Who is David Schwimmer and what is his net worth? David Schwimmer is an actor who has appeared in various television shows. He gained popularity after portraying the role of Ross Geller in popular TV series ‘Friends’. Apart from an actor, Schwimmer is also a producer and director. Some of the TV series where he appeared includes ‘L.A. Law’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Monty’, and ‘The Wonder Years’. He has also appeared in many films like ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’, ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘Nothing But the Truth’, ‘Picking Up the Pieces’, and ‘Kissing a Fool’. He made his Broadway debut in 2006 in ‘The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial’.
David Schwimmer was born November 2, 1966, in Flushing, New York City. He was born to parents Arlene and Arthur Schwimmer. Both his parents were attorneys. He also has an elder sister named Ellie. His family moved to Los Angeles and at age 10 he got his first acting experience. His family later moved to Beverley Hills and he attended the Beverley Hills High School. He was enrolled in the drama class and used to appear in stage productions.
He then went to Chicago to have a workshop in acting. In Chicago, he attended the Northwestern University and did a drama course. In 1988, he graduated with a degree in theater and speech. Later, he became the co-founder ‘Lookingglass Theatre Company’. Schwimmer then returned to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
David Schwimmer married Zoë Buckman in June 2010. His wife is a British artist. The couple has a daughter named Cleo Buckman Schwimmer born in May 2011. Schwimmer previously dated Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia, Rochelle Ovitt, and Isralian actress Mili Avital.
In 1989, David Schwimmer made his debut in the TV movie ‘A Deadly Silence’ for ABC. This was followed by his roles in ‘L.A. Law’, ‘The Wonder Years’, and ‘NYPD Blue’. In 1994, he became a cast of the hit sitcom ‘Friends’ on NBC. He then appeared in his first debut film ‘The Pallbearer’ in 1996. It was then followed by his roles in the movies like ‘Apt Pupil’, ‘Kissing a Fool’, and ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’.
In 2001, he was seen in Steven Speilberg’s ‘Band of Brothers’. He was then seen in the comedy ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ on HBO. In 2005, he appeared in the drama ‘Duane Hopwood’ and lent his voice to the animated movie ‘Madagascar’. In 2006, he was seen in the movie ‘Big Nothing’. He made his directorial debut in the 2007 British movie ‘Run Fatboy Run’. It was followed by ‘Nothing but the Truth’, and ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’. He directed the Broadway ‘Fault Lines’ in 2008.
Schwimmer directed his second film called ‘Trust’ which was premièred in the Toronto International Film Festival 2010. In 2011, he was seen in the British series ‘Come Fly With Me’. In 2016, he portrayed the role of Rob Kardashian in the series ‘American Crime Story’ on FX.
David Schwimmer has been nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Awards. In 1996, he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Friends’. In 2010, he won the TV Guide Award and in 2002, he won the Satellite Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film’ for ‘Band of Crothers’.
David Schwimmer Net Worth
David Schwimmer came to prominence after appearing in ‘Friends’. At a very young age, he co-founded ‘Lookingglass Theatre Company’. He has successfully starred in many television shows. He has also appeared in British TV series. He has acted in many films and has also directed some of them. David Schwimmer’s net worth is an estimated $95 million.
This wealth comes from his acting profession. He has also appeared in many Broadways and stage productions. He has successfully led his voice as Melman in the animated movie ‘Madagascar’, ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’ and ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’. In the TV series ‘Friends’, he appeared in 236 episodes and also directed 10 episodes.
In 2006, David Schwimmer won a defamation lawsuit worth $400,000 against Aaron Tonken. He is serving as the director of Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica. He has also campaigned for banning drugs like GHB and Rohypnol.