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Fran Drescher

Fran Fine in The Nanny

Photos Fran Drescher Birth name: Francine Joy Drescher
Birth date: 1957/09/30 (65 years old)
Birth place : Flushing dans le Queens

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Biography for Fran Drescher

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. 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.

Fran Drescher has always known that she wanted to play comedy.

It all starts for her when she becomes Miss New York Junior at sixteen.

At the age of eighteen, she filmed in her first film, "Saturday Night Fever", alongside John Travolta.

After several years of galley, she continues small roles in some TV series including "Madame is served". She also plays in several films like "Jack", with Robin Williams.

The consecration arrives when the series "a nanny of hell" released. She is not just playing there, she is also the co-creator with her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson. This series lasted from 1993 to 1999. The actress was much inspired by herself for the role of Franfine. She was really born in Queens in New York and her parents called Morty and Sylvia.

The cessation of a "hellish nanny" allowed him to embark on another sitcom, "Living with Fran". She plays the role of Fran Reeves, a 40 -year -old divorced woman who lives with a man twice younger as she is.

Fran Drescher is an American actress known for her role in the TV sitcom "The Nanny". She was born on September 30, 1957 in Flushing, Queens in New York. She grew up in a Jewish district of the city and was raised in the Jewish faith.

Drescher began her acting career in the 1970s, appearing in television shows and minor films. She also made some appearances in Broadway musicals. Her first major appearance on television was in the television series "Saturday Night Live" in 1979, in which she played different comic roles.

Her career really took off in 1993, when she obtained the main role of the sitcom "The Nanny". In this series, she interpreted Fran Fine, a young Jewish woman from Queens, who becomes the nanny of the children of a rich television producer. The series was a real success and was broadcast for six seasons, from 1993 to 1999.

In addition to his role in "The Nanny", Fran Drescher has also played in several other television and cinematographic productions. She notably appeared in the series "Living with Fran" and "Happily Divorced", which she also produced. She also played in films such as "This is Spinal Tap" and "UHF".

Drescher is also known for his commitment to women's rights and sexual minorities. She is an activist for awareness of cervical cancer, after having been diagnosed with this disease in 2000. She also wrote a book entitled "Cancer Schmancer", in which she talks about her personal experience and of its efforts to promote cancer prevention.

In summary, Fran Drescher is an American actress known for her role in the sitcom "The Nanny" and for her commitment to the rights of women and sexual minorities. She has had a successful career in the entertainment world and continues to work on projects that are close to her heart.


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Title Role
Living with Fran Fran Reeves (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Elaine Dockerty (1 episode, 2006)
The Simpsons Female Golem (1 episode, 2006)
Shark Bait (2006) (voice) Pearl
Santa's Slay (2005) Virginia Mason
What I Like About You Fran Reeves (1 episode, 2005)
Phua Chu Kang Fran Fine (1 episode, 2004)
Strong Medicine Irene Slater (1 episode, 2004)
Beautiful Girl (2003) (TV) Amanda Wasserman
Good Morning, Miami Roberta Diaz (3 episodes, 2003)
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) Sister Frida
Kid Quick (2000) Kerry
The Nanny Fran Fine (144 episodes, 1993-1999)
The Simple Life (1 episode, 1998)
The Beautician and the Beast (1997) Joy Miller
Jack (1996) Dolores 'D.D.' Durante
The Nanny Christmas Special: Oy to the World (1995) (TV) (voice) Fran Fine
Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) Velma Velour
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993) (TV) Rosemarie Russo
Civil Wars (1 episode, 1992)
We're Talking Serious Money (1992) Valerie
Princesses (1991) TV Series Melissa Kirshner (unknown episodes)
Dream On Kathleen (1 episode, 1991)
WIOU Jo Finc (1 episode, 1990)
Cadillac Man (1990) Joy Munchack
ALF Roxanne (1 episode, 1990)
Wedding Band (1990) Veronica
The Tracey Ullman Show Sales Assistant (1 episode, 1989)
The Big Picture (1989) Polo Habel
UHF (1989) Pamela Finklestein
Love and Betrayal (1989) (TV) Germaine
What's Alan Watching? (1989) (TV) Gail Hoffstetter
It Had to Be You (1989)
Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988) (TV) Jody Levin
Once a Hero (1 episode, 1987)
Night Court Miriam Brody (1 episode, 1986)
Charmed Lives (1986) TV Series Joyce Columbus
Who's the Boss? Carol Patrice / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
227 Mrs. Baker (1 episode, 1985)
The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984) Linda
P.O.P. (1984) (TV) Maggie Newton
Young Lust (1984)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Bobbi Flekman
Doctor Detroit (1983) Karen Blittstein
Fame Rhonda (1 episode, 1982)
Ragtime (1981) Mameh
Gorp (1980) Evie
The Hollywood Knights (1980) Sally
Stranger in Our House (1978) (TV) Carolyn Baker
American Hot Wax (1978) Sheryl


Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. [1996]

Sold her Spanish house to Alfred Gough and now lives in Malibu.

She was admitted to Los Angeles's Cedars Sinai Hospital on 21 June 2000, after doctors diagnosed her with uterine cancer. But emergency surgery caught it early as it was only at Stage 1 and she didn't have to have radiation or chemotherapy. She has been given a clean bill of health and no post-operative treatment has been ordered.

Is of Eastern European descent.

Went to Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York, as did her former husband, Peter Marc Jacobson.

Owns a chocolate Pomeranian named Esther Drescher, who often appears on "Living with Fran" (2005) as Esther the dog.

Measurements: 34B-24-34 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

A Patient Advocate on the External Advisory Board for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas. Also the 2002 recipient of the Public Service Award from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.

Became good friends with Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon, after co-starring with them in the 1983 film, Doctor Detroit (1983).

Abides by a dairy-free diet.

Was told that she'd never make it in this business unless she lost her thick New York accent.

Famously bumped into the then-president of CBS, Jeff Sagansky, on a plane trip to Paris. She convinced him to hear her and her husband Peter Marc Jacobson's ideas for a television show. After impressing him with her persistence, intelligence and charm, "The Nanny" (1993) pilot was filmed less than a year later.

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.

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.

Is a rape survivor. She along with her then-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, and a friend were attacked in her home during a home invasion many years ago.

Endorsed Hanes' Smooth Illusions line of pantyhose in 1994, appearing in print and TV ads.

Went to Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York with Ray Romano.

The 1960s model Twiggy is a friend of her's and it was her interaction with Twiggy's children that was used as the basis for The Nanny (1993).

Is left-handed.

Graduated from CUNY Queens College in Flushing, New York.



Spouse : Peter Marc Jacobson (4 November 1978 - 1999) (divorced)

Her father, Mort Drescher, has appeared on "The Nanny" (1993) on more than one occasion.

Adeline Drescher's cousin.

Has an older sister, Nadine.

Author of the card

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