial debut in Fault Lines at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York.

Meanwhile, in 2010, David returned to television. He appeared in the cast of The Iceman in 2012. He played in the first season of the F.X. anthology series American Crime Story, in 2016. In  2017, it helped to adapt the films of Sigal Avin for the U.S. audience. He had his last appearance in 2020 as the main character in a new British comedy sitcom called Intelligence broadcast on Sky One.

Personal Life of David Schwimmer

David got married to British artist Zoe Buckman in June 2010. They began their relationship in 2007. Zoe gave birth to their daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer, in 2011. The couple announced that they were taking some time apart and apparently got divorced later in 2017.

David is an active director of the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, which specializes in helping the victims of date rape and child rape. Schwimmer has also campaigned to ban drugs like Rohypnol and GHB. He also 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.

David Schwimmer


David continuously got nominated for several categories since 1996. From 1997-2016, he became nominated in Online Film and Television Association Awards from Friends on a title like Best Ensemble in a Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Best Direction in a Comedy Series. Moreover, he won the title of Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 1997. Likewise, the actor also earned the title of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in Satellite Awards in 1996. In 2000, he again won the title Editor’s Choice Award in T.V. Guide Awards. David won the title Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television in Satellite Awards from Band of Brothers.


David Schwimmer has an active Instagram account as @_schwim_ with 5.5 million followers and a twitter account as @schwin with 674k followers. He also has an active Facebook account with 500,847 followers and 473,412 likes.

David Schwimmer Net Worth

Matt has been living a luxurious lifestyle. He is a successful person earning a lot of money and fame as well. As of 2020, his net worth is $85 million.

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