David Schwimmer is an American actor and director of television and film. David Schwimmer was born to Jewish parents, attorneys Arthur and Arlene. He lived in Valley Stream, Long Island until he was two years old. He had his first experiences of acting at the age of 10.
David Schwimmer attended Beverly Hills High School. He admitted to being an outsider during his time at the school, also a troublemaker. He was best at the subjects of science and math and thought he would become a doctor. David Schwimmer enrolled in a drama class, where he appeared in stage productions.
Encouraged by his school drama teacher to further his acting, David Schwimmer flew off to Chicago for an acting workshop. In 1984, he graduated from Beverly Hills High, and wanted to go straight into acting, but his parents insisted he go to college first so he would have something to fall back on, in case his acting career did not work out.