Check out the full biography and net worth of Frances Conroy, whose full name is Frances Hardman Conroy. Frances Hardman Conroy is an American actress born on March 15, 1953.
She is most famous for her role as Ruth Fisher on the TV show Six Feet Under, where she won several awards. She also played the older version of Moira O’Hara in American Horror Story, which got her nominated for a Saturn Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.
Frances appeared on seven more seasons of the show playing different roles and is the fourth actor who appeared in most seasons of the show. She also starred in other TV shows and movies, such as Casual, The Mist, Joker, and The Power of the Dog.
Frances Conroy Biography
Frances Hardman Conroy is an American actress born on March 15, 1953, in Monroe, Georgia, United States. She attended Dickinson College and the Juilliard School, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Conroy has been active in the entertainment industry since 1976 and has appeared in various television series and films. Let’s read her early life and education background below.
Father | Mother | Parents
Frances Hardman Conroy was born in Monroe, Georgia, to Ossie and Vincent Paul Conroy. Her father was an Irish-American business executive and her mother also worked in business.
Conroy studied at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, where she acted in college plays. She then moved to New York City to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Juilliard School, where she was part of a group that included Kevin Conroy, Kelsey Grammer, Harriet Sansom Harris, and Robin Williams.
Frances Conroy’s breakout role came in the television series Six Feet Under (2001-2005), where she played the character Ruth Fisher. For her portrayal, she won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
2005–10: Desperate Housewives | How I Met Your Mother
In 2005, Conroy made a guest appearance on the hit show Desperate Housewives, and later had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother from 2008 to 2010.
2011–present: American Horror Story | The Power of the Dog
Conroy has become a staple in Ryan Murphy’s anthology series American Horror Story, where she has appeared in a variety of roles including The Angel of Death, Myrtle Snow, and Mama Polk.
She has also received critical acclaim and a Primetime Emmy nomination for her role in the third season, Coven.
In 2019, Conroy appeared in the highly acclaimed film Joker as the titular character’s mother. She also had a supporting role in the 2021 film The Power of the Dog, which received critical praise.
Husband | Children
Frances Conroy was married to Jonathan Furst in 1980, but they got divorced in the late 1980s. She has been married to actor Jan Munroe since 1992.
Eye | Accident
It has been reported that Conroy had a car accident that caused an injury to her right eye, which required surgery. The injury left her eye discolored. You can as well read the full Wikipedia biodata, net worth and biography of Jan Munroe.