To this day, Friends is considered to be one of the best sitcoms to ever hit our TV screens. The comedy show ran for an incredible 10 seasons, with viewers loving each and every episode from beginning to end. Not only was the show a massive success worldwide, but fans were so hooked to the series they kept begging for more. One thing that Friends is well known for its incredible female cast. Of course, we aren’t just talking about Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel – there were plenty more lovely ladies that appeared on the show. Keep reading to find out who some of these women are.
Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth Steves
As Ross is a professor at the University he gets an anonymous teacher evaluation which leads him to discover that he actually has a secret admirer. Being the that Ross is, he was of course drawn to the attention. Ross ultimately risked his teaching career just to be with Alexandra Holden who plays his student and girlfriend, Elizabeth Stevens. However, the relationship eventually ended after Ross realized Elizabeth just wasn’t mature enough for him. Even though she only appeared on Freinds for a short period of time, she has played other rolled in both films and TV series.
Jennifer Coolidge As Amanda
Jennifer Coolidge plays Amanda who was once Rachel and Monica’s unpleasant neighbor from across the hall before Chandler moves in. However, the ladies had hardly kept in touch with each other since Amanda moved to England and adopted a terrible, fake accent. Coolidge has been considered one of the funniest women to grace our TV screens. She reportedly has a net worth of $8 million.
Christina Applegate as Amy Green
Applegate plays Amy, who is one of Rachel’s younger sisters. Amy only comes to visit her sister each time she is having boyfriend problems. However, she is not very well-liked by the ‘Freinds’ gang as she is rather rude and quite wicked. Prior to her appearance on Freinds, Applegate was a well-known TV and film actress. Her net worth has been estimated at an amazing $25 million.
Jane Sibbett as Carol Willick
We’re first introduced to Carol just after she left Ross when she came out as a lesbian. However, she also reveals that she is pregnant with Ross’s child but has chosen to raise the baby with her new partner, Susan. Throughout the 10 seasons, we witness some historical moments between Carol and Ross as they amicably co-parent their son, Ben. Over the years, Sibbett has also starred in various films.
Morgan Fairchild as Nora Bing
Nora Bing is Chandler’s mom who only makes occasional appearances throughout the entire series of Friends. Chandler doesn’t have a close relationship with his mom who is not only overly dramatic but stunningly beautiful. Nora divorced Chandler’s father, Charles Bing after she found out he was having an affair with their pool boy. Fairchild has been acting since the 70s and at 70 years old, she has a net worth of roughly $20 million.
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay
Phoebe Buffay was actually Monica’s roommate before Rachel. Most of the time she is known for her offbeat, ditsy, and spiritual personality which can sometimes be overwhelming for people she comes across. As one of the main characters, many fans dubbed her as their ultimate favorite. There’s no doubt that Phoebe’s a great catch but we all have to agree that throughout the series she definitely dated some worthless men. Much like her co-stars, Kudrow’s role in Freinds is basically what helped launch her career and land some other roles in both film and TV.
Reese Witherspoon as Jill
Reese Witherspoon plays Rachel’s youngest sister, Jill who is very similar in many ways to Rachel compared to their other sister. However, Jill is much more indulged and has a major shopping addiction. On top of all of that, she also doesn’t know how to live as an independent adult which is why she comes to Rachel for help. During her appearance on the show, she even gets together with Ross, which of course bothers Rachel. Nowadays, Reese Witherspoon is not only one of the biggest names in Hollywood but is also one of the most gorgeous female stars. Her current net worth is estimated at $200 million.
Courteney Cox as Monica Geller
Monica is Ross’s younger sister and Rachel’s best friend & confidant. Throughout the entire series, we see her blossoming friendship with her brother’s friend – Chandler. We are even shown many flashbacks from when “fat Monica” started falling for him back in high school. Aside from that Monica was seen as the “mother figure” of the gang which is why many of the gatherings take place in her apartment. We all know Monica has a kind, caring, and notorious obsessive cleaner who can also be bossy. But either way, fans absolutely love this gorgeous female lead character. However, the big question right now is when we can expect to see Courtney Cox appear in the Freinds reunion show?
Maggie Wheeler as Janice Litman Goralnik
Who can ever forget Janice’s infamous nasally voice? Maggie Wheeler stared as Janice, the loudmouth, obnoxious, on & off-again girlfriend of Chandler. Truth is, this couple was actually one of the very first on the show. For those who don’t know but Wheeler actually doesn’t speak like this all the time. She has also appeared on many other sitcoms since her time on Friends. You can bet this star will definitely be back when the Freinds reunion airs.
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green
Rachel Green is sometimes considered to be the most iconic character amongst the group. In the beginning, she is introduced as a naive runaway who relocates to New York after reuniting with her childhood best friend, Monica Geller. Rachel who is played by Jennifer Aniston gradually developed from an entitled, self-centered girl into a mature, kind-hearted businesswoman. Fans absolutely love watching the gorgeous, fashionable star throughout the series and many of her fascinating relationships with men. Aniston is no stranger to the big screen and has made numerous appearances on major films. She is also just as excited as her fans for the Freinds reunion, and we cant wait to see what Rachel Geller-Green has in store for us.
Lauren Tom as Julie
Played by Lauren Tom, Julie was Ross’s girlfriend at the start of the second season. Things got rather serious between the two; they even intended on adopting a cat. The couple first met in grad school, but ran into each other at a dig Ross participated in and started dating. It was clear that Rachel didn’t like Julie, but Rachel denies it. When Julie takes Monica out shopping, Rachel really gets upset since she feels like Julie is stealing everyone from her. However, things take a turn when Rachel admits her feelings for Ross.
Bonnie Somerville as Mona
Mona is played by Bonnie Somerville. Mona was Ross’s girlfriend in season 8. The two began dating soon after Ross found out Rachel was pregnant with his baby. Things got heated when Ross asked Rachel to move in with him because of the baby. That’s when Mona broke up with him. It’s not all that surprising, seeing as Ross kept forgetting about dates with Mona every time Rachel was having any sort of pregnancy issue.
Elle Macpherson as Janine Lecroix
After Chandler moves out of his and Joey’s apartment, Janine Lecroix, played by Elle Macpherson, moves in and becomes Joey’s new roommate. Initially, Joey knew nothing about Janine when she moved in but soon took a liking to her for her personality as well. Eventually, he becomes terrified because he believes she’s turning him into a “girl” with paintings of water cans and babies and flowers. Joey asks her to remove all these items from shared spaces in the apartment, which she agrees to do. However, he realizes he likes them and tells her she can put it all back if she wants to.
Anna Faris as Erica
Anna Faris plays Erica, the mother of Chandler and Monica’s adopted twins. While the beginning of the adoption process was confusing as Erica mixed up Monica and Chandler’s file with another couple’s, things soon fall into place. It wasn’t until the birth that Erica learns that she’s been pregnant with twins, not one baby. She gives birth to a girl and a boy, who are named Jack and Erica – after Monica’s father and after the twins’ birth mother.
Christine Taylor as Bonnie
Bonnie is another of Ross’s girlfriends who’s portrayed by Christine Taylor. Pheobe’s friend, Bonnie ends up dating Ross. Pheobe asks Rachel if it’s okay to set Bonnie up with Ross, and since Rachel remembered her as having a bald head, she said yes. Well, Bonnie had grown out her hair by that point, so Rachel gets very jealous. Eventually, Rachel convinces her to shave her head again, and when she does, Ross is shocked. He ends up breaking up with her to get back together with Rachel soon after.
Julia Roberts as Susie
Who doesn’t adore Julia Roberts? Well, we expect you were as delighted as we were to see her appear on Friends as Susie Moss in season 2. Susie runs into Chandler and they reminisce about their time in grade school together. When Susie hints that Chandler should ask her out, he does and they begin dating. However, soon it becomes clear that she only got together with Chandler to get revenge for what he had done to her in school. Fun fact, when this episode aired, Matthew Perry and Julia Roberts were actually in a relationship!
Denise Richards as Cassie
Cassie is Ross and Monica’s cousin and was portrayed by Denise Richards. When she arrives, she causes Chandler, Ross, and even Pheobe to be attracted to her. This led to some tense situations seeing as she’s related to both Ross and Chandler’s fiance. She stays with Ross before Monica’s wedding since Chandler couldn’t stop staring at her. The situation was repeated when Ross had the same reaction to her appearance.