Fran Drescher Biography
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Role of 'Fran Fine' in the Sitcom 'The Nanny')
Birthday: October 30, 1957 (Scorpio)
Born In: Flushing, New York, United States
Francine Joy Drescher, better known as Fran Drescher, is an American actor, comedian, writer, and activist. She is famous for her performance as ‘Fran’ in the hit TV series ‘The Nanny’ (1993–1999) and for her iconic nasal voice and a thick New York accent. After making her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 film ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ she starred in ‘American Hot Wax’ and Wes Craven’s horror tale ‘Stranger in Our House’ in 1978. She established her TV career with guest appearances in several series while, at the same time, gaining recognition for films such as ‘Gorp,’ ‘The Hollywood Knights,’ ‘Doctor Detroit,’ ‘This is Spinal Tap,’ and ‘UHF.’ However, she became a household name when she appeared as ‘Fran Fine-Sheffield’ in her own sitcom, ‘The Nanny,’ for which she was nominated for two ‘Emmy Awards’ and ‘Golden Globes’ each in the ‘Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series’ category, during the show’s run. A uterine cancer survivor, she is a vocal healthcare advocate and an LGBT rights activist. She is also known for her work as a public diplomacy envoy for women’s health issues at the ‘US State Department.’ She currently resides in Malibu, California, following her divorce from writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson.