Birth Name: Francine Joy Drescher
Place of Birth: Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 30, 1957
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Fran Drescher is an American actress, comedian, writer, model, producer, and activist. She starred in the television show The Nanny.
Her parents, Sylvia and Morty Drescher, were both Jewish, from families from Russia, Romania, and Ukraine.
Fran is married to Indian-born scientist, entrepreneur, and politician Shiva Ayyadurai.
Fran’s paternal grandfather was Israel Drescher (the son of Jacob Moses Drescher and Littel Sternberp). Israel was born in Zalishchyky, Ukraine.
Fran’s paternal grandmother was named Nettie Cooper.
Sources: Genealogy of Fran Drescher (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Death record of Fran’s paternal grandfather, Israel Drescher – https://familysearch.org