One of his high school instructors encouraged him to attend a summer program on acting and that was all the inspiration he needed to pursue acting as a career. He loved what he experienced at the summer school and eventually received his bachelor’s degree in speech/theatre. After he graduated, David co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company in the late 1980s and tried to scratch as an actor but he remained unemployed for a few more years.
Date of Birth: November 2, 1966
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
His first acting experience was at the age of 10 when he played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderalla’s Jewish version. Today, Schwimmer is most popular for his role as palaeontologist Ross Geller on the award-winning TV show Friends (1994 – 2004). The role was scripted with him in mind as the Executive Producer of the favourite sitcom had worked with him and knew his calibre but David first turned down the role but later went on to accept it. Keep scrolling as we bring you details on the family of the American Crime Story (2016) actor.
Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer (mother)
Date of Birth: November 2, 1940
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
She is a high-profile divorce attorney and an actress known for her role in Since You’ve Been Gone (1998).
Arthur Erwin Schwimmer (father)
Date of Birth: March 12, 1941
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
He is also a California appellate attorney and has been married to Arlene since 1964.
Elinor ‘Ellie’ Schwimmer (sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: June 18, 1965
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Like her parents, Ellie is also an attorney; David initially toyed with the idea of continuing the law profession but his interest in the movie industry got the better part of him.
Zoe Buckman (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: June 4, 2010 – April 2017 (7 years)
Date of Birth: September 13, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Schwimmer was in London when he met Buckman who is an artist and part-time photographer in 2007. He was at the time directing the romantic comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007). It is said that she was waitressing at the Cuckoo Club in the West End of the city when she waited on Schwimmer. In no time, the 19-years younger Zoe reportedly left her north London home and moved to Los Angeles to be with her new-found lover.
They announced their engagement in March 2010 and by June of that same year; the ex-lovers had a secret wedding, three years after they had been together. Everything was going well for the lovers; they welcomed a baby girl and lived on together for almost seven years until they said in a joint statement that they were deciding to take some time apart while they determined the future of their relationship. Since April 2017, Schwimmer and his beautiful wife have been separated but have been wonderful co-parents to their only daughter.
Cleo Buckman Schwimmer (daughter with Zoe Buckman)
Date of Birth: May 8, 2011
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Cleo is the cute little critter that was born to David and his British ex-wife Zoe; she is also the spitting image of her mom but we see plenty of her dad in her smile. She appears to be growing faster than her age as Schwimmer explained in an interview once that he is always careful with his beer as his daughter loves it. Dave is also doing a great job at instilling confidence in his princess at a young age.