Nancy Ann Travis is no stranger to frequent moviegoers. She has been a well-known face since the early 1980s, winning audience and critics praise with movies like Internal Affairs, Three Men and a Baby, to name a few.
She is equally popular among the young audience with lead roles and a guest appearance in television shows as Stephen King's Rose Red, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, and Last Man Standing. Here are seven interesting facts of Travis.
Travis is 58 years old as of now; she was born on September 21, 1961, in Queens, New York. She stands 5 feet and 4 inches tall (1.63 m).
She is the daughter of Theresa Travis, a social worker, and Gordon Travis, a sales executive. She grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland.
After deciding to follow her passion for acting in Framingham North High School, Travis joined New York University to study drama. She got her first job after graduating from high school in New York's American Jewish Theater. She is also a founding member of the New York-based off-Broadway theater company called Naked Angels.
The 58 years old actress joined Twitter on May 2015 and has 43.9k followers as of now. She often shares the news of her recent projects from the account; stating,
"I am on Twitter — it's the only social media that I am on — and I put out a little tweet saying "open the chardonnay because Vanessa loves her wine," and quickly hundreds of people were liking the tweet and celebrating with comments like "can't wait."
You can follow Travis on Twitter; her account handle is @NancyATravis.
Travis garnered significant recognition after appearing in comedy film Three Men and a Baby. The movie became a box office hit, surpassing the record of Academy nominated Fatal Attraction, and grossing $240 million worldwide.
While portraying the character Sylvia Bennington, in the movie, Travis spoke with a British accent in such a perfect manner that the audience assumed her to be a British actress. To this day, the Internet is rife with the question asking Travis nationality. She also reprised the role in the sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady.
Travis landed a role in commercials after going through numerous auditions. She was in Levi's campaign and eventually started booking a lot of advertisements like Excedrin and Hostess Cupcakes.
Her notable movie and television shows include Three Men and a Baby, Internal Affairs, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Almost Perfect, Desperate Housewives, The Kominsky Method, and Last Man Standing. Travis's work in television, movie, and stage productions can be credited to her net worth of $2 million.
Travis is married to film producer, screenwriter, studio executive, and media entrepreneur, Robert N. Fried, since 1994. Fried has held various executive positions, including a executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures. He also served as President and CEO of Savoy Pictures.
Fried and Travis has two sons: Benjamin E. Fried, born in 1998, and Jeremy Fried, born in 2001. In 2007, Travis starred in a short film called Sally in which Fried worked as a screenwriter.
Travis was cast in ABC's Last Man Standing and The CW's Hart of Dixie around the same time in 2011. She would appear as a female lead in Last Man Standing while as a recurring cast in Hart of Dixie.
She had filmed the character Emmeline Hattenbarger for Hart of Dixie before landing the role as Vanessa Baxter in Last Man Standing, as per TV Line. However, on May 20, 2011, it was announced that Travis's appearance would be limited to two episodes due to her commitments with the 20th Century Fox produced ABC's Last Man Standing.
Nevertheless, recently the Last Man Standing completed 150 episodes, and Travis continues to appear as series regular in the show along with Tim Allen, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Christoph Sanders, Amanda Fuller, and many more.