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Ms. Fran Drescher

(Author, Writer, Public Speaker)

About Me

Fran Drescher is a diverse, accomplished career woman. She is successful in the fields of writing, producing, directing, creating, philanthropy and activism in the areas of health, arts, education, environment and civil liberties. A two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for her performance of the title role in “The Nanny,” Fran also created, executive produced and directed several episodes. Her latest project is NBC’s “Indebted,” a pilot from “The Goldbergs” executive producers Dan Levy and Doug Robinson. Fran attributes her ability to have a keen eye for visual composition to her being a fine art collector. She created, wrote, produced and directed the single camera sitcom pilot “Day-Trippers” for MTV Networks. She also directed the 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 “Happily Divorced,” a show based on her real life relationship with her gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson. Once high-school sweethearts, Fran and Peter have remained close friends and writing/producing partners to this day. Fran 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,” Fran 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 franchise “Hotel Transylvania.” 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 2014 winter/spring season, Fran 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,” as well as a children’s book, “Being Wendy,” which celebrates a child’s uniqueness. She also wrote the foreword for “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges.” A 19-year cancer survivor and leading health advocate, Fran founded the Cancer Schmancer Movement whose mission is to educate, prevent and activate patients. She is a sought-after public speaker, engaging and inspiring large rooms with her both humorous and motivational lectures. As a public diplomacy envoy appointed by the US State Department, a position she's proudly held during the last two administrations, Fran shares her personal survival story and mission statement for early detection and prevention to our allied nations and military globally. Fran was instrumental in passing the Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005 by unanimous consent, the first of its kind in U.S. history. As a multi-talented figure, Fran is committed to promoting wisdom, tolerance, joyfulness, mindfulness and living in grace as a daily practice. She lives at her homes in Malibu, California and Central Park West, New York City with her dog Samson.

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