10 Things You Didn’t Know About David Schwimmer

  
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Through his numerous roles and a career full of parts in various films and television series, David Schwimmer will always be known as Ross Geller from Friends. He has had a very successfull career outside of the series, however, and there is so much to know about the star and his life away from the cameras! Get to know the actor better with these 10 things you probably didn’t know about David Schwimmer:

10. Ross and Rachel Drama

Fans of Friends are well aware of all the drama that happened between Ross Geller and Rachel Green on the series, but the two actors had a whole lot of drama off-screen as well. Over the years a lot of strange rumors were spread about David Scwhimmer and Jennifer Aniston, including the fact that she wanted to get pregnant and wanted Schwimmer to be the donor for her artificial insemination. There was even more speculation about a one-time romance gone bad because Schwimmer was not invited to Aniston’s wedding to Justin Theroux. Regardless of what did or did not happen between the two, Friends creators originally didn’t attend for Ross and Rachel to be the central couple, but made it that way because of the amazing chemistry between Schwimmer and Aniston.

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(c)Warner Bros. Television/courtesy Everett Collection

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9. Activism

In 2001, David Scwhimmer joined the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica as a director on its board, which specializes in helping victims of date rape and child rape, and has been a long time advocate of banning drugs used in date rapes. Of his involvement with the Center, he has said, “To be perfectly honest, I feel I have a duty to use my celebrity status in a positive way. Most rape victims are women, so the bulk of the discussion is loaded towards women. I thought I could find a way to approach the subject of rape in such a way that men are going to respond to it. My most devastating moment was when a 13-year-old girl told me her story. At that moment, I realized just how important this center really is. Nothing else had ever made me connect with reality like that.”

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