Fran Drescher bio: TV shows, net worth, new sitcom, husband, cancer, and awards

Fran Drescher bio: TV shows, net worth, new sitcom, husband, cancer, and awards

Francine Joy Drescher, known to many as Fran Drescher, is an accomplished American queen of sitcom shows, author, and activist. She has been in the game since the '70s and still gets her magic right. This year, she is back on our screens with a new project, and her fans cannot keep calm. But first, how about going through her biography?

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Apart from the comical voice that you cannot miss out in her best-selling shows like The Nanny and Hotel Transylvania, Fran Drescher is an icon with a twisted story. She best describes her life as 'changing the negatives into positives'. She has had her fair share of hard moments but has worked her way around them. Her most recent revelation about being raped depicts the iron lady in her. Her biography has more details about her.

Fran Drescher biography

These are the essential details about the actress:

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Fran Drescher age

She was born on 30th September 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York. Fran Drescher parents were Jews. As of date, she is sixty-two years old.

Fran Drescher husband

At the age of 21, Fran met Peter Marc Jacobson, the man that she would, later on, get married to in 1978. By then, she was just getting started with her acting career. Their marriage lasted for eighteen years after which they separated in 1996, and the got divorced in 1999. The divorce came after they had finished working on one of their most successful projects, The Nanny, where Fran played the role of Fran Fine. A couple of months after the divorce, Jacobson came out as gay.

In September 2014, Fran and Shiva Ayyadurai, a controversial scientist and politician, took part in a ceremony that was held in the latter's beach house. They later announced on Twitter that they were married although not in a formal wedding or marriage. After two years, they announced that they had parted ways.

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Does Fran Drescher have children?

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By the time the woman and her first husband were divorced, they had not had any children despite her effort to conceive. The year after the divorce, she got diagnosed with the condition that forced her to have her uterus removed; hence, she does not have any children.

Fran Drescher career

Fran has transcended into stardom throughout her career as an actress. She has graced the screens since the '70s and has featured in some of the best-selling TV shows like Hotel Transylvania and the famous TV series, The Nanny.


These are the films that she has been a part of:

  • Saturday Night Fever
  • American Hot Wax
  • Stranger in Our House
  • The Hollywood Knights
  • Ragtime
  • Gorp
  • Doctor Detroit
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Rosebud Beach Hotel
  • P.O.P
  • UHF
  • Rock 'n' Roll Mom
  • Love and Betrayal
  • Wedding Band
  • The Big Picture
  • Cadillac Man
  • Wedding Band
  • We're Talking Serious Money
  • Hurricane Sam
  • Without Warning: Terror in the Towers
  • Car 54, Where Are You?
  • Jack
  • The Beautician and the Beast
  • The Emperor's New Clothes: An All-Star Illustrated Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale
  • Kid Quick
  • Picking Up the Pieces
  • Santa's Slay
  • Beautiful Girl
  • Shark Bait
  • Mindwash: The Jake Sessions
  • Skum Rocks!
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • The Creatress
  • After Class

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TV shows

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She has also featured in the following TV shows:

  • Saturday Night Live
  • Fame
  • 9 to 5
  • Silver Spoons
  • 227
  • Who's the Boss?
  • Night Court
  • Charmed Lives
  • ALF
  • WIOU
  • Princesses
  • Dream On
  • Civil Wars
  • The Nanny
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast
  • Good Morning, Miami
  • Strong Medicine
  • Living with Fran
  • What I Like About You
  • The Simpsons
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Thank God You're Here
  • SeeMore's Playhouse
  • Live from Lincoln Center
  • Entourage
  • Glenn Martin, DDS
  • The Fran Drescher Show
  • Happily Divorced
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • Broad City
  • Alone Together
  • Ballmastrz: 9009
  • Welcome to the Wayne
  • Indebted

Political career

In 2008, Goli Ameri, an administrator during the reign of former president George W. Bush, appointed her as the Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues.

Fran Drescher new sitcom

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After close to seven years of not regularly appearing in a TV show, Fran decided to bless her fans with a new NBC sitcom Indebted, where she features as Debbie. You do not want to miss out on an episode of this new project.

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Fran Drescher books

Fran believes in touching lives through her experiences. She has so far published three books. Her second book highlights her battle with cancer. These are the titles of her publications:

  • Enter Whining
  • Cancer Schmancer
  • Being Wendy

Fran Drescher awards

These are some of the awards that the star has received:

  • The John Wayne Institute's Woman of Achievement Award
  • The Gilda Award
  • The City of Hope Woman of the Year Award
  • The Hebrew University Humanitarian Award
  • The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Spirit of Achievement Award

In April 2010, she was accorded the My Aid Award for her support towards the prevention and rehabilitation of cancer.

Fran Drescher cancer

Fran Drescher life experiences
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It took two years of misdiagnoses for doctors to declare that Fran had uterine cancer. She was admitted at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in June 2000, and immediately, a radical hysterectomy was conducted on her. After the procedure, she was declared cancer-free and put on post-operative medication. Narrating her experience, she stated:

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Cancer Schmancer Movement

In 2007, Fran chose to give back to her community by starting Cancer Schmancer Movement: a non-profit organisation that aims at ensuring that all women with the disease are diagnosed at stage 1.

How much is Fran Drescher worth?

According to Celebritynetworth, Fran Drescher net worth is $25 million.

Fran Drescher latest news

The latter recently revealed how her photographic memory played a crucial role in helping the police identify the man who had raped her and her friend as her-then husband watched. The incident happened during the early years of her marriage as two men broke parole and raided her home.

Fran Drescher has had her fair share of twists in life but has not allowed them to put her down. She got raped in her early 20s, became a victim of failed marriages, and even had an encounter with cancer, but she still overcame these setbacks. Her courage is one to admire.

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