12 Of ‘Friends’ Most Memorable Guest Stars
When a show becomes a certain level of popular, it no longer needs to lure big names to appear on-screen as guest stars. As soon as a show can help the stars shine brighter, they’ll show up in droves. Friends experienced this kind of bonus cast-bumping privilege not long after launching and the stars kept coming right up until the series ended. Excluding Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan and Tom Selleck as the older Monica-dating Richard (their characters were on the show for more than just a few episodes, so were more than just bit-part guest stars), there were a slew of famous actors who took their turn appearing on the show. Frankly, there are too many to mention and no doubt everyone has their own favorites, but you’ll have to agree that these were some of the most fun. Here are 12 of Friends’ most memorable guest stars.
12. Christina Applegate as Amy Green (Episodes in Seasons 9 and 10)
In an appearance that ended up with Christina Applegate winning an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy, Rachel’s sister Amy Green was certainly a piece of work. Not hugely into being an aunt and having no clue what to do, she tries to bond with her little niece “Ella”….um, Emma and after Rachel lets her babysit, the little one comes back with her ears pierced and her parents react in the only way you can imagine, i.e. they completely and utterly freak out. But Amy had her reasons, reassuring the parents with, “Doesn’t it make her nose look smaller?!” SMH!
11. Reese Witherspoon as Jill Green (2 Episodes in Season 6)
Christina Applegate as the outrageous Amy wasn’t the only Green sister to make an appearance on the show. Unfortunately for Rachel – but fortunately for fans of the show – she had two sisters who dropped in on their New York-livin’ sibling. Played by Reese Witherspoon, little sister Jill Green was just as outrageous as Amy, but where the older sister tried to bond with baby Emma, Jill tried her best to bond with Ross in a very different way. When Rachel tells her spoiled sister that she can’t have her ex, Jill decides that that is just what she wants and attempts to seduce Ross in an awkward and hilarious scene that sports signature Friends humor through and through.