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Fran Drescher

Highest Rated:   95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Lowest Rated:   0% Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
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Birthplace:   Flushing, New York, USA
With long, shapely legs, a svelte, curvaceous body to die for, and thick black hair cascading around her lovely face, Fran Drescher has all the looks of a sophisticated movie star. And then she opens her mouth. Out comes a crow-like cacophony of nasal sounds made more grating by a thick Queens accent and a tendency to pull no punches. The paradox between the book and its cover is what has made Drescher a rich and popular comedienne; her long-running sitcom The Nanny, with its combination of romantic and slapstick comedy, led many to hail her as Lucille Ball's successor. Though she capitalizes on playing a rather ditzy working-class gal from Flushing, Drescher is known for her creativity and shrewdness. In addition to acting, she is a talented writer and producer.Much of Drescher's comedy, especially that from her sitcom, is drawn from her life experiences. Like her character, Fran Fine, she was born and raised in Queens. She has had a lifelong interest in acting and studied drama in high school. She attended a year at Queens College and then attended cosmetology school to become a hairdresser. For a time, she had her own business. She made her film debut playing Connie in Saturday Night Fever (1977). Her next film, American Hot Wax (1978), provided Drescher with her first major role and though she would continue on to play supporting parts in numerous other films, it was not until she played a small but memorable part in Rob Reiner's hilarious mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984) that she began making a name for herself. In addition to her film roles, she was also busy on television, guest starring in series and appearing in television films like Terror in the Towers. She played starring roles in three short-lived series, including Princesses. She and her husband Peter Marc Jacobson created The Nanny and it aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999. She not only starred in the show, but also wrote and produced it; Drescher received Emmy nominations for her work on the show. In 1996, she co-starred with Robin Williams in the Disney comedy Jack, while in 1997, she and Jacobson co-created the idea for the romantic comedy The Beautician and the Beast, in which she also starred. Drescher published her autobiography, Enter Whining, in 1996.Drescher once again drew from her life experiences in the 2002 memoir Cancer Schmancer, which chronicled the actress's battle with uterine cancer, and formed the Cancer Schmancer Movement in 2007. The nonprofit is dedicated to educating women about cancer prevention and the importance of early detection (Drescher's cancer was initially misdiagnosed). In 2011, Drescher appeared on Oprah Winfrey to discuss her relationship with her then ex-husband Peter Mark Jacobson after he came out as gay after the end of their 21-year marriage. The television series Happily Divorced (2011-2013) is based on her experience with Jacobson.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Eunice
2018
55% Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Eunice
2015
44% Hotel Transylvania
  • Eunice
$148.3M 2012
No Score Yet The Reef 2: High Tide
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Shark Bait
  • Pearl
2006
6% The Perfect Man
  • Fran Reeves
$16.3M 2005
No Score Yet Beautiful Girl
  • Amanda Wasserman
2003
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces
  • Sister Frida
2000
15% The Beautician and the Beast
  • Joy Miller
  • Executive Producer
1997
17% Jack
  • Dolores Durante
1996
0% Car 54, Where Are You?
  • Velma Velour
1994
No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers
  • Rosemarie Russo
1993
No Score Yet We're Talkin' Serious Money
  • Valerie
1992
55% Cadillac Man
  • Joy Munchak
1990
91% The Big Picture
  • Polo Habel
1989
No Score Yet Wedding Band
  • Veronica
1989
63% UHF
  • Pamela Finklestein
1989
No Score Yet Rock 'n' Roll Mom
  • Actor
1988
95% This Is Spinal Tap
  • Bobbi Flekman
1984
No Score Yet The Rosebud Beach Hotel
  • Linda
1984
40% Doctor Detroit
  • Karen Blittstein
1983
90% Ragtime
  • Mameh
1981
No Score Yet GORP
  • Evie
1980
20% The Hollywood Knights
  • Sally
1980
No Score Yet Stranger in Our House
  • Carolyn Baker
1978
No Score Yet American Hot Wax
  • Sheryl
1978
87% Saturday Night Fever
  • Connie
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Celebrity Home Raiders
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Suzanne Show
2012-2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Fran
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
  • Guest
  • 2010
66% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Mrs. Levine
  • 2008
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Morgan le Fey
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Elaine Dockerty
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002

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