What Happened to the cast of The Nanny?

The Nanny

The Nanny brought a level of refreshing 90s fashion to the big screen. Produced by Fran Drescher and her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, the show centered around a quirky woman. After losing her boyfriend and bridal shop job, she lands a gig as a nanny for a rich English widower. Back in the 1990s, fans couldn’t get enough of The Nanny. But what happened to the cast of The Nanny?

Where are they now? The finale of the show aired on June 23, 1999. So it might be time to check where everyone are. Airing for six seasons on CBS from 1993 to 1999, The Nanny helped launch a couple of careers in Hollywood. After the first year, the show rose to the highest-rated sitcom status of the 1990s.

Fran’s outstanding costumes played a large role in the success of the show. In total, the show earned 12 Emmy Award nominations. Let’s see what happened to the cast of The Nanny.

Fran Drescher

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Fran’s big breakout role came in the late 1970s. She played Connie in Saturday Night Fever. And then she appeared in Stranger in Our House in 1978. Then, in the 1980s, she stepped into comedy. This is what allowed her to land a role in The Nanny.

That, and the fact that Drescher produced the show. Her career reached new heights during the run of The Nanny. The show brought her two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

Following the end of The Nanny, Fran tried herself in a couple of movies. But those roles didn’t suit her character. So, she returned to sitcoms. Fran played the main role again in Living with Fran and then in Happily Divorced. But the shows lasted only two seasons.

In the last few years, she focuses more on stage acting. She made her Broadway debut in Cinderella, playing the wicked stepmother.

For the past 10 years and more, Fran is an outspoken political activist. In 2008, George W. Bush appointed her Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues. She traveled through the world and supported public diplomacy efforts by working with health organizations.

But she then supported democrats, namely Hillary Clinton and her run as a presidential candidate.

Charles Shaughnessy

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Charles had the luxury to live in a show business family. His father worked as a TV writer, and his mother as an actress. He got his big break in Days of Our Lives from 1984 to 1992.

Following his run in The Nanny, he appeared in shows like The Mentalist, Mad Men, Hannah Montana, and did some voice acting.

In 2005, he reunited with Fran in the sitcom Living with Fran. In it, he played her ex-husband. In 2019, he guest-starred in an episode of Modern Family. He has two daughters with his wife Susan Fallender.

Daniel Davis

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Davis started his career in 1980. He made his television debut and then starred in Texas, Dynasty, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Thanks to his on-point faux English accent and hilarious one-liners, Daniel managed to land a couple of more roles.

Following the end of The Nanny, he appeared on Frasier, Ugly Betty, and The Practice. He also made an appearance in Christopher Nolan’s magician movie The Prestige.

In 2000, he turned to the stage. There, his talent helped him earn a Tony Award nomination for his role in Wrong Mountain. His latest acting credits include shows like Gotham and The Blacklist.

Nicholle Tom

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Nicholle looked like the next big actress to come out of Hollywood. The young sweetheart appeared in Beverly Hills, 90210 before The Nanny. She also played the role of Ryce Newton in the two family movies Beethoven and Beethoven’s 2nd. But she grew out of the specific role but reprised the role as the voice of Ryce in the cartoon spinoff.

That was all before her role in The Nanny. There, she portrayed Maggie Sheffield. Following her stint in The Nanny, she collected a handful of movie roles. Yet, her most successful role came in voice acting. Nicholle voiced Supergirl in the DC Animated TV Universe in shows like Superman and Justice League Unlimited.

In the past decade, she had guest appearances in Master of Sex, Gotham, Castle, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, and Burn Notice.

Benjamin Salisbury

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Salisbury’s career started in 1992. He appeared in the movie Captain Ron opposite big-name actors like Kurt Russell. That helped him land a role on The Nanny playing Sheffield’s son.

But after the show ended, he stayed away from the public’s eye. He only returned to a small role in the short movie On the Brink in 2006.

Madeline Zima

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Madeline had a successful career before joining the cast of The Nanny. She had her first job at two years of age. Madeline got chosen as a child to appear in a commercial for Downy fabric softener.

She played the youngest and many will say the smartest Sheffield child. Zima played a role in all six seasons. Following the end of The Nanny, she appeared in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Gilmore Girls.

But her most notable role came in the Showtime’s drama series, Californication. Recently, she played the ill-fated Tracey in the revival of Twin Peaks. She also appeared in the scripted podcast series The Blondes in 2019. Her sister Yvonne Zima also appeared in the podcast series.

This past year, she appeared in HBO’s Perry Mason.

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