Frances Conroy

 

Date Of Birth

November 13, 1953
 

Biography

Frances Conroy trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Juilliard School in New York City. She also attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She began acting in regional stage productions in the 1970s, and made her film debut in Woody Allen's 1979 release Manhattan. She later earned a Drama Desk Award for her role in the play The Secret Rapture.

Conroy collaborated with playwright Arthur Wright throughout the 1990s, and also appeared in numerous films and television shows. But she received more critical acclaim for her work on the HBO series Six Feet Under, where she played subservient Ruth Fisher; she won a Golden Globe Award for her role, and was nominated for four Emmys.

Conroy later held recurring roles in Desperate Housewives and United States of Tara, and also appeared in films such as The Aviator and New in Town. She currently recurs in the FX series American Horror Story.
 

Place of Birth

Monroe, GA
 

Birth Name

Frances Conroy
 

Gender

Female
 

Fun Facts

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Awards

- Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, 1990 (for The Secret Rapture)
- Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, 2003 (for Six Feet Under)
- Golden Globe Award, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Drama), 2004 (for Six Feet Under)
- Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, 2004 (for Six Feet Under)
- Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, 2004 (for Six Feet Under)
 

Filmography

FILM:
- Manhattan (1979)
- Falling in Love (1984)
- Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
- Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
- Another Woman (1988)
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
- Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
- Billy Bathgate (1991)
- Scent of a Woman (1992)
- The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Developing (1994)
- Angela (1995)
- The Neon Bible (1995)
- The Crucible (1996)
- Maid in Manhattan (2002)
- Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
- Catwoman (2004)
- The Aviator (2004)
- Broken Flowers (2005)
- Shopgirl (2005)
- Ira & Abby (2006)
- The Wicker Man (2006)
- The Grand Design (2007)
- The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (2007)
- Humboldt County (2008)
- The Tale of Despereaux (voice, 2008)
- The Smell of Success (2009)
- New in Town (2009)
- Stay Cool (2009)
- Love Happens (2009)
- Waking Madison (2010)
- Shelter (2010)
- Bloodworth (2010)
- Stone (2010)

TELEVISION:
- Six Feet Under (regular, 2001-2005)
- Desperate Housewives (recurring, 2008)
- How I Met Your Mother (recurring, 2009-2010)
- Happy Town (regular, 2010)
- United States of Tara (recurring, 2011)
- American Horror Story (recurring, 2011-present)
 

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Height

5'8"
 

Quotes

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