Fran Drescher is a diversely accomplished career woman. She has found success in the fields of writing, producing, directing, creating, philanthropy and activism in the areas of health, arts, education, environment and civil liberties.
Fran is a two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for her performance of the title role in The Nanny, which she also created, executive produced & directed several episodes. Her latest project is NBC’s Uninsured, a pilot from The Goldbergs executive producers Dan Levy and Doug Robinson.
She is proficient in directing both multi-camera as well as single camera comedy and drama. She considers herself an "Actors’ & Writers’” director (having experience & success in both) as well as a keen eye for visual composition, which Fran attributes to being a fine art collector.
Fran created, wrote, produced and directed the single camera sit-com pilot Day-Trippers for MTV Networks, and she also directed the auspicious 99th episode of the single camera medical-drama-series Strong Medicine for Lifetime Network.
Other series Fran created, produced and starred in include Living With Fran, The Fran Drescher "Tawk" Show, and most recently Happily Divorced, a show based on her real life relationship with her gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson. Once high-school sweethearts, Fran & Peter have remained dear friends and writing/producing partners to this day.
She won Esquire’s Five Minute Oscar for her performance in the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. Among her many films, which include Spinal Tap, Ragtime, Cadillac Man and Doctor Detroit, Ms. Drescher is most proud of her starring role in The Beautician & the Beast, a film she starred in, created and produced for Paramount Pictures.
Her inimitable voice can be recognized as the Bride of Frankenstein in the Sony Pictures animated feature film blockbuster Hotel Transylvania franchise.
Her theatre credits include Nora & Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, LCT’s Camelot for PBS, Neil La Bute’s Some Girls and The Exonerated.
During the winter/spring season of 2014, Ms. Drescher starred as the wicked stepmother in Rogers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway to sold out houses!
Fran has authored two New York Times Best Sellers, Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer. Most recently, she penned a children’s book, Being Wendy, which celebrates a child’s uniqueness as well as the Foreword for Chicken Soup for the Soul's latest book Facing Adversity.