David Schwimmer is famously known for his acting in the sitcom ‘Friends’ where he is also a producer and a director. He started appearing in many movies where he also made his Off-Broadway and Broadway debut after the sitcom series ‘Friends’ ended. Schwimmer is also famously known for lending his voice in the computer-animated “Madagascar” which is a film franchise. Keep reading to know more about David Schwimmer’s net worth.
Born as David Lawrence Schwimmer, on November 2, 1966, to Arthur and Arlene Coleman Schwimmer, in New York, he moved to LA where he had his first experience of acting when he was 10 years old and acted as the fairy godmother in Cinderella which was a Jewish version. In 1979, he attended a Shakespeare workshop which mesmerized him, and he entered the contest in the Southern California Shakespeare Festival for three years where he won two first prizes.
He attended Beverly Hills High School, and after graduation, he flew to Chicago to attend college at the North-western University where he studied theatre. In 1988, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company.
Schwimmer has dated many personalities like Natalie Imbruglia, Mili Avital, and Rochelle Ovitt. Then, he started dating British artist Zoe Buckman and announced their engagement in 2010. They have a daughter named Cleo Buckman Schwimmer. In 2017, the couple announced that they are taking some time apart.
After graduation, Schwimmer returned to LA to pursue a career in acting. In the 1980s, he struggled with his acting career where he mostly landed in small roles in TV series. Initially, he got his break in the ABC TV movie “A Deadly Silence,” but his career got enormous when he played the role of Ross Geller in the series “Friends.” This NBC series aired from 1994 to 2004 and included actors like Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc.
After the series ended, he starred as the lead character in “Duane Hopwood” which was a drama in 2005. He made his London stage debut in “Some Girls” as a leading role. His Broadway debut was with “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.”
Apart from acting in theatres and movies, he lent his voice to the animated film “Madagascar.” In 2006, he starred in “Big Nothing” which was a black comedy and he also starred in “Nothing but the Truth” which was a thriller in 2008.
In 2011, he had guest-starred on the British comedy series “Come fly with me.” Then he starred in the comedy series, anthology series, crime drama, and audio series. He returned to television in 2016 where he starred in “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” He also appeared in AMC drama “Feed the Beast” but did not go for the second season due to low ratings.
Awards & Achievements
Schwimmer has won many awards and nominations which includes a Primetime Emmy Award nomination which is for the famous sitcom “Friends,” and he also received a TV Guide Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for the same sitcom. After “Friends,” he continued acting in movies where he received his second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his outstanding acting in “American Crime Story.”
Net Worth of David Schwimmer
Schwimmer has an estimated net worth of $95 million. It became a piece of viral news when Schwimmer earned $1 million per episode for the famous and successful sitcom “Friends.” He has earned most of his fortune from acting in series, movies, dramas, and animated series where his voice-over as Melman in the animated series Madagascar 3 earned $746 million.
David Schwimmer will always be remembered for his role in the sitcom “Friends” which was a big break in his career. Post “Friends,” he kept working on various projects like movies, dramas, and series which gained him a lot of recognition and awards. He was voted as the Sexiest Man Alive at No.15 in one of the Playgirl Magazines.