Featuring in twenty episodes, Chandler Bing's renowned ex Janice, has forever marked the sitcom. Played by Maggie Wheeler, this colorful character quickly made the actress unforgettable thanks to her wacky interventions and her legendary laughter.
In an interview on British TV, Maggie Wheeler explained how the idea of such a laugh had come to her. "I had to find a special way to laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny that we had to find a way to answer to that," said the actress who also came back on the origin of her punchline, "Oh my God!"
"The 'oh my God' was brought on little by little, along with the rise of Janice's presence in the sitcom. I was to shoot an episode and it turned into an extraordinary adventure that lasted ten years."
Since the sitcom ended, Maggie Wheeler has appeared in many other productions like How I Met Your Mother, CSI, and Californication - but none of these roles could even compare to the success of the annoying Janice.