Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher - Fran Fine, The Nanny (Une nounou d’enfer)


The Nanny is an American television series created by Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson. It tells the story of Fran Fine, a young Jewish woman who works in her boyfriend's wedding dress store. Overnight, he leaves her and fires her. She is then hired as a door-to-door saleswoman for a cosmetics store, and arrives at the home of Maxwell Sheffield, a widower and wealthy theater producer, who is looking for a nanny for his three children. By an unlikely and fortunate chance, he hires Fran Fine for this job, which she knows nothing about. A true whirlwind of eccentricity, standing out in the chic world of the Sheffields, she then improvises herself as a "nanny" and turns the whole family's monotonous life upside down.


Fran Fine is a young woman from a very colorful Jewish family, and whose mother is a great adept at emotional blackmail, obsessed with food and her daughter's love life. Extroverted, extravagant, gaffer and sarcastic, she displays without any complex her popular origins, and rarely goes unnoticed. She is particularly recognizable by her very particular look, voice and laugh, which are the subject of many running gags. She is also very sensitive and very secretive about her age. Nobody knows exactly how old she is, "not even the FBI" according to Maxwell Sheffield.


Fran Drescher is an American actress and producer. She became internationally known in 1993 thanks to her role as Fran Fine in the series "The Nanny" (1993-1999).

She got her first small role in "Saturday Night Fever" alongside John Travolta, then her first big role in 1978, in the film "American Hot Wax". In 1986, she got the lead role in "Charmed Lives", the spin-off series of "Who's the Boss?", but it was cancelled after the release of three episodes. In 1991, she got one of the main roles in the CBS series "Princesses", but it was also cancelled after the broadcast of five episodes.

In 1993, she became successful with the series "The Nanny", which has since become iconic and of which she is the lead actress, director, producer and writer. The series, which lasted six seasons, was sold in dozens of countries and earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award, American Comedy Award and Emmy Awards.

In 1995, she published her successful autobiography "Enter Whining". In 2002, she published a second book, "Cancer Schmancer", in which she tells the story of her fight against uterine cancer. In 2007, she launched the charity of the same name, which fights to have women's cancers diagnosed as early as possible, when they are easier to treat.

In 2005, she became the heroine of the series "Living with Fran", of which she was also the producer and writer. The series is stopped after two seasons. From 2011 to 2013, she held the lead role, as well as that of producer and writer, of the series "Happily Divorced", inspired by her private life with her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, who after several years of marriage discovered his homosexuality. The series is also cancelled after two seasons.

In 2021, she was elected president of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), an organization that represents actors, extras and media professionals.


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