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Fran Drescher is a Actor and Producer American born on 30 september 1957 at New York City (USA)

Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher
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Birth name Francine Joy Drescher
Nationality USA
Birth 30 september 1957 (62 years) at New York City (USA)

Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television comedian, model, actress, producer, ordained minister, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–99), and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.

Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever, and later appeared in American Hot Wax (1978) and Wes Craven's horror tale Stranger in Our House (1978). In the 1980s, she gained recognition as a comedic actress in the films Gorp (1980), The Hollywood Knights (1980), Doctor Detroit (1983), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and UHF (1989) while establishing a television career with guest appearances on several series. In 1993, she achieved wider fame as Fran Fine in her own sitcom vehicle The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series during the show's run. She received further recognition for her performances in Jack (1996) and The Beautician and the Beast (1997) and reinforced her reputation as a leading sitcom star with Living With Fran (2005–2006) and Happily Divorced (2011–2013).

A uterine cancer survivor, Drescher is an outspoken healthcare advocate and LGBT rights activist, and is noted for her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues for the U.S. State Department. Divorced from writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, she currently lives in Malibu, California.

On February 4, 2014, Drescher made her Broadway debut in Cinderella as stepmother Madame.

Biography

After separating in 1996, Drescher and Jacobson divorced in 1999. They had no children. Drescher stated, "I would have been able to conceive but not hold on". Drescher has worked to support LGBT rights issues after her former husband came out. Drescher has stated that the primary reason for the divorce was her need to change directions in life. Drescher and Jacobson remain friends and business partners. She has stated that "we choose to be in each others' lives in any capacity. Our love is unique, rare, and unconditional; unless he's being annoying."

On September 7, 2014, Drescher held a spiritual ceremony with scientist Shiva Ayyadurai at her beach house among her close friends and family to celebrate their love and friendship.




1985 robbery and rape
In January 1985, two armed robbers broke into Drescher and Jacobson's Los Angeles apartment. While one ransacked their home, Drescher and her friend were raped by the other at gunpoint. Jacobson was also physically attacked, tied up, and forced to witness the entire ordeal. It took Drescher many years to recover, and it took her even longer to tell her story to the press. She was paraphrased as saying in an interview with Larry King that although it was a traumatic experience, she found ways to turn it into something positive. In her book Cancer Schmancer, the actress writes: "My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives." Her rapist, who was on parole at the time of the crime, was returned to prison and given two life sentences.


Cancer battle
After two years of symptoms and misdiagnoses by eight doctors, Drescher was admitted to Los Angeles's Cedars Sinai Hospital on June 21, 2000, after doctors diagnosed her with uterine cancer. She had to undergo an immediate radical hysterectomy to treat the disease. Drescher was given a clean bill of health and no post-operative treatment was ordered.

She wrote about her experiences in her second book, Cancer Schmancer. Her purpose for this book was to raise consciousness for men and women "to become more aware of the early warning signs of cancer, and to empower themselves." Drescher says, "I was going to learn what I needed to learn, ask questions, become partners with my doctor instead of having some kind of parent/child relationship."



Cancer Schmancer Movement
On June 21, 2007, the seventh anniversary of her operation, Drescher announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women's cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage. She celebrated her tenth year of wellness on June 21, 2010.

Fran says:






We need to take control of our bodies, become greater partners with our physicians and galvanize as one to let our legislators know that the collective female vote is louder and more powerful than that of the richest corporate lobbyists.





Her goal is to live in a time when women's mortality rates drop as their health care improves and early cancer detection increases. More information can be found on her website at cancerschmancer.org.

Her efforts as an outspoken healthcare advocate in Washington DC helped get unanimous passage for H.R. 1245 (also known as Johanna's Law) and she is acknowledged in the Congressional Record.


Politics
In September 2008, Drescher, a Democrat, was appointed as a U.S. diplomat by George W. Bush Administration's Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri. Her official title is Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues. In traveling throughout the world, she will support U.S. public diplomacy efforts, including working with health organizations and women's groups to raise awareness of women's health issues, cancer awareness and detection, and patient empowerment and advocacy. Her first trip was in late September and included stops in Romania, Hungary, Serbia, and Poland.

In 2008, Drescher supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. She attended a Super Democrat rally for Clinton. Drescher said that she had been considering a run for the United States Senate in 2008 to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton, but ultimately decided against it. She endorsed Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.


Charity
In April 2014, Drescher presented at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition with Bryan Cranston, Idina Menzel and Denzel Washington, after raising donations at her Broadway show Cinderella. Drescher became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery so that she could legally officiate LGBT wedding ceremonies.

Best films

Hotel Transylvania (2012)
(Actress)
Jack (1996)
(Actress)

Usually with

Robert Smigel
Robert Smigel
(3 films)
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(3 films)
Todd Graff
Todd Graff
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Fran Drescher (24 films)

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Actress

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films set in Atlantis, Invisibilité
Actors Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade
Roles Eunice (voice)
Rating63% 3.1638153.1638153.1638153.1638153.163815
Quelques mois après Hôtel Transylvanie 2, tous les membres de la famille de Dracula et ses amis se réunissent pour partir en vacances à bord d'un luxueux bateau de croisière. Pendant la croisière, Dracula tombe amoureux du capitaine qui n'est autre que la descendante du professeur Van Helsing, le tristement célèbre tueur de monstres.
Hotel Transylvania 2, 1h29
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Road movies, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Invisibilité
Actors Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi
Roles Eunice (voice)
Rating67% 3.3518053.3518053.3518053.3518053.351805
A short time after the first film, Mavis (Selena Gomez) and her fiance Johnny (Andy Samberg) are married, with the approval of her father Dracula (Adam Sandler) and the world has become aware of (and unfased by) the existence of monsters. Mavis later reveals to Drac that she is pregnant and a year later, she gives birth to a son named Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), who befriends Wayne's werewolf pup daughter Winnie (Sadie Sandler). Nearing his fifth birthday, Dennis has yet to grow his fangs and Drac worries that his grandson might not gain vampire powers. Noticing the dangers of Transylvania, Mavis starts to consider raising Dennis where Johnny grew up, much to Drac's disapproval.
Hotel Transylvania, 1h31
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Road movies, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Invisibilité
Actors Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi
Roles Eunice (voice)
Rating70% 3.5472153.5472153.5472153.5472153.547215
In the aftermath of the death of Dracula's wife Martha (Jackie Sandler) at the hands of an angry mob, Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) designs and builds a massive five-star hotel in Transylvania in which to raise his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and to serve as a getaway for all the world's monsters.
Shark Bait
Shark Bait (2006)
, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Children's films
Actors Freddie Prinze, Jr., Rob Schneider, Evan Rachel Wood, Donal Logue, Michael Cornacchia, Andrew Roane Dick
Roles Pearl (voice)
Rating42% 2.123982.123982.123982.123982.12398
Pisces, or Pi (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), is a 5 year old orange fish who lives happily with his parents Pike and Piara in the polluted harbor of Boston, Massachusetts, until a fishing boat scoops them from the sea. Pi's parents manage to help him escape, but cannot escape themselves. Before Pi's parents are taken away, Piara tells Pi to promise her he would go live with his aunt. Pi's porpoise friends Percy (Trent Ford) and Percy's mother Meg (Megahn Perry) take Pi to live with his aunt Pearl (Fran Drescher) and cousin Dylan (Andy Dick) on an exotic reef. When Pi reaches the reef he is 25 years old and has stayed with the porpoises for most of his life. As he tries to settle himself in this new world, the sweet and well-meaning Pi makes some good friends in his new home. When he first arrives, Pi immediately falls in love with Cordelia (Evan Rachel Wood), a celebrity fish who has appeared of the front cover of National Geographic Magazine.
Santa's Slay, 1h18
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Christmas films, Comedy horror films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin, Robert Culp, Saul Rubinek, James Caan
Roles Virginia Mason
Rating53% 2.6509852.6509852.6509852.6509852.650985
On Christmas Eve of 2005, the Masons, a wealthy yet dysfunctional family, is enjoying Christmas dinner when Santa Claus (Bill Goldberg) comes down the chimney and kills them all. Some of the deaths include Santa stabbing Mr. Mason's hands to the table with a fork and knife. Out of fright Taylor faints, causing her to falls back into a sharp pole from the dog bed that impales her neck. Virginia's head is set on fire and is then drowned in eggnog. Gwen's husband Jason tries to fight Santa, causing him to get pushed into a glass case and die. Santa then grabs a leg from the table and smashes in Gwen's head as she pleads, "I've been good!". Beth tries to escape, causing her to be throwing a star into her back by Santa from behind. A deathless Mr. Mason, who got stabbed in the hands, gets a turkey leg lodged down his throat. This opening scene includes bit roles from several famous Jewish actors, including James Caan, Fran Drescher, Chris Kattan, and Rebecca Gayheart.
Beautiful Girl, 1h20
Directed by Douglas Barr
Origin USA
Actors Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mark Consuelos, Fran Drescher, Brooke D'Orsay
Roles Amanda
Rating52% 2.6138052.6138052.6138052.6138052.613805
Marissa Jaret Winokur plays Becca Wasserman, a young woman recently engaged to a young man, Adam Lopez (Mark Consuelos). Hoping to improve their modest honeymoon plans, Becca seeks the vacation prize offered in a local beauty pageant. Charming and buoyant, Becca enters herself confidently, over the objections of her embarrassed mother (Fran Drescher) who believes that her daughter's plus-size form will be ridiculed. Becca rejects the criticism and becomes determined to win.
Picking Up the Pieces, 1h35
Directed by Alfonso Arau
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, David Schwimmer, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Kiefer Sutherland, Cheech Marin
Roles Sister Frida
Rating48% 2.4007752.4007752.4007752.4007752.400775
Tex (Woody Allen), a butcher who kills his unfaithful wife Candy (Sharon Stone). After cutting up the body, Tex buries most of her body parts in the desert in New Mexico. A blind woman accidentally trips over Candy's hand, which has not been buried. Picking it up, her sight is restored, and she proclaims the hand to be the "Hand of the Virgin Mary."
The Beautician and the Beast, 1h45
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Lisa Jakub, Michael Lerner, Adam LaVorgna
Roles Joy Miller
Rating54% 2.7134952.7134952.7134952.7134952.713495
An American beautician named Joy Miller (Fran Drescher) teaches students to groom hair, but is put out of business when one of her students accidentally ignites hair spray with his cigarette, eventually leading to the school burning down. Joy ends up being highlighted in a newspaper article after she helps her students and the caged animals escape the building successfully.
Jack
Jack (1996)
, 1h53
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Vieillesse
Actors Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Brian Kerwin
Roles Dolores Durante
Rating58% 2.902812.902812.902812.902812.90281
The movie begins with Karen Powell (Diane Lane) going into labor during a costume party and being rushed to the hospital by her husband Brian (Brian Kerwin) and their friends. Although the delivery is successful, the baby is premature, born after only ten weeks of pregnancy, and is diagnosed with an exaggerated form of Werner syndrome (an aging disease) as stated by Dr. Benfante (Allan Rich) and Dr. Lin (Keone Young). According to them, as this very rare autosomal recessive disorder progresses, Jack Powell will age at a rate four times as fast as normal children due to his internal clock that seems to be developing faster.
Car 54, Where Are You?, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Fran Drescher, Nipsey Russell, Rosie O'Donnell, Al Lewis
Roles Velma Velour
Rating25% 1.2574051.2574051.2574051.2574051.257405
Partnered in Car 54 are the amiable, unreliable Gunther Toody and the prim, proper Francis Muldoon, who wants to know, among other things, if Toody has been helping himself to free kebab from the neighborhood food vendors.
We're Talkin' Serious Money, 1h44
Directed by James Lemmo
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Dennis Farina, Leo Rossi, Fran Drescher, John LaMotta, Robert Costanzo
Roles Valerie
Rating59% 2.9626052.9626052.9626052.9626052.962605
It is a comedy about two misfit men, Sal (Dennis Farina) and his friend Charlie (Leo Rossi), who are cheated out of $10,000 that they had borrowed from a Mafia kingpin. They must flee from New York to Los Angeles, only to there get involved in a caper involving a video of Senators in compromising positions. Given a cool million for the video, they are then pursued by the mob and the FBI. This brings about a surprise ending to the film, as well as to their bungling adventures.
Cadillac Man, 1h37
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher, Lauren Tom, Annabella Sciorra
Roles Joy Munchack
Rating57% 2.8503752.8503752.8503752.8503752.850375
Queens car salesman Joey O'Brien (Robin Williams) must deal with the ever-increasing pressures in his life: he has an ex-wife demanding alimony, a daughter who is missing, a married mistress (Fran Drescher) and a single mistress (Lori Petty) who are both desperately in love with him, and a two-day deadline to either sell twelve cars or lose his job. In addition, he has an outstanding loan to a Mafia don which he must either quickly repay, or lose his life.
The Big Picture, 1h40
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Short, J. T. Walsh, Teri Hatcher, Michael McKean
Roles Polo Habel
Rating61% 3.098113.098113.098113.098113.09811
In a fictionalized version of Tinseltown itself, Nick Chapman is an up-and-coming film director hot off the winning of a student award for his short film. The award captures the attention of movie executive Allen Habel (J. T. Walsh), who offers Nick a deal to make his dream picture: a character-driven, black-and-white drama taking place in a cabin during the winter.
UHF
UHF (1989)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Fran Drescher, Victoria Jackson, David Bowe, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, Anthony Geary
Roles Pamela Finklestein
Rating69% 3.499373.499373.499373.499373.49937
George Newman ("Weird Al" Yankovic) is a Walter Mitty-esque daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him and his friend Bob (David Bowe) from holding a steady job. George's uncle Harvey Bilchik (Stanley Brock) wins the deed to Channel 62, a UHF television station on the verge of bankruptcy, through gambling in a game of poker, with a couple of sevens ("I was bluffing!"). After prodding by his wife Esther (Sue Ane Langdon), Harvey reluctantly gives control of Channel 62 to George. George and Bob meet the Channel 62 staff which is made up of the receptionist and wannabe reporter Pamela Finklestein (Fran Drescher), dwarf photojournalist and cameraman Noodles MacIntosh (Billy Barty), an unnamed overweight cameraman, (Lou B. Washington), and eccentric engineer Philo (Anthony Geary). George attempts to introduce himself to the rival VHF network station, Channel 8, but its owner, the cynical R. J. Fletcher (Kevin McCarthy), angrily chases him out. On his way out of the station he encounters janitor Stanley Spadowski (Michael Richards), who was recently unjustly fired by Fletcher. George offers him a janitorial job at Channel 62.