Last week the cast of The Nanny delighted fans when they reunited to read the very first episode of the hit sitcom via Zoom. The video, which was posted to Sony Picture’s channel, went viral and featured Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Lauren Lane, Daniel David, Nicholle Tom, Benjamin Salisbury, Madeline Zima, Renee Taylor and Rachel Chagall.
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While we caught a glimpse of what the actors now look like, more than 21 years since filming wrapped, it got us thinking about what they’re all up to now.
Fran Drescher At 62-years-of-age Fran Drescher looks just as fabulous as she did starring as Fran Fine. When ‘The Nanny’ wrapped in 1999, Fran and her first husband Peter Marc Jacobson divorced after 21 years of marriage when he revealed he was gay.
The popular actress remarried scientist Shiva Ayyadurai in 2013 but separated two years later. On the work-front, Fran has appeared in two sitcoms, ‘Living With Fran’ and ‘Happily Divorced.’ She also appeared in films like "Santa's Slay," "Shark Bait" and the "Hotel Transylvania" film series. This year Fran is starring in NBC's "Indebted.
Charles Shaughnessy Charles Shaughnessy played the dashing Mr Sheffield and while his iconic grey streak has turned into an all grey do, at 65 he looks just as debonair.
Since ‘The Nanny’ the British actor has appeared in a number of TV shows and TV-movies including "Living With Fran," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Mentalist," "Days of Our Lives," "Get a Clue" and "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire."
He’s also starred in a number of stage shows and most recently appeared in a 2019 episode of ‘Modern Family.’ Shaughnessy has been married for over 40 years to wife Susan Fallender who he has two daughters with.
Nicole Tom Nicole Tom played Maggie Sheffield, Maxwell’s oldest daughter. After finishing ‘The Nanny’ she voiced Supergirl in the DC Animated Universe and also stared in ‘Ice Angel’, ‘Panic’, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ ‘Her Only Child’ and ‘The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman.’ At 41-years-of-age, Nicole appeared onscreen in the 2019 ‘The Crash County Murders.’
Madeline Zima Madeline Zima played Maxwell’s youngest daughter, Grace Sheffield. She caused a stir in 2007 when she played Mia Lewis on the hit show ‘Californication’ when she stripped off.
She also appeared in hit chick flick ‘A Cinderella Story’ as Hilary Duff’s awful stepsister and in 2018’s ‘Painkillers.’ Most recently she appeared in ‘Fair and Balanced’ alongside Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman.
Benjamin Salisbury Benjamin Salisbury played the role of Brighton Sheffield, Maxwell's son. Since the Nanny he played a handful of small roles, but has mainly steered clear of the spotlight, aside from appearing on the 2004 special ‘The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember.’
Benjamin married Kelly Murkey in 2003, but sadly divorced in 2013. They couple share a daughter and son.
Daniel Davis Daniel Davis played hugely popular character Niles, Maxwell’s butler. After wrapping on ‘The Nanny,' Davis turned his attention to the stage appearing in ‘Talking Heads,’ ‘The Frogs,’ ‘La Cage Aux Folles,’ ‘Noises Off’ and ‘Wrong Mountain,’ for which he earned a Tony Award nomination.
He also guest starred on ‘Frasier,’ ‘Ugly Betty’ and ‘Gotham.’ Davis, now 74, most recently appeared in a 2019 episode of ‘Elementary.’
Lauren Lane Lauren Lane played the hilarious C.C. Babcock, Maxwell's business associate who was very much in love with the English dad of three but ended up falling for arch-enemy Niles.
While Lane appeared in a few roles after the show, more recently she has largely steered clear of Hollywood.
Now, 59 Lane works as the head of acting for the department of theatre and dance at Texas State University in San Marcos. Her students often get surprised when she reveals she played the popular character. Lane has one daughter, Kate, with ex-husband David Wilkins.