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Emily Waltham
Portrayer Helen Baxendale
First seen The One With Joey's Dirty Day
Last seen The One With The Ride Along
Duration 1998-1999
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Family Andrea Waltham (mother)

Stephen Waltham (father) Mr Waltham (uncle)

Emily Waltham (Helen Baxendale) — Mr. Waltham's niece, who arrives for a two-week visit to New York in "The One with Joey's Dirty Day". She has a whirlwind romance with Ross and they decide to get married in "The One with All the Haste" (Season 4, 1998). The friends fly to London for their wedding in "The One with Ross's Wedding" and Ross accidentally says Rachel's name at the altar, humiliating Emily in front of her friends and family. She aims to reconcile with him at the airport in "The One After Ross Says 'Rachel'" but sees Rachel with him and storms out again. Ross tries to convince her to move to New York in "The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS". She agrees but makes him promise to get rid of "everything Rachel has ever touched". In "The One with the Yeti" she demands that he never see Rachel again. He refuses and she decides to end the marriage. She makes a final voice cameo in "The One with the Ride Along" (Season 5, 1999), when she leaves a message on Ross's answerphone on the day of her new wedding, telling him she is having second thoughts about it and is worried that they made a mistake splitting up. Rachel accidentally deletes the message, but tells Ross about it and convinces him not to respond to it. Emily's surname is that of the city where both creators of the show attended college.

Patsy Kensit was originally approached to play the role but turned it down.[34] Emily and Ross' marriage was intended to last much longer in the series, but Helen Baxendale became pregnant prior to Season 5 and was unable to travel for the show; hence, her limited appearances after Season 4.[35] Helen Baxendale was asked to reprise the role in Season 10, but turned it down to star in the West End play After Miss Julie, and because she did not want the same level of tabloid attention she received in 1998.[36]