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Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy has worked on an array of television, film and stage productions. For her portrayal of Ruth in Six Feet Under, she has been honored with a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award and an Emmy nomination, as well as two additional SAG Awards shared with her fellow actors for the ensemble's collective work. Other television credits include: Queen and the made for television film Murder in a Small Town.

She has appeared in numerous films, among them three Woody Allen films, Manhattan, Another Woman and Crimes and Misdemeanors, as well as The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Neon Bible, Academy Award-winning Scent of a Woman, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catwoman, Shopgirl, Broken Flowers, Ira and Abby and Humboldt County.

In the theatre, she was in the Lincoln Center production of Our Town, which first performed on Broadway. Conroy's many other stage credits include: The Lady of Dubuque, Three Tall Women, The Last Yankee, for which she received an OBIE Award for, and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, which garnered her a Tony nomination. She has received four Drama Desk Award nominations, and garnered the award for her stage performance in The Secret Rapture. She toured for two years with John Houseman's The Acting Company.

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Frances Conroy Facts

BirthdayNovember 13, 1953 (70)
BirthplaceMonroe, Georgia, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Frances Conroy compared to you?
Awards2004 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for Six Feet Under)
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Drama Series (for Six Feet Under)

Selected Filmography

The Aviator
New In Town
The Tale of Despereaux
Scent of a Woman
The Seeker: The Dark is Rising
Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
American Horror Story: Asylum
Crucible, The
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