Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher born September 30, 1957 is an American film and television actress, comedian, screenwriter, television director, producer, author, activist and political lobbyist. Drescher is best known for playing Fran Fine on the television series The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmys and Golden Globe Award. Drescher was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, the daughter of Sylvia, a bridal consultant, and Mortie Drescher, a naval systems analyst. Her Ashkenazi Jewish family is of Eastern European origin (her great-grandmother was born in Focsani, Romania). She has an elder sister, Nadine. Drescher was a first runner-up for "Miss New York Teenager" in 1973, as revealed in her interview on William Shatner's Raw Nerve, which first aired on January 27, 2009. She attended Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens, where she met her future husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, whom she married in 1978, at age 21.
Jacobson was Drescher's constant supporter in her show-business career, and he wrote, directed, and produced her signature television series, The Nanny. Drescher's voice is a combination of a high nasal pitch and what is viewed as a stereotypical "New Yawk" (a.k.a. "New York City") accent. In her autobiography, Drescher discussed the fact that this is basically her real voice - even though it is played up a little on-camera - and discusses the many voice lessons she had to take to overcome it for movie auditions, only to have it, and her machine-gun laugh, end up being her trademark. Her first book is appropriately and humorously titled Enter Whining. Her first break was a small role as the dancer Connie in the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever (1977) in which she delivered the memorable line to John Travolta, "Are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?". A year later, she began to gain more attention in films such as American Hot Wax (1978), and Wes Craven's Summer of Fear (1978).
She also took on a rare dramatic role in the Milos Forman 1981 film, Ragtime. During the 1980s, Drescher found moderate success as a character actress with memorable roles in films such as The Hollywood Knights, Doctor Detroit, The Big Picture, UHF, Cadillac Man, and This is Spinal Tap. In the 1990s she and Jacobson finally created her own television show, The Nanny in 1993. The show aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, becoming an instant success, and Drescher became an instant star. In this sitcom, she played a charming and bubbly woman named Fran Fine who casually became the nanny of Margaret ("Maggie"), Brighton, and Grace Sheffield; with her wit and her charm, she endeared herself to their widower father Maxwell Sheffield, a stuffy, composed, proper British gentleman and a Broadway producer (played by British actor Charles Shaughnessy). Drescher appeared in Jack (1996), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Beautician and the Beast (1997) (for which she was also executive producer) and Picking Up the Pieces (2000) co-starring Woody Allen.
Also was the voice of "Pearl" in Shark Bait (2006). In recent years, Drescher has made a return to television both with leading and guest roles. In 2005, she returned to TV with the sitcom Living with Fran, in which she played Fran Reeves, a middle-aged mother of two, living with Riley Martin (Ryan McPartlin), a man half her age and not much older than her son. Former Nanny costar Charles Shaughnessy appeared as her philandering ex-husband, Ted. Living with Fran was cancelled May 17, 2006, after two seasons, when The WB merged with UPN to become the CW, which targeted a younger demographic. In 2003, Drescher appeared in episodes of the short lived sitcom, Good Morning, Miami as Roberta Diaz. In 2006, Drescher guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; the episode, "The War at Home", aired on US television on November 14, 2006. She also appeared in an episode of the series Entourage and in the same year, gave her voice to the role of a female golem in The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XVII". In 2007, Drescher appeared in the US version of the Australian improvisational comedy series Thank God You're Here.
In January 1985, two armed robbers broke into Drescher's and Jacobson's Los Angeles apartment. While one ransacked their home, the other raped Drescher and a girl friend at gunpoint. Jacobson was also physically attacked, tied up, and forced to witness the entire ordeal. It took Fran many years to recover, and it took her even longer to admit this 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." She saw her rapist, who was on parole at the time of the crime, returned to prison, sentenced to two life sentences. After separating in 1996, Drescher and Jacobson divorced in 1999. Their union was childless. She later dated a man sixteen years her junior.
Fran has always had a thing for younger men and decide to finally take action on her feelings. Now that she is dating a younger man she says it makes her feel sixteen years young. She says that she has finally found a man that has the same sexual levels as she does. Saying that she is able to please her man all night long and for him to have the stamina to keep us makes them a perfect couple. Fran maybe getting older but she still loves to fuck like a young girl and a spur of the moment she is always open to fucking in new places. One of the most recent places Fran found herself fucking her man was in an airport hanger that was storing a friends jet liner.