Despite these challenges, it is possible to approximate the ages of the main characters in Friends, and here is how old they would be in 2022.
Monica’s (Courteney Cox) age was the most consistent among the main characters in Friends. She was around 24 in the pilot episode, and with each season lasting a year. She would have been Thirty-Four by the end of Friends. Monica Geller would be 52 years old in 2022 if she had been born in 1970.
Chandler (Matthew Perry) is the group’s oldest member. And he wasn’t immune to age-related inconsistencies, though not as badly as others. He was 26 in the first season of Friends, so he was born in 1968 and will be 54 in 2022.
Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) had been through so much in her life that she didn’t even know her exact birthday. And it turned out she was a year older than she had assumed. And her birthday changed throughout the series, which didn’t help matters. It’s assumed that Phoebe was 27 years old in the pilot episode of Friends. And that she was 37 by the end of the series. Phoebe was the group’s oldest member, having been born in 1967, making her 55 in 2022.
Joey’s age is one of the most erratic in Friends, as he was 25 in the pilot and then abruptly 28 in season 2, but it was later revealed that he was 13 in 1981. Taking that into account, Joey would have been born in 1968, making him 26 in the 1st season of Friends and 36 at the end. Joey’s age in 2022 would be 54.
Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) age is also a little muddled, as she was 29 for two seasons and her birthday changed a few times. In the pilot episode, she was probably 23 years old. Which means she was born in 1971 and was 33 years old by the end of the series. In the year 2022, Rachel will be 51.
Ross was also a victim of Friends’ ever-changing ages. He must be the same age as Chandler or very close, as he was 29 years old in seasons 5, 6, and 7. As the two attended college together. Ross would have been 26 in the first season of Friends, 36 at the end of the show, and 54 in 2022, having been born in 1968.