Rachel Karen Green is a spoiled child
who has always gotten her way since she's been her
father's princess. In the pilot episode we got to
know her as a woman who abandoned her fiancée
at the alter because she thought he looked to much
like mr. Potatohead and because she thought she liked
their weddinggifts more than her husband to be. What
she really was doing was to make her parents understand
that she wanted to take care of herself and that she
no longer wanted other people to look after her.
She has come a long way since.
She moved in with Monica with whom she went to High
School with, in the spare room that Phoebe had lived
in before. She started to work in the coffeehouse
-Central Perk as a waitress who never gave people
what they really ordered.
After a couple of misses in her love life, she finally
got together with Ross and they were together for
a year before they broke up mainly because of Ross'
jealousy and that she had become obsessed with her
new, great job in fashion, at Bloomingdale's.
Rachel has become more "down to earth" since
the first season, but one can still see the rich girl
from time to time. Rachel is a loving person who thinks
highly of her friends and she totally depend on them.
If it weren't for her
friends, Monica would have given up dating a long
time ago. She is a veteran when it comes to men, Phoebe
once said that "there have been a lot...".
She has been hurt a couple of times and she was really
hurt when she broke up with Richard Burke (Tom Selleck),
but her optimism and belief in love made her try loving
again and again...
She is now involved with Chandler and they seem to
overcome most problems and disputes that come up.
Monica and Ross are siblings and to their parents
Ross is the perfect son. Monica on the other hand,
has a hard time to get along with their mother. She
shares the apartment with Rachel and she is a head
chef at a restaurant.
Noone is as anal and pedantic as Monica is. She totally
freaks out if someone for example should leave a glass
on the table without a coster, but she is a nice woman
to whom the most important thing is to be the hostess
in every occation. She's motherly, responsible, easy
to talk to, and someone who is there for you, even
if it's at 3 am in the morning. Monica is loyal and
listens to you. Monica is very organzied, yet cool.
Phoebe is the more openminded
person in the group. She is a little spacy but lovable.
She used to work as a masseus until she got fired
for flirting a little too much with one of her clients.
Phoebe had a tough childhood. Her mother killed herself
when Phoebe was 14 and Phoebe's father had left the
family long before. The only person she could rely
on was her grandmother.
Phoebe has a twinsister -Ursula, with whom she doesn't
have any contact and she wishes for it to stay that
way. The audience have met Ursula a couple of times,
when Joey dated her for a short while and when Phoebe
learned that her real "birthmom" actually
was someone else than the person she grew up thinking
was her mother.
In the third season Phoebe learned she had a brother,
Frank Jr. and in season four she agreed to be the
surrogate mother for Frank's and Alice's babies.
Phoebe is kind and the most important thing to her
is honesty. She used to live with Monica, but Phoebe
could't stand that Monica is so incredible anal, so
she moved in with her grandmother. But like the others,
she spends more time at Monica's and Rachel's and
Central Perk than in her own apartment.
Phoebe is wellknown for her special singing witch
doesn't appeal to everybody. She usually performs
in Central Perk
Joey Tribbiani is half-Italian
and he is Candler's roomate, living across the hall
from Monica and Rachel.
Joey is doing everything to catch his big break on
the screen, his biggest "gig" being Dr.
Drake Ramorey in "Days Of Our Lives" on
TV. Joey's idol is Al Pacino and he would give anything
to be more like him. Joey isn't that interested in
culture, he's more into women. Joey loves women, sports
and New York. He is goodlooking and he is somewhat
of a macho. He truly loves his friends and his big
family, concisting of him and his seven sister, mom
dad and grandmother.
Chandler Bing shares
his apartment with Joey. He is working on a computercompany
but with something noone really knows. Chandler is
good in observing his friends. When it comes to love
Chandler has always been afraid of commitment whitch
has been proved in the past. Now he is involved in
a relationship with Monica and he seems to be just
fine with handling that.
Chandler has an enormous sence of humour.
Ross Geller is Monica's
older brother. He has got a son named Ben that his
ex-wife, Carol, is raising with her wife Susan who
Ross is having trouble accepting. Ross is intelligent,
appreciated and romantic. Ross has been married twice,
both failed and he has during season five been extreamly
pessimistic about love and life.
Ross and Rachel were dating for one year, but that
ended when he slept with another woman because he
thought they were on a break.