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Frances Conroy

Highest Rated:   100% Superman Unbound (2013)
Lowest Rated:   4% 6 Souls (2013)
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Birthplace:   Monroe, Georgia, USA
Veteran stage actress Frances Conroy studied drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Juilliard School in New York. During the '70s, she performed regularly with regional and touring theater companies, including an off-Broadway production of Othello with Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia. One of her first film appearances was as a generic Shakespearean actress in Woody Allen's 1979 classic Manhattan. In 1980, she made her Broadway debut in The Lady From Dubuque. Small roles followed in feature films like the sports drama Amazing Grace and Chuck and the family drama Rocket Gibraltar (as one of Burt Lancaster's daughters). She mainly focused on her stage career for the rest of the '80s, appearing with the Broadway cast of Our Town and receiving several Drama Desk nominations.In 1992, Conroy became friends with famed playwright Arthur Miller. This friendship led to much involvement in his productions, on both stage and screen. During this time, she also appeared on some television shows, miniseries, and made-for-TV movies, and met and married fellow actor Jan Munroe. She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1998 for her work on the Broadway hit Ride Down Mt. Morgan. Like many of her theatrically trained colleagues, she received unexpected attention for the award-winning HBO dramatic series Six Feet Under. For her role of family matriarch Ruth Fisher, she's been recognized by the Screen Actor's Guild, the Golden Globes, and the Emmys. Following small roles in the mainstream Maid in Manhattan and the independent Die Mommie Die, Conroy portrayed legendary actress Katharine Hepburn's mother, Kit, in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator.In 2005 she had a small part in the drama Broken Flowers, and appeared in the ill-fated remake of The Wicker Man in 2006. In 2008 she lent her vocal talents to the cast of The Tale of Despereaux and in 2010 she acted with Robert De Niro in the drama Stone. 2011 saw her return to the small screen with a part in American Horror Story.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
71% No Pay, Nudity
  • Andrea
$20.5k 2016
21% Welcome To Happiness
  • Claiborne
2016
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Making the Rules (Abby in the Summer)
  • Actor
2014
4% 6 Souls
  • Mrs. Bernberg
2013
33% Ring of Fire
  • Maybelle Carter
2013
100% Superman Unbound
  • Martha Kent
2013
14% Stay Cool
  • Mrs. Leuchtenberger
2011
No Score Yet Waking Madison
  • Actor
2011
50% Bloodworth
  • Julia Bloodworth
$10.1k 2011
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry & The Wizard Of Oz
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet All-Star Superman
  • Martha Kent
2011
51% Stone
  • Madylyn Mabry
$1.8M 2010
16% Love Happens
  • Eloise's Mom
$23M 2009
29% New In Town
  • Trudy Van Uuden
$16.7M 2009
56% The Tale of Despereaux
  • Antoinette
$50.9M 2008
60% Humboldt County
  • Rosie
2008
14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  • Miss Greythorne
$8.8M 2007
No Score Yet A Perfect Day
  • Camille
2006
15% The Wicker Man
  • Dr. Moss
$23.7M 2006
67% Ira and Abby
  • Lynne Willoughby
2006
60% Shopgirl
  • Catherine Buttersfield
$10.1M 2005
87% Broken Flowers
  • Dora Anderson
$13.6M 2005
87% The Aviator
  • Mrs. Hepburn
$102.6M 2004
9% Catwoman
  • Ophelia
$40.2M 2004
64% Die Mommie Die!
  • Bootsie Carp
2003
39% Maid in Manhattan
  • Paula
$93.9M 2002
73% Showboy
  • Herself
2002
67% The Crucible
  • Ann Putnam
1996
60% The Neon Bible
  • Miss Scover
1996
No Score Yet Journey
  • Fiona
1995
No Score Yet Developing
  • Actor
1994
72% Sleepless in Seattle
  • Irene Reed
1993
No Score Yet Terrorist on Trial: The U. S. vs. Salim Ajami
  • Actor
1993
71% The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Scrawny Shanty Lady
1993
88% Scent of a Woman
  • Christine Downes
1992
47% Billy Bathgate
  • Mary Behan
1991
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • House Owner
1989
88% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Lady from Palm Beach
1988
67% Another Woman
  • Lynn
1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar
  • Ruby Hanson
1988
No Score Yet Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (Hostile Witness)
  • Actor
1988
29% Amazing Grace and Chuck
  • Pamela Murdock
1987
64% Falling in Love
  • Waitress
1984
96% Manhattan
  • Shakespearean Actor
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Casual
2015
  • Dawn
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
76% American Horror Story
2012
  • Gloria Mott Moira Myrtle Snow Woman
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
67% The Real O'Neals
2016
  • Grandma Agnes
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
  • Gloria Mott
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Blythe Ballard
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005
  • Loretta
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Loretta
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2005
No Score Yet Love Bites
2011
  • Faye Strathmore
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Elspeth
  • 2011
75% United States of Tara
2009-2011
  • Sandy Grandma Sandy
  • 2011
72% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Eleanor
  • 2010
44% Happy Town
2010
  • Peggy Haplin
  • 2010
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Jane Fields
  • 2010
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Virginia Hildebrand
  • 2008
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Becky
  • 2007
0% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Ruth Fisher
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Elizabeth Hendrick Socialite Rosa Halacy
  • 1999
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1986

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