• Frances Hardman Conroy is an American actress born in Monroe, Georgia.
• She gained recognition after appearing in the critically acclaimed movie “Scent of a Woman” in 1992.
• She is famous for portraying Ruth Fisher in the TV series “Six Feet Under” and was nominated for multiple awards for her performance.
• She has been involved in charity work for many non-profit organizations, as well as donating around $200,000 to organizations such as The Red Cross and American Cancer Society.
• Her estimated net worth as of March 2020 is over $4 million.



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth4 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 13, 1953
SpouseJan Munroe
FactHer father, Vincent Paul Conroy, was born in Ogden, Utah, to Irish-American parents Edward Maurice Conroy and Bertha Augusta Hassett. Her mother, Ossie Hardman (Ray), was born in Georgia, to Harry Anderson Ray and Myrtle Mobley.


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”.

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.

Frances Conroy

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.

General Info

Full NameFrances Conroy
Net Worth4 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 13, 1953
Height1.72 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Dickinson College, Juilliard School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseJan Munroe
ParentsVincent Paul Conroy, Ossie Hardman

Accomplishments

AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Fe...
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
MoviesCatwoman, Broken Flowers, The Wicker Man, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, The Aviator, New in Town, Maid in Manhattan, Shopgirl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scent of a Woman, Rocket Gibraltar, Die, Mommie, Die!, The Tale of Despereaux, Love Happens, Stone, Sleepless in Seattle, Shelter, Bloodworth, Ira...
TV ShowsScooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., Six Feet Under, Alex Haley's Queen, American Horror Story

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Quotes

#Quote
1It's actually meditative to sit in a character for an extended period of time, realizing what your relationship is to who you're playing and then letting go, just being there.
2I guess you're happy if you have some kind of balance in you. I'm a human being. I have days when I feel paralyzed, days when I feel like a slug. Then I have days when I have good energy, I've read the newspaper and I've done different things.

Facts

#Fact
1Was good friends with Arthur Miller.
2Was 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), she failed to receive a nomination however.
3Was nominated for Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan."
4Her father, Vincent Paul Conroy, was born in Ogden, Utah, to Irish-American parents Edward Maurice Conroy and Bertha Augusta Hassett. Her mother, Ossie Hardman (Ray), was born in Georgia, to Harry Anderson Ray and Myrtle Mobley.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amazing Grace and Chuck1987Pamela
Crime Story1987TV SeriesMrs. Jankowski
Remington Steele1987TV SeriesGladys Lynch
LBJ: The Early Years1987TV Movie
Hill Street Blues1986TV SeriesPorche lady
Newhart1986TV SeriesLiz Sable
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesEllie Pendleton (segment "The Library")
Falling in Love1984Waitress
3-2-1 Contact1984TV SeriesKate
Kennedy1983TV Mini-SeriesJean Smith
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana1982TV MovieMrs. Watson
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesMother / Lilian Steichen
Othello1979VideoDesdemona
Manhattan1979Shakespearean Actress
All's Well That Ends Well1978TV MovieDiana
The Mist2017TV Series filmingNatalie Raven
The Tale2017post-productionMrs. G - Older
No Pay, Nudity2016Andrea
Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz2016VideoAunt Em Glinda (voice)
The Real O'Neals2016TV SeriesGrandma Agnes
Casual2015TV SeriesDawn
Getting On2015TV SeriesDr. Alice Marvel
Married2015TV SeriesJanice
Welcome to Happiness2015Claiborne
Making the Rules2014Mother
Chasing Ghosts2014/IDara
How I Met Your Mother2009-2014TV SeriesLoretta Stinson
Royal Pains2013TV SeriesBlythe Ballard
Ring of Fire2013TV MovieMaybelle Carter
Superman: Unbound2013VideoMa Kent (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2010-2013TV SeriesAngie Dinkley
Sequin Raze2013ShortDr. Wagerstein
Beautiful People2012TV MovieLydia
Bad Mom2011TV MovieMarian
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz2011VideoAuntie Em Glinda (voice)
United States of Tara2011TV SeriesSandy Gregson
Love Bites2011TV SeriesFaye Strathmore
The Mentalist2011TV SeriesElspeth Cook
All-Star Superman2011VideoMa Kent (voice)
Grey's Anatomy2010TV SeriesEleanor Davis
Stone2010Madylyn
Happy Town2010TV SeriesPeggy Haplin
6 Souls2010Mrs. Bernburg
Bloodworth2010Julia Bloodworth
Nip/Tuck2010TV SeriesJane Fields
Waking Madison2010Dolly
Love Happens2009Eloise's Mom
Stay Cool2009Mrs. Leuchtenberger
New in Town2009Trudy Van Uuden
The Smell of Success2009Agnes May
Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal2008TV MovieKathy
The Tale of Despereaux2008Antoinette (voice)
Desperate Housewives2008TV SeriesVirginia Hildebrand
ER2007-2008TV SeriesBecky Riley
Humboldt County2008Rosie
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising2007Miss Greythorne
The Grand Design2007ShortFrances
A Perfect Day2006TV MovieCamille
The Wicker Man2006Dr. T.H. Moss
Ira & Abby2006Lynne Willoughby
Shopgirl2005Catherine Buttersfield
Six Feet Under2001-2005TV SeriesRuth Fisher
Broken Flowers2005Dora
The Aviator2004Mrs. Hepburn
Higglytown Heroes2004TV SeriesVeterinarian Hero
Catwoman: The Game2004Video GameOphelia (voice)
Catwoman2004Ophelia
Die, Mommie, Die!2003Bootsie Carp
Maid in Manhattan2002Paula Burns
Stark Raving Mad2000TV SeriesBeverly Rose
Law & Order1990-1999TV SeriesRosa Halasy / Elizabeth Hendrick
Murder in a Small Town1999TV MovieMartha Lassiter
Cosby1998TV SeriesElizabeth
Thicker Than Blood1998TV MovieMrs. Byrne
Crisis Center1997TV SeriesMarilyn
The Crucible1996Ann Putnam
Innocent Victims1996TV Movie
Journey1995TV MovieFiona
The Neon Bible1995Miss Scover
Angela1995Anne's Mother (as Francis Conroy)
One More Mountain1994TV MoviePeggy Breen
Developing1994ShortClare
Sleepless in Seattle1993Irene Reed
The Adventures of Huck Finn1993Scrawny Shanty Lady
Queen1993TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Benson
Scent of a Woman1992Christine Downes
Billy Bathgate1991Mary Behan
Crimes and Misdemeanors1989House Owner
Great Performances1989TV SeriesMrs. Gibbs
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels1988Lady from Palm Beach
Another Woman1988Lynn
Rocket Gibraltar1988Ruby Hanson
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami1988TV MovieLyn Kessler

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How I Met Your Mother2011-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz2011Video performer: "The Merry Old Land of Oz"
Humboldt County2008performer: "No Other Love But You"
Six Feet Under2003-2005TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2012TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Character Studies2007TV SeriesHerself
Broken Flowers: Start to Finish2006Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under'2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Catwoman'2004Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHerself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series & Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Showboy2002Herself - Actress, 'Six Feet Under'
De la mort à la vie: Six Feet Under2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Green Room2000TV Movie documentary
American Masters1986TV Series documentary
Stages: Houseman Directs Lear1981TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How I Met Your Mother2013-2014TV SeriesLoretta Stinson
American Horror Story2013TV SeriesMyrtle Snow
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaSix Feet Under (2001)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActressAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActressAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2012BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortTom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (2011)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActressAmerican Horror Story (2011)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Lead ActressSix Feet Under (2001)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Lead ActressSix Feet Under (2001)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a New Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Crucible (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. Frances was raised in Monroe by her father, Vincent was a businesswoman.

    After reading this sentence I took disregard to your entire article; I couldn’t read on. Too many uses of commas and improper grammar/word placement will lose your readers. I don’t believe a word you say based on this criteria.

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