“When people tell me I’m fake, I know they’re just pulling my leg.”
“Never underestimate a woman born and raised in New York City!”
Aviva Drescher is the first and only New York City born and bred “Housewife” in the history of the show. When Aviva was six years old, she was in a farm accident which resulted in the amputation of her left leg. She completed a B.A. at Vassar College, a master’s degree in French at New York University, and a law degree at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Instead of practicing law, however, she devotes her time to her investment banker husband Reid and raising their family of four children on the Upper East Side. Aviva continually teaches her family the importance of giving back through her philanthropic work as the National Spokesperson for One Step Ahead, an organization for amputees, and as an Advisory Board Member of Cancer Schmancer/Trash Cancer and for her work with the Live4Life Foundation. She’s a cousin by marriage of actress Fran Drescher.