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Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy is an American actress who came to the media spotlight for her role as Ruth Fisher on the television series ‘Six Feet Under’. Additionally, she has appeared in several other movies and television series such as ‘The Mist’, ‘American Horror Story’, and ‘Arrested Development’ among others.

Frances Conroy was born on November 13rd, 1953 as Frances Hardman Conroy in Wuchang Monroe, Georgia, the USA.  As of 2019, her age is 66 years old with her birth sign Scorpio. She is the daughter of Ossie Hardman (mother) and Vincent Paul Conroy (father). Since there is no information about her siblings, she might be the single child of her parents.

She holds an American nationality and belongs to the Irish-American ethnic background. She became interested in the world of acting since her childhood. Regarding her education, she attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Then she also attended Ward Melville High School, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and Juilliard School.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Frances Conroy?

Frances has collected a huge amount of sum through her career as an actress. She has an estimated net worth of around  $4 million as of 2019. She earns her fortune mostly from stage shows, movies, and TV series as well. For being cast in the popular series How I Met Your Mother, Frances earned around an estimated $225,000 per episode and for Law & Order, she made  $450,000 per episode.

Likewise, she also earned $40,000 per episode for her role in the American Horror Story. Besides this, she has appeared in a total of 35 episodes and made $1,400,000 from the series. Apart from that, her most commercially hit project was the 2002 comedy film Maid in Manhattan, which brought in $94,000,000 at the box office. Looking at this, we are sure that Frances is living a very happy and luxurious life along with her family.

Who is Frances Conroy Married to?

Conroy is a married woman, she married actor Jan Munroe. During her struggle, she met her fellow actor Jan Munroe in 1992. Later, the meeting turned to date and the couple was in love. Likewise, the couple married in the year 1992 April.

 Till now, they don’t have kids together. Unlike, they don’t even seem depressed for not having kids. Nevertheless, there were some rumors that Conroy will be featured in Solo Joker’s movie as Joaquin Phoenix’s mother.

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Caption: Frances Conroy with her husband
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Amazingly, it has been 27 years of their marriage and still, there is no news regarding their divorce or any extramarital affairs at present. She has not been part of any pointable controversies in her lifetime.

As of now, she is enjoying her blissful with her family in Los Angeles, California. Previously, Conroy was married to Jonathan Furst. The couple married in the year 1980 and later separated.

What is the Height of Frances Conroy?

Conroy stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) with a matching body weight of 67 kg. She has a slim body structure. Additionally, she has hazel blue eyes color and her hair color is blonde.

Career

Conroy debuted in the entertainment industry in 1978 with All’s Well That Ends Well as Diana and a year later appeared in the feature film Manhattan. In 1982, she debuted in the Television industry with an anthology television series called American Playhouse. 

Since her debut, Conroy has been cast in several uncountable movies, TV films and TV series. Conroy has also acted in many dramas that play in her career as a theatre artist.

Feature Films

Frances has been cast in movies since 1979 till present. She did movies such as Manhattan, Falling in love, Amazing Grace and Chuck, Rocket Gibraltar, Scent of a Woman, The Neon Bible, Angela, The Crucible and so on in her 20 years of a film career.

In the recent 2010s Frances was cast in some movies such as Bloodworth, All-star Superman, Welcome to Happiness, No PAY, Nudity, Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz, and The Tale among others. Likewise, her recent release is the American drama film, The Tale which premiered on May 26, 2018, on HBO.

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Caption: Frances Conroy
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Besides this, she has done several TV series such as American PlayhouseKennedyThe Twilight ZoneNewHartCrime StoryCosbyHappy TownLove BitesCasual, and Getting On among others. However, Conroy is popular for her roles in American Horror StoryGrey’s AnatomyHow I Met Your MotherDesperate HousewivesSix Feet Under, and Law & Order.

Further, Conroy first appeared in a TV film in the year 1978 with the role of  Diana in All’s Well That Ends Well. After her debut, she featured in other TV films such as The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, Journey, Thicker than Blood, Murder In a Small Town, and A Perfect Day. Also, her last film was 2013’s Ring of Fire, a biographical television film about the life of June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash.

Apart from this, she also acted in the drama play named Othello as Desdemona. Later on, she acted in multiple dramas acts such as The Lady from Dubuque, Painting Churches, Our Town, The Secret Rapture, Ivanov, The Last Yankee, The Little Foxes, The Dinner Party, The Subject Was Roses, The Skin of Our Teeth and lots more. She was last seen acting in a drama in the year 2010 which was The Subject Was Roses, a Pulitzer Price Winning drama written in the year 1964.

Frances Conroy’s Awards And Nominations

Frances has won many awards and has been nominated numerous times till now for her work in the entertainment industry.

YearNominated WorkAwardsResult
1980OthelloOutstanding featured actress in a play(Drama Desk Awards)Nominated
1993The Last YankeeOutstanding featured actress in a play. (Obie Awards)Won
1994In the Summer HouseOutstanding featured actress in a play. (Drama Desk Awards)Nominated
1997The RehearsalOutstanding featured actress in a play. (Drama Desk Awards)Nominated
2000The Ride Down Mt. MorganOutstanding actress in a play. (Outer critics circle Award)

 

Nominated

2002Six Feet UnderOutstanding performance in a play. (Screen Actors Guild Awards)

 

Won

2003Six Feet UnderOutstanding actress in a drama. (Screen Actors Guild Awards)

 

Won

2004Six Feet UnderOutstanding featured actress in a series. (Screen Actors Guild Awards)Nominated
2012American Horror Story: Murder HouseOutstanding featured actress in a play. ( Primetime Emmy Awards)Nominated
2014American Horror Story: CovenOutstanding featured actress in a play. (Primetime Emmy Awards).Nominated

Facts of Frances Conroy

Full NameFrances Conroy
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 13, 1953
Age66 years 6 months
Place Of BirthMonroe, Georgia, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Dickinson College, Juilliard School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJan Munroe (m. 1992)
ParentsVincent Paul Conroy, Ossie Hardman
NicknamesFranny , Francis Conroy , Frannie , Frances Hardman Conroy
Star SignScorpio
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama (2004), Screen Actors Guild Awards, Drama Desk Award (1990), Obie Award for Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress (2000)
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 Shows“The Little Foxes”, “The Lady from Dubuque”, “Our Town”, “Othello”,“Six Feet Under” (2001-2005), “Desperate Housewives”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Happy Town”, “American Horror Story: Cult” (2017)

Quotes of Frances Conroy

#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.

Quick Facts of Frances Conroy

#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.

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