Christina Pickles (born 17 February 1935) is an English movie, stage, and television actress, best known for her long-running role of Nurse Helen Rosenthal in the hospital drama St. Elsewhere, for which she was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Pickles is also known as for playing Ross Geller's mother (alongside Elliott Gould) in the hit comedy sitcom Friends. She was born in Yorkshire, England. She is currently not married.
Pickles at the Governor's Ball held immediately after the 39th Annual Emmy Awards telecast, September 20, 1987
17 February 1935
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Victor Lobl (1962–1985; divorced); 2 children|
Ian Masters (2005–present)