Primarily known for portraying the character of Fran Fine on the award-winning TV sitcom ‘The Nanny’, Fran Drescher is a phenomenal actress from America. Let’s dig deeper to find out more about the career, biography, awards, and net worth of Fran Drescher in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Fran Drescher was born as Francine Joy Drescher on September 30, 1957, in Kew Gardens Hills, New York. Her father, Morty Drescher, worked as a naval systems analyst while her mother, Sylvia, was a bridal consultant. She is the youngest of her siblings and belongs to a Jewish family.
Speaking of the education, Fran completed her high school from Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York. Then, she enrolled at Queens College but drooped out in the first year itself. Thereafter, she studied cosmetology from the same college itself. On the other hand, she also joined some drama clubs.
Fran Drescher is one of those ladies who find their love during their school days. Yes, Fran met her future husband Peter Marc Jacobson when she was in high school. The duo remained together since then and got married in 1978 when Fran was only 21 years old.
Unfortunately, their marriage ended with a divorce in 1999. After getting over this painful divorce, she married for the second time in 2014. Her second husband’s name is Shiva Ayyadurai. The couple parted their ways in just two years. Fran has no kids with both the marriages.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Fran Drescher aspired to become an actress when she was in her high school. She joined some drama classes and learned it professionally. She gave many auditions before bagging a small role as a dancer in the blockbuster movie ‘Saturday Night Fever’. She grabbed many eyeballs with her performance, and this was the beginning of her career. The next year, she managed to bag two films which helped her to establish herself as an actress. She continued to appear in the films and TV shows for next few years, but none of them could really earn her a notable success.
In 1993, she created her own TV show ‘The Nanny’ with her husband and this turned out to be the biggest success of her life. The show continued for the next six years, and in these years, Fran emerged as a phenomenal actress. Thereafter, she appeared in many hit TV shows and films. She also authored three books.
Talking about the awards won by Fran Drescher, she has received some prestigious award nominations such as Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and American Comedy Award. Other than the nominations, she has also won TV Land Award.
Net worth & Earnings
Fran Drescher is a successful actress and TV producer. Aside from her acting career, she has also achieved massive success as a producer. Her TV sitcom ‘The Nanny’ was a blockbuster hit. Thus, she has racked up a giant net worth over the span of her career. As of now, the versatile lady holds a huge net worth of $30 million. She has made money equally through the acting and producing. Other than this, she is also an author, a voice actor and a TV director.
Fran Drescher is not only a successful actress but also a wonderful person. She advocates for many charities, particularly for the LGBT rights. She is a uterine cancer survivor, so she advocates for people living with cancer too.