Fran Drescher

Highest Rated: 95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Birthday: Sep 30, 1957
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Creatress Carrie Robards 2019
No Score Yet The Creatress Carrie Robards 2019
No Score Yet The Creatress Carrie Robards 2019
No Score Yet Safe Spaces Actor 2019
No Score Yet Funny Women of a Certain Age Actor 2019
62% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Eunice 2018
56% 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
18% The Beautician and the Beast Joy Miller Executive Producer 1997
19% 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
64% 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
33% Doctor Detroit Karen Blittstein 1983
91% Ragtime Mameh 1981
No Score Yet GORP Evie 1980
17% The Hollywood Knights Sally 1980
No Score Yet Stranger in Our House Carolyn Baker 1978
No Score Yet American Hot Wax Sheryl 1978
83% Saturday Night Fever Connie 1977

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Celebrity Home Raiders
2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
2010-2016
Judge
  • 2013
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
Screenwriter Fran Executive Producer Producer
  • 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
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
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
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet What I Like About You
2002-2006
Fran Reeves
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Director Irene Slater
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Nanny
1993-1999
Creator Director Executive Producer Fran Fine Fran Fine Sheffield
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet ALF
1986-1990
Roxanne
  • 1990
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Miriam Brody
  • 1986
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Carole Patrice Joyce Columbus
  • 1986
  • 1985
73% Princesses
Melissa Kirshner
No Score Yet The Simple Life
1998

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