Sandra Bernhard as Fran | AHS: NYC on FX
Sandra Bernhard stars as "Fran" in American Horror Story: NYC.
Performer, actress, singer and author Sandra Bernhard appeared as a series regular in season three of the popular FX/Ryan Murphy series Pose, reprising her role as brassy-but-caring “Nurse Judy Kubrak” who works with HIV/AIDS patients, following a memorable season one guest appearance and successful second season. Bernhard has also done a special guest appearance on Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse, highlighting a successful, decades-long television career.
Bernhard is also currently in her seventh year hosting her weekly radio show “Sandyland” on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel 102, for which she won a broadcasting Gracie Award.
A pioneer of the one-woman show, Bernhard brings a completely unique and raucous mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock-n-roll and social commentary to her live stage performances. In 2019, she celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her iconic annual holiday shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City, while she also continues to tour throughout the country and overseas.
Notable past live stage shows, which Bernhard has performed both on and off-Broadway, include Without You I’m Nothing, I’m Still Here, Dammit, Everything Bad and Beautiful and #blessed.
Bernhard’s film credits include The King of Comedy, for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics, Track 29, Hudson Hawk, Dinner Rush and the live performance film Without You I’m Nothing. Past television credits include Two Broke Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, Difficult People, You’re the Worst, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Will & Grace, The Sopranos, The Larry Sanders Show and Roseanne. Music albums include I'm Your Woman (Polygram, 1986), Excuses for Bad Behavior (Epic, 1994) and the world music album Whatever It Takes (Mi5, 2009).
Bernhard has written three books: May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra?, Confessions of a Pretty Lady and Love, Love and Love.