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What are you waiting for? GO!
Part-time investigator.
~ Nancy in the 1970 tv series.
Hello, dead-end, my name is Nancy Drew.
~ Nancy in the pc adventure games.
Mysteries are everywhere, and I love solving them.
~ Nancy Drew in the 2019 tv series.

Nancy Drew is a heroine and the main protagonist of the Nancy Drew book series and numerous comics, films, video games, and various merchandise. She has become a popular character since the 1930s, and is a cultural icon.

She was portrayed by the late Bonita Granville in the 1930s, Maggie Lawson in the 2002 film, Emma Roberts in the 2007 film, Sophia Lillis in the 2019 film, Kennedy McMann in the 2019 tv series, and voiced by veteran voice actress Lani Minella and Brittany Cox in the pc adventure games.

She was created by Edward Stratemeyer.


Nancy Drew is a courageous young girl who spends her days solving mysteries and standing up against crime. Her father is Carson Drew and her best friend is Bess Marvin. Nancy won't let any thug, criminal, or other obstacle stand in her way as she goes through many lengths to solve any case. Ned Nickerson is her boyfriend. Her first is The Secret of the Old Clock. In the 2007 film, Nancy must solve the mystery of a missing film celebrity.



  • In the films of the 1930s, she was portrayed by the late Bonita Granville.
  • In the titular 2002 tv film, she was portrayed by Maggie Lawson.
  • In the titular 2007 film, she was portrayed by Emma Roberts, who also played Addie Singer in Unfabulous, Claire Brown in Aquamarine Poppy Moore in Wild Child, Maggie Esmerelda in American Horror Story: Freak Show, Chanel Oberlin in Scream Queens, and Brooke Thompson in American Horror Story: 1984.
  • In the 2019 film, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, she was portrayed by Sophia Lillis, who also played Beverly Marsh in the It films, and plays Sydney Novak in the Netflix series, I Am Not Okay with This.


  • In The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, she was portrayed by Pamela Sue Martin and later Janet Louise Johnson in three episodes.
  • In the titular 1995 tv series, she was portrayed by Tracy Ryan.
  • In the titular 2019 tv series, she is portrayed by Kennedy McMann, Eden Summer Gilmore and Emma Oliver young, and Shiloh Ryn Smith as a baby.

Video Games

  • In the video games, she was voiced by Lani Minella and Claire Boynton younger from 1998 to 2015, who also voiced Omochao and Sindel. Brittany Cox would later voice the character in Midnight in Salem.



  • Nancy Drew is played by Emma Roberts in the 2007 movie.
  • The books have sold millions of copies around the world.
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