The early years
She was born in Flushing, Queens New York in 1957. She attended public high school.
At age 15 she met the man who would grow up to be her husband named Marc Peter Jacobson. She was interested in acting from when she was in junior high and continued studying drama in high school. Fran and Marc had similar aspirations and goals. Both of them wanted to be actors or producers. They were married when Fran was 21. There was difficulty breaking into show biz so they both went over the bridge to the city-Manhattan to try out for auditions. They weren’t too successful and in order to pay their bills they both decided to go to cosmetology school.
They did have a salon for a short while. They offered unisex $5 haircuts. Fran had some small acting roles in Saturday Night fever as Connie in 1977 and then a role in This is Spinal Tap. Sometimes her strong nasal voice and thick Queens accent kept her from being chosen for some roles. This especially would happen when she moved to Los Angeles. Fran was very persistent and would not give up. On a visit to her friend Twiggy (model/actress) In England she spent time with her good friend and got close to her children. This visit would change her life forever. This is cited from the website called http://www.kosmix.com/topic/fran_drescher .
The Nanny Years
She thought up the idea for a comedy about having a nanny from Queens finding a job with an English man who was bringing up his three children on his own. While on a trip to Paris she happened to sit to the then president of CBS. She told him about her idea for The Nanny. He was impressed and let them have a pilot episode in 1993. Fran would be the nanny! The show was a huge success. It was on from 1993 to 1999. A lot of her ideas came from her own life growing up in Queens. Her mother Silvia and dad Morty were part of the show-of cause portrayed by actors but given the same names. She even had a Jewish grandmother in the show called Yetta. She was able to be herself and for once her accent fit right into her role. The show won gold globe awards and an Emmy. Fran and husband Marc produced the show. In 1996 Fran and Marc separated. However, they both continued producing the show. In 1999 the shows last season, they divorced. In the next year 2000 Fran was diagnosed with uterine cancer.
Life after The Nanny
The cancer was caught in its early stages which was great. Fran learned a lot from this period in her life. The first extremely important lesson was to be aggressive in your treatment. This means question and question your doctor. If the doctor is not taking it seriously, you move on until you do find a doctor that takes you and your condition seriously. This is exactly what she did and she found the right doctor to treat her. She wrote a book called Cancer Schmancer. Success from the book led to a movement.
She started a non-profit organization to raise attention to having early detection and cancer awareness. http://www.cancerschmancer.org/sponsors-supporters. She is scheduled to do a talk show on Fox station called The Fran Drescher Tawk show. It will be aired November 26th and has 3 weeks to see how it works out. So the flashy girl from Flushing really has left a mark on us all. The Nanny is presently shown on Nick at Nite and has a whole new generation of fans.