Fran Drescher

30 Sep 1957


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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Filmography (14 titles)

Genre: Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation
Role: Actor (as Eunice (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Hotel Transylvania 2
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Eunice (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···Hotel Transylvania
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Eunice (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···Shark Bait
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Pearl (voice))
(movie, 2005)
···Santa's Slay
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Virginia Mason)
(movie, 1997)
···The Beautician and the Beast
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Joy Miller)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dolores Durante)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Rosemarie Russo)
(movie, 1992)
···We're Talkin' Serious Money
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Valerie)
(movie, 1990)
···Cadillac Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Joy Munchack)
(movie, 1989)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pamela Finklestein)
(movie, 1984)
···The Rosebud Beach Hotel
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Linda)
(movie, 1978)
···American Hot Wax
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Role: Actor (as Sheryl)
(movie, 1977)
···Saturday Night Fever
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Connie)