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Frances Conroy



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% No Pay, Nudity
  • Andrea
2016
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Abby in the Summer (Making the Rules)
  • Actor
2014
4% 6 Souls
  • Mrs. Bernberg
2013
100% Superman Unbound
  • Martha Kent
2013
33% Ring of Fire
  • Maybelle Carter
2013
14% Stay Cool
  • Mrs. Leuchtenberger
2011
No Score Yet Waking Madison
  • Actor
2011
50% Bloodworth
  • Julia Bloodworth
2011
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry & The Wizard Of Oz
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet All-Star Superman
  • Martha Kent
2011
50% Stone
  • Madylyn Mabry
2010
16% Love Happens
  • Eloise's Mom
2009
29% New In Town
  • Trudy Van Uuden
2009
56% The Tale of Despereaux
  • Antoinette
2008
58% Humboldt County
  • Rosie
2008
14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  • Miss Greythorne
2007
No Score Yet A Perfect Day
  • Camille
2006
15% The Wicker Man
  • Dr. Moss
2006
69% Ira and Abby
  • Lynne Willoughby
2006
61% Shopgirl
  • Catherine Buttersfield
2005
88% Broken Flowers
  • Dora Anderson
2005
87% The Aviator
  • Mrs. Hepburn
2004
9% Catwoman
  • Ophelia
2004
64% Die Mommie Die!
  • Bootsie Carp
2003
40% Maid in Manhattan
  • Paula
2002
73% Showboy
  • Herself
2002
No Score Yet Murder in a Small Town
  • Actor
1998
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
69% 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
65% 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
60% Falling in Love
  • Waitress
1984
98% Manhattan
  • Shakespearean Actor
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Loretta
75% United States of Tara
2009-2011
  • Sandy Grandma Sandy
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009
  • Blythe Ballard
No Score Yet Love Bites
2011
  • Faye Strathmore
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Elspeth
Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2014
  • Loretta
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Elizabeth Hendrick Socialite Rosa Halacy
88% Casual
2015
  • Dawn
67% The Real O'Neals
2016
  • Grandma Agnes
44% Happy Town
2010
  • Peggy Haplin
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Eleanor
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Virginia Hildebrand
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
  • Gloria Mott
No Score Yet Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Ruth Fisher
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Gloria Mott Moira Myrtle Snow Woman
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Jane Fields
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor

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