“Friends” – The Cast Then and Now

Ben (Cole Sprouse)


Cole Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Friends wasn’t the only highlight on Cole’s rather snazzy CV. He and his twin brother began “acting” at eight months old, when they both played Patrick Kelly in Grace Under Fire for five years. They bagged their first major film role in the 1999 Adam Sandler vehicle Big Daddy when, always the more talented of the two*, Cole went solo as Ben in Friends in 2001 for seven episodes. The twins reunited for straight-to-DVD car crashes, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Just for Kicks (2003).