She also starred in several Hollywood movies; written two novels, Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer; and began a cancer awareness group, the Cancer Schmancer Movement.
Performer, producer, writer, comic. Drescher’s mom Sylvia proved to be a bridal consultant and dad, Mort, was a systems analyst for the U.S. Navy.
While attending Parsons Junior High, Drescher understood she was interested in playing. At Hillcrest High School (where she shared several courses with comic and fellow pupil Ray Romano), Drescher joined the drama club. There she met and started dating classmate Peter Marc Jacobson.
She took home second place, but seen the contest as a calling card; Drescher told local talent agents she had won the pageant, and used the fibbed success to pitch herself as an expected customer.
After graduating in 1975, the inseparable Drescher and Jacobson began school at Queens College, but immediately dropped out. Both understood that their theatrical aspirations were long shots, and hedged their bets by examining hairstyling. Her success continued with another character part in 1978’s American Hot Wax. On November 4th of the exact same year, Jacobson and 21-year old Drescher wed in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, Ny.
During the the next couple of years, Drescher fought to start her career.
In 1986, Drescher and her husband fell upon misfortune when they became the goal of a violent assault. Two assailants bound and gagged Jacobson, and sexually attacked Drescher and a female buddy. While the attackers were finally captured and imprisoned, the episode was intensely wounding. The couple sought counselling and looked to close friends (and former Dr. Detroit costars) Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon for support.
The relentlessly favorable Drescher shortly returned to her performing career and entrepreneurial enterprises. In 1988, the couple began Loaf Of Bread and Kisses, a gourmet crouton business. Drescher also reprised her role as a loud mouthed New Yorker in Cadillac Man (1990), with co stars Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, along with in the shortlived 1991 television series “Princesses.”
Coincidentally, her first class seatmate was CBS executive Jeff Sagansky. The two spoke for the length of the flight, and Drescher managed to procure a development meeting with all the exec upon her return to La.
While in Europe, Drescher seen renowned model and “Princesses” costar, Twiggy Lawson. The character was tailor made for Drescher, and “The Nanny” formally hit the airwaves in 1993.
The situation comedy drew from much of Drescher’s individual life. The performer retained the same names for her “on air” parents (Mort and Silvia), along with her character’s Queens upbringing. For her portrayal of a jubilant standout in a buttoned up universe, she heightened her already horrific emphasis and splashy awareness of style. By 1994, the accessible, family-friendly show had become a top-ten hit, and garnered favorable critical attention. During the the next couple of years, it had been nominated for multiple Golden Globes and took home an Emmy.
In 1996, Drescher released her first novel, Enter Whining, and teamed up with Robin Williams once again for a character in the large picture release, Jack. Together with the success of her situation comedy well underway, Drescher and Jacobson created their very own production firm, High School Sweethearts. Even though the couple split in October of this year, the company remained in tact. The next year, their production home released the Drescher vehicle The Beautician and the Beast (co starring Timothy Dalton).
Drescher started work on additional jobs, but hit a bump in the street when she was diagnosed with Phase 1 uterine cancer. After experiencing a radical hysterectomy, she wrote about her experiences with analysis, operation and survival in her 2002 novel, Cancer Schmancer.
Drescher returned to the little display in 2005 for the eponymous sitcom, Living with Fran. Yet again, she used her personal experiences–in this instance, dating a significantly younger guy–as fodder for her on air exploits, but the WB show did not continue long. Since that time, she’s become an outspoken cancer activist.
In 2011, Drescher used her very own life as a spring board for her next situation comedy Happily Divorced. The show follows a couple that splits up following the husband understands he is homosexual. This scenario somewhat reflects Drescher’s own union with Jacobson. In a interview together with the Huffington Post, she clarified that ‘To the show, they break up because he is homosexual. In actual life, Peter came out following the divorce; we break up because I kind of had a midlife crisis, and that I could not locate myself within the relationship.”
While her show was canceled after its second season in 2013, Drescher seemed to have found well-being off-display that autumn. She went public with her love story withFulbright scholar andtechnology leader Shiva Ayyadurai, who hold the patent for creating e-mail. In September 2014, Drescher and Ayyadurai wed.