Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

Highest Rated: 95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 30, 1957

Birthplace: Flushing, New York, USA

Blessed with one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment, Fran Drescher rose to fame by being her authentic self, in the most literal sense: her crowning achievement was a sitcom in which she played a Jewish beautician from Queens. In real life, Drescher was a Jewish beautician from Queens. In the ensuing years, Drescher has revealed deeper sides of her personality, advocating for gay rights, sharing her past as a survivor of rape, and turning a battle with uterine cancer into a rallying cry for better healthcare for women. Not bad for a Jewish beautician from Queens. Born on September 30, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, Drescher fell in love with performing at an early age. However, when all the acting classes at Queens College were filled, she instead applied to cosmetology school. In 1978, she married Peter Marc Jacobson, a producer/writer/director/actor, and the pair moved to L.A. Drescher's first onscreen appearance was a cameo as a dancer in "Saturday Night Fever" (1978). Throughout the eighties, Drescher made a number of appearances in film and television, most notably a scene-stealing turn as publicist Bobbi Flekman in "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984). Her big break came in 1993 when she and Jacobson created a sitcom that catapulted her to superstardom. "The Nanny" (CBS, 1993-99) starred Drescher as Fran Fine, a gaudy Queens beautician who cons her way into becoming caregiver to the three children of a stuffy, widowed Broadway producer. With her massive hairdos, high-pitched nasal voice, and infectious goat-like laugh, "The Nanny" made Drescher into a household name overnight. Over six seasons, she was nominated for a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and an American Comedy Award. She also got the opportunity to work with big name directors like Francis Ford Coppola on "Jack" (1996), and Woody Allen on "Picking Up the Pieces" (2000). After "The Nanny" ended in 1999, Drescher found herself at a crossroads: she and Jacobson divorced that year, though they would continue to be close friends and business partners. She was also dealing with unspecified health issues, and after months of examinations by doctors, she was finally diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000, which required an immediate radical hysterectomy. Drescher later wrote a book, Cancer Schmancer (2002), about her experiences, and in 2007 founded the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit to raise awareness about women's health. Now cancer-free, Drescher returned to television, first with a new sitcom, "Living with Fran" (The CW, 2005-06), and then with her own daytime talk show, "The Fran Drescher Show" (FOX, 2010). Unsurprisingly, her biggest success came when she reunited with her ex-husband and "Nanny" co-creator, Peter Marc Jacobson, who since splitting with Drescher had come out as gay. "Happily Divorced" (TV Land, 2011-13) starred Drescher as a florist who is best friends with her gay ex-husband, played by John Michael Higgins. The show was well-received by critics and lasted for three seasons. On the big screen, Drescher voiced Eunice for four different iterations of the "Hotel Transylvania" (2012) franchise. Drescher was next seen starring in Dan Levy's network sitcom "Indebted" (NBC, 2020- ).

Highest rated movies

This Is Spinal Tap
Safe Spaces
Ragtime
American Hot Wax
Cadillac Man
Doctor Detroit
The Beautician and the Beast
Jack

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
49% 44% Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Eunice (Voice) - 2022
No Score Yet 86% The Christmas Setup Kate Spencer (Character) - 2020
87% 50% Safe Spaces Diane (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Creatress Carrie Robards (Character) - 2019
62% 48% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Eunice (Voice) $167.5M 2018
55% 63% Hotel Transylvania 2 Eunice (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skum Rocks! Unknown (Character) - 2013
44% 72% Hotel Transylvania Eunice (Voice) $167.9M 2012
No Score Yet 26% Shark Bait Pearl (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet 44% Beautiful Girl Amanda Wasserman (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 31% Picking Up the Pieces Sister Frida (Character) - 2000
18% 45% The Beautician and the Beast Joy Miller (Character),
Executive Producer
$11.5M 1997
17% 49% Jack Dolores 'D.D.' Durante (Character) $58.6M 1996
0% 12% Car 54, Where Are You? Velma Velour (Character) $1.1M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Rosemarie Russo (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Talkin' Serious Money Valerie (Character) - 1993
55% 31% Cadillac Man Joy Munchack (Character) $26.9M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding Band Veronica (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Betrayal Germaine (Character) - 1989
95% 92% This Is Spinal Tap Bobbi Flekman (Character) $188.8K 1984
33% 40% Doctor Detroit Karen Blittstein (Character) - 1983
83% 77% Ragtime Mameh (Character) - 1981
14% 71% The Hollywood Knights Sally (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 24% Gorp Evie (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 32% Stranger in Our House Carolyn Baker (Character) - 1978
60% 85% American Hot Wax Sheryl (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 61% Mr. Mayor Angelica Masters (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2012 2019-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Cannon Guest 2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009-2011 2014 2020
25% 38% Indebted Debbie (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
64% 79% Alone Together Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Food Network Star Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2011 2013 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012 2016
No Score Yet 74% Hell's Kitchen Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Home Raiders Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Fran (Character),
Executive Producer
2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012
36% No Score Yet Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008
65% 82% Entourage Mrs. Levine (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Elaine Dockerty (Guest Star) 2006
85% 76% The Simpsons Female Golem (Guest Voice) 2006
0% No Score Yet Living With Fran Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Writer
2005-2006
No Score Yet 100% What I Like About You Fran Reeves (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strong Medicine Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning, Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Music Performer 2000
No Score Yet 69% The Nanny Fran Fine (Character),
Director,
Writer
1993-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Norma Baker (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 81% ALF Roxanne (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1982