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Now: Jennifer Aniston Jennifer's success from Friends launched her into megastardom. She went on to star in hit movies like Along Came Polly, Marley & Me, and Horrible Bosses. She also had very public marriages to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. Today, the A-lister is one of Hollywood's highest paid actresses and recently starred in and produced Apple's upcoming show, The Morning Show. Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images

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Then: Matthew Perry Even though Matthew began his acting career almost a decade before landing the role of Chandler Bing, he was mostly landing guest roles on television shows like Growing Pains or 90210. Friends was by far his biggest break in 1994. Getty Images

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Now: Matthew Perry Since the show ended, Matthew has had success with films like 17 Again and various sitcoms, like Go On and Mr. Sunshine. The actor has also been open about his struggles with addiction during the filming of Friends, and just signed on to appear in Russell Brand's mental health monologues in 2019. Mike Pont - Getty Images

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Then: Courteney Cox Arguably the most recognizable amongst the group when she was cast as Monica Gellar, Courteney had been a working actress for nearly a decade and had already starred in two TV shows. She was also dating actor Michael Keaton at the time, who had recently starred in Batman and Batman Returns. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Courteney Cox After Courteney said goodbye to Monica, the actress welcomed a daughter, Coco, with now ex-husband David Arquette. In 2009, the actress landed her own show, Cougar Town, which lasted six seasons. E! Entertainment - Getty Images

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Then: Matt LeBlanc In Friends, Matt played the part of Joey Tribbiani, an actor struggling to break into the businesswhich is something Matt had experience with before landing Friends. "You know when you think, 'Alright, I got a little money in the bank. I can hold out until the next gig,'" Matt said on Conan . "I think I was down to $11...now, that's holding out too long." Ron Galella - Getty Images

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Now: Matt LeBlanc Matt was the only star of Friends to be given a spin-off. The actor went directly from Friends to Joey, but the show was cancelled after two seasons. Don't worry: Matt went on to star in several other successful shows, including Episodes and Man with a Plan. NBC - Getty Images

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Then: Lisa Kudrow Lisa shot to fame for her portrayal of quirky guitarist Phoebe Buffay. Before the star was cast on Friends she had a reoccurring role on another NBC sitcom, Mad About You, in which she played a ditzy waitress. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Lisa Kudrow Following her departure from Friends, Lisa starred in The Comeback and Web Therapy. She also landed parts in films like P.S. I Love You, Neighbors, and Easy A, and most recently, Booksmart. So, yeah, she's been doing pretty well. Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

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Then: David Schwimmer David was the first actor to be cast in the ensemble after he auditioned for an NBC pilot that was rewritten and resulted in Friends. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: David Schwimmer The actor found success with Disney's animated Madagascar franchise. He also earned an Emmy nomination for his performance as Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story and appeared in the reboot of Will and Grace. Next up, you can see him in The Laundromat with Meryl Streep. Gregg DeGuire - Getty Images

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Then: Paul Rudd Before he appeared as Mike Hannigan on Friends, Paul was a '90s heartthrob, appearing in films like Clueless. He even dated Jennifer Aniston years before producers casted him as Phoebe's love interest. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Paul Rudd Paul's career only got bigger after Friends. Today, the actor is considered one of the biggest leading men in comedy. Despite being very recognizable for films like I Love You, Man and Knocked Up, Paul admits that Mike Hannigan still gets attention from fans on the street. "Sometimes I'll get, 'How's Phoebe?," Paul said on Good Morning America . VALERIE MACON - Getty Images

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Then: James Michael Tyler James was a staple at Central Perk after being casted on Friends as the Rachel-obsessed barista, Gunther. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: James Michael Tyler James is still living and working in Los Angeles. The actor has since appeared on shows like Scrubs and Matt LeBlanc's series, Episodes. Jason LaVeris - Getty Images

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Then: Jane Sibbett Before she played Carol, Ross's ex-wife on Friends, Jane Sibbett starred on the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Herman's Head. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Jane Sibbett Jane is still working today, landing smaller roles in movies and television. Next up for her? The Naughty List, which comes out later this year. Tommaso Boddi - Getty Images

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Then: Maggie Wheeler Maggie Wheeler had small roles on television shows like Seinfeld and The X-Files, as well as a starring role on the sitcom Ellen, before the actress joined Friends as the reoccurring (and fan favorite!) character of Janice. ABC Photo Archives - Getty Images

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Now: Maggie Wheeler Since then, Maggie has landed guest roles on shows like How I Met Your Mother, Drake and Josh, Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as a hefty reoccurring spot in Californication. The actress will occasionally do appearances for Friends reunions, given her status amongst diehard fans. She recently revealed that her character was only supposed to be in one episode, but audiences responded so well to her that the writers kept bringing her back. Jason LaVeris - Getty Images

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Then: Elliott Gould Elliott (bottom left) began his acting career on Broadway in the late '50s. He went on the star in films like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and joined the cast of M.A.S.H. In 1994, he was cast to play Jack Gellar, the suburban father of Monica and Ross, and thus a hilarious reoccurring character was born. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Elliott Gould Since his role on Friends, the actor has appeared in Ocean's Eleven, as well as the following two sequels (Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen) and the 2012 film Contagion. Tommaso Boddi - Getty Images

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Then: Christina Pickles Christina (left) appeared in Masters of the Universe and Romeo and Juliet, but she's most recognizable for her role as Judy Gellar, the critical mother of Monica and Ross on Friends. However, the actress wasn't sure the show would be a success when she signed on: "I've done so many pilots I thought were good that didn't work, and so many that I thought were bad that did work," she told The Guardian . NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Christina Pickles The actress has worked consistently since the end of the series. In 2018, after six nominations, she finally won an Emmy for her performance in Break a Hip. FilmMagic - Getty Images

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Then: Tom Selleck Although the role of Richard Burke, Monica's on-again, off-again older boyfriend, is one of Tom's most notable roles, the actor had an established career before joiningTom (and his mustache!) was a household name thanks to his role in the '80s show Magnum P.I. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Tom Selleck After all this time, we can all rest assured that Tom's mustache remains intact. Recently, the actor has starred in several murder mystery TV movies, and has appeared on the hit television show Blue Bloods as Police Chief and patriarch Frank Reagan. Alexander Tamargo - Getty Images

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Then: Cole (and Dylan!) Sprouse Cole Sprouse began starring in commercials, alongside his identical twin brother, Dylan, at eight months old. Before joining Friends in season 6 as Ross' son, the child actor and his brother starred alongside Adam Sandler in Big Daddy. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Cole Sprouse Cole and his brother went on to star in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and its spin-off, The Suite Life on Deck. After being a child star, the actor took some time off from the spotlight to go to college. Cole returned to television in 2017 with the hit CW series, Riverdale, which is currently in its fifth season. Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images

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Then: Giovanni Ribisi Giovanni first appeared on the series in season 2 as Frank Jr., Phoebe's half brother. He continued to guest star on the series while his career was taking off with roles in blockbusters like Saving Private Ryan in 1998. Ron Galella - Getty Images

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Now: Giovanni Ribisi The actor went on to star in the Academy Award-winning film, Avatar, and is set to revive his role for the remainder of the franchise. Jean Baptiste Lacroix - Getty Images

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Then: Helen Baxendale Although Helen was a huge television star in the UK at the time, the actress was relatively unknown in America before she played the part of Emily, Ross's whirlwind romance...turned bad. Stefan Rousseau - PA Images - Getty Images

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Now: Helen Baxendale After she left the show in season 5, Helen returned to her booming career in the UK. The actress starred in shows, like Dirk Gently and Cold Feet, as well as the 2011 film Anonymous. Ben Birchall - PA Images - Getty Images

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Then: Marlo Thomas Marlo was more than familiar with working on sitcoms before she appeared on Friends as Rachel Green's mom. The actress starred in her own television show, That Girl, in the late '60s. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Marlo Thomas The television icon has had many guest roles in years since, on shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Ugly Betty, as well as roles in films like Ocean's Eight and LOL. Presley Ann - Getty Images

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Then: Eddie Cahill Eddie Cahill had just started to pursue a career in acting when he was cast as Rachel's assistant/boyfriend, Tag Jones. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Eddie Cahill After getting his big break on Friends, Eddie went on to star in the film Miracle and recently was on the show Conviction. Sven Frenzel - Getty Images

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Then: Debra Jo Rupp Debra began her acting career in the late '80s. She appeared in minor roles on television and film and booked her first reoccurring role on If Not for You in 1995. Debra appeared on Friends in seasons 3 to 5 as Phoebe's sister-in-law. Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

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Now: Debra Jo Rupp After Friends, Debra went on to star as Kitty Foreman in That 70's Show. Most recently, the actress had a guest role on This is Us. NBC - Getty Images

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Then: Jessica Hecht Jessica (left) played the role of Carol's partner, Susan Bunch, on the show. Before then, Jessica appeared on television shows like Party of Five and Seinfeld. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Jessica Hecht The actress has booked roles in many popular films, like Dan in Real Life, Whatever Works, and Stay, as well as appeared on shows like Breaking Bad. Walter McBride - Getty Images