The cast of Friends: Then and now

The Cast Of Friends: Then Vs. Now

No one told them it was gonna be this way - that even if you're a big star on TV, time waits for no man or woman.

US hit sitcom Friends first appeared on our TV screens in 1994 and its cast of good-looking twenty-somethings became overnight global superstars. But how do they look today, 11 years since the final show aired?

Endless re-runs of the comedy seem to suspend the cast in time, making them appear forever young. But looking at these pictures might make you think wow, how old did they get! And, sadly, how old did I get!

Thankfully the years have been kind to Joey, Chandler, Ross, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe.

Lisa Kudrow, now 51, Courtney Cox, 50 and Jennifer Aniston, 46 - one-time owner of the famous 'Rachel haircut' - are as glamorous as ever. Though quite how Monica would look today, after 20 years working as a chef, we will never know.

48-year-old David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, 47, and Matthew Perry, 45, are now distinguished in their middle-age, with snow settling gently on the roof tops. It may have been their day, their week, their month and even their year, after all.

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