Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday Scream Queen: Courteney Cox

Model-turned-actress Courteney Cox has been working steadily in television since 1984, since landing a part on the Soap Opera "As the World Turns" at the age of 20. She has either starred or had recurring roles in almost a dozen series series, including "Misfits of Science," "Family Ties", "Dirt" and a ten-year stint on ensemble sitcom "Friends".

Throughout the years, she has supplemented her television career with movie roles, most famously, and appropriately for the title of this web-series, Wes Craven's "Scream" movies.

Cox has most recently been seen on the big screen in "Scream 4", reuniting with director Craven and fellow original cast-members Neve Cambell and David Arquette for another sequel, ten years after "Scream 3" was released. On television, she is currently starring in "Couger Town," a series about a middle-aged divorced woman trying to recapture her youth.

Although primarily a comedic actor, Cox is counted among the great Scream Queens for being part of the bedrock of one of the most successful, and consistently entertaining, horror movie series of all time. Time and box office receipts will tell if there will be a "Scream 5".