Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

105 Fans
Sep. 30th, 1957
Born in
Flushing, New York, USA
5' 5"

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

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
Joyce Columbus
Elaine Dockerty
Female Golem (Voiced)
Miriam Brody
Jody Levin
Mrs. Levine
[Complete List]


Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30th, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York to Mort Drescher and Sylvia Drescher. Fran, as she is called, attended Hillcrest High school in New York with another now-famous name, Ray Romano (I). She was a studious girl and was quite popular. In fact, at age fifteen, she'd met the man she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. That man was Peter Marc Jacobson. Her 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" (1993) became an instant success, and so did Fran. 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. Fran has since divorced her husband Jacobson. She is a cancer survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere.

  • 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.
  • Graduated from CUNY Queens College in Flushing, New York.
  • Sold her Spanish house to 'Alfred Gough' (qv) and now lives in Malibu.
  • Earlier in her career, in an effort to get more roles as an actress, she once went to a professional to lose her nasal voice and thick New York accent. She was very successful in learning how to speak "normal", but couldn't get any work that way! By that point, people only wanted to hire if she used the "funny" voice. Meanwhile, it was the voice that made her famous years later.
  • 'Adeline Drescher' (qv)'s cousin.
  • Has an older sister, Nadine.
  • Was told that she'd never make it in this business unless she lost her thick New York accent.
  • Is of Eastern European descent.

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