Person Details

Birthday: 1957-09-30 07:13:09

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 13

TV Involvements: 14


Most Famous Work

Biography

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fran Drescher, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order: Criminal Intent
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8

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

(2001) Elaine Dockerty
Shark Bait
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5

Shark Bait

(2006) Pearl (voice)
Ragtime
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7

Ragtime

(1981) Mameh
Strong Medicine
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8

Strong Medicine

(2000) Irene Slater
Stranger in Our House
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6

Stranger in Our House

(1978) Carolyn Baker
The Creatress
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8

The Creatress

(2019) Carrie Robards
Beat Bobby Flay
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8

Beat Bobby Flay

(2014) Herself
American Hot Wax
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5

American Hot Wax

(1978) Sheryl

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Self
Debbie
2019 Diane
Carrie Robards
Herself
2018 Eunice (voice)
N/A
N/A
2015 Eunice (voice)
2014 Herself
2013 Herself
2012 N/A
Eunice (voice)
2011 Fran Lovett
2010 Host
2006 Pearl (voice)
2005 N/A
Virginia Mason
N/A
Fran Reeves
2004 Herself
N/A
N/A
2003 N/A
N/A
N/A
Amanda
2002 N/A
2001 Elaine Dockerty
2000 Irene Slater
Sister Frida
1999 N/A
1998 N/A
1997 N/A
Joy Miller
1996 Dolores Durante
N/A
1995 N/A
1994 Velma Velour
N/A
1993 Fran Fine (voice)
Fran Fine
N/A
Rosemarie Russo
1992 Valerie
1991 Melissa Kirshner
1990 N/A
N/A
Joy Munchack
Veronica
1989 N/A
N/A
Polo Habel
Pamela Finklestein
1988 Jody Levin
1986 N/A
N/A
1985 N/A
1984 Linda
N/A
N/A
Bobbi Flekman
N/A
1983 Karen Blittstein
N/A
1982 Leslie Harper Weinstein
1981 Mameh
1980 Sally
Evie
1978 Carolyn Baker
Sheryl
1977 Connie
1976 N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2010 Executive Producer
2005 Producer
1997 Executive Producer
1993 Producer
Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2005 Writer
2004 Writer
1993 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2000 Director
1993 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1993 Creator
Year Role Movie/Tv

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