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Frances Conroy


Veteran stage actress Frances Conroy was introduced and encouraged by her parents to explore the elements of theater. Born in 1953 in Monroe, Georgia, 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under Ruth Fisher
(2001-2005)
6 Souls
6 Souls Mrs. Bernburg
(2010)
Catwoman
Catwoman Ophelia
(2004)
Maid in Manhattan
Maid in Manhattan Paula Burns
(2002)

Filmography

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 2018 The Tale (post-production)
Mrs. G - Older
 2011-2017 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Gloria Mott / Myrtle Snow / Moira O'Hara (Old) / ...
- Charles (Manson) in Charge (2017) ... Bebe Babbitt
- Chapter 5 (2016) ... Mama Polk
- Curtain Call (2015) ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
- Show Stoppers (2015) ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
 2017 The Mist (TV Series)
Nathalie Raven
- The Tenth Meal (2017) ... Nathalie Raven
- The Waking Dream (2017) ... Nathalie Raven
- The Law of Nature (2017) ... Nathalie Raven
- Over the River and Through the Woods (2017) ... Nathalie Raven
- The Devil You Know (2017) ... Nathalie Raven
 2015-2017 Casual (TV Series)
Dawn
- The Hermit & the Moon (2017) ... Dawn
- Ashes to Ashes (2017) ... Dawn
- Dave (2015) ... Dawn
- Mars (2015) ... Dawn
 2017 We Bare Bears (TV Series)
Faye / Additional Voices
- Neighbors (2017) ... Faye / Additional Voices (voice)
 2016 No Pay, Nudity
Andrea
 2016 Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz (Video)
Aunt Em / Glinda (voice)
 2016 The Real O'Neals (TV Series)
Grandma Agnes
- The Real Grandma (2016) ... Grandma Agnes
 2015 Getting On (TV Series)
Dr. Alice Marvel
- No, I Don't Want a Fucking Smiley Face (2015) ... Dr. Alice Marvel
 2015 Married (TV Series)
Janice
- Thanksgiving (2015) ... Janice
 2015 Welcome to Happiness
Claiborne
 2014 Making the Rules
Mother
 2014/I Chasing Ghosts
Dara
 2009-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Loretta / Loretta Stinson
- The End of the Aisle (2014) ... Loretta Stinson
- Mom and Dad (2013) ... Loretta Stinson
- The Lighthouse (2013) ... Loretta Stinson
- The Poker Game (2013) ... Loretta Stinson
- The Bro Mitzvah (2013) ... Loretta
 2013 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Blythe Ballard
- A Trismus Story (2013) ... Blythe Ballard
- Pins and Needles (2013) ... Blythe Ballard
- Vertigo (2013) ... Blythe Ballard
- Lawson Translation (2013) ... Blythe Ballard
- Blythe Spirits (2013) ... Blythe Ballard
 2013 Ring of Fire (TV Movie)
Maybelle Carter
 2013 Superman: Unbound (Video)
Ma Kent (voice)
 2010-2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Angie Dinkley
- Dark Night of the Hunters (2013) ... Angie Dinkley (voice)
- Stand and Deliver (2013) ... Angie Dinkley (voice)
- Aliens Among Us (2013) ... Angie Dinkley (voice)
- All Fear the Freak (2011) ... Angie Dinkley (voice)
- A Haunting in Crystal Cove (2011) ... Angie Dinkley (voice)
 2013 Sequin Raze (Short)
Dr. Wagerstein
 2012 Beautiful People (TV Movie)
Lydia
 2011 Bad Mom (TV Movie)
Marian
 2011 Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (Video)
Auntie Em / Glinda (voice)
 2011 United States of Tara (TV Series)
Sandy Gregson
- Crunchy Ice (2011) ... Sandy Gregson
- The Full F**k You Finger (2011) ... Sandy Gregson
 2011 Love Bites (TV Series)
Faye Strathmore
- How To... (2011) ... Faye Strathmore
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Elspeth Cook
- The Red Mile (2011) ... Elspeth Cook
 2011 All-Star Superman (Video)
Ma Kent (voice)
 2010 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Eleanor Davis
- Can't Fight Biology (2010) ... Eleanor Davis
 2010 Stone
Madylyn
 2010 Happy Town (TV Series)
Peggy Haplin
- Blame It on Rio Bravo (2010) ... Peggy Haplin
- Dallas Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2010) ... Peggy Haplin
- Questions and Antlers (2010) ... Peggy Haplin
- This Is Why We Stay (2010) ... Peggy Haplin
- Slight of Hand (2010) ... Peggy Haplin
 2010 6 Souls
Mrs. Bernburg
 2010 Bloodworth
Julia Bloodworth
 2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Jane Fields
- Sheila Carlton (2010) ... Jane Fields
 2010 Waking Madison
Dolly
 2009 Love Happens
Eloise's Mom
 2009 Stay Cool
Mrs. Leuchtenberger
 2009 New in Town
Trudy Van Uuden
 2009 The Smell of Success
Agnes May
 2008 Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal (TV Movie)
Kathy
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Antoinette (voice)
 2008 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Virginia Hildebrand
- City on Fire (2008) ... Virginia Hildebrand
- What More Do I Need? (2008) ... Virginia Hildebrand
- There's Always a Woman (2008) ... Virginia Hildebrand
 2007-2008 ER (TV Series)
Becky Riley
- ...As the Day She Was Born (2008) ... Becky Riley
- Coming Home (2007) ... Becky Riley
 2008 Humboldt County
Rosie
 2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Miss Greythorne
 2007 The Grand Design (Short)
Frances
 2006 A Perfect Day (TV Movie)
Camille
 2006 The Wicker Man
Dr. T.H. Moss
 2006 Ira & Abby
Lynne Willoughby
 2005 Shopgirl
Catherine Buttersfield
 2001-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Ruth Fisher
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... Ruth Fisher
- Static (2005) ... Ruth Fisher
- All Alone (2005) ... Ruth Fisher
- Ecotone (2005) ... Ruth Fisher
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... Ruth Fisher
 2005 Broken Flowers
Dora
 2004 The Aviator
Mrs. Hepburn
 2004 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Veterinarian Hero
- Flappy's Not Happy/Electric Evening (2004) ... Veterinarian Hero (voice)
 2004 Catwoman: The Game (Video Game)
Ophelia (voice)
 2004 Catwoman
Ophelia
 2003 Die, Mommie, Die!
Bootsie Carp
 2002 Maid in Manhattan
Paula Burns
 2000 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series)
Beverly Rose
- The Pigeon (2000) ... Beverly Rose
 1990-1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Rosa Halasy / Elizabeth Hendrick
- Disciple (1999) ... Rosa Halasy
- Prisoner of Love (1990) ... Elizabeth Hendrick
 1999 Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Martha Lassiter
 1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Judgment Day (1998) ... Elizabeth
 1998 Thicker Than Blood (TV Movie)
Mrs. Byrne
 1997 Crisis Center (TV Series)
Marilyn
- The Center (1997) ... Marilyn
 1996 The Crucible
Ann Putnam
 1996 Innocent Victims (TV Movie)
 1995 Journey (TV Movie)
Fiona
 1995 The Neon Bible
Miss Scover
 1995 Angela
Anne's Mother (as Francis Conroy)
 1994 One More Mountain (TV Movie)
Peggy Breen
 1994 Developing (Short)
Clare
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
Irene Reed
 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn
Scrawny Shanty Lady
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Benson
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Mrs. Benson
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Mrs. Benson
 1992 Scent of a Woman
Christine Downes
 1991 Billy Bathgate
Mary Behan
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
House Owner
 1989 Great Performances (TV Series)
Mrs. Gibbs
- Our Town (1989) ... Mrs. Gibbs
 1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Lady from Palm Beach
 1988 Another Woman
Lynn
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Ruby Hanson
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
Pamela
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Jankowski
- The Battle of Las Vegas (1987) ... Mrs. Jankowski
 1987 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Gladys Lynch
- Steele Hanging in There: Part 1 (1987) ... Gladys Lynch
 1987 LBJ: The Early Years (TV Movie)
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Porche lady
- Falling from Grace (1986) ... Porche lady
 1986 Newhart (TV Series)
Liz Sable
- Co-Hostess Twinkie (1986) ... Liz Sable
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ellie Pendleton (segment "The Library")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Ellie Pendleton (segment "The Library")
 1982-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Louise Mallard / Mother / Lilian Steichen
- The Joy That Kills (1985) ... Louise Mallard
- Carl Sandburg: Echoes and Silences (1982) ... Mother / Lilian Steichen
 1984 Falling in Love
Waitress
 1984 3-2-1 Contact (TV Series)
Kate
- Earth: Building Models (1984) ... Kate
 1983 Kennedy (TV Mini-Series)
Jean Smith
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... Jean Smith
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Jean Smith
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Jean Smith
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Jean Smith
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Jean Smith
 1982 The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (TV Movie)
Mrs. Watson
 1979 Othello (Video)
Desdemona
 1979 Manhattan
Shakespearean Actress
 1978 All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie)
Diana
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Broadway credits include Tony Kushner's "A Bright Room Called Day", playing "Agnes Eggling" in the January 1991 production at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Francis Conroy

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It'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. See more »

Trivia:

Her 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. See more »

Nickname:

Frannie See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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