8 Things About ... Matthew Perry

He's an ace on the tennis court, has romanced Julia Roberts and has a sweet spot for sleek BMWs. And that's just the beginning. By Lucy Maher

  • TWIST OF FATE photo | Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry

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Updated: Monday May 03, 2004 | 01:10 AM EDT By: By Lucy Maher

TWIST OF FATE

In 1993, Perry and a friend pitched NBC a sitcom about a close-knit group of twentysomethings called Maxwell's House. The network met with Perry ("Suddenly I was wearing a suit and going to meetings. It was fun.") but already had Friends in the works. Perry went for the Chandler role, and the rest is history.