Frances Conroy Biography

Birthday: 1953-11-13
Place of Birth: Monroe, Georgia
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m) Mini Biography Fran
Wiki 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). IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography 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 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 at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Alex Haley's Queen Mrs. Benson 1993
Maid in Manhattan 2002 Comedy
Six Feet Under Ruth Fisher 2004 Drama
A Perfect Day Camille 2006 - 2006
Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal Kathy 2008
Harirah Moira O'Hara 2009 Comedy
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated 2010 Animation
Happy Town Peggy Haplin 2010 Drama
American Horror Story Moira O'Hara 2011 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Six Feet Under Ruth Fisher 0000 Drama
Stone Madylyn 1974
Amazing Grace and Chuck 1987
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 Comedy
Rocket Gibraltar 1988 0
Another Woman 1988
Billy Bathgate 1991 Comedy, 0, 0
Scent of a Woman 1992
Sleepless in Seattle 1993 0, Biography
The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 0, 0, 0
Developing 1994
Angela Anne's Mother 1995 Drama
The Crucible Ann Putnam 1996 Drama, History
Maid in Manhattan 2002 0, 0
Showboy 2002
Die Mommie Die! 2003 Comedy
The Aviator Mrs. Hepburn 2004 Drama
Shopgirl Catherine Buttersfield 2005 Drama, Romance
The Wicker Man Dr. T.H. Moss 2006 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Ira & Abby Lynne Willoughby 2007
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Miss Greythorne 2007 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Humboldt County 2008
The Tale of Despereaux Antoinette 2008 0, Drama, 0
Love Happens Eloise's Mom 2009 Drama, Romance
Waking Madison Dolly 2011
Chasing Ghosts Dara 2014 Comedy, Drama, Family
Making the Rules Mother 2014 Drama, Romance
No Pay. Nudity Andrea 2015 Comedy
Welcome to Happiness Claiborne 2015 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy