Who is Frances Conroy? Wiki Bio
Frances Hardman Conroy was born in Monroe, Georgia USA on 13 November 1953, her zodiac
sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who rose to prominence
after portraying Ruth Fisher in the TV series “Six Feet Under”.
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Early life and education
Frances was raised in Monroe by her father, Vincent was a businesswoman. Frances became interested in acting at the age of seven, when she started watching movies and TV series with her parents, and subsequently practiced her acting skills while attending a local high school. After matriculation in 1971, Frances enrolled at Dickinson College, and while there, appeared in most of the plays performed at the college.
After graduating in 1975, she came to New York City and enrolled at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where she practiced acting before switching to Juilliard School. She was part of the school’s acting group called “Group Six” from 1973 to 1977 – the group is known for having had famous actors and actresses as members, such as Robin Williams, Kelsey Grammer and Kevin Conroy.
Career as an actress
Frances started off as a theatre actress appearing in the play “Othello” in the ‘70s, portraying Desdemona who is one of the lead characters.
She made her debut Broadway appearance in the play “The Lady From Dubuque”, and spent the next twenty years focused on appearing in plays rather than in movies and TV series. Some of her most notable performances were in “Our Town”, “The Ride Down Mt. Morgan”, and “The Little Foxes” among many others.
She made her debut movie appearance in the film “Manhattan” in 1979, she then played a tiny role in the movie “Rocket Gibraltar” in 1988 and appeared in two other movies in the same year – “Another Woman” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. She gained recognition after appearing in the critically acclaimed movie “Scent of a Woman” in 1992, acting alongside Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell.
Frances became famous worldwide after being invited to star as Ruth Fisher in the HBO series “Six Feet Under” – she was a member of the main cast from 2001 to 2005, when the series ended after 63 episodes. “Six Feet Under” also starred Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, and follows a family who is running a funeral home. For her performance, Frances received a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a TV series drama, and was nominated for many other awards.
She began portraying Virginia Hildebrand in the series “Desperate Housewives” in 2008, and was then invited to appear in many other TV series, two of which were “How I Met Your Mother” and “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”. In 2010, she acted alongside Robert De Niro in the film “Stone” and then played a side role in the TV series “Happy Town”.
Frances was chosen to portray Moira O’Hara in the TV series “American Horror Story” in 2011, however, although it was later revealed that it was intended for the series to have a different cast every new season, as Frances was praised for her performance and nominated for several awards, she was kept in the show, and portrayed Shachath in its second season. She went on to appear in the film “Ring of Fire” in 2013, before appearing as Myrtle Snow in the third season of “American Horror Story”.
Since 2015, Frances has been portraying Dawn in the series “Casual”, while she has appeared in all six seasons of “American Horror Story”. One of her latest roles has been in the critically acclaimed film “Joker” portraying the main character’s mother (Joker’s mother), which was released in 2019.
Love life and boyfriends
Frances met Jan Munroe on the set of a movie they were both shooting for in 1988, and started dating several months later. They were together for over three years before marrying in 1992; the two don’t have children. Frances was married to Jonathan Furst before meeting Jan – they married in 1980 and divorced in the late ‘80s.
Jan Munroe was born on 24 June 1952, in Iowa City, Iowa USA, so his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a musician, best known for appearing in the films “Catch Me If You Can” and “Poseidon”. He was raised in Iowa by his parents who were both lawyers, and he became interested in music at a very early age later, and a founding member of the band Oingo Boingo.
He made his debut film appearance in the movie “A Few Good Men” in 1992, which stars Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore and follows Daniel Kaffee, a lawyer, as he defends Marines who have been accused of committing a murder. In 2002, Jan was cast to appear alongside Robin Williams and Matt Damon in the evergreen film “Catch Me If You Can”, while his latest role has been in the film “Poseidon” released in 2006.
Hobbies and other interests
Frances had both rough days and great days, and suffered from mild depression for several years, explaining how there were days when she didn’t want to get out of bed, nor do anything.
She fought this by meditating and doing yoga, which she continues practicing to this day, and believes mental health to be more important than physical. She has her own favorites when it comes to famous actors and actresses, who are Matt Damon, Robin Williams, and Demi Moore, and some of her favorite movies are “Catch Me If You Can”, “Patch Adams”, and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. Frances has been involved in charity work since she started acting, working with many non-profit organizations and charity foundations, while she’s donated around $200,000 to organizations such as The Red Cross and American Cancer Society.
Accident with eye
Sometime in the ‘90s, Frances was riding in a car which crashed, and the cornea part of her eye suffered damage – the color of her eye became lighter, and on rare occasions the eye doesn’t ‘listen’ to her, but rather goes in the opposite direction.Frances usually covers this by wearing colored lens’, but when she was acting in the TV series “American Horror Story”, the film director decided to use this for the show, and asked Frances not to hide it.
Appearance and net worth
Frances is 66 years old. She has medium long red hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs). As of March estimated at over $4 million 2020, her net worth is.