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Fran Drescher

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, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the movie American Hot Wax 1978-03-17
Latest Project:
Movie Hotel Transylvania: Transformania 2021-09-23
Known For
Filmography
Movie Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Eunice (voice) 2021-09-23
Series Indebted Debbie 2020-02-06
Movie Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time - Vol. 1: Midnight Madness Self 2020-04-21
Movie Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Joanne 2020-12-01
Movie The Christmas Setup Kate Spencer 2020-12-12
Movie The Creatress Carrie Robards 2019-08-23
Movie After Class Diane 2019-12-06
Movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Eunice (voice) 2018-06-28
Movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Eunice (voice) 2015-09-21
Movie Skum Rocks! Herself 2013-09-26
Movie Hotel Transylvania Eunice (voice) 2012-09-20
Series Happily Divorced Fran Lovett 2011-06-15
Series The Fran Drescher Show Host 2010-11-26
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
Movie The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember Herself 2004-12-06
Movie Beautiful Girl Amanda 2003-01-01
Movie Picking Up the Pieces Sister Frida 2000-05-26
Movie Car 54, Where Are You? Velma Velour 1994-01-28
Movie Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Rosemarie Russo 1993-05-26
Series The Nanny Fran Fine 1993-11-03
Movie We're Talkin' Serious Money Valerie 1992-05-08
Movie Cadillac Man Joy Munchack 1990-05-18
Movie The Big Picture Polo Habel 1989-09-15
Movie UHF Pamela Finklestein 1989-07-21
Movie It Had to Be You 1989-10-27
Movie Rock 'N Roll Mum Jody Levin 1988-02-07
Movie This Is Spinal Tap Bobbi Flekman 1984-05-04
Movie The Rosebud Beach Hotel Linda 1984-11-02
Movie Doctor Detroit Karen Blittstein 1983-05-06
Movie Ragtime Mameh 1981-11-20
Movie Gorp Evie 1980-05-01
Movie The Hollywood Knights Sally 1980-05-18
Movie Stranger in Our House Carolyn Baker 1979-08-16
Movie American Hot Wax Sheryl 1978-03-17