Frances Conroy

Highest Rated: 100% Superman Unbound (2013)
Lowest Rated: 4% 6 Souls (2013)
Birthday: Nov 13, 1953
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Joker Actor 2019
No Score Yet Mountain Rest Ethel 2018
99% The Tale Older Mrs. G 2018
71% No Pay, Nudity Andrea $20.5K 2016
27% 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
49% Stone Madylyn Mabry $1.8M 2010
17% Love Happens Eloise's Mom $23M 2009
28% New In Town Trudy Van Uuden $16.7M 2009
57% 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
86% The Aviator Mrs. Hepburn $102.6M 2004
9% Catwoman Ophelia $40.3M 2004
64% Die Mommie Die! Bootsie Carp 2003
39% Maid in Manhattan Paula $93.9M 2002
73% Showboy Herself 2002
68% The Crucible Ann Putnam 1996
55% The Neon Bible Miss Scover 1996
No Score Yet Journey Fiona 1995
No Score Yet Developing Actor 1994
73% Sleepless in Seattle Irene Reed 1993
No Score Yet Terrorist on Trial: The U. S. vs. Salim Ajami Actor 1993
73% The Adventures of Huck Finn Scrawny Shanty Lady 1993
88% Scent of a Woman Christine Downes 1992
38% Billy Bathgate Mary Behan 1991
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors House Owner 1989
89% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Lady from Palm Beach 1988
64% 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
58% Falling in Love Waitress 1984
95% Manhattan Shakespearean Actor 1979

TV

CREDIT
76% Young Sheldon
2017-2018
Flora
  • 2018
91% Casual
2015-2018
Dawn
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
76% American Horror Story
2012
Gloria Mott Moira Myrtle Snow Woman
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
67% The Real O'Neals
2016-2017
Grandma Agnes
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
Gloria Mott
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
92% Royal Pains
2009-2016
Blythe Ballard
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2010
Loretta
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2007
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Loretta
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2006
No Score Yet Love Bites
2011
Faye Strathmore
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Elspeth
  • 2011
85% United States of Tara
2009-2011
Sandy Grandma Sandy
  • 2011
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Eleanor
  • 2010
44% Happy Town
2010
Peggy Haplin
  • 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Jane Fields
  • 2010
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Virginia Hildebrand
  • 2008
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Becky
  • 2007
83% 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 Remington Steele
1982-1987
Gladys
  • 1987
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Liz
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1985
  • 1982

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