Ross Geller is a paleontologist who works at the natural history museum. He has been best friends with Chandler Bing since being roommates in college. He has been in love with his sister’s best friend from school Rachel Green since high school. He has a son Ben, with his ex wife who left him for another woman.
Portrayed by David Schwimmer.
Born in New York, he now currently resides in Los Angeles and Chicago.
His birth date is November 2nd.
David Schwimmer’s performance as Ross, a sensitive, hopeless romantic, on the worldwide hit comedy “Friends” has earned him an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and he garners popular and critical acclaim for his versatility onstage, in film and on television in a wide variety of roles.
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern, where he received a bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre. In 1988, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, he co-founded Chicago’s Looking glass Theatre Company, an ensemble of actors, writers, directors and designers dedicated to creating vibrant new works for the American stage.
Schwimmer recently adapted Studs Terkel’s book Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession, which he directed as the premiere production for the company’s new theatre on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Schwimmer has acted in or directed numerous productions with Lookingglass, including “Of One Blood”, “West”, “The Odyssey,” “The Jungle,” “In the Eye of the Beholder”, “The Master and Margarita”, “The Arabian Nights” and “The Idiot”. In addition, he starred in the premieres of Roger Kumble’s “D Girl” and “Turnaround” in Los Angeles and Warren Leight’s “Glimmer Brothers” in Williamstown.
Schwimmer’s feature film credits include “Hotel,” “It’s the Rage”, “Picking Up the Pieces”, “Six Days Seven Nights”, “Apt Pupil”, “Kissing a Fool”, “The Pallbearer”, “Crossing the Bridge”, the citically acclaimed HBO films “Band of Brothers” and “Breast Men” and “Since You’ve Been Gone, which he also directed. He continues to direct “Friends,” and he starred in Jon Avnet’s film “Uprising.” He had recurring roles on such series as “NYPD Blue”, “L.A. Law” and “The Wonder Years”.
Schwimmer is on the board of directors of the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica.