Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Character == Maxwell is a Broadway theatrical producer of some success, although his main rival was Andrew Lloyd Webber. It has always irritated him that he had turned down producing the shows ''Cats'', (as well as ''Tommy'' and ''Hair'',) and that Webber had made a fortune from it. His wife Sara had died some years before the start of the show (the cause of death is never stated). Maxwell worked closely with his business partner,[[C.C. Babcock]] (who has her eyes set on him) for almost 20 years. Maxwell has three children; Maggie, Brighton and Gracie. However, his busy schedule does not allow him much time to spend with them, so he had to find a nanny. [[Fran Fine]] filled that. Fran is uncultured, but has practical and common sense, having grown up in a close-knit Jewish family in Flushing, Queens. This sets the stage for a lot of culture clashes, especially in the early episodes. Despite mutual attraction, Maxwell and Fran try to keep their relationship professional only. Maxwell is nervous about commitment and is mourning his deceased wife, Sara, while Fran is still reeling from a broken relationship with an ex-boyfriend, named Danny, whom she later almost marries. During a flight to New York, the plane carrying Maxwell and Fran hits some turbulence, and in the commotion, Maxwell tells Fran he loves her. Upon returning home, he takes the statement back. It is eventually called "'''[[The Thing" "|The Thing"]]'''and is often held over Maxwell's head by Fran and [[Niles]] , his butler since youth. After a lot of stumbling, Maxwell confesses his true feelings, and he and Fran get married. The engagement sends the jealous C.C. into a mental hospital. Despite being released, she continues her maniacal attempts to separate them, even placing a veil on her head at the wedding, and taking Max's arm to walk down the aisle, much to Max's bemusement. She is eventually removed from the aisle by Niles and made to sit down. Maxwell becomes a father again when Fran gives birth to twins, Jonah Samuel Sheffield and Eve Katherine Sheffield. After the birth, the whole family moves to California, where Maxwell is scheduled to produce a TV show in Los Angeles. Many episodes have quotes which imply that he is a Roman Catholic. His age ranges from 39 to 45 as he mentioned that he was 42 years old in "That's Midlife." In the episode "The Nanny Behind the Man," Maxwell identifies himself to be a Republican. In real life, Charles Shaughnessy is an outspoken Democrat. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the The Nanny Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://thenannytv.fandom.com/wiki/Maxwell_Sheffield" Categories: Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.