Early lifeCourteney Cox was raised in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Mountain Brook, the daughter of businessman Richard Lewis Cox (January 28, 1931 – September 3, 2001) and his wife Courteney (née Bass, later Copeland). She has two older sisters, Virginia and Dottie, and an older brother, Richard, Jr. Her parents divorced in 1974 and her mother then married businessman Hunter Copeland (uncle to music promoter and business manager Ian Copeland). After graduating from Mountain Brook High School, Cox left for Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C., but did not complete her architecture course, opting instead to pursue a career in modeling and acting.
Personal lifeCox’s significant previous boyfriends include her step-cousin, the rock promoter Ian Copeland and a long-term relationship with actor Michael Keaton from 1989 to 1995. Cox also dated singer Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and appeared in their music video for the song “A Long December” in 1997.
Cox married actor David Arquette on June 12, 1999. On June 13, 2004, she gave birth to a daughter, Coco Riley Arquette. Jennifer Aniston is Coco’s godmother. On October 11, 2010, it was announced that Cox and Arquette had separated, though they still maintain a close friendship and business relationship.