The Cast of ‘The Nanny’: Where Are They Now?

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Fran Drescher (Fran Fine)
Fran Drescher (Fran Fine)
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Fran's been keeping busy since playing the "flashy girl from Flushing" with the nasally voice. From 2011 to 2013, she produced and starred in the TV Land show Happily Divorced. And last year, she starred in Broadway's Cinderella as the evil stepmother, opposite Carly Rae Jepsen. She's since joined the touring company of the musical, and last month the show made its L.A. debut. Some of her Nanny cast mates even showed up to support her.
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Charles Shaughnessy (Maxwell Sheffield)
Charles Shaughnessy (Maxwell Sheffield)
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What is MISTAH SHEFFIELD up to now? A myriad of TV appearances, that’s what! He had a multi-episode arc on Mad Men during the show’s third season. (He was the “Powell” of British ad agency Putnam, Powell and Lowe.) He’s also made guest appearances on Happily Divorced, Castle and Revenge.
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Daniel Davis (Niles)
Daniel Davis (Niles)
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No one could deliver an insult quite like Niles! And our mind is still blown that Daniel Davis isn’t actually British. His work since The Nanny has been intermittent. He appeared briefly in 2006’s The Prestige, and guest-starred on an episode Ugly Betty. He’s also done some stage work.
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Lauren Lane (C.C. Babcock)
Lauren Lane (C.C. Babcock)
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Lauren, who played C.C. Babcock, has stuck mostly to theater work since ending her stint on The Nanny. She appeared on stage in productions of August: Osage County, God of Carnage and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
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Nicholle Tom (Maggie Sheffield)
Nicholle Tom (Maggie Sheffield)
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As the eldest daughter of the Sheffield clan, Maggie, Nicholle went from awkward teen to self-assured adult on the show. Since the show ended, she’s guest-starred on a slew of other TV shows, including Criminals Minds, Castle, Masters of Sex and – most recently – Gotham.
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Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield)
Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield)
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Benjamin has been largely out of the acting spotlight since he played mischievous middle child, Brighton, on The Nanny. His IMDb page says he graduated from American University and his last noteworthy credit is a 2005 episode of Numb3rs. Our guess is he has some regular job now.
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Madeline Zima (Gracie Sheffield)
Madeline Zima (Gracie Sheffield)
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Madeline’s done quite well for herself after playing the wise-beyond-her-years youngest daughter, Gracie, on the show. She starred on Showtime’s Californication from 2007 to 2011, was a recurring guest-star on Heroes, and most recently had a recurring role on the Amazon show Betas.
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Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine)
Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine)
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We loved Renee as Fran’s “Ma,” the always-hungry Sylvia Fine. She had a recurring role on Fran’s other show, Happily Divorced, appeared as Ted Mosby’s neighbor on How I Met Your Mother, and lent her voice to two episodes of Bob’s Burgers as Linda’s mother, Gloria.
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Ann Morgan Guilbert (Grandma Yetta)
Ann Morgan Guilbert (Grandma Yetta)
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Grandma Yetta is still at it! The 86-year-old most recently starred on HBO’s Getting On, about the geriatric wing of a down-and-out hospital. We still mis Yetta's totally over-the-top fashion sense. Can The Nanny just come to Netflix already?!

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