The actress celebrates 48th birthday today and announces directorial debut.

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Courteney Cox smiles gently in her butterfly shaped sunglasses, pastel blazer and skinny jeans, 2009. Image c/o

Courteney Cox celebrates her 48th birthday today, and we're looking at some of her best sunglasses moments from the past few years. The actress is one for classic shapes, such as rectangular or aviator, and she usually dons classic colors like black and havana. Once in a while, she might go bolder, with a pair of butterfly shaped sunglasses, as picture above, but those are rare moments in her otherwise safe looks. However, it's one of our favorite looks on her: the dark brown frames flatter her skin tone, and their large size shows off her impressive bone structure.

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Courteney Cox wears an evening dress with Chanel sunglasses and long earrings, 2005. Image c/o Everett Collection

Even though we can't really see a connection between the big logo Chanel sunglasses and the precious sheer dress, Cox seems to be enjoying it. These are some of the actress' favorite shades, which she's been wearing like crazy ever since 2005.
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Courteney Cox looks casual in a striped top and Ray Ban aviators. Image c/o

Another flattering style on Cox' face is the aviator. The actress rocks her Ray Ban RB3293 sunglasses with a striped tank top, and she looks young and fresh in the combo. Not bad for a cougar her age!

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Courtney Cox makes an appearance on Cougar Town in trendy metallic sunglasses. Image c/o

Probably the hottest of the looks is Courteney's outfit on her show, Cougar Town, which has her in metallic Lilly Pullitzer sunglasses, layered tops and lots of cleavage. Speaking of the show, after directing some episodes, Cox caught the bug and is now moving forward with her first movie. The flick tells the story of a man (Seann William Scott) who comes back to his hometown to deal with some unresolved business before committing suicide. Kate Walsh, Garret Dillahunt and Rob Riggle are also starring in the film, which will begin shooting later this month in LA. Happy birthday, Courteney!