Friends, the beloved NBC sitcom, featured six main characters, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross, and several guest stars, such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Brad Pitt.
Between the series regulars and the fleeting guest stars were the recurring cast members who played crucial supporting roles in the show. Two of the most favorite recurring characters were Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles, who played Jack and Judy Geller, respectively.
Jack and Judy were the parents of Ross and Monica Geller, and they were portrayed as engaged parents who spent a lot of time visiting their children and their friends. Jack often made jokes and puns, while Judy was depicted as a control freak who tried to influence her children’s lives.
What Happened To Christina Pickles and Elliott Gould After Friends?
After Friends, Elliott Gould went on to star in dozens of movies and TV shows, including Showtime’s Ray Donovan, Fox’s Mulaney, CBS’s Doubt and 9JKL, and the heist comedy film Ocean’s Twelve. In 2010, he starred in the movie Contagion as Dr. Ian Sussman, a virologist working to find a cure for a deadly virus.
Christina Pickles has also been busy since her time on Friends, with a lopsided portfolio that leans heavily towards television roles. She starred in movies such as Atlas Shrugged: Part I and Live at the Foxes Den and provided a voice character in the 2008 animated film Immigrants. Her most notable television role was in Break a Hip, which ran from 2015 to 2018, where she played Biz Brantly, a cranky, forgotten actress who develops an unlikely friendship with a clueless, naive actor who just hit town.
Pickles had been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards on multiple occasions, including one for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on Friends. However, it wasn’t until Break a Hip that she eventually won the award in 2018 as “Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.”
Elliott and Christina Pickles even reunited for the Friends Reunion in 2021. Their parental love for the Friends ensemble was apparent in one of the reunion’s most endearing moments. They both appeared in person as fake audience members who wanted to ask the actors a question.