Philanthropist, businesswoman, and author Aviva Drescher was born in 1970 in New York City, right in the heart of Manhattan. Today, Drescher is best known as a former cast member of the television series The Real Housewives of New York City, but even before she joined the cast, Aviva was an accomplished academic and businesswoman, boasting a Bachelors of the Arts from Vassar College, a Masters Degree from New York University, and even a Juris Doctor.
In 2012, producers from the Bravo network invited Aviva Drescher and her family to join the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City, the network’s second installment in the “real housewives” franchise. The Drescher’s joined the show for seasons five and six, and Aviva quickly became one of the show’s most ambitious and successful housewives.
Avria Drescher’s determination goes back to her childhood, when a tragic accident left her with an amputated left leg. Despite her challenges growing up, or perhaps because of them, Drescher is committed to a life dedicated to service and contribution, overseeing organizations which provide services for amputees and cancer victims and serving as a National Spokesperson for One Step Ahead. On The Real Housewives of New York City, viewers enjoyed an opportunity to observe Aviva’s endeavors in these areas, alongside her husband Reid H. Drescher and their four children, Hudson, Harrison, Veronica, and Sienna.
Although Aviva Drescher and her family no longer appear on the show, Aviva continues to make public appearances and to pursue her philanthropic and business endeavors. Aviva most recently published her memoir, Leggy Blonde, which arrived in 2014.