• Nancy Travis is a versatile actress who is private and respects her family.
• She was born in Queens, New York City, and studied drama at NYU and Circle in the Square Theatre School.
• She began her acting career in Broadway, then moved to Hollywood movies and TV series.
• Her most notable roles include "Three Men and a Baby", "Air America", "Chaplin", and "The Jane Austen Book Club".
• She is married to Robert N. Fried and has two sons, and her net worth is estimated at $3 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1961, May 30, 1982
SpouseRobert N. Fried, Katherine de Jesús
FactSister-in-law of Daniel Fried.


Nancy Travis is recognized as one of the most versatile actresses in the movie industry. What is less known is that she is a rather private woman, who respects and admires her family above all. How did she find herself in the acting industry? Who is she married to?

Early life and education

Nancy Ann Travis was born on 21 September 1961 in Queens, New York City USA. Her parents are Gordon Travis, who was a sales executive, and Theresa Travis, who was a social worker. Travis was raised Catholic, and grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts US, but later moved to Baltimore, Maryland US.

In 1979 she matriculated from Framingham North High School, then attended New York University where she studied drama, and later enrolled at Circle in the Square Theatre School, the only accredited school that is attached to the Broadway theatre.


After graduating, Travis landed a role in the “It’s Hard to Be a Jew” play that was performed in New York City’s American Jewish Theatre. Travis also appeared in the play “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, written by Neil Simon’s, and soon co-founded Naked Angels, the off-Broadway theatre company. For the company, she appeared in “Aven U-Boys”, the play written by Frank Pugliese, and in “King of Connecticut”.

She made her debut on Broadway portraying a character from “I’m Not Rappaport”, and soon starred in “My Children, My Africa”, which was directed by Athol Fugard at the La Jolla Playhouse.

After her successful theatre career, Travis continued on to act in many Hollywood movies and various TV series. One of her first feature film roles was in the “Three Men and a Baby” that aired in 1987, as well as in its 1990 sequel “Three Men and a Little Lady”. That same year, she could be seen next to Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson in the action-comedy film “Air America”, and acted in the crime-thriller “Internal Affairs”, in which she portrayed the wife of the character played by Andy Garcia.

Nancy Travis

In 1992 she once again acted alongside Robert Downey Jr. as she portrayed Joan Barry in the biography film “Chaplin”, in which Downey Jr. played the character of the famous late comic actor, Charlie Chaplin. She portrayed the spouse of Mike Myers in “So I Married an Axe Murderer”, a romantic comedy film from 1993, and the same year, she was in the “The Vanishing”, and landed a guest role in the critically acclaimed TV series “Fallen Angels”. In 1994 she appeared in “Greedy”, next to Michael J. Fox, and then co-starred in the TV series, “Duckman: Private Dick / Family Man”, remaining in the show for three years.

In 1995, Travis acted in “Destiny Turns on the Radio” and in the family drama film “Fluke”.

The next year, she appeared next to Whoopi Goldberg in the political comedy “Bogus”, in which she portrayed Lorraine Franklin. In 1999 she was in the TV movie “My Last Love” as Susan Morton, and in the TV series “Work with Me”, in the recurring character called Julie Better.

In 2000, Travis portrayed Jennifer Jenny Pryce in the TV movie “Running Mates”. In 2002, she was in two TV series, “Rose Red” – the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s horror book – and “Becker” in which she remained a regular for two seasons. In the next several years, Travis could be seen in movies such as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “The Jane Austen Book Club”.

She was also a guest character in several TV series, including “Boys Life”, “Medium”, “The Bill Engvall Show”, and “Desperate Housewives”. For her performance in “The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker”, she even won the Prism Award in the Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries category. In 2010, she starred in TV films “In My Shoes” and “The Pregnancy Pact”.

During 2011, Travis guest-starred in popular television series “How I Met Your Mother”, “Hart of Dixie” and “Grey’s Anatomy”, and appeared in the ABC sitcom called “Last Man Standing”, cast as the lead female role, and has remained in eight seasons of the show, which is on-going.

Concurrently Nancy portrayed Mrs. Koll in the 2015 drama film “The Submarine Kid”, and in 2017, co-starred as Donna Hodges in TV series “Mr. Mercedes”, and portrayed the character of Mona in adventure comedy “Bernard and Huey”. The next year, she had the recurring role of Lisa in the first two seasons of comedy TV series directed by Chuck Lorre, “The Kominsky Method”, alongside Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, and was nominated for the Screen Actor Guild Awards in the Outstanding Performance category.

Travis also had a guest role in TV series “The Ranch” in 2018, and in 2019 portrayed Rachel in the comedy film “Married Young”.

She has also voiced characters in several animated series and video games, including “The Wild Thornberry’s”, “Duckman: The Video Game” and “Superman”

Personal Life

Nancy Travis married her long-term boyfriend Robert N. Fried in 1994. Fried is a producer and a writer, known for movies such as “Godzilla”, “Rudy” and “The Boondock Saints”. He is also an executive and the CEO of the Feeln Company, the founder and CEO of Hallmark Movies Now, and he used to be the president of Savoy Pictures. Four years after their marriage, in 1998 the couple welcomed their first son, Benjamin E. In 2001, Travis gave birth to their second son, Jeremy. According to many sources, she is doing her best to approach motherhood with the same amount of dedication she is giving her career.

Nancy Travis is often connected with the musician Randy Travis, but despite having the same last name, the two are not related or married.

Through her husband, she is the sister-in-law of the movie producer Daniel Fried. Travis is active on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Net worth

Travis’ exact earnings are being kept private, but as of April 2020 her net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Together with her husband, she owns a house in Los Angeles, California that was bought for more than $1.3 million, has five bedrooms, five bedrooms and covers an area of more than 77,000 square feet. In 2010, she sold the previous property that she bought in 1999 for $699,000, that had four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Physical characteristics

Travis has a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63 meters) and weighs around 142lbs (64kgs), with vital statistics of 36-27-38 ins. She has curly, blond to light brown hair and hazel eyes.

General Info

Full NameNancy Travis
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1961, May 30, 1982


SpouseRobert N. Fried, Katherine de Jesús
ParentsTheresa Travis, Gordon Travis


NominationsBillboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm Album of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, El Doctorado, Mi Amor Es Pobre, Solos
MoviesSo I Married an Axe Murderer, Internal Affairs, Three Men and a Baby, Three Men and a Little Lady, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Air America, Loose Cannons, The Vanishing, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Bogus, The Jane Austen Book Club, Auggie Rose, Fluke, My Last Love, Chaplin, The Pregnancy ...

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1(On reuniting with Ted Danson while shooting Becker (1998)): I walked in and he just gave me this huge hug like no time had passed.


1Sister-in-law of Daniel Fried.
2Graduated from Framingham North High School in 1979.
3She has two sons with her husband, Robert N. Fried. Benjamin E. Fried, who was born in 1998, and Jeremy Fried, who was born in 2001.
4Has reunited with two of her 3 Men and a Baby (1987) co-stars on other projects. She was in the 2000 TV-movie Running Mates (2000) with Tom Selleck and was a series regular on Becker (1998) with Ted Danson.




Bernard and Hueyfilming
Last Man Standing2011-2016TV SeriesVanessa Baxter
The Submarine Kid2015Mrs. Koll
Hart of Dixie2011TV SeriesEmmeline Hattenbarger
How I Met Your Mother2011TV SeriesCheryl
Grey's Anatomy2011TV SeriesAllison Baker
A Walk in My Shoes2010TV MovieTrish Fahey
Desperate Housewives2010TV SeriesDr. Mary Wagner
Pregnancy Pact2010TV MovieLorraine Dougan
The Bill Engvall Show2007-2009TV SeriesSusan Pearson
Safe Harbor2009TV MovieRobbie
Numb3rs2009TV SeriesJane Karellen
Medium2008TV SeriesLaura Swenson
The Jane Austen Book Club2007Cat
The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker2007TV MovieApril Brenner
Boys Life2006TV Series
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants2005Lydia Rodman
Talk Show Diaries2005TV MovieWindsor
Becker2002-2004TV SeriesChris Connor
Rose Red2002TV Mini-SeriesProf. Joyce Reardon
The Wild Thornberrys2000TV SeriesCat
Running Mates2000TV MovieJennifer 'Jenny' Pryce
Auggie Rose2000Carol
Work with Me1999-2000TV SeriesJulie Better
My Last Love1999TV MovieSusan Morton
Superman1998TV SeriesDarci Mason
Almost Perfect1995-1997TV SeriesKim Cooper
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994-1997TV SeriesBernice Beatrice Bernice (Character) ...
Gun1997TV SeriesDiane Esheo
Duckman1997Video Game voice
Bogus1996Lorraine Franklin
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1996TV SeriesSpencer
Cybill1996TV SeriesCasting Director
Lieberman in Love1995ShortKate
Body Language1995TV MovieAtty. Theresa Janice 'T.J.' Harlow
Fluke1995Carol Johnson
Destiny Turns on the Radio1995Lucille
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1995TV SeriesGrelch
Fallen Angels1993TV SeriesBette Allison
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993Harriet Michaels
The Vanishing1993Rita Baker
Chaplin1992Joan Barry
Passed Away1992Cassie Slocombe
3 Men and a Little Lady1990Sylvia
Air America1990Corinne Landreaux
Loose Cannons1990Riva
Internal Affairs1990Kathleen Avilla
How Much Is Really True?1989Short
I'll Be Home for Christmas1988TV MovieLeah Bundy
Eight Men Out1988Lyra Williams
Married to the Mob1988Karen Lutnick
3 Men and a Baby1987Sylvia Bennington
Tales from the Darkside1987TV SeriesLaura
Worlds Beyond1987TV SeriesSally
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesMaggie Ellis
Harem1986TV MovieJessica Grey
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV SeriesJudy
Malice in Wonderland1985TV MovieAnn


Work with Me1999TV Series co-executive producer
My Last Love1999TV Movie producer


The Bill Engvall Show2007TV Series performer - 1 episode


The Greatest 80s Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Sylvia
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2012TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2011TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHerself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999-2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1999TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-1996TV SeriesHerself
Night of About 14 CBS Stars1996TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHerself
The Movie Awards1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHerself
The Joan Rivers Show1990TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself


Nominated Awards

2008Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Movie or MiniseriesThe Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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