Judith "Judy" Geller (born October 13, 1949) is the mother of Ross Geller and Monica Geller and wife to Jack Geller, portrayed by Christina Pickles. She is cheerfully critical of Monica, particularly her usual lack of a boyfriend and how her ears are "not her best feature". Judy openly favors Ross, and makes fun of Monica for many reasons, one being that she will not find someone to get married to ("The One With Ross's Wedding").

Jack and Judy Geller



Judy's mother Althea was quite critical of her and this was passed down to Judy acting the same way to Monica.

Jack Geller

Judy and her husband, Jack love each other very much, therefore they are a very happily married couple.

Ross Geller and Monica Geller

Judy unconsciously favors Ross over Monica because of his lovable nature over Monica's silly behavior. She is usually critical of Monica and can make fun of her for some things, like the fact she can't get married.

Rachel Green

Judy has a good relationship with Rachel as she's her daughter's best friend. They have a relationship of mutual respect and friendliness and they both grow closer to being related when Rachel has Emma and Judy becomes her paternal grandmother due to Judy's son being Emma's father. During Rachel's pregnancy, Judy describes Rachel as a special girl and not like all the other girls Ross has "humped". Saying this, she also gave Ross a engagement ring to have Ross propose to Rachel.  According to Rachel, Judy once described her as the daughter she never had.  Judy becomes Rachel's mother-in-law and Rachel becomes Judy's daughter-in-law when Ross and Rachel had remarry.

Chandler Bing

Judy and Chandler first met in 1987 where he joined Ross at the Gellers' house for Thanksgiving dinner. They didn't fully interact again until "The One Where Ross Got High" where she and Jack come to dinner at Monica's apartment. During the episode it is revealed why Judy and Jack highly dislike Chandler. It was revealed back in high school Ross smoked pot and blamed it on Chandler when Judy and Jack smelt it. This convinced the two that Chandler was a bad influence on Ross. However the truth, and several others, are revealed to them during an over-the-top tattletale exchange with Monica and Ross, leading Judy and Jack to take a huge liking to Chandler for putting up with Ross and now "taking on Monica as well". She is happy when Chandler becomes her son-in-law when he marries Monica.


  • "This is worse than when he married the lesbian."
    • Judy at Ross' second wedding
  • "Oh Jack! You're so powerful!"
    • Judy to her husband
  • "I'm sorry Phoebe but I think Jacques Cousteau is dead."
  • "This isn't just some girl you picked up at a bar and.... humped."
    • Judy to Ross at the hospital when Rachel has Emma.


  • Judy and Jack were the only parents of any of the main characters to appear in all 10 seasons of the show.
  • Judy and Janice both appear as recurring characters for the same number of episodes throughout the whole show. Both appear for a total of 19 episodes.
  • During the wake for Althea, Ross and Monica's grandmother, it's revealed that her attitude towards Monica is similar to that Judy experienced with her own mother, Althea.
  • Judy and Rachel's mother, Sandra, share babysitting duties for Emma.


  1. The One With The Sonogram At The End (First appearance)
  2. The One Where Nana Dies Twice
  3. The One With The List (Appears in photograph)
  4. The One With The Lesbian Wedding (Appears in photograph in uncut version)
  5. The One With The Prom Video
  6. The One Where Joey Moves Out
  7. The One Where Eddie Won't Go (Appears in photograph)
  8. The One With The Two Parties (Mentioned only)
  9. The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy
  10. The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel (Mentioned only)
  11. The One With The Race Car Bed (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  12. The One Where Rachel Quits (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  13. The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  14. The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  15. The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  16. The One With The Morning After (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  17. The One With The Tiny T-Shirt (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  18. The One With The Dollhouse (Vaguely appears in photograph)
  19. The One With The Cuffs
  20. The One With Joey's New Girlfriend (Mentioned only)
  21. The One With The Invitation (Appears in flashback)
  22. The One With Ross's Wedding, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
  23. The One With Ross's Wedding, Part 2
  24. The One After Ross Says Rachel
  25. The One With All The Thanksgivings (Appears in flashback(s))
  26. The One Where Ross Got High
  27. The One With Rachel's Book
  28. The One With Phoebe's Cookies (Mentioned only)
  29. The One Where Rosita Dies (Mentioned only)
  30. The One Where They All Turn Thirty (Appears in flashback(s))
  31. The One With Rachel's Big Kiss (Mentioned only)
  32. The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding, Part 1
  33. The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding, Part 2
  34. The One After 'I Do'
  35. The One With The Birthing Video (Mentioned only)
  36. The One In Massapequa
  37. The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 1
  38. The One Where No One Proposes (Mentioned only)
  39. The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner
  40. The One With Rachel's Other Sister (Mentioned only)
  41. The One With The Memorial Service (Mentioned only)
  42. The One With The Cake
  43. The One Where Joey Speaks French (Mentioned only)
  44. The One With Rachel's Going Away Party (Mentioned in uncut version)

Recurring Characters
Whole show Jack Geller | Judy Geller | Gunther | Janice | Ursula Buffay | Carol Willick | Susan Bunch
Season 1 Barry Farber | Mindy | Mr. Heckles | Paolo | Fun Bobby | David | Nora Tyler Bing
Season 2 Julie | Mr. Treeger | Estelle Leonard | Dr. Richard Burke | Sandra Green | Eddie Menuek | Frank Buffay Jr.
Season 3 Mark Robinson | Sophie | Chloe | Pete Becker | Kate Miller | Doug | Bonnie | Phoebe Abbott
Season 4 Kathy | Joshua Bergin | Emily Waltham | Alice Knight | Frank Buffay Jr. | Joanna
Season 5 Danny | Gary | Mr. Zelner | Kim
Season 6 Janine Lecroix | Jill Green | Paul Stevens | Elizabeth Stevens
Season 7 Tag Jones | Charles Bing
Season 8 Eric | Parker | Mona | Emma Geller-Green
Season 9 Mike Hannigan | Amy Green | Gavin Mitchell |Emma Geller-Green | Charlie Wheeler
Season 10 Erica |Mike Hannigan |Emma Geller-Green |Charlie Wheeler
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