Nancy Travis Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Children, Movies and TV Shows

Nancy Travis Biography

Nancy Travis fully known as Nancy Ann Travis is an American actress. Nancy began her career on Off-Broadway theater, before her first leading screen role in the ABC television miniseries Harem opposite Omar Sharif. Her breakthrough came in 1987 when she played Sylvia Bennington in the comedy film Three Men and a Baby, she later starred in its sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady (1990).

Nancy has starred in many films, including the Internal Affairs (1990), Air America (1990), Passed Away (1992), Chaplin (1992), So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), Greedy (1994), and Fluke (1995). On television, Nancy went on to star in the CBS sitcom Almost Perfect in 1995, that ran two seasons, and in the short-lived Work with Me (1999). In 2002, she had a leading role in the ABC miniseries Rose Red, and later joined the cast of the CBS sitcom Becker for its final two seasons.

From 2011 to 2017 and in fall 2018, She starred as Vanessa Baxter in the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing. In 2018, she began starring alongside Michael Douglas in the Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method.

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Nancy Travis Age

Nancy was born on September 21, 1961, in New York City, New York, U.S. She is 57 years old as of 2018.

Nancy Travis Family

Nancy was born in Queens, the daughter of Theresa Travis (mother), a social worker, and Gordon Travis (father), a sales executive. She was raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland.

Nancy Travis Husband

In 1994, Nancy got married to her husband Robert N. Fried, the former president and CEO of savoy pictures and currently founder and CEO of feeln (formerly known as Spiritclips). The couple have two sons; Benjamin E. and Jeremy.

Nancy Travis and Robert N. Fried

Nancy Travis Children

Nancy and Robert have two sons; Benjamin E. Fried born in 1998 and Jeremy Fried born in 2001.

Nancy Travis Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to around 2 million dollars.

Nancy Travis Actress

Nancy’s first job after graduating from high school was in a play, It’s Hard to be a Jew, at The American Jewish Theatre in NYC. After that, she appeared in a stage version of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and was a founding member of the Off-Broadway theater company Naked Angels. She also appeared in their Frank Pugliese play Aven U-Boys, as well as in King of Connecticut. She made her Broadway debut in I’m Not Rappaport and starred in Athol Fugard’s My Children, My Africa.

Nancy has had roles in many films, including the Three Men and a Baby and its sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady, plus Air America and Internal Affairs (as the wife of Andy García’s character), So I Married an Axe Murderer, as the bride of Mike Myers’ character, thriller The Vanishing with Kiefer Sutherland, Greedy with Michael J. Fox, and in the action-comedy Destiny Turns on the Radio with Dylan McDermott. Other films include the 1995 box office bomb Fluke, 1996 Whoopi Goldberg’s comedy Bogus, political comedy/drama Running Mates with Three Men and a Baby co-star Tom Selleck, 2001 drama film Auggie Rose, 2005 comedy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and 2007 ensemble cast romantic drama The Jane Austen Book Club adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler. She was also a featured actress in Chaplin opposite Robert Downey, Jr., portraying Joan Barry, the woman who filed a paternity suit against Chaplin.

Nancy starred alongside Peter Gallagher and Isabella Rossellini in the Tom Cruise-directed episode of the Showtime series Fallen Angels in 1993. Since 1995–1997, Travis had a leading role in the CBS sitcom Almost Perfect. The show was canceled after two seasons. In 1999, she starred in the short-lived TV series Work with Me, Nancy was also a producer. Because of the low ratings, the show was canceled after four episodes.

Nancy played a leading role of psychology professor Dr. Joyce Reardon in 2002’s four-hour television adaptation of Stephen King’s Rose Red. In 2002, she joined the cast of the CBS sitcom Becker as Chris Connor. She starred in the show in its final two seasons, replacing the series’ original female lead, Terry Farrell. From 2007 to 2009 Nancy appeared in the television sitcom The Bill Engvall Show as Bill’s wife Susan. In 2009, she performed as principal character in the Hallmark Channel film Safe Harbor, about a happily married couple, Doug (Treat Williams) and Robbie Smith (Nancy) about to retire and spend their days cruising the world on their sailboat. In 2010, she starred in TV films The Pregnancy Pact, In My Shoes and was a guest actress in the two episodes of Desperate Housewives. In 2011, she starred in the television series Grey’s Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother as a guest.

In 2011, Nancy was cast in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing opposite Tim Allen. She was also cast in the same time in The CW medical drama series Hart of Dixie as Emmeline “Mrs. H” Hattenbarger, but due to her commitments with the 20th Century Fox-produced Last Man Standing left the show after two episodes. Last Man Standing was canceled in 2017, after six seasons and 130 episodes, but was later revived by Fox in the Fall of 2018. The show debuted on September 28, 2018, and had its highest rating since the second season.

In 2018, Nancy was cast as a female lead opposite Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in the Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method, created by Chuck Lorre.

Nancy Travis Movies

Three Men and a Baby
Sylvia Bennington
Married to the Mob
Karen Lutnick
Eight Men Out
Lyria Williams
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Leah Bundy
How Much Is Really True?
Loose Cannons
Internal Affairs
Kathleen “Kathy” Avilla
Air America
Corinne Landreaux
Three Men and a Little Lady
Sylvia Bennington
Passed Away
Cassie Slocombe
Joan Barry
The Vanishing
Rita Baker
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Harriet Michaels
Carol Johnson
Lieberman in Love
Destiny Turns on the Radio
Body Language
Atty. Theresa Janice ‘T.J.’ Harlow
Lorraine Franklin
My Last Love
Susan Morton
Beyond Suspicion
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Lydia Rodman
The Jane Austen Book Club
Cat Harris
The Submarine Kid
Mrs. Koll
Bernard and Huey
Married Young

 Nancy Travis Tv Shows

Year Title Role
1985 Malice in Wonderland Ann
1986 Harem Jessica Gray
1986 Spenser: For Hire Maggie Ellis
1993 Fallen Angels Bette Allison
1994–1997 Duckman Bernice / Beverly / Beatrice/Grandma-ma
1995–1997 Almost Perfect Kim Cooper
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Spencer
1998 Superman: The Animated Series Darci Mason
1999 Work with Me Julie Better
2000 Running Mates Jennifer “Jenny” Pryce
2002 Stephen King’s Rose Red Prof. Joyce Reardon
2002–2004 Becker Christine “Chris” Connor
2007–2009 The Bill Engvall Show Susan Pearson
2007 The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker April Brenner
2008 Medium Laura Swenson
2009 Safe Harbor Robbie
2010 The Pregnancy Pact Lorraine Dougan
2010 A Walk In My Shoes Cindy/Trish
2010 Desperate Housewives Dr. Mary Wagner
2011 Grey’s Anatomy Alison
2011 How I Met Your Mother Cheryl Whittaker
2011 Hart of Dixie Emmeline Hattenbarger (Mrs. H)
2011–present Last Man Standing Vanessa Baxter
2017–present Mr. Mercedes Donna Hodges
2018 The Ranch Karen
2018 The Kominsky Method Lisa

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