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.
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.