Friends Cast Then and Now

So no one told you life was gonna be this way…It’s been over 20 years since Friends premiered and changed the game for TV in a major way.

The six stars of the show couldn’t have predicted the success this show would go on to have, nor do we think any of them expected to play these coveted characters for 10 years, but they did and thank God for that. From all the times we’ve said “How you doin’?” to wishing we had Rachel’s hair, we’ve come to know and love this cast.

But did you realize Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston were only 24 when the series started? Let’s take a look at what the cast looked like at the beginning of the series and what they’re up to now!

Jennifer Aniston – Rachel Green

Whatever water Jennifer Aniston is drinking, we want some because she hasn’t aged a day. After 10 years as Rachel, Jennifer Aniston was pretty cemented in her Hollywood fame. She went on to star in a plethora of comedies and rom-coms (while still on the show and after) like Office Space, Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, and more.

Unlike some of her co-stars, she has not returned to TV for any starring roles, though she has done guest roles on popular shows like 30 Rock, Burning Love, and Cougar Town (her pal Courteney’s show).

Some of her biggest publicity after Friends ended was about her divorce from actor Brad Pitt, due to the fact that when they separated, it was largely believed he left her for Angelina Jolie, who he met while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

She’s moved on like the icon she is and recently married Justin Theroux. We can look forward to seeing her reunite with Jason Sudeikis in the 2016 film Mother’s Day.