Courteney Bass Cox is an American actress and director. She is known for playing Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror series Scream, Jules Cobb in the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town, for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination. Cox starred in the FX series Dirt, she owns a production company, called Coquette Productions, created by Cox and her then-husband David Arquette. Cox worked as a director on her sitcom Cougar Town and the television film Talhotblond. Cox was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she is a daughter of businessman Richard Lewis Courteney Copeland. Cox has two older sisters and Dorothy, an older brother, Richard Jr, her parents divorced in 1974 and her mother married businessman Hunter 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. She has English ancestry. Cox appeared in the 1984 music video for Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" as the young woman pulled onstage at the St. Paul Civic Center to dance with Springsteen.
Her early television work includes a starring role in the short-lived television series Misfits of Science, in a recurring role as Lauren Miller, the girlfriend of Alex P. Keaton in the TV series Family Ties, her early film roles include Masters of the Universe, Cocoon: The Return, I'll Be Home for Christmas. She played the tough-as-nails assistant of Larry Burrows, in Mr. Destiny. In 1993, she co-starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Trouble with Larry with Bronson Pinchot and Perry King; the following year, shortly before the debut of the sitcom Friends, Cox appeared with Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and as Jerry Seinfeld's girlfriend, Meryl, in the Seinfeld episode "The Wife". In 1995, she was cast in Toad the Wet Sprocket's music video "Good Intentions"; the song is on the Friends soundtrack. In 1994, Cox was asked to audition for the part of Rachel Green on a new sitcom, Friends. At first the most famous cast member of the new show, Cox joined Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for what became her most famous role, lasting for 10 seasons until 2004.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Cox became the highest-paid TV actress of all time, with her US$1 million-per-episode fee for the final two seasons of Friends. Between seasons five and six, Cox married David Arquette and changed her name to Courteney Cox Arquette. A joke reference to this is made in the opening credits of the episode "The One After Vegas", where the rest of the cast has "Arquette" added to their names; the dedication "For Courteney and David, who did get married" – a reference to Monica and Chandler's decision not to marry in the episode – appears during the fade out to the tag scene. Cox appeared in the high-profile Hollywood films Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3 as reporter Gale Weathers, she met her husband, David Arquette, who played her on-screen love interest, Dwight "Dewey" Riley, while filming the first Scream film. Both Cox and Arquette reprised their respective roles from the Scream trilogy in 2011's Scream 4; the film was released in theaters April 15, 2011.
Her other films include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective with Jim Carrey, The Runner, 3000 Miles to Graceland, The Shrink Is In. In late 2003, Cox and Arquette produced one season of the reality television series Mix It Up; the lifestyle show, which aired on the We cable channel, struggled with low ratings and was not renewed for a second season. After the conclusion of Friends, Cox was producer Marc Cherry's first choice to be offered a starring role as Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives, but Cox was unavailable due to her pregnancy and the role went to Teri Hatcher. A few years Cox signed a deal with ABC Studios to star in her own series. After Friends, Cox starred in the independent film November, she voiced Daisy in the animated film Barnyard. A Friends reunion film was rumored to be in production following the success of Sex and the City, but this has been denied by Warner Bros. and others. Cox starred as Lucy Spiller, a cynical tabloid editor, in Dirt, a television drama for FX. Cox and her husband David Arquette were the executive producers of the series.
According to Cox, the series was canceled after the second season in 2008. In July 2008, Entertainment Weekly announced that Cox had signed on to star in a three-episode arc for the television series Scrubs. In 2009, Cox began her roles as the star of the single-camera comedy series on ABC called Cougar Town, playing a newly single 40-year-old mother on the hunt for new experiences, it is notably Cox's most successful work since Friends. The show's third season was to premiere in November 2011, but was moved to February 14, 2012. In the third season, Cox directed two of the show's 15 episodes of that season; the show's fourth season premiered on January 8, 2013. She starred in a three-episode arc on former Frie
Hebei District is a district of the municipality of Tianjin, People's Republic of China. Its name means "District north of the River", as the district is located on the northern shore of the Hai River, part of the Grand Canal. Tianjin's famous Zhongshan Park lies within the district. Tianjin's North Train Station and many other train structures are located in Hebei District; the district administers ten streets in total. There are 10 subdistricts in the district: Hebei is served by two metro lines operated by Tianjin Metro: Line 2 - Jianguodao Line 3 - Jinshiqiao, Beizhan, Zhangxingzhuang
Meigs School is a public magnet school located in Nashville, Tennessee. The school is named in honor of Nashville's second superintendent of public schools. In a report by Superintendent Caldwell in 1880-81 he shared that "at least 150 Black students had been refused permission to enter a school because there was no room for them. In 1881, the Nashville Board of Education appropriated funds for two new public schools for Black Students: Pearl and Meigs Schools, both built in the same two-story brick plan". Meigs School could accommodate 600 students when it opened as a grammar school in the fall of 1883 on Georgia Street. Robert S. White, a Black man with three years teaching experience, served as Meigs' first principal. Enrollment at Meigs in 1883-84 totaled 397 intermediate pupils. Four teachers assisted the principal. By 1884, Many blacks were elected to reconstruction legislatures in the south, "must be credited with making public education available to both poor whites and "blacks". With Meigs, students had no place to obtain an education beyond eighth grade.
Because of this J. C. Napier, brought a resolution to the City Council on September 25, 1884 to obtain a high school by the 1886 school term. Not having a high school for the Black children became an issue when "Mrs. Sandy Porter in an effort to further the education of her son James Rice Porter who had finished 8th grade and was ready for high school; when the 1886 school term started, she sent her son to the Fogg High School. His arrival there started quite a sensation and he was instructed to return home, as the school was not for him", his mother sent him back for the next few days, he was refused. Other black students were encouraged by Porter's efforts to try the same and were refused. On the consequence of their refusal, a meeting was held September 14, 1886 drawing attention to the scholars, excluded. A resolution was created and read: "At the present session of the City public schools, many colored youths who applied for admission to the 9th grade were rejected, being told that the Board of Education and City Council were unable to make the necessary arrangements.
There were no temporary or permanent high school facilities in Nashville for these rejected students, as the law directed... It would be high and noble compliance on the part of the city to as speedily as possible consummate permanent high school facilities for the present and growing class of colored youth who are passing beyond the present school grades and who for the lack of which are forced to close their school lives much earlier than at first contemplated... A petition be circulated among all colored people and their friends for signatures asking the City Council for the necessary approbation for the above purpose" The notice of the follow up was inserted in the daily papers on September 16, 1886 and asked for inter-racial effort, saying: "All citizens, both white and colored, who are interested in promoting the educational interests of the youth of the city are earnestly and cordially requested to meet at the Spruce Street Baptist Church on Friday evening September 17th to take further steps by endorsing the object and action of the meeting held at the Clark Chapel Tuesday night, toward securing the high-grades in the colored public schools which they are now deprived of".
In September 1886, Superintendent S. Y. Caldwell reported that by shifting some classes the "excluded 9th and 10th grades, can accommodated in Meigs School" which "was not taxed to its full capacity and would accommodate some more pupils," and could be given since D. N. Crosthwait, a principal at Meigs School, since he was a college graduate and capable of handling those grades. Students began school September 1886 at 8 am. Students demanded to use the same subjects and textbooks that white students at Fogg High School used as they desire an equivalent education of their white counterparts. In 1898, high school classes were moved from Meigs to Pearl, creating one centrally located high school for Black Students. Upon completion of 8th grade at Meigs School, students were transferred to Cameron Junior High School for 9th grade, on to Pearl Senior High for the 10th, 11th, 12th grades. March 15, 1933, Meigs was destroyed by a tornado. Students had no school for several days due to the storm because it was the only Black school in East Nashville.
They attended school in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of East Nashville until their new building was complete in 1934. From 1934-1959 it remained a grammar school. In 1959-1969, the school once again became a high school, but was closed in order to follow desegregation orders. In 1969, the school phased out the elementary school as well. In 1970, Meigs became a junior high school. 1983 it became a magnet school- one of three magnet schools in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools system in order to continue Nashville desegregation efforts. Meigs Magnet Middle Prep was recognized by the Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School in 2013. Nabors, Lucille. A Bicentennial Chronicle: Metropolitan Public Schools, 1976, 99-100. Official website