Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

TV Actress

Francine Joy Drescher is an American actress, comedian, writer, activist, and trade union leader. She is known for her role as Fran Fine in the television sitcom The Nanny, which she created and produced with her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson.

Full Name
Francine Joy Drescher
Sep 30, 1957
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Fran Drescher was born on September 30, 1957 in Queens, New York City. She is of Jewish descent and is the youngest of two children. Her father, Morty Drescher, worked as a bridal consultant while her mother, Sylvia Drescher, was an aircraft engineer. 

Drescher attended Hillcrest High School in Jamaica Estates, where she graduated in 1975. She then went on to study at Queens College for three years before dropping out to begin her career as an actress. Drescher made her television debut when she appeared as a contestant on the game show “Jackpot” in 1978. She then had a recurring role as Carol on the ABC series “Ryan’s Hope” from 1982-1983. 

In 1984, Drescher landed her breakthrough role as Fran Fine on the CBS sitcom “The Nanny." The show ran for six seasons and earned multiple awards and nominations including four Emmy Award nominations for Drescher. 

After “The Nanny," Drescher starred in films such as Jack (1996), Cadillac Man (1990), and The Beautician And The Beast (1997). She also wrote two books: Enter Whining (1996) and Cancer Schmancer (2007). In addition, she served as executive producer for Living With Fran (2005-2006) and Happily Divorced (2011-2013). 

In 2014, Drescher launched a lifestyle brand called "Cancer Schmancer" aimed at helping people prevent cancer by advocating for early detection and preventive measures. In 2019, she returned to television with the comedy series "Indebted," which aired on NBC until its cancellation in 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1957</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Fran Drescher is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 30, 1957, Fran Drescher was born in Queens, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles with her high school friend and future writing partner, Peter Marc Jacobson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Movie Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes her movie debut in the comedy film, Doctor Detroit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Nanny Premieres</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Her hit sitcom The Nanny premieres on CBS and becomes an instant hit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Divorces Peter Marc Jacobson</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Drescher divorces her writing partner and husband of 21 years, Peter Marc Jacobson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches NGO</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches her own NGO, Cancer Schmancer, which focuses on early detection and prevention of cancer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">She is inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to television.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fran Drescher is an amazing role model for women everywhere. She overcame many challenges throughout her life, including a battle with cancer, and has used her experiences to inspire others to stay strong in the face of adversity.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fran Drescher is a great actress who has starred in some of the most popular TV shows of all time, such as The Nanny and Happily Divorced. Her performances have always brought laughter and joy to audiences everywhere. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Amazing Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fran Drescher is an amazing philanthropist. She created the Cancer Schmancer Movement to create awareness about early detection of cancer and help those affected by it. Through her work, she has helped countless people dealing with cancer and other illnesses.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Career as a Teacher</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Fran Drescher taught English at Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Survived Cancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1985, Fran Drescher was diagnosed with uterine cancer and underwent a radical hysterectomy. She is now a health activist and works to raise awareness about cancer prevention and early detection.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Changed Her Name</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fran Drescher's birth name is Francine Joy Drescher; she changed her name to Fran when she was 16 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voiced a Character on The Simpsons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fran Drescher voiced the character “Queen Bernice” in an episode of The Simpsons titled “The Princess Guide”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Starred in a Broadway Musical</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2004, Fran Drescher starred in the Broadway musical version of Some Like It Hot. She also wrote the book for the musical.</p></div>


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