David Schwimmer is an American actor and producer with an estimated net worth of $80 million. Born on November 2, 1966 in Flushing, Queens in New York City, he is the son of Arthur and Arlene Schwimmer. He is the youngest of two and has an older sister. When his family moved to Los Angeles when he was just a child, he took an interest in the acting field. He was first cast as the fairy godmother in a production of Cinderella when he was only 10 and he began acting after that as more than just a fun hobby, but as a passion. It wasn’t long before his family moved from LA to Beverly Hills because his mother is a famous divorce lawyer.
While there, he went to Beverly Hills High School where he got to know some of the most famous children in the world, which can only help your career when you want to get into the business. He was not someone who fit in at first, but he began to learn to fit in as time went on. For a long time, despite his love of acting, he thought he might grow up and go to medical school to become a doctor. However, he decided that he wanted to go into drama classes for fun and ended up loving the acting he did even more than he loved math and science, and he decided medical school was not for him.
However, his parents did not want him to go into acting until he had a college degree, so they required that he attend Northwestern University to graduate with a B.A. in Theater. Shortly after his graduation, he co-founded a theatre company called the Lookingglas Theatre Company. Back in LA, he decided to go ahead and try for a career in acting. His first television role was a supporting one in 1989 and did not make him famous. He has several small roles on television and in the movies for a few years, but it was not until he was cast as Ross Gellar in 1994 in the hit series Friends that he became a household name.
That role changed his life, making him one of the very first actors on television to earn $1 million per episode during the last two seasons of the hit show. His acting career took off after the success of this show, allowing him land roles in many movies and other works. However, once the show ended, he focused less on acting and more on production. He also works very closely with charities that are important to him, including acting as director of the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, which helps date rape and child rape victims overcome their victimization.
David Schwimmer is married to Zoe Buckman. They married in 2010 and have a daughter together. Most of David Schwimmer’s net worth is related to his acting career, though he also has a lot of income from other sources such as his production company.
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