David Schwimmer was born on November 12, 1966 in Queens, New York and raised in Los Angeles. Schwimmer was first exposed acting when he enrolled in a high-school drama class on a whim. After he completed the course, an instructor encouraged him to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University in Chicago.
After his graduation from high school, Schwimmer returned to Northwestern, where he received a B.S. degree in speech/theater. Following his graduation in 1988, Schwimmer, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, founded the Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago. The group is an ensemble of actors, directors, and writers.
Schwimmer's stage-acting credits with Lookingglass include "West," "The Odyssey," Of One Blood," "In the Eye of the Beholder" and "The Master and Margarita." His stage-directing credits include "The Jungle," which earned six Joseph Awards; "The Serpent"; and "Alice in Wonderland," which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.
In 1993, Schwimmer made his debut as a television-series regular on the comedy "Monty." He had recurring roles in a few other TV series. He also hosted Montreal's "13th Annual Just For Laughs Festival."
Schwimmer's next movie, Dogwater, in which he stars and directs will show us how well he is on camera and also behind the camera.