David Schwimmer Biography, Movie, Height, Family & More

Biography of David Schwimmer

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born on November 2, 1966) is a comedian, actor, director, and producer from the United States. He came to popularity as Ross Geller in the comedy Friends, for which he got a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy nomination.

In 1995, Schwimmer was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

David Schwimmer made his television debut in “A Deadly Silence” (1989) and followed this with roles in “L.A. Law and The Wonder Years”. In 1994, he was cast as Ross Geller in NBC’s situation comedy “Friends”, a series that revolved around a group of friends who live near each other in Manhattan.

“Friends” debuted in September 1994, and was watched by almost 22 million American viewers. He earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995 for his performance.

Schwimmer starred in his first leading film role with Gwyneth Paltrow in “The Pallbearer”. Critics dismissed the film as a poor imitation of The Graduate.

He was offered a role alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the 1997 science-fiction comedy “Men in Black” after Chris O’Donnell turned down the role, but turned it down because of a prior commitment.

Schwimmer’s first film role was in 1997’s “Kissing a Fool”, in which he played Max, a dapper, smart-mouthed ladies’ man. He later appeared opposite Woody Allen and Sharon Stone in Alfonso Arau’s comedy “Picking Up the Pieces”.

Schwimmer appeared as Captain Herbert M. Sobel in the HBO World War II drama “Band of Brothers” in 2001. Later that year, he starred as Yitzhak Zuckerman in the war drama “Uprising”, which was based on the historical events of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. From 2003 to 2004, Schwimmer played himself in HBO’s comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

After Friends, Schwimmer appeared in the indie drama “Duane Hopwood” in 2005. He portrayed Melman, a hypochondriac giraffe, in the computer-animated picture “Madagascar” the same year (2005).

David Schwimmer Biography, Movie, Height, Family & More

The film garnered mixed reviews, although critics praised Schwimmer’s portrayal. It was a commercial triumph, grossing $532 million worldwide, and was one of 2005’s greatest hits. He portrayed a teacher on stage who sees four ex-girlfriends before settling down.

His Broadway debut was in Herman Wouk’s two-act drama “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” in 2006. Schwimmer portrayed Lieutenant Barney Greenwald in the Jerry Zaks-directed production. His next film appearance was as an angry, jobless scientist in the 2006 black comedy Big Nothing.

With the 2007 British comedy picture Run Fatboy Run, he made his directorial debut. Schwimmer had an appearance as Greenzo, an NBC mascot, on the television series “30 Rock” in 2007.

The same year, he played Melman in “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”, which earned $603 million at the box office. In 2008, he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut with “Fault Lines”, a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. He directed his second feature, Trust, starring Clive Owen and Catherine Ke. Schwimmer played himself in the sixth season of HBO’s “Entourage”.

David Schwimmer has played a variety of characters on television and in films, most notably Melman the Giraffe in “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”.. Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess were cast in the AMC crime drama “Feed the Beast” in January 2016. Schwimmer was cast as the lead in Gimlet Media’s debut radio series, “Homecoming”,ṣin November 2016.

Short Information

  • Known As – Snaro
  • Current Age – 56 years old at the end of 2022.
  • Birthdate – November 2, 1966 
  • Profession – Television Director, Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Theater Director, Voice Actor.

Personal Information

  • BirthName – David Lawrence Schwimmer
  • Known As – Snaro
  • Date of Birth – November 2, 1966 
  • Current Age – 56 years old at the end of 2022.
  • Birth Place – Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.
  • Hometown – Flushing, Queens, New York City
  • Profession – Television Director, Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Theater Director, Voice Actor.
  • Zodiac Sign – Scorpion
  • Religion – Jewish
  • Nationality – American
David Schwimmer Biography, Movie, Height, Family & More

Physical Stats

  • Height – In centimeters- 185 cm, In meters- 1.85m, In Feet Inches- 6’1″
  • Weight – In Kilograms- 86 kg, In Pounds- 189 lbs
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Hair Color – Black

Education / Qualification

  • School – Beverly Hills High School
  • College – Northwestern University (B.A.)
  • Qualification – Bachelor of Arts

Family Details of David Schwimmer

  • Father – Arthur Coleman-Schwimmer
  • Mother – Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer
  • Brother – N/A
  • Sister – Ellie Schwimmer
  • Son – N/A
  • Daughter – Cleo Buckman Schwimmer
  • GF/BF – N/A
  • Wife – Zoë Buckman (Ex)

Relationship Status

David Schwimmer dated singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia in the late 1990s. Schwimmer began a relationship with British artist Zoë Buckman in 2007 and they married in 2010. They divorced later in 2017.

  • Wife – Zoë Buckman (Ex)

Estimated Net Worth of David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. His acting and directing are the major sources of his million Dollars income.

  • Total net worth – $100 Million

Car Collection –

  • Ford Mustang GT
  • Jaguar XK
  • Range Rover


  • Aaron Tonken, a former charity money raiser, sued David Schwimmer for demanding Rolex watches in exchange for performing at his own charity event. He won a slander claim for $400,000.
  • There was a notion that he had appeared in Biloxi Blues as a soldier on a train (1988). David vehemently disputed it, adding “No way. I’m not sure why that’s on IMDb, because I was never in that “.
  • Another story circulated that he was linked to dancer Lacey Schwimmer. Schwimmer also refuted this, adding “No way, no how. Please correct the record. I suppose it’s a natural assumption given our surnames, but no. I’ve never met her.”
David Schwimmer Biography, Movie, Height, Family & More

Facts About David Schwimmer

  • Schwimmer has also directed a couple of FRIENDS episodes.
  • The Theater is the greatest love of his life.
  • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson” is the song he would like to be played at his funeral.
  • The worst thing someone ever said to him was that he never belong on the stage.
  • He also worked as a child actor.
  • David would love to live near the ocean, someday
  • He was the happiest before he realized that his parents, sister, and he were all mortal.

Quotes By Him/Her

  • I like to challenge myself.
  • I spend half my time just living my life, and the other half analyzing it.
  • Anger isn’t Worth it.
  • Kindness Matters.
  • Age is a Number.


  • Madagascar (2005)
  • Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
  • The Pallbearer (1996)
  • Kissing a Fool (1998)
  • Big Nothing (2006)
  • Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
  • John Carter (2012)
  • The Iceman (2012)

Television Shows

  • Friends (1994–2004)
  • Intelligence (2020)
  • Band of Brothers (2001)
  • Feed The Beast ( 2016)
  • Will & Grace (1998-2020)
  • The Wonder Years (1988-1993)
  • L.A. Law (1986-1994)
  • ER (1994–2009)
  • Entourage (2004–2011)

Awards | Achievements


  • Online Film & Television Association: Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1997)
  • Golden Satellite Award: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series (2002)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1996)
  • TV Guide Awards: Editor’s Choice (2000)

Favorite Things:-

  • Favorite Book – The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoevsky.
  • Favorite Color – Green

Social Accounts

Frequently Asked Question

Ans: David and Jennifer never dated each other but they both admit to having a crush on each other.

Ans: David got paid $22,500 per episode for season one and later it was increased to $40,000.

Ans: Currently, David is single as per the sources as of June 2022.

Ans: David Schwimmer’s estimated net worth is around $100 million dollars.

Ans: There is no kind of information on David Schwimmer’s upcoming projects.