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Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress.
Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S..
She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela.
She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)".
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She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". In June 2004 she gave birth to a baby girl, Coco Arquette. She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela. She met actor David Arquette on the set of Scream and the couple married on June 12, 1999. She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". Cox has also appeared in many Hollywood films including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1998), Scream 3 (2000) and 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001). Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S.. Cox is best known for playing Monica Geller Bing on the hit TV series Friends (1994 - 2004).
Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress. Cox had a starring role in the short-lived TV series, Misfits of Science (1985) and later had a recurring role (1987 - 1989) on the television series Family Ties (1982 - 1989). After coming to prominence in the Bruce Springsteen music video Dancing in the Dark (1984), she appeared in several movies including Masters of the Universe (1988), Cocoon: The Return (1988) and Blue Desert (1991). While modelling, she also took acting classes. She dropped out after one year to a pursue a modelling career after being signed by the Ford Modelling Agency in New York.
Upon graduation, Cox went to study architecture and interior design at Mount Vernon College. She attended Mountain Brook High School, where she was a cheerleader, tennis player and swimmer. (While she has occasionally used her full married name professionally, she continues to be generally known simply as "Courteney Cox".) She was born into an affluent Southern family and was raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Courteney Cox Arquette (born June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA) is an American actress.
She is the only principal member of the Friends cast not to be nominated for an Emmy Award. She was the first person to use the word "period" on US TV in its physiological sense, in a 1980s advertising campaign. She had a long relationship with American actor Michael Keaton.