Frances Conroy

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Frances Conroy

Born

11/13/1953, Monroe, Georgia, United States

Birth Name

Frances Conroy

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Fanny, Franny Conroy
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Biography

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Frances Conroy was born in Monroe, Georgia in 1953. Frances is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division and a member of The Acting Company. She won a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway hit "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan". Her other Broadway credits include…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Frances provided a commentary for the episode The Rainbow Of Her Reasons with Jill Soloway for the Season 5 DVD of Six Feet Under.

    • In 2000, Frances received an Outer Critics Circle Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role in "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan."

    • In 1990, Frances won the Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role in The Secret Rapture.

    • Although playing the character Nate's mother on Six Feet Under, in reality Frances is less than twelve years older then the actor portraying him, Peter Krause.

    • Frances began her acting career on the road with John Houseman's The Acting Company.

    • Frances won a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway hit "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan".

    • Frances made her screen debut in Manhattan directed by Woody Allen.

    • Frances won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her work in Six Feet Under in 2004.

    • Frances likes it best when people call her Franny.

    • Frances won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her work in Six Feet Under in 2004.

    • Although not born there, Frances was raised in Long Island, New York.

    • Frances once worked as a Gift Shop Employee at NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

    • Frances stands 5'8" or 1.73 millimeters.

    • Frances married Jan Munroe in 1992. They have no children together. They are still married today.

    • Frances was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series Emmy award in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 for her role as Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under. Frances was nominated for an Emmy every year the show was active with new episodes.

    • Frances is of Irish and Latvian heritage.

  • Quotes

    • Frances: 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.

    • Frances: I 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.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Beautiful

    10
    Your portrayal of the Angel of Death is perfection. I didn't recognize you as the mom from '6 Feet Under'. All I knew was that you looked familiar but I couldn't place you. Watching you on AHS, I kept thinking to myself "who is this beautiful woman, she looks so familiar"? Your portayal is unnerving. I hope to see you in more roles in the future. We are the same age and so I realllly appreciate your beauty, dignity and a really unique calm in your acting. May God continue to bless you and may heaven smile upon you.moreless
  • Frances Conroy is perfection.

    10
    I became a Frances Conroy fan after I saw her work on Six Feet Under. I think the role of Ruth Fisher was made for her. She made every scene she was in a joy to watch. It is too bad she is not more reconised for her talent. She has a glow about her when she is on screen that just captivates the viewer. Some of the things she does in her work for example just a facial expression brings so much life to her characters. I really am looking foward to her upcoming projects. I will always be a fan of this brillant actress.moreless
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