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This page is for the character. For the novels and franchise in general, see Nancy Drew (franchise).

Nancy Drew is the title character and the main protagonist of the Nancy Drew franchise beginning with the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. Nancy is a teenage, amateur detective who lives with her father, Carson Drew, in the small town of River Heights. She is often assisted on her crime investigations by her two best friends, Bess Marvin and George Fayne, and occasionally by the Hardy Boys or her boyfriend Ned Nickerson.

Biography

Nancy Drew's mother died when Nancy was only three years old. The Drew's housekeeper, Hannah Gruen, has since become like a mother to Nancy. Nancy has a very good relationship with her father, whose lawyering job tends to call him away on business quite often. Nancy has a dog called Togo. She lives in a town called River Heights.

For more detailed information on Nancy Drew please see the pages for the specific incarnations of the character below.

Appearance

Nancy is around 16-18 years old and is commonly described as having red-blond hair and blue eyes.  She is often said to have a "timeless" look when it comes to her clothing choices, wearing them more for comfort than for fashion styles.

Nancy Drew

Novels

Nancy Original

Nancy Drew (original)
Nancy Drew character of the original continuity Nancy Drew Mystery Stories.
Over-the-edge-Nancy-crop

Nancy Drew (Files)
Nancy Drew character from The Nancy Drew Files continuity.
Nancy drew on campus

Nancy Drew (On Campus)
Nancy Drew character from the short-lived Nancy Drew on Campus series.
Nancy Drew Girl Detective

Nancy Drew (Girl Detective character)
Nancy Drew character from the Nancy Drew: Girl Detective continuity.

Films

Bonita Granville Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew (1930s film character)
Nancy Drew character from the 1930s film series, portrayed by Bonita Granville.
Emma Roberts Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew (2007 film character)
Nancy Drew character from the 2007 film, portrayed by Emma Roberts.
Sophia Lillis Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew (2019 film character)
Nancy Drew character from the 2019 film, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, portrayed by Sophia Lillis.

Television

Pamela Sue Martin nancy drew

Nancy Drew (1970s TV)
Nancy Drew character of the 1970s TV show, portrayed by Pamela Sue Martin.
Tracy Ryan 1995 nancy drew

Nancy Drew (1990s TV)
Nancy Drew character of the 1990s TV show.

Nancy Drew (2002 television film)
Nancy Drew character of the 2002 made for TV movie, portrayed by Maggie Lawson.
Kennedy McMann nancy drew

Nancy Drew (2019 character)
ancy Drew character of the 2019 TV series, portrayed by Kennedy McMann.

Video Games

Nancy her interactive

Nancy Drew (video game character)
Nancy Drew character from the Nancy Drew PC Adventure Series.
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