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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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Known For

Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under Ruth Fisher
(2001-2005)
The Aviator
The Aviator Mrs. Hepburn
(2004)
American Horror Story
American Horror Story Gloria Mott / Myrtle Snow / Moira O'Hara (Old) / Shachath / Bebe Babbitt / Mama Polk / Unnamed Patient
(2011-2017)
Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman Christine Downes
(1992)

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) / ...
- Chapter 5 (2016) ... Mama Polk
- Curtain Call (2015) ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
- Show Stoppers (2015) ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
- Magical Thinking (2015) ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
 2015-2017 Casual (TV Series)
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)
 2015 Married (TV Series)
Janice
- Thanksgiving (2015) ... Janice
 2014 Making the Rules
Mother
 2014/I Chasing Ghosts
Dara
 2013 Ring of Fire (TV Movie)
Maybelle Carter
 2013 Superman: Unbound (Video)
Ma Kent (voice)
 2013 Sequin Raze (Short)
Dr. Wagerstein
 2012 Beautiful People (TV Movie)
Lydia
 2011 Bad Mom (TV Movie)
Marian
 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 Stone
Madylyn
 2010 Bloodworth
Julia Bloodworth
 2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Jane Fields
 2010 Waking Madison
Dolly
 2009 Stay Cool
Mrs. Leuchtenberger
 2009 The Smell of Success
Agnes May
 2008 Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal (TV Movie)
Kathy
 2007-2008 ER (TV Series)
Becky Riley
- Coming Home (2007) ... Becky Riley
 2008 Humboldt County
Rosie
 2007 The Grand Design (Short)
Frances
 2006 A Perfect Day (TV Movie)
Camille
 2005 Broken Flowers
Dora
 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
 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 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
 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.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Francis Conroy

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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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:

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), she failed to receive a nomination however. See more »

Nickname:

Frannie See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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