David Schwimmer was born in New York on November 2, 1966. His early ambition to be an actor was well supported by his parents Arthur Coleman-Schwimmer and Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer. His mother is a divorce lawyer. Schwimmer has an older sister named Ellie. He is Jewish by birth.
He completed his schooling from Beverly Hills High School and got his bachelor’s degree in theater and speech from Northwestern University in 1988. Having played in dramas in school, he honed his acting skills studying theater at University. He was also a member of improv group, the No-Fun Mud Piranhas.