Joey Tribbiani comes from a family of eight children, where he is the only male. He has seven sisters: Gina, Tina, Dina, Mary-Angela, Mary-Therese, Veronica and Cookie. One of Joey's sisters is in prison, however which one it is unknown.


       Main article: Gina Tribbiani

Gina is Joey's eldest sister. In the spin off series Joey, Gina and her son Michael live with Joey in L.A.

She was played by Drea de Matteo on Joey and K.J. Steinberg on Friends.


       Main article: Tina

Tina is one of Joey's younger sisters.

In The One With The Boobies when Joey is explaining his situation to the gang about his parents he shares towards the end "And my little sister, Tina, can't see her husband anymore because he got a restraining order."



Dina appeared in The One With Monica's Boots where Joey learns that she is pregnant. Dina is Joey's youngest sister. She is considered the smartest and most well behaved of the Tribbiani children. She took the SATs and went to college for "both years", but still isn't terribly bright. At one point, she asks Rachel, "Do you ever worry that you'll be walking and your baby will just slip out?"

When Dina discovered she was pregnant she went to Rachel first, asking her to help her tell Joey. Dina says that Joey is her favorite guy in the world and that she was more scared to tell him that she was pregnant than anyone else.

She was portrayed by Lisa Melilli and Marla Sokoloff.



In the episode The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister, all seven sisters arrive at Chandler and Joey's apartment for Joey's birthday party. Chandler gets extremely drunk and fools around with one of them, but cannot remember which sister it was. Chandler eventually finds out it was Mary-Angela, with consequences.

Mary-Angela apparently isn't a talkative person, as her grandmother seems to be used to talking for her, as she answered all of the questions Chandler attempted to ask Mary-Angela at the dinner party while trying to establish which sister was her.

She was portrayed by Holly Gagnier.


Mary-Therese is the one that Chandler thought was Mary-Angela when she told him to meet in the bathroom.

       Main article: Mary-Theresa Tribbiani


Not much is known about Veronica. In the Joey episode, "Joey and the Fancy Sister" he mentions that the way to control her is with food.



Cookie is the most aggressive of the Tribbiani sisters. She is the one that punches Chandler for emotionally hurting her sister when he failed to recognize her after drunkenly making out with her in The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister. She also tells Phoebe that she shot her husband (though she may have been joking just to freak Phoebe out), then made herself a glass of vodka and cranberry juice. In Joey, Joey claims that she has a moustache.

She was portrayed by Alex Meneses.

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