Fran Drescher :: Biography
Francine Joy Drescher popularly known as Fran Drescher is an American actress, comedian, producer, writer and an activist. She was born in the year 1957 and celebrates her birthday on 30th of September every year. She is most known for her portrayal of Fran Fine in the TV series The Nanny (1993-99). She caught a lot of attention for her thick New York accent and nasal voice. Starting off with a minor role in the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever, she started getting recognized as a comedy actress after doing the movie The Hollywood Knights (1980). She performed as a comedian in other movies like Doctor Detroit (1983), This Is Spinal Tap (1984) and UHF (1989). She had appeared in several series before getting cast as Fran Fine in her own sitcom vehicle The Nanny, 1993. The role got her two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards nominations for the Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series. She became more famous for her roles in Jack (1996) and The Beautician and the Beast (1997). Her recent work was in the sitcom Happily Divorced (2011-13). She is also a writer and has written two books.
She was born in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York, United States of America. Her mother Sylvia was a bridal consultant and her father Morty Drescher was a naval systems analyst. Her family is originally of Southeast and Central European origin and are Ashkenazi Jewish. She has an older sister named Nadine. About her educational background, Drescher went to Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens where she met her future husband Peter Jacobson.
Fran got her break with a small role of the dancer Connie in the movie Saturday Night Fever in 1977, at the age of 20. Her success heightened in the 80s decade with her roles in movies like The Hollywood Knights, Gorp, UHF, Doctor Detroit, The Big Picture, Cadillac Man, and This Is Spinal Tap. With her then husband Jacobson, she created her own show called The Nanny in 1993 and portrayed Fran Fine. The role soon made her a household name. In the following years, Drescher moved back and forth from big and small screen and has been successful in both. She has also established herself as a producer. As a result of her success, her net worth is around $12 million.
Talking about Fran’s personal life, she was once married to Peter Marc Jacobson. Her then husband is a writer and producer. The couple had married in the year 1978. The marriage survived over two decades and they got a divorce in 1999. The reason for divorce was because her husband was gay. After that she became an active supporter of LGBT rights. The divorce has not ended their relationship and they are still good friends and business partners. In January 1985, she was robbed and raped by two armed robbers who broke into her house. This was a traumatic experience and took a lot of years before she could recover from it. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer on June 21, 2000 survived the cancer after going through a radical hysterectomy. Most recently, Drescher married Shiva Ayyadurai, a Tamil American scientist on September 7, 2014, at an intimate ceremony in their beach house among very close family and friends.
Drescher has gorgeous body with measurements of 37-26-35 inches. She has the height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 64 kg. Her toned legs look hot in her bikini pictures. She has garnered many fans through her outstanding work and has great number of followers on her Facebook and Twitter accounts. More about her can be found out through her recent and detailed biography on Wiki and IMDb and through her interviews,