From Theater to Television: Nancy Travis’s Remarkable Journey


Nancy Travis may be a famous actress and is understood for her roles in the movies, Three Men and a Baby and, therefore, its sequel.

She has gone on to play the role of an actress in various other films that became an enormous bit at the box office like Internal Affairs, and Air America, so I married an axe murderer, greedy and fluke.

She also worked in the television program that ran from 2011 to 2017. The name of the show is The Last Man Standing.

She acted in theatre before stepping into movies. She also starred in the film My Children, My Africa.

Let’s explore her career journey, personal life, controversies, and other essential details. But before we begin, here’s some quick information about her.

Full Name

Nancy Ann Travis

Date of Birth

21st September 1961


62 years




Actress and  producer


Robert N. Fried ​(m. 1994)




5 Feet and 4 Inches or (162 cm)


142 lbs or (64 kg)

Body Measurements

36-27-38 inches or (91-69-97 cm)

Bra size

34 B

Net Worth

$3 million

Early Life and EducationNancy Travis career

Travis was born on September 21, 1961, in Queens as the daughter of Theresa, a social worker, and Gordon Travis, a sales executive.

She grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland, where she was raised in the Catholic faith. Travis graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Professional Life

Nancy Travis began her career in Off-Broadway theatre, featuring in productions like “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “King of Connecticut” before transitioning to the film industry.

In 1983, she landed her first significant role on screen, starring opposite Omar Sharif in the ABC miniseries “Harem.” Though not a household name at the time, the project gave her valuable exposure.

Her breakthrough role came in 1987 when she played an iconic character in “Three Men and a Baby.” Since then, she has displayed her versatility in film, performing comedic and dramatic roles.

The film was among the highest-grossing American box office hits in 1987, earning $240 million worldwide. She later starred in its sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady in 1990. 

Moreover, she has appeared in numerous movies, including “Internal Affairs,” “Passed Away,” “Chaplin,” “Air America,” “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” “Greedy,” and “Fluke.”

Besides, she also starred in the CBS sitcom “Almost Perfect” in 1995, which had two seasons, and in the short-lived show “Work with Me.”

In 2002, she played a leading role in the ABC miniseries “Rose Red” and later joined the CBS sitcom “Becker” cast for its final two seasons. From 2011 to 2021, she played Vanessa Baxter in the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing. 

She also starred alongside Michael Douglas in the Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method from 2018 to 2019 . In 2023, she starred in the Hallmark Channel neo-Western drama series Ride.

Nancy also starred in commercials, and she is credited for appearing in ads for Twinkies and Levi’s Jeans.Nancy Travis relationship

Personal Life

Nancy Travis got married to Robert N. Fried in 1994. Robert was the former president and CEO of Savoy Pictures and the founder and former CEO of Hallmark Movies Now (previously known as SpiritClips and FeeIn).

They have two sons named Benjamin E. and Jeremy. In fact, in 2007, Travis acted in a short film called Sally, written by her husband and featuring their son Benjamin.

Nancy Travis’s Net Worth

Throughout her acting career, her net worth is estimated at around $3 million as of 2023. However, some of her net worth can be attributed to her husband, entrepreneur/producer Robert N. Fried.Nancy Travis Net Worth

Social Media Appearance

Nancy Travis joined Twitter in May 2015 and has 44.2k followers. She is also active on Instagram as @nancytravisofficial, with over 32k followers.

Instagram: Nancy Travis (@nancytravisofficial) • Instagram photos and videos

Anila Shehzadi
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