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 "Ring Round the Moon", "The Little Foxes", "The Rehearsal" (Drama Desk Nominee), "Broken Glass", "In the Summer House" (Drama Desk Nominee) and "The Secret Rapture" (Drama Desk Nominee). Conroy's numerous off-Broadway plays include "The Dinner Party", "The Skin of Our Teeth", "The Last Yankee" and "Othello" (Drama Desk Nominee). Frances is also known from her work on the HBO series Six Feet Under. Frances won a Golden Globe in 2004 as Best Actress in a Drama, followed by a Screen Actors Guild Award in the same category later that year.