|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Comedian, Television Director, Author|
|Date of Birth||1957-09-30|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Fran Drescher Net Worth:
Fran Drescher is an American comedian, actress, writer, and activist with a $25 million net worth. She is best known for acting in and making “The Nanny” and “Happily Divorced,” which are both TV shows.
Fran Drescher was born on September 30, 1957, in Flushing, Queens, New York. Her full name is Francine Joy Drescher. Her mother was a wedding planner, and her father was an analyst for the navy. She and her older sister grew up in Kew Garden Hills, Queens, and were raised Jewish. The people in her family come from Southeast and Central Europe. Her great-great-grandmother came to the United States from Romania, and her father’s family is from Poland. Drescher was a runner-up for Miss New York Teenager when she was 16 years old. She went to Parson’s Junior High School in Flushing, and then she went to Jamaica, Queens’ Hillcrest High School. Ray Romano, who is a comedian, was one of her classmates at Hillcrest. She graduated in 1975 and went to school for a short time at Queens College, City University of New York. She quit acting school because all of the classes were full. Instead, she went to cosmetology school.
Early in a job:
In 1977, Drescher had a small part in “Saturday Night Fever,” a dance movie starring John Travolta. The next year, she starred with Jay Leno in “American Hot Wax,” a biographical drama based on the life of a disc jockey. She also had a small part in Wes Craven’s scary TV movie “Stranger in Our House” that same year. In 1980, she had small parts in the teen comedy “Hollywood Knights” and the comedy “Gorp.” She worked with Dan Aykroyd in the comedy “Doctor Detroit,” which came out in 1983. In 1984, she was in “This Is Spinal Tap,” which became a cult favorite, and “Thee Rosebud Beach Hotel,” a comedy musical. She did guest spots on TV shows like “Night Court,” “Who’s the Boss?,” “Charmed Lives,” “Once a Hero,” and “The Magical World of Walt Disney” for the rest of the 1980s. She was in the comedies “The Big Picture,” “UHF,” and “Wedding Band” to end the decade. She started the 1990s with supporting roles in “Cadillac Man,” a crime comedy, and “Hurricane Sam,” a TV movie. She also made guest appearances on “ALF” and “WIOU.” In 1991, she was cast in the short-lived TV show “Princesses.” The next year, she played the main character in the movie “We’re Talkin’ Serious Money.”
In 1991, Drescher met CBS president Jeff Sagansky on a flight across the Atlantic. She talked him into hearing her and her husband at the time, Peter Marc Jacobson, pitch their idea for a TV show. He agreed to set up a meeting when everyone was back in Los Angeles, but Drescher still didn’t have a show idea. She came up with the idea for the show before she went back to L.A. Fran is also the name of the show’s main character, played by Drescher. The show is about a Jewish fashionista named Fran who gets a job as a nanny for a rich British family living in New York City. A lot of the show is based on Drescher’s childhood in Queens, and the characters are based on people she knew. It started on CBS in November 1993, but it didn’t do well in its first season and would have been canceled if Sagansky hadn’t stood up for it. Drescher also went on a long tour to promote herself. She flew all over the country and did interviews on local news stations that were affiliated with CBS. In the third season, when they started getting consistently high ratings and more viewers, their hard work paid off. She was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and an American Comedy Award for her work on the show. The show ran for six seasons, and in June of 1999, it was over.
Work after the 2000s:
After “The Nanny” ended, Drescher occasionally appeared on other TV shows as a guest star until she came up with and made her next idea for a sitcom. In June 2005, “Living with Fran” made its debut on the WB Television Network, which doesn’t exist anymore. Even though people thought the show was good, it only ran for two seasons and ended in March 2006. In 2010, she had a short-lived talk show called “The Fran Drescher Tawk Show,” but the ratings weren’t good enough to keep it going. She got back together with her ex-husband Jacobson to make another sitcom, which was called “Happily Divorced.” The first episode of the show aired on TV Land in June 2011 and the last one was in February 2013.
Life at home:
Peter Marc Jacsobson was Drescher’s first husband. She married him when she was 21 years old, in 1978. The couple got a divorce in 1999, but they still worked together. He told her he was gay after they broke up, and they have stayed close. In 1985, Drescher, her friend, and Jacobson were at home when two armed robbers broke in. Jacobson was tied up and hit, and Drescher and her friend were forced to get sexually intimate at gunpoint. The people who did it were found and put in jail. In 2000, she was told she had uterine cancer. She wrote a book called “Cancer Smancer” about her experience. In 2007, she started a non-profit group called the Cancer Smancer Movement to help women find cancer early.
In September 2008, the Bush administration put her in charge of public diplomacy for women’s health issues. As a diplomat, she went all over the world to fight for better health care for women. She spent most of her time in Central and Eastern Europe. She is a Democrat who likes the Green Party and voted for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and for Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012.
In 1997, Fran paid $1.225 million for a house in Malibu that was right on the beach. It is likely worth between $7 and $10 million today.