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 and two Golden Globe nominations for her role on the CBS hit series, The Nanny, a show she also created, and executive produced. An accomplished film actress, Fran has co-starred in many films, but is most proud of her role in The Beautician and The Beast, a film she also developed and executive produced. Fran’s first book, Enter Whining, was a New York Times best seller in which she humorously described her experiences as an ordinary girl from Queens making it in the world of show business. After her battle with uterine cancer, she became inspired to write her second New York Times best seller, Cancer Schmancer, for which she received the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Writer’s Award
Fran is an outspoken healthcare advocate in Washington DC. A special thanks is dedicated to her in the Congressional Record for her lobbying efforts at successfully getting passed, by unanimous consent, Johanna’s Law, a bi-partisan bill known as The Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act. Among many honors, Fran was recently presented with the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award, by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Fran was also named Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues by the US Department of State where she speaks to women around the world on prevention and education of women’s cancers. Fran launched the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging women everywhere to take control of their bodies, partner with their physicians and learn the early warning symptoms for women’s cancers.
Fran’s vision is to galvanize women into one collective voice to alert our elected officials that our vote means more than that of the most powerful corporate lobbyist.
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