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Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox (Lauren Miller)

When Courteney Cox joined the "Family Ties" cast, MTV fans already knew her as the girl Bruce Springsteen pulled onstage in his "Dancing in the Dark" video. She made a big impact as Alex's girlfriend in her 22-episode run on "Ties," but it would be five more years before she became TV icon Monica Geller on "Friends."

While Cox has had success on the big screen in movies, such as "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and the "Scream" franchise, TV has always been her forte. In 2007, she produced and starred in the tabloid-themed drama "Dirt," which was canceled after 20 episodes.

In 2009, she launched the sitcom "Cougar Town," about a group of buddies hanging out on a cul-de-sac. ABC decided to drop the series after a four-year run. But TBS quickly swept in and picked up the show, which is set to debut on the cable channel in 2013.

In 1999 Cox married an unlikely match, "Scream" co-star David Arquette. The two had a daughter, Coco, before announcing their split in 2010.