Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

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Age
56
Birthday
Sep. 30th, 1957
Born in
Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York, USA
Height
5' 7

Fran Drescher's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Nanny TV Show
The Nanny
Happily Divorced TV Show
Happily Divorced
Living with Fran TV Show
Living with Fran
Good Morning, Miami TV Show
Good Morning, Miami
Princesses TV Show
Princesses
 

Main Movie Roles

2006 - Shark Bait
2005 - Santa's Slay
2000 - Picking Up the Pieces
1996 - Jack
1994 - Car 54, Where Are You?
1990 - Cadillac Man
1989 - UHF
1984 - This Is Spinal Tap
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1981 - Ragtime
1980 - The Hollywood Knights
1980 - Gorp
1978 - American Hot Wax
1977 - Saturday Night Fever

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself
3
Herself
2
Joyce Columbus
2
Elaine Dockerty
1
Jody Levin
1
Female Golem (Voiced)
1
Miriam Brody
1
Rhonda
1
Kathleen
1
Mrs. Levine
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress, comedian, producer, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny, and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.

Born in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York, the daughter of Sylvia, a bridal consultant, and Morty Drescher, a naval systems analyst. Her Ashkenazi Jewish family is of South-East and Central European origin. Her great-grandmother was born in Focșani, Romania, and had emigrated to the United States. She has an older sister, Nadine.

Drescher was a first runner-up for "Miss New York Teenager" in 1973, as revealed in her first autobiography Enter Whining released December 29, 1995, and on her interview on William Shatner's Raw Nerve, which first aired on January 27, 2009. She attended Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens, where she met her future husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, whom she married in 1978, at age 21. They divorced (1999). Jacobson was Drescher's constant supporter in her show-business career, and he wrote, directed and produced her signature television series, The Nanny. Drescher graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975; one of her classmates was comedian Ray Romano. Drescher's character Fran Fine on The Nanny and Romano's character Ray Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond met at a 20th high school reunion.

Drescher's first break was in the unforgettable movie, Saturday Night Fever (1977) with 'John Travolta'. She continued to play small roles in movies, until she came up with the idea for The Nanny (1993). She was visiting a friend in England and came up with the plot line. The Nanny became an instant success, and so did Derscher. Since then, she has been in films such as The Beautician and the Beast (1997) (which she also produced) and Picking Up the Pieces (2000) co-starring 'Woody Allen'.
She is a cancer survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere.


TRIVIA:
  • Sold her Spanish house to 'Alfred Gough' (qv) and now lives in Malibu.
  • (1996) Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
  • Abides by a dairy-free diet.
  • Went to Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York, as did her former husband, 'Peter Marc Jacobson' (qv).
  • Measurements: 34B-24-34 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Was told that she'd never make it in this business unless she lost her thick New York accent.
  • Is left-handed.
  • Was first runner up for "Miss New York Teenager" in 1973. In order to get an agent, she lied when calling up talent agencies and said she was the winner. It worked and an agent was found.


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