6 Stars Today Who Showed Up On Friends. Whoa!

Can you believe Friends premiered 20 years ago?! Lots of the people who just showed up in the background of Monica, Joey, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, and Phoebe’s lives ended up being pretty darn famous. How many of these celebs have you spotted while watching reruns on Nick at Nite?

1. Craig Robinson, “The One with Princess Consuela”
Before he started working at The Office and hopping around in Hot Tub Time Machines, Robinson was a store clerk in Friends‘ final season.

2. Scott Adsit, “The One with Ross and Monica’s Cousin”
Adsit auditioned Joey for a part in a movie that memorably involved some delicately placed Silly Putty.

3. Mae Whitman, “The One Where Rachel Quits”
After Ross accidentally breaks her leg, Whitman gets him to help sell her Brown Bird cookies. She’s at NBC again today, a bit more grown up on Parenthood!

4. Dakota Fanning, “The One with Princess Consuela”
Here’s another adorable little actress who went on to do big things, in this case after Fanning gave Joey good advice about Monica and Chandler moving to the suburbs.

5. Anna Farris, “The One with the Birth Mother”
Before starring in Mom on CBS, Farris made Monica a mom by choosing her to adopt her twins.

6. Leah Remini, “The One with the Birth”
Many of us already knew Remini as a fling of Zack’s on Saved by the Bell (what’s up, Stacey Carosi!), but here she appeared in one episode to turn Joey into an impromptu birth coach.

7. Ellen Pompeo, “The One where the Stripper Cries”

Thanks to a college flashback, we learned the future Dr. Meredith Grey was the girl who got away for both Ross and Chandler!

Scouted via Mental Floss.

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