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Fran Drescher has been described as a ‘Russell’ she has the comic timing of Rosalind Russell, the curves of Jane Russell, and the tenacity of a Jack Russell!
Fran received two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as the lovable Miss Fine on the hit CBS series ‘The Nanny,’ a show she also created, wrote, directed and executive produced.
An accomplished film actress, Drescher won Esquire magazines Five Minute Oscar for her memorable performance in the mockumentary ‘This Is Spinal Tap.’ She has co-starred in countless films throughout her career with the likes of Robin Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Robbins and Billy Crystal, and worked with such esteemed directors as Rob Reiner, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. But she is most proud of her starring turn opposite Timothy Dalton in ‘Beautician and The Beast,’ a film she also executive produced.On stage, Fran Drescher has had the privilege of performing in Ron Ribman’s ‘Rug Merchants of Chaos’ at The Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles, ‘The Exonerated’ in New York City, Neil La Butes ‘Some Girls,’ and the New York production of Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore.’ Fran also performed in a special production of ‘Camelot’ at the renowned Lincoln Center.
Drescher is also an accomplished author. Enter Whining, her first book, was on The New York Times Best Seller list. For her most recent book, Cancer Schmancer, (also a New York Times Best Seller), Fran received the prestigious NCCS Writer’s Award. On June 21, 2011, Fran celebrated 11 years of wellness as a uterine cancer survivor.
She is the recipient of the John Wayne Institute Woman of Achievement Award, the Gilda Award, the City of Hope Woman of the Year Award, the Hebrew University Humanitarian Award, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicines Spirit of Achievement Award, among many others.
A leading health advocate, Fran is the President and visionary of the Cancer Schmancer Movement. She was instrumental in getting the United States’ first Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act passed into law and is now working with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to use the appropriated funds to best reach all women. Fran has also been appointed to the distinguished position of Special Envoy for Women’s Health Issues by the US State Department. She will be using her international celebrity to speak to women globally in emerging third world countries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. She has now introduced an initiative in the state of California to mandate womens cancer screening tests at their basic exams.