Fran Drescher Biography
Fran Drescher (Francine Joy Drescher) is an American actress, comedian, writer, activist, and trade union leader. She is known for her role as Fran Fine in the television sitcom The Nanny (1993–1999). She created and produced with her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson.
Fran Drescher Education
Drescher attended Flushing’s Parsons Junior High School, which later dissolved, and then Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens. In 1975, she graduated from Hillcrest High School where one of her classmates was comedian Ray Romano. In 1973, she was the first runner-up for “Miss New York Teenager”.
Fran Drescher Career
Drescher is known for her role as Fran Fine in the television sitcom The Nanny (1993–1999). She played Romano’s character Ray Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond met at a 20th high school reunion on an episode of The Nanny. She made her screen debut in 1977 in a small role as dancer Connie in the movie Saturday Night Fever. Drescher delivered the line “So, are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?” to John Travolta’s character. In 1978, she began to gain attention in films such as American Hot Wax and Summer of Fear. Additionally, she played in the 1981 Miloš Forman film Ragtime.
During the 1980s, she found success as a character actress with roles in films. These films include; Cadillac Man (1990), UHF (1989), The Big Picture (1989), Doctor Detroit (1983), The Hollywood Knights (1980), and Gorp (1980). She also appeared in This Is Spinal Tap (1984) as publicist Bobbi Flekman. During the second-season episode of Who’s the Boss? in 1985, she appeared as an interior decorator.
Drescher appeared on ALF as Roxanne, the wife of grown-up Brian, who had no clue she was a mob boss, in the episode “Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” in 1990. In addition to that, she made an appearance on Night Court as a woman with dissociative identity disorder who flips from a prude to a sexually minded woman and ends up in a hotel with ADA Dan Fielding. Drescher co-starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom Princesses. In the early-to-mid 1990s, she voiced “Peggy” from The P Pals on PBS (the woman with the flower on her hat).
Trade union leader
She started her campaign to become president of the SAG-AFTRA union in 2021. Drescher cited her political and entertainment background. Her candidacy comes from the “Unite for Strength” faction. She was running against actor Matthew Modine. SAG-AFTRA announced that Drescher had won the election on September 2, 2021.
Fran Drescher Age
Drescher is 66 years old as of 2023. She was (Francine Joy Drescher) on September 30, 1957, in New York City, United States. Drescher celebrates her birthday on the 30th of September every year.
Fran Drescher Height
Drescher stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Fran Drescher Family
Drescher was born and raised in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, United States. She was brought up by her father Morty Drescher, and her mother Drescher. Her mother is a bridal consultant while her father is a naval systems analyst. She has an older sister, Nadine. Her family is Jewish, from Southeast and Central Europe where her maternal great-grandmother Yetta was born in Focșani, Romania, and immigrated to the United States, while her father’s family came from Poland.
Fran Drescher Husband
Drescher is married to her better half Peter Marc Jacobson. The two met in Jamaica, Queens. They tied the knot in 1978 when Drescher was 21 years. Their marriage did not work out and they divorced in 1999. Drescher and Jacobson attended Queens College, City University of New York, but dropped out in their first year because “all the acting classes were filled.” They then enrolled in cosmetology school.
Fran Drescher Net Worth
Drescher has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as an actress, comedian, writer, activist, and trade union leader.
Fran Drescher Salary
Drescher earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Drescher presented at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition alongside Denzel Washington, Idina Menzel, and with Bryan Cranston. This was after raising donations at her Broadway show Cinderella. She became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery so that she could legally officiate LGBT wedding ceremonies.
Drescher, a Democrat was appointed as a U.S. diplomat by the George W. Bush administration’s Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri in September 2008. Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues was her official title. She supported U.S. public diplomacy efforts in traveling throughout the world. These efforts include working with health organizations and women’s groups to raise awareness of women’s health issues, patient empowerment and advocacy, and cancer awareness and detection. In late September, she made her trip with stops in Poland, Serbia, Hungary, and Romania.
In the same year 2008, she supported Senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination where she attended a Super Democrat rally for Clinton. Drescher was considering a run for the United States Senate in 2008 to succeed Hillary Clinton but unfortunately decided against it. She described vaccine mandates as an “infringement on the Disabilities Act, body sovereignty, and the Freedom of Religion Act” warning that fear may “lead to fascism”..
Throughout her career, she has received several awards and honors. These awards include the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award, the Hebrew University Humanitarian Award, the City of Hope Woman of the Year Award, the Gilda Award, and the John Wayne Institute’s Woman of Achievement Award. In addition to that, she was honored with the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award, which was presented to her by Senator Hillary Clinton in 2006. She also won the LifeSaver Award from the ELEM/Youth in Distress in 2021. On April 10, 2010, she was a guest of honor at the “Dancer against Cancer” charity ball held at the Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria, where she received the first “My Aid Award” for her achievements in support of cancer prevention and rehabilitation.