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Stars You Had No Idea Were In Friends

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    When you think of Friends, you think of the main squad. Phoebe, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica, and Ross were our guides through the NBC sitcom's 10 seasons, and perhaps the best TV pals we'll ever make. However, Friends would have never reached the level of success it did without some additional characters dipping into their crew — many of whom had very famous faces.

    It wasn't unusual for Friends to bring in big-name celebs to play love interests, siblings, and former classmates of the show's core gang. Sometimes these famous guest stars had real-life relationships with their on-screen co-stars. In other cases, they co-starred with the series regulars once again after Friends ended. And then, of course, there are the famous husbands (er, now ex-husbands) of the actresses who showed up for an episode.

    With so many episodes of Friends to binge on Netflix, it can be hard to remember which famous faces showed up in the first place. This list is here to jog your memory — and help you revisit some of the series' most iconic moments.

    Here are some of Friends' most infamous guest stars.



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    Melora Hardin

    Appeared In: Season 1, “The One With the Stoned Guy” (1994)
    The Office actress played Ross’ love interest who demands he “talks dirty” to her — to hilarious results.

    Where Is She Now?
    Hardin appeared on Transparent and will star in the upcoming series Issues.

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    Jennifer Grey

    Appeared In: Season 1, “The One With the Evil Orthodontist” (1995)
    The Dirty Dancing star played Mindy, Rachel’s former BFF, who is about to marry Rachel’s former fiancé and become “Mrs. Dr. Barry Farber, DDS.”

    Where Is She Now?
    Grey currently stars on Amazon's streaming series Red Oaks.

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    Leah Remini

    Appeared In: Season 1, “The One With the Birth” (1995)
    The King of Queens actress appears as a single mom who bonds with Joey, despite their affections for rival sports teams.

    Where Is She Now?
    Remini recently wrote a tell-all memoir, Troublemaker, partially about her time in Scientology. She's set to produce a TV series based on her experiences.

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    George Clooney

    Appeared In: Season 1, “The One With Two Parts, Part II” (1995)
    As a wink to his ER character, Clooney portrayed a doctor who attempts to woo Rachel (or is it Monica?) after the roommates swap names due to an insurance snafu.

    Where Is He Now?
    The movie star is busy throwing fundraisers for Hillary Clinton, hanging out in Lake Como, and starring in films like Money Monster.

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    Hank Azaria

    Appeared In: Season 1, "The One With the Monkey" (1994)
    Mad About You actor Azaria portrayed Pheebs' first big Friends love, David. Though he initially appeared in season 1, the actor popped up occasionally on the series, and even dated Phoebe again after she and Mike temporarily split.

    Where Is He Now?
    Azaria has voiced characters in over 600 episodes of The Simpsons. According to his IMDb page, he is currently filming the TV series Brockmire, based on a Funny or Die sketch he created.