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Who is Nancy Travis?

Nancy Ann Travis was born on the 21st September 1961, in New York City, USA, and is an actress who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Sylvia Bennington in the film “3 Men And A Baby” (1987), playing Chris Connor in the CBS sitcom “Becker” (2002-2004) and most recently as Vanessa Baxter in the hit ABC/Fox sitcom “Last Man Standing” (2011-2018).

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Early Life and Education

Speaking about her early life, Nancy Travis spent parts of her childhood in Baltimore, Maryland and Boston, Massachusetts, before she returned to New York City. Nancy was raised in a Catholic family along with her brother Gordon, Jr. by her father, Gordon Travis, who worked as a sales executive, and her mother, Theresa, who was a social worker. Regarding her education, she attended Framingham North High School, and upon matriculation in 1979, having become interested in acting, Nancy enrolled into New York University and graduated with a BA degree in Drama in 1983.
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Career Beginnings and Theatre

While in college, Nancy began pursuing her career as an actress, performing in the play “It’s Hard To Be A Jew” at The American Jewish Theatre in NYC, which was followed by her appearance in the stage version of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon. Afterwards, she became one of the founding members of the Off-Broadway theater company called Naked Angels, performing in their productions of such plays as “Aven-U Boys” and “King Of Connecticut”. Subsequently, her Broadway debut came with her appearance in Herb Gardner’s play “I’m Not Rappaport”. All of these performances gradually increased her popularity.

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Professional Acting Career and Breakthrough

Right after her graduation, Nancy’s career was moved to the next level, as she made her debut TV film appearance in the title “Malice In Wonderland” (1985), which was followed by her portrayal of Jessica Grey in the ABC television miniseries entitled “Harem” in 1986, starring alongside Omar Sharif. Her breakthrough role came in the following year, when she was chosen to portray Sylvia Bennington in the film “3 Men And A Baby”, the role which she reprised in its sequel “3 Men And A Little Lady” in 1990, increasing enormously her popularity in the field of acting. Side by side, Nancy guest-starred in such TV series as “Spenser: For Hire”, “Worlds Beyond” and “Tales From The Darkside”, and by the end of the decade she also was cast as Karen Lutnick in the 1988 film “Married To The Mob”, played Kathleen Avilla in the film “Internal Affairs” (1990), starring alongside Andy Garcia and Richard Gere, and featured as Corinne Landreaux in the film “Air America” next to Mel Gibson and Robert Downey, Jr. in the same year.

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The 1990s

With the beginning of the next decade, she continued to line up successes, by starring in the role of Cassie Slocombe in the film “Passed Away” and as Joan Barry in Richard Attenborough’s film “Chaplin”, both in 1992. In the following year, Nancy was cast as Rita Baker in the film “The Vanishing” as well as Harriet Michaels in the film entitled “So I Married An Axe Murderer”. Afterwards, she was chosen to do the voice over of Bernice in the USA Network animated sitcom “Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man” (1994-1997) and to portray Kim Cooper in the CBS sitcom entitled “Almost Perfect” (1995-1997). Concurrently, she also starred in several film titles, including Jonathan Lynn’s film “Greedy” (1994) playing Robin, “Destiny Turns On The Radio” (1995) portraying Lucille, and “Bogus” (1996), featuring as Lorraine Franklin. Thereafter, Nancy played Susan Morton in the TV film “My Last Love” (1998), which she also produced and which was followed by her portrayal of Julie Better in the CBS sitcom “Work With Me” (1999-2000) and Carol in the 2000 film “Auggie Rose”.

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The 2000s, “Becker” and “The Bill Engvall Show”

In 2002, Nancy starred as Prof. Joyce Reardon in several episodes of the TV mini-series “Rose Red” – based on Stephen King’s novel – after which she won the regular role of Chris Connor in the CBS sitcom “Becker”, starring along with Ted Danson. When the filming of it was ended in 2004, she started working on the 2005 TV film “Talk Show Diaries”, and another film entitled “The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants” (2005), in which she appeared as Lydia Rodman.

Two years later, Nancy was cast as April Brenner in the TV film “The Party Never Stops: Diary Of A Binge Drinker”, and as Cat in the film “The Jane Austen Book Club”. Her next major role came during the same year, when she started appearing as Susan Pearson in the CBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show”, aired until 2009, then in the following year she starred in two TV films – “Pregnancy Pact” as Lorraine Dougan and “A Walk In My Shoes” as Trish Fahey.

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The 2010s and “Last Man Standing”

In the very beginning of the 2010s, Nancy caught the attention of the public by guest-starring in two hit TV series – “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How I Met Your Mother” – after which she was chosen to play Vanessa Baxter in the ABC/Fox sitcom “Last Man Standing” (2011-2018) created by Jack Burditt, starring opposite Tim Allen and adding a considerable amount to her net worth. Parallel with that filming, she also starred in the role of Mrs. Koll in the 2015 film “The Submarine Kid”, and as Mona in the film “Bernard And Huey” in 2017.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

Most recently, Nancy featured as Donna Hodges in the mystery-thriller TV series entitled “Mr. Mercedes” (2017-2018) on the Audience Network, and will appear as Lisa the Netflix comedy series “The Kominsky Method”. Furthermore, it has been announced that she will feature in Daniel Kaufman’s film “Married Young”, so her net worth will certainly be increased.

Nancy Travis Net Worth

Her professional career started in 1985 and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actress, who has appeared in more than 65 titles. So, if you ever wondered how rich Nancy Travis is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through her successful career.

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Personal Life, Husband, Sons, Residence

Regarding her personal life, since 1994 Nancy Travis has been married to Robert N. Fried, who is known in the media as the former President and CEO of Savoy Pictures, and the current CEO of Fried Films and Spiritclips. Nancy gave birth to their first child, a son named Benjamin, in 1998, and the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Jeremy, in 2001. Their elder son is also an actor, who starred together with his mother in his father’s short film “Sally” in 2007. The family’s current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

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Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about her appearance, although she is currently in her late 50s, Nancy is still regarded as a beautiful and charismatic woman, with long curly hair and green eyes. She is attractive and has an amazing body with the height of 5ft 4ins (1.62m), and a weight which is reputed to be around 142lbs (64kgs), while her vital statistics are 36-27-38.

Social Media Presence

In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry, Nancy spends her spare time as an active member on her official Twitter account, on which she promotes her current projects. Beside that, she also sometimes posts photos from her private life, and promotes various charities she attended.

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