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


In 2000, Perry was up for a lead acting Emmy nomination after his publicist submitted his name, but he took himself out of the running because the famously cohesive Friends cast had agreed to be considered only as an ensemble. In 2002, the sextet changed their minds, and Perry won a nod. He lost to Ray Romano, but the show was awarded as outstanding comedy.