Fran Drescher. biography
Born Francine Joy Drescher on September 30, 1957, in Flushing, Queens, Fran Drescher began developing her comedic chops alongside comedian Ray Romano through the drama club at Hillcrest High School. Following her graduation in 1975 and a stint at cosmetology school, Fran's iconic nasally and heavy accent led to her first substantial role in Saturday Night Fever (1977) officially placing her foot in the infamous revolving door of Hollywood.
Following a string of minor roles in several projects, including the comedies Gorp (1980) alongside Dennis Quaid and Cadillac Man (1990) with Robin Williams as well as the TV series ALF (1990), Fran's career was propelled to new heights when her sitcom about a big-mouthed, kindhearted nanny who takes cares of three kids of a divorcee on the upper eastside was picked up by CBS. After The Nanny premiered in 1993, Fran became a recognizable name.
Fran then reunited with Robin Williams in the comedy Jack (1996) and starred in the romantic comedy The Beautician and the Beast (1997), which was produced by her and her then-husband Peter Jacobson's production company High School Sweethearts. Her success, however, was delayed when she was diagnosed with Stage 1 uterine cancer soon after The Nanny came to an end two years later.
After overcoming the illness, Fran returned to Hollywood in her reality series Living with Fran (2005-2007) prior to guest starring in multiple TV series such as What I Like About You (2005) and Entourage (2008).
Fran's most recent projects include, her life-based TV series Happily Divorced (2011-2013), Hotel Transylvania (2012) and the biopic comedy Skum Rocks! (2013).
Fran Drescher Ex-Husband & Dating History Timeline
Early 1970s - 1999
Fran and Peter Marc Jacobson began dating while attending Hillcrest High School and were pretty much inseparable from that point on. But, the two eventually separated in 1996 and divorced in 1999, in part because of Peter coming out of the closet. Fran has said that they remain good friends, adding, "...we choose to be in each others' lives in any capacity. Our love is unique, rare, and unconditional; unless he's being annoying."
Though it probably stung at first, the incident later became the inspiration behind her hit sitcom Happily Divorced.