Fran Drescher Age, Early Life, Career Highlights, The Nanny, Personal Life, Relationships, Charity, Activism and Net Worth

Published Date   18th Sep. 2017, 07:20 am
Fran Drescher Age, Early Life, Career Highlights, The Nanny, Personal Life, Relationships, Charity, Activism and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Francine Joy Drescher
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $25 million

American actress and activist, Fran Drescher age was small when she became a well-recognized actress for her role in TV series The Nanny and her nasal voice.


Dreshcher made her debut with a small role in blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever (1977). She later appeared in a number of films including American Hot Wax (1978), Stranger in Our House (1978), Doctor Detroit (1983) and UHF (1989). Similarly, Fran Drescher age was thirty-something when she achieved wide fame as Fran Fine through her sitcom The Nanny.

Moreover, the actress received 2 Emmy Awards nominations as well as 2 Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in Comedy Television Series for The Nanny. In 2014, the actress made her Broadway debut with Cinderella.

Early Life and Background

Fran Drescher was born Francine Joy Drescher on September 30, 1957 in Kew Gardens, New York in the United States. She is born to a bridal consultant, Sylvia, and a naval systems analyst, Morty Drescher. The actress is an American and has Romanian ancestry.

In 1973, Fran Drescher age was only 16 when she won the first runner-up for “Miss New York Teenager”. Drescher went to Hillcrest High School in Queens where she met her future husband, Peter Marc Jacobson.

Fran Drescher age was 21 when she married Jacobson in 1978; however, the couple divorced in 1999. He supported her constantly in her show-business career. Jacobson even wrote, directed and produced her popular series The Nanny.

After graduating from high school in 1975, she went to Queens College, City University of New York. However, she dropped college when she was in her first year. She cited the reason that all the acting classes were full for the reason of dropping from college. Later, she enrolled in cosmetology school.

Early Career Highlights

Fran Drescher age was only 20 when she landed her first small role in blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever in 1977. The following year, she appeared prominently in films American Hot Wax and Summer of Fear.

During the 1980s, Drescher landed moderate success status as she appeared in Gorp (1980), The Hollywood Knights (1983), UHF (1989) and Cadillac Man (1990). In addition to the big screen, she made small screen appearance in Who’s the Boss? in an episode of second season.

Furthermore, she co-starred in CBS sitcom Princesses in 1991 and voiced “Peggy” on PBS from early to mid ‘90s.

The Nanny and Later Big Screen Roles

In 1993, Fran Drescher age was thirty something when she appeared in her own television show The Nanny which she and her husband created. It aired from 1993 to 1999 in CBS. She instantly became a star through the show. As she played Fran Fine in the show, she became popular with the name.

Towards late 1990s and early 2000s, Drescher appeared in Jack, The Beauticians and the Beast and Picking Up the Pieces. She herself was the executive producer of The Beautician and The Beast (1997).

Later Television Appearances

In 2000s, Drescher returned to television with guest roles in Good Morning, Miami as Roberta Diaz and Living With Fran as Fran Reeves. However, the later sitcom cancelled after 2 seasons.

In 2006, she guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and in an episode of Entourage. Further, she voiced female golam in The Simpsons in an episode.

In 2008, she announced that she was developing a new sitcom The New Thirty; however, the show failed to materialize. So, she returned to TV with her own daytime show The Fran Drescher Tawk Show in 2010. Even though the show debuted with strong ratings, it ended with moderate success after 3rd week.

Fran Drescher age was fifty something when she appeared with her husband in sitcom Happily Divorced. The couple themselves created the show in 2011 and aired until August 2013. With a motive to promote the show, Drescher performed the wedding of three gay couples in New York City using the license.

Broadway and State Performances

Drescher made her Broadway debut through the revival of Cinderella in February 4, 2014. Her other off-Broadway stage performances include Love, Loss and What I Wore and Camelot at the Lincoln Center.

Personal Life and Relationships

After Drescher and Jacobson’s marriage, two robbers broke into their house in 1985. They physically harmed and tied Jacobson and forced him to witness his wife and Drescher’s female friend being raped at the gunpoint. As a result, Drescher took a long time to recover from the trauma. Her rapist ended up in prison and got two life sentences.

The couple divorced in 1999 after 21 years of marriage. They do not have any children. After she knew about the sexual orientation of her husband, Drescher started working to support LGBT rights.

Drescher stated that she needed to change the direction as the reason to divorce her husband. For now, they remain good friends and business partners. She mentions that their love is unique, rare, and unconditional.

In September 2014, Drescher and scientist/entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai tweeted they about their marriage. They underwent an informal wedding ceremony with their close friends and family members. However, Fran Drescher age was 58 when the couple parted a couple of years later.

Battle with Cancer

The doctors diagnosed Drescher with uterine cancer in 2000. She underwent the symptoms for 2 years and misdiagnosis by 8 doctors before admitting in Los Angeles’s Cedars Sinai Hospital. As a result, she underwent an immediate radical hysterectomy.

Drescher, in her book Cancer Schmancer, wrote about her experiences of battling cancer. The main aim of the book was to raise awareness regarding early signs of cancer.

Charity Activism and Politics

The considerate and socially active actress, Fran Drescher age was fifty something when she rose donations at her Broadway show Cinderella. The donation was for AIDS patients. Consequently, Drescher became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery.

In 2007, Fran Drescher age was 50 when she announced the launch of a non-profit organization dedicated to ensure the diagnosis of all women for cancer. The organization is Cancer Schmancer Movement.

In 2008, George W. Bush Administration’s Assistant Secretary of State, Goli Ameri, appointed Drescher as a US diplomat. She was officially entitled Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues. For this role, she will support US public diplomacy efforts traveling throughout the world. She made her first trips in Romania, Hungary, Serbia and Poland.

Drescher supported Hillary Clinton for Democratic Party presidential nomination and endorsed Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.

Awards and Honors

One of remarkable actress who turned to be a reputed diplomat, Drescher is the recipient of a number of awards. Some of them are listed below:

  • John Wayne Institute’s Woman of Achievement Award
  • The Gilda Award
  • City of Hope Woman of the Year
  • Hebrew University Humanitarian Award
  • The Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award
  • City of Hope Spirit of Life Award (2006)

Furthermore, Drescher was the guest of honor at “Dancer against Cancer” in 2010. The show was a charity bell held at the imperial palace, Vienna. In the show, she additionally received My Aid Award for her support of cancer prevention and rehabilitation.

Salary and Net Worth

After working for society and wellness of people, Drescher has earned huge fame and reputation. However, after spending several Fran Drescher age in acting and performances, the actress/activist has accumulated the net worth of $25 million.

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