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Fran Drescher

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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.


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Born:
Sep 30, 1957 In Flushing, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
46
First Appeared:
In the series Live from Lincoln Center 1976-01-30
Latest Project:
Series Never Say Die 2016
Known For
Poster of The Days
Poster of The Hollywood Knights
Poster of Gorp
Poster of Saturday Night Fever
Filmography
Series Never Say Die Karen Blittstein 2016
Movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Eunice (voice) 2015-09-21
Series Take Care of Us, Captain Polo Habel 2012-01-04
Movie Hotel Transylvania Eunice (voice) 2012-09-20
Movie Shark Bait Pearl (voice) 2006-07-07
Series Living With Fran Fran Reeves 2005-04-08
Movie Santa's Slay Virginia Mason 2005-10-25
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005-09-21
Series The Days Joy Munchack 2004-07-18
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Simple Life Unknown 2003-12-02
Series What I Like About You Unknown 2002-09-20
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Picking Up the Pieces Sister Frida 2000-05-26
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie The Beautician and the Beast Joy Miller 1997-02-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Jack Dolores Durante 1996-08-09
Movie Waterworld Unknown 1995-07-28
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie Car 54, Where Are You? Velma Velour 1994-01-28
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Nanny Fran Fine 1993-11-03
Series Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Series WIOU Unknown 1990-10-24
Movie UHF Pamela Finklestein 1989-07-21
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Die Hard Unknown 1988-07-15
Series Charmed Lives 1986-09-01
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Night Court Unknown 1984-01-04
Movie The Rosebud Beach Hotel Linda 1984-11-02
Series Who's the Boss? Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Engel auf Rädern Amanda 1983-06-27
Movie Ragtime Mameh 1981-11-20
Movie Gorp Evie 1980-05-01
Movie The Hollywood Knights Sally 1980-05-30
Movie American Hot Wax Sheryl 1978-03-17
Movie Stranger in Our House Carolyn Baker 1978-10-31
Movie Saturday Night Fever Connie 1977-12-16
Series Live from Lincoln Center 1976-01-30
Movie Don's Party Fran Lovett 1976-11-10