Courteney Cox is an American actress and director born in 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama. Cox is popular for her role as Monica Geller on the NBC comedy Friends. She has also appeared in the television shows Cougar Town, Dirt, Scrubs, As the World Turns and The Trouble with Larry. Movies she has been featured in include Get Well Soon, the Scream movie series, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Cocoon: The Return. Some of the awards she has won include a Golden Apple Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Teen Choice Award and TV Guide Award. She was formerly married to actor David Arquette and has one child.