Friends stars who played Ross & Rachel's daughter Emma unrecognisable now aged 19 and at uni

FRIENDS viewers wouldn't recognise these two but they are the pair who played one of the show's most important characters.

Noelle and Cali Sheldon took turns playing baby Emma, the daughter of Rachel Greene and Ross Geller in the hit sitcom.

Signing up twins to play babies is common in TV and film because of strict rules about how long each of them can 'work'.

But they were immortalised in telly history as Emma Gellar-Greene, with the character introduced in the eighth series.

Noelle and Cali are now – and at this point please look away if you don't want to feel old – 19 and attending university together.

The twins are in their second year at Ucla – a famous college in Los Angeles, California.

While the appeared identical to Friends viewers – who were unlikely to even know the child was played by two people – they claim they can tell the difference.

Cali said she could tell who was who because “Noelle had more baby fat".

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And her sister, speaking in 2015, said she didn't know how popular the show was until she was much older.

She explained: “I grew up knowing that I was on Friends, but I didn’t realise the extent of it until I was 10!"

Their mum Gretchen Sheldon has said of Friends: “Everyone was really, really nice to Noelle and Cali, and treated them like little princesses on the set.

"It was filmed before a live audience, and Cali and Noelle would come out, and they would be waving and engaging with the live audience. It was a lot of fun."

As well as being uni students the pair are still performers, being cast in Jordan Peele's 2019 horror film Us, the follow-up to his Oscar-winner Get Out.

Little Emma was introduced to the word, aptly enough, in the Friends episode The One Where Rachel Has A Baby (Part 2).

The result of a one-night stand, Ross and Rachel move in together during her pregnancy so he could be more involved.

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