Frances Conroy IMDb, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Nominations and Net Worth

Published Date   28th Aug. 2017, 20:27 pm
Frances Conroy IMDb, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Nominations and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Frances Hardman Conroy
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $4 million

American actress, Frances Conroy imdb ranking got higher as she became famous for playing Ruth Fisher on television series Six Feet Under acclaiming several awards.


Born in 1953, Frances Conroy is an American actress who has taken home a number of awards including Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is best known for her role on series Six Feet Under where she played Ruth Fisher. Frances Conroy imdb ranking got higher as she played Moira O’Hara in American Horror Story, season 1. The role also won her first nomination for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television and Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Early Life and Education

Frances Conroy was born Frances Hardman Conroy on November 13, 1953 in Monroe, Georgia in the United States of America. Her parents are business executive Vincent Paul Conroy of Irish descent and Ossie Hardman, who also worked in business.

She attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania during 1971-72. In her school, she was a member of the Mermaid Players. She even appeared in college theatrical productions. Later, she moved to New York City where she studied drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Julliard School.

Frances Conroy imdb ranking as an actress started to rise from the early days due to her involvement in drama. There, she became the member of Julliard’s Drama Division Group 6 from 1973 to 1977.

Acting Career Highlights

During 1970s, Frances Conroy performed with both the touring theatrical as well as regional companies. There, she appeared as Desdemona in Othello at the Delacorte Theatre. Most notably, she appeared as a Shakespearean actress in Woody Allen’s classic Manhattan in 1979.

A year later, Frances Conroy imdb recognition started to become prominent as she made Broadway debut. She debut in Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque. The focused actress continued acting sincerely for the next 2 decades. Consequently, she appeared in productions like Out Town, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan and The Ride Down.

Soon, she landed a small role in the movie Falling in Love in 1984. She appeared as a waitress in the movie. Further, she appeared as elder daughter in Rocket Gibraltar in 1988. She got another minor role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in the same year.

Frances Conroy gained wide recognition for appearing in HBO’s drama series Six Feet Under as Ruth Fisher. She starred in the series from 2001 to 2005. The series finished after airing 63 episodes.

In 2008, Frances Conroy got a guest role in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.  In the series, she played a rich woman, Virginia Hildebrand. Further, she landed a number of guest appearances on television in mid-2000s. She appeared as Loretta Stinson in How I Met Your Mother and Angie Dinkley in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010).

The same year, she appeared as Madylyn in thriller series Stone and Peggy Haplin in ABC drama series Happy Town. The following year, she turned as the cast of new drama series American Horror Story: Murder House which increased Frances Conroy imdb status as well as won her a number of nominations.

The series came to an end in 2011, but, announced that it would be an anthology series. Conroy joined the cast again in season two, Asylum where she played The Angel of Death. In addition, she co-starred in television movie, Ring of Fire as Maybelle Carter. She was the cast for American Horror Story’s third season as Coven.

In 2014, American Horror Story came back with its fourth season, Freak Show. There, she starred as Gloria Mott. She appeared as Roanoke in the series’ 2016 season. Apart from it, she also starred as Dawn in series Casual. She shall appear in American Horror Story: Cult as per the announcement made through Twitter.

Awards and Nominations

Frances Conroy imdb recognition and worth heightened as she became the award winning actress. Starting from drama, Frances Conroy won a Tony and four Drama Desk Award nominations during her career in theatrical shows. Among them, she won one Drama Desk Award for The Secret Rapture.

The Six Feet Under role as Ruth Fisher won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in the year 2004. In totaling , Frances earned nomination for 4 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Moreover, Frances Conroy imdb ranking heightened as she won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series twice, in 2003 and 2004. She is also the winner of 2004 award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Drama Series.

For the series, American Horror Story: Murder House, Conroy won Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Frances Conroy imdb status rose as she earned nomination for sixth time Primetime Emmy Award for third season of American Horror Story.

Personal Life and Husbands

Frances Conroy is a married woman. Her husband is Jan Munroe. They married in 1992 and have been together for over 20 years. The couple does not have any children.

Conroy underwent a car accident due to which she injured her cornea. She underwent an eye surgery and has discolored iris in one of her eyes.

Salary and Net Worth

The talented and persistent actress, Frances Conroy imdb ranking and acting also rose her net worth and significance. According to the recent calculations, Conroy’s net worth is $4 million which she earned through acting career.

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