Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy

Age
60
Birthday
Nov. 13th, 1953
Born in
Monroe, Georgia, USA
Height
5' 8

Frances Conroy's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
American Horror Story TV Show
American Horror Story
Six Feet Under TV Show
Six Feet Under
Happy Town TV Show
Happy Town
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Stone
2009 - New In Town
2009 - Stay Cool
2009 - Love Happens
2008 - The Tale of Despereaux
2008 - Humboldt County
2007 - The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
2006 - The Wicker Man
2006 - Ira & Abby
2005 - Broken Flowers
2005 - Shopgirl
2004 - Catwoman
2004 - The Aviator
2002 - Maid in Manhattan
1996 - The Crucible
1995 - Angela
1993 - Sleepless in Seattle
1993 - The Adventures of Huck Finn
1992 - Scent of a Woman
1991 - Billy Bathgate
1989 - Crimes and Misdemeanors
1988 - Another Woman
1988 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
1979 - Manhattan

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Angie Dinkley (Voiced)
15
Loretta Stinson
11
Blythe Ballard
6
Virginia Hildebrand
3
Rosa Halasy
2
Sandy Gregson
2
Becky Riley
2
Gladys Lynch
1
Elspeth
1
Marilyn
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Frances Conroy is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division and a member of The Acting Company. She recently won a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway hit "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan." Her other Broadway credits include "Ring Round the Moon", "The Little Foxes", "The Rehearsal" (Drama Desk Nominee), "Broken Glass", "In the Summer House" (Drama Desk Nominee) and "The Secret Rapture" (Drama Desk Nominee). Conroy's numerous Off- Broadway plays include "The Dinner Party", "The Skin of Our Teeth", "The Last Yankee" and "Othello" (Drama Desk Nominee). Veteran stage actress Frances Conroy was introduced and encouraged by her parents to explore the elements of theater. Born in Georgia in 1953, she attended high school in Long Island and experienced classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse as a teenager. The pale, blue-eyed redhead also studied at Juilliard where she was taught by theater greats John Houseman (I) and Marian Seldes. Following potent dramatic roles in such classical productions as "Mother Courage...and Her Children," "King Lear," "All's Well That Ends Well," "Measure for Measure" and "Othello" (as Desdemona) in the late 70s, she made her Broadway debut with "The Lady from Dubuque" in 1980. She went on to earn a well-respected name for herself under the Broadway and off-Broadway lights throughout the 1980s in such esteemed plays as "Our Town" (as Mrs. Gibbs), "The Little Foxes (as Birdie) and "In the Summer House." She also appeared with Seldes in the well-received plays "Ring Round the Moon" and "A Bright Room Called Day." She won a Drama Desk Award for "The Secret Rapture" and an Obie for "The Last Yankee." In 2000 she received the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony nomination for "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan."

An actress of subtle power, great depth and astonishing versatility, she has both an aloof serenity and faintly sad/sensitive ambiance that makes her all the more mysterious and intriguing. She came out to California in 1985 at the invitation of director Houseman and appeared in more theater plays, including "Richard III," at San Diego's Globe Theater. She also earned a sprinkling of generally overlooked film and TV parts, including small parts in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), Another Woman (1988) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).

Showing a distinct flair for the offbeat, nothing really pushed the envelope for her on screen quite like her series' turn as the dowdy, emotionally frail undertaker's widow in the cult hit TV series "Six Feet Under" (2001). During the five-season run she won both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards and was nominated four times for an Emmy. Since then she has been offered a number of interesting, more prominent parts in such movies as Die, Mommie, Die! (2003), Catwoman (2004), The Aviator (2004) and Shopgirl (2005). In 1992 she married actor/husband Jan Munroe, an L.A. performance artist. After a six-year absence, Frances returned to the theater in a 2006 production of "Pyrenees" by David Greig (I) at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles.


TRIVIA:
  • Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film _Catwoman (2004)_ (qv), she failed to receive a nomination however.
  • Is of Irish and Latvian lineage.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for 'Arthur Miller (I)' (qv)'s "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan."
  • Was good friends with 'Arthur Miller (I)' (qv).


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