Ensemble cast[ edit ] The main cast members were familiar to television viewers before their roles on Friends, but were not considered to be stars. All six actors appear in every episode. Rachel Green Rachel Karen Green Jennifer Aniston is the spoiled but warm-hearted and likable daughter of a rich vascular surgeon and his wife. Rachel already knows Ross Geller , Monica's brother, as all three went to the same high school. In the first episode, she is also introduced to Chandler Bing , Ross's college buddy; however, later episodes retcon this, and she is shown to have met Chandler on previous occasions whilst Ross was at college. Rachel's first job is as a waitress at Central Perk coffee house.