Courteney Cox's Height
5ft 5in (165.1 cm)
American Actress best known for her role as Monica Geller on the TV sitcom Friends. In film she has appeared in the Scream series as Gale Weathers. On the Jay Leno show in 1997 she mentioned her height, when reading an old letter: " 'I believe that my height, 5-6'...I've never been 5-6, I'm 5-5, I just lied the whole time."
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5ft 4.89in (164.8cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/17
Re: Shell's comment of 17th September
I read with interest that Shell found Courteney Cox to look on the short side!
Usually we find that people who are positively slender, as with Courteney here, to look taller! Yet Shell openly admits to saying that she comes over as short to him/her!
I found this particularly interesting because I too have experienced that a very slim person can look smaller rather than the usual taller scenario and a rather plumper than average one can look taller, whereas so often it is the other way round!
So it's not just me then! Hooray for that!
I shall opt for 5ft4.5 for Miss Cox, because she used to be 5ft5, and she has probably lost a bit through insufficient calorie intake.
Shell said on 17/Sep/17
She always looked shorter than Jennifer Aniston on Friends. Surprised she is average height. She looks short.
anonheight said on 13/Sep/17
She looks more 5'6 to me, a weak 5'6
Arch Stanton said on 6/Sep/17
She was gorgeous throughout the entire 90s and early 2000s too! Nowadays has overdone the surgery, Jennifer still looks great.
WE said on 6/Sep/17
KH, i strongly disagree! she was gorgeous in early 90's.
KH said on 26/Jul/17
This seems about right slightly taller then Aniston. The rare actress that gpt more attractive as she got older and put on a little more weight. While attractive was skeletal looking at times on friends.
even said on 18/Jul/17
5'5" and around 115 pounds
Emma said on 16/Jul/17
If she's 5.5 then Aniston is 5.3. Everyone who ever watched friends know that Rachel is at least 5 cm shorter than Monica.
RisingForce said on 12/Jul/17
She was described as 5'5" in Masters of the Universe as well way back in 1987. Came up to about Dolph Lundgren's shoulders!
al said on 10/Jul/17
Megrace said on 14/Apr/17
5"5 the higher averages
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Nov/16
I have never believed Courtney to be 5ft6! I've never even read that she is so no one's tried to slide that one past me!
She's on TV at the moment in a film called 'I'll be home for Christmas'. She is playing an expectant Mum and it suits her! She looks a lot healthier than she does in 'Friends'! She has a blue dress on which brings out the blue in her eyes! I love to see blue-eyed people wearing clothes the same colour as their eyes! Now if I had blue eyes, I'd take great delight in doing that all the time!
said on 7/Mar/16
Rob, is he worth adding?
Editor Rob: he's a possible yes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/16
Looks a decent 6ft1 guy to me as listed in most places.
said on 4/Mar/16
Rob, maybe this picture of him w/h 5ft10 Alexandra Paul show his real height better?
BTW, his name is John Allen Nelson. Apart from appearing on the pilot episode of Friends, he was on Baywatch, 24, and the movie Hunk (1987)
Editor Rob: he can look over six foot with Alexandra
Sofy said on 15/Oct/15
Jennifer looks at least 1 inch taller , i almost watched all friends episodes Courtney is definitely smaller .
Avachi said on 3/Oct/15
@Mat 5'10: Because she was often very thin while on the show, later she even said for herself that she was sometimes way too thin
6'1 Joe said on 25/Jun/15
@line: LOL she's not 5'1". And yeah, short women can be hot.
line said on 17/May/15
5ft 5, impossible, 5ft 1 maximum.
You can see that by the lenght of her arms.
If she is 5ft 5, I am Cindy Crawford!
But Courteney, between you and me,"petite" women, why do you lie about your lenght?
You aswel as Jenifer Aniston are the living proof that small women can be hot and sexy and full of talent.
Mat 5'10 said on 28/Mar/15
If she's 5ft 5 why is she constantly called ''a tiny woman'' in Friends?
6'1 Joe said on 18/Mar/15
@ Big d: I dated Jennifer Aniston and I even measured her to be 5'5". Isn't that very easy to say??
xavier said on 12/Jan/15
always looks shorter 1/2 in. than aniston in friends so if aniston is 5 4.75 then courtney must be 5 4.25
Brad said on 22/Sep/14
Friend of mine just ran into her. She was in big heels and came in at 5' 9" with them on.....so much taller looking than dancing with Bruce 30 years ago.
said on 1/Mar/14
Rob, how tall do these make Courtney? Click Here
[Editor Rob: I'd put them as actual height near the 3.7-3.8 range]
me said on 16/Sep/13
@anastasia, if she would publicly lie then she would have on her license. I think she's about 5 ft. 5 and an inch or half inch taller than JenAn. Cox was a model so she would lie about an inch and say she was 5 ft. 6.
anastasia beaverhausen said on 20/Apr/13
She's 5'3"....I worked at a tattoo shop and when she came in, I had to copy her license onto her release form and it said 5'3"...plus, I'm 5'9" and I was wearing flat shoes and I towered over her, I couldn't believe how tiny she was.
Brad said on 1/Feb/13
I didn't and she's as she says.
Sam said on 29/Jan/13
The first time a celebheights user has claimed to have dated the celebrity, me thinks.
Big d said on 28/Jan/13
I dated her and she 5'6
777-300ER said on 31/Oct/12
Isaw her at a gas station in Malibu last wedkend,she is small 5'5" maybe?
Silent d said on 2/Dec/11
5 foot 5. She looks tall next to christa miller who is 5 foot 8. Her son in the show is 5 foot 7 and she looks pretty close to him. 5 foot 5. I think she is a cm taller than jennifer.
Dom said on 6/Jul/11
Yah except that Ellen is 5'7 so Cox is really 5'5"
Farrox said on 12/Apr/11
she was a bit taller than ellen degeneres (5'6) wearing heels, 5;4 MAX
Sneaky said on 28/Oct/10
You can never tell how tall these people are just by looking at their movies, every1 looks tall on t.v I wud say, Cox is 5'5, Jen is maybe 5'5 or 5'6, and Lisa should be about 5'8.
Anonymous said on 4/Sep/07
Azzurri says on 22/Jul/06
"i don't understand this. matt le blanc is listed as 5'10. but still when i watch friends, it looks like both courteney cox and jennifer aniston are 2 - 3 inches shorter than him in the biggest heels. shouldn't they be almost the same height as him? i'm not making any sense here am i?"
Yes, you are. Matt wears also huge shoes in Friends. He´s around 5'8 really.
said on 17/Aug/07
she is 5'5! she said so herself.. Click Here
Franco said on 4/May/07
looks as tall as 5'8 thanks to her skinny body.
i think she's 5'6 actually
X said on 19/Apr/07
She's 5 ft. 5. Is that what is listed as her modeling height? Anyway, she looked a smidgen taller than Jen on "Friends".
Many times when people aren't used to meeting celebs and then come across one, that person may look shorter than on TV because it's as if they are 'brought down to size' as opposed to their 'larger than life' TV appearance.
Random Person said on 1/Apr/07
She looked about 5'4 in Seinfeld. She came just below 5'11 Jerry Seinfeld's nose, maybe even a little lower then wear 5'4.5 Jason Alexander hits. If only Jason and Courtney had a scene together in that episode.
Brad said on 14/Mar/07
Looks very small next to Bruce Springsteen in the '84 video onstage. Probably 5' 5" now. Rumblings about a divorce soon.
YC Bec said on 21/Nov/06
Met Courtney - she was wearing flat sandals - and I was in similar. I'm 5"5 - and she was AT LEAST 2 inches smaller. its weirder cos I expected her to be taller. I think shes just really in proportion so she looks taller (and she always wears heels on Friends!). Saying that - if you watch the episode where they play football - she and aniston are the same size (both is trainers!) and a lot smaller then the boys - I'll see if I can find a link!
tony said on 13/Nov/06
i have seen picyres of cox with 5'2 reese witherspoon, 5'3 sheryl crow and 5'8 andie mcdowell on wireimages she looks about 5'5. its funny because she looks shorter than aniston and people say aniston is only 5'3.
Middle-sized Cat said on 28/Oct/06
Is it just me, or do Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston look like sisters? Ok. one is brunette, the other blonde, but still. My ex looked a lot like Cox (honestly!), and her sister like Aniston. Funny. Even funnier - I know someone who looks just like the tall, kooky blonde one (Lisa Kudrow?). All fine-looking ladies, undeniably.
Franco said on 23/Oct/06
Courtney Cox? im surprise always thought she's at least 1.70 - 1.72cm.....maybe her skinny body and long legs do the trick. yeah 1.65cm might well be her real thing.
mcfan said on 9/Aug/06
I think Neve Campbell is at least 5'5.5 so that would make Cox more like 5'4.5 at the most.
Azzurri said on 22/Jul/06
i don't understand this. matt le blanc is listed as 5'10. but still when i watch friends, it looks like both courteney cox and jennifer aniston are 2 - 3 inches shorter than him in the biggest heels. shouldn't they be almost the same height as him? or is 5 inches a big difference. i'm not making any sense here am i?
sf said on 22/Jun/06
Uh, Jasper...I've said the word, "arse", many times and I'm an American...
jasper said on 21/Jun/06
i question the legitimacy of Yodi's post . She said that cox described aniston as " short arse ".Arse as far as i know is not in an americans vocabalary . Americans say ass not arse.
guru said on 10/Jun/06
i dont know about friends. in a few episodes aniston looks 2 inches taller in some others cox looks taller but the barefeet pic gives a clear indication that cox is not shorter. Also she is stronger. I remember in an episode she and aniston fight and cox clearly dominates.
george said on 7/Jun/06
i cant understand how people are always saying that jennifer aniston is only 5'3 and nobody questions coxs 5'5 height even though she is clearly shorter than aniston . I saw a friends episode from season 1 last night and cox and aniston were both barefoot and aniston looked at least 2 inches taller than cox.
george said on 5/May/06
in that pic where couteney and jennifer are barefoot , jennifer is slouching you cant judge if courtney is taller than jennifer because of that .
Fan said on 3/May/06
Well i clearly remember seeing pics of both aniston and cox barefeet on this site which showed cox was a good 2 inches taller than aniston
jimbo said on 24/Apr/06
if courtney cox is 5'e then how come she looks an inch shorter than jennifer aniston when they are both wearing flats . Her height needs to be downgraded noway is she 5'5 .
jimbo said on 17/Apr/06
no way is courtney cox 5'5 , when her and jennifer aniston are wearing flats in friends she is at least an inch shorter than aniston. Aniston is a questionable 5'5 so cox is about 5'4 at best .
jimbo said on 14/Apr/06
glenn have you met courney cox?.
jimbo said on 16/Feb/06
no way is she 5'5 , she is 5'3 at the most .
CelebHeights Editor said on 15/Feb/06
1996, Ladies home Journal:
"I'm Five-feet Five and I weigh 110lbs"
TJ said on 29/Jan/06
I believe that Rob has it right. If Cox is 5'2, that puts Michael J Fox at about 5'1 as she was always around an inch taller than him in Family Ties. Now he's short, but not that short. I think Fox is between 5'3 and 5'4, so 5'4.75 seems about right for Cox.
Jess said on 29/Jan/06
I think she's about 5'2-5'3. which makes more sense cause aniston is 5'4 and she looks about 1 inch taller.
mike said on 25/Nov/05
Courteney Cox is no way near 5'5 in wireimages there are pictures of her standing beside 5'6 debra messing and messing towers over cox and is at least 5 inches taller than her . Courteney cox is very short, her height is about 5'1 or 5'2 at the very most .
mike said on 23/Nov/05
Courteney Cox is only about 5'3 in the film scream she looks at least 2 inches shorter than 5'5 neve campbell
Lindsay said on 6/Nov/05
In a Friends behind the scenes book I read a profile of Cox and it said she was 5"2- and 5"5 for Aniston.I think if you watch the episode where they are playin American Football and Cox and Aniston are in snaekers this looks right!!!!!
heightfan said on 13/Oct/05
I could not find the picture on the internet, but it is in this weeks TV Guide and trust me Aniston is clearly 2-3 inches shorter. I have always found it funny that aniston could get away with 5'5. In the episode with Christine Applegate (playing her sister) Aniston wears higher heels and is still shorter than her. Applegate is listed at 5'5".
Anonymous said on 13/Oct/05
aniston is 2 or 3 inches shorter than cox i dont think so . is this magazine picture on the internet ? .Post the pic please .
heightfan said on 12/Oct/05
If anyone thinks Aniston is taller than Cox, they should check out the picture in TV Guide 40th anniversery edition(p.67). They are both barefoot and Cox is at least 2-3 inches taller, Kudrow is wearing chunky shows and makes Aniston look like a midget. I would guess Aniston is 5'3.
CelebHeights Editor said on 7/Oct/05
Instyle 1997 described her as: "5-foot-5inch. 110-pounds, size 2 actress"
Anonymous said on 18/Sep/05
Nick so your saying lisa kudrow is 5 or 6 inches taller than aniston or cox . I dont know about . Lisa kudrow looks about 4 inches taller than aniston or cox at most .
Nick said on 14/Aug/05
Both she and Jennifer Anniston look about 5'3 or 5'4 when you compare them to Lisa Kudrow. She wears a size 5 shoe too. That seems small for a woman who's 5'5.
minime said on 29/Jul/05
mm i've just watched some friends episode and i was completely wrong. it's the blonde hair that made aniston look taller (to me), and in other pictures cox often seems even taller than aniston!
minime said on 19/Jul/05
never mind,I was just looking at some pictures and they do seem about the same height :)
mini me said on 19/Jul/05
5'5"? Really? she seems smaller than Jennifer Aniston in Friends. Maybe Aniston is taller than 5'5"?