Drescher at the Vienna Life Ball in 2009
|Born||Francine Joy Drescher
September 30, 1957
Kew Gardens, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Comedian, model, actress, television producer, author|
|Spouse(s)||Peter Marc Jacobson (m. 1978; div. 1999)
Shiva Ayyadurai (m. 2014; separated 2016)
And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy.
I did a terrible television pilot that was so badly written and dumb that it became a turning point for me and I decided that I would never accept a job just because I needed the money.
If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path.
I was popular. I wasn't the most popular. But I definitely held my own.
Though I'm not religious in the classical sense I did partake in Passover.
I choose the places I go to carefully and wisely. I'll rarely go to a shopping mall anymore.
I like writing better. Because I don't have to wear makeup, I don't have to be thin, and I don't have to remember lines.
I have been dairy free for several years, and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies, which it did, and help me lose weight, which it did.
If I go to a concert or sporting event I usually go in a VIP entrance. And leave the same way.
You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out.
Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it.
Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report, the odds keep staking more in your favour.
People lived in the same apartments for years. You'd meet a group of kids in kindergarten, and you'd still be with them in high school. No one ever left the neighborhood.
I've lived, laughed, lost, and loved again the whole Shakespearian thing.
I have very eclectic taste in music, but when it comes to going to concerts, I like going to rock concerts.
It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens.
I told her I wanted a plastic surgeon to sew me up, and I wanted her to freeze my ovaries, so I could harvest the eggs and have a biological child through a surrogate.
Well I could have been just a writer. I had been a hair dresser. I could have stuck with that.