Fran Drescher

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Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress, comedian, screenwriter, director, producer, author, singer, talk show host, political lobbyist and health activist. Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever prior to appearing in films such as the biopic American Hot Wax (1978), and Wes Craven's horror film Summer of Fear (1978). In the 1980s, she gained recognition as a comedic actress in the films The Hollywood Knights (1980), Doctor Detroit (1983), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and UHF (1989) while establishing a television career with guest appearances on several series. In 1991, Drescher garnered her first leading role in the short-living CBS sitcom Princesses and, in 1993, achieved wider fame as Fran Fine in her own sitcom vehicle The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series during the show's run. She received further recognition for her performances in Jack (1996) and The Beautician and the Beast (1997) and reinforced her reputation as a leading sitcom star with Living With Fran (2005–2006) and Happily Divorced (2011). A uterine cancer survivor, Drescher is an outspoken healthcare advocate and LGBT rights activist, and is noted for her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues for the U.S. State Department. Divorced from writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, she currently lives in Malibu, California.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress, comedian, screenwriter, director, producer, author, singer, talk show host, political lobbyist and health activist. Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever prior to appearing in films such as the biopic American Hot Wax (1978), and Wes Craven's horror film Summer of Fear (1978). In the 1980s, she gained recognition as a comedic actress in the films The Hollywood Knights (1980), Doctor Detroit (1983), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and UHF (1989) while establishing a television career with guest appearances on several series. In 1991, Drescher garnered her first leading role in the short-living CBS sitcom Princesses and, in 1993, achieved wider fame as Fran Fine in her own sitcom vehicle The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series during the show's run. She received further recognition for her performances in Jack (1996) and The Beautician and the Beast (1997) and reinforced her reputation as a leading sitcom star with Living With Fran (2005–2006) and Happily Divorced (2011). A uterine cancer survivor, Drescher is an outspoken healthcare advocate and LGBT rights activist, and is noted for her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues for the U.S. State Department. Divorced from writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, she currently lives in Malibu, California.

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Gender -

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1957-09-30

Place of Birth Flushing, New York, U.S.

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 as Eunice (voice)
2012 Hotel Transylvania as Eunice (voice)
2011 Happily Divorced(34 episodes) as Fran Lovett
2006 The Reef as Pearl (voice)
2005 Santa's Slay as Virginia Mason
2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart(1 episode)
2005 Living With Fran(26 episodes) as Fran Reeves
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2003 The Simple Life(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(3 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 Beautiful Girl as Amanda
2002 What I Like About You(1 episode)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2000 Picking Up the Pieces as Sister Frida
1999 Where Are They Now?(1 episode)
1997 The View(5 episodes)
1997 The Beautician and the Beast as Joy Miller
1996 Jack as Dolores Durante
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1994 Car 54, Where Are You? as Velma Velour
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1993 The Nanny(81 episodes)
1993 The Nanny(46 episodes) as Fran Fine
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1992 We're Talkin' Serious Money as Valerie
1991 Princesses(8 episodes) as Melissa Kirshner
1990 WIOU(1 episode)
1990 Dream On(1 episode)
1990 Cadillac Man as Joy Munchack
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 The Big Picture as Polo Habel
1989 UHF as Pamela Finklestein
1986 ALF(1 episode)
1986 Charmed Lives(4 episodes)
1985 227(1 episode)
1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel as Linda
1984 Who's the Boss?(2 episodes)
1984 Night Court(1 episode)
1983 Doctor Detroit as Karen Blittstein
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1980 The Hollywood Knights as Sally
1980 Gorp as Evie
1978 Stranger in Our House as Carolyn Baker
1978 American Hot Wax as Sheryl
1977 Saturday Night Fever as Connie
1976 Live from Lincoln Center(31 episodes)

Creator

2011 Happily Divorced … Creator
1993 The Nanny … Creator
1900 La Niñera … Creator
1900 My Fair Nanny … Creator
1900 La Niñera … Creator

Writing

2005 Living With Fran(1 episode) … Writer
1993 The Nanny(14 episodes) … Writer
1900 My Fair Nanny(0 episodes) … Writer

Production

2005 Living With Fran(26 episodes) … Producer
1993 The Nanny(149 episodes) … Producer
1900 La Niñera(0 episodes) … Producer

Directing

2000 Strong Medicine(1 episode) … Director
1993 The Nanny(3 episodes) … Director

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