Frances Conroy

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Frances Hardman Conroy is a famous American actress who is best known for playing the role of Ruth Fisher on the television series “Six Feet Under”. Frances Conroy eye is also known as one of the reasons behind her getting into successful movies.



Conroy was born November 13, 1953, in Monroe, Georgia. Frances is also known for playing the older version of Moira O’Hara. She played her old version in season one of the television anthology series, American Horror story.

Conroy subsequently portrayed The Angel of Death, Gloria Mott, Myrtle Snow, Mama Polk and Bebe Babbitt on five seasons of the show Asylum, Roanoke, Coven, Freak Show and Cult.

She has appeared repeatedly in the most seasons of the show “American Horror Story” along with Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, and Sarah Paulson. Frances Conroy eye was damaged and many fans thought it was made of glass.

Early Life

Conroy is the daughter of Ossie Hardman and Vincent Paul Conroy. She was the daughter of Ossie Hardman and Vincent Paul Conroy. Her father was of Irish descent, business executive.

During the period of the 1971-72 school year, she was a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and also a member of the Mermaid players. She also appeared in college theatrical productions.

Conroy then moved to New York City to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She was also a member of Juilliard’s Drama Division Group 6.


She performed with regional and touring theatrical companies, during the 1970s. She appeared as Desdemona at the Delacorte Theatre in a production of Othello with Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia.

She made her Broadway debut with the film “The Lady from Dubuque” in 1980. She became an established name in Broadway. She plays as “Our town,” “The little foxes,” and “In the Summer House” in the 1980s.

In 1984, in the movie Falling in Love, she had a small role as a waitress in a swanky restaurant.  She played a part of political science teacher Christine Downes in the film in 1992, ‘The Scent of a Women’.

Conroy won a Drama Desk Award for “The Secret Rapture” and an Obie for “The Last Yankee,” while performing with The Acting Company.

From 1980 to 2000, she mainly focused on her stage career, where is appeared in productions of “The Ride Down Mt. Morgan”, “The Little Foxes,” and “Our Town.”

Conroy then landed in TV series “Six Feet Under.” She landed portraying a lead role of Ruth Fisher in 2001. She has starred in more than 41 TV series. Throughout her acting career, she had received many Awards and achievements.

Personal and Married Life

Frances Conroy is a married woman. Her husband is Jan Munroe, who is L.A’s performance artist. Since 1992, the couple has been together. There are no rumors between them.

There is no information regarding their children, the couple is still together and living a good life.

Net Worth

Frances Conroy made her 4-million-dollar fortune with Royal Pains. Her primary source of income is mostly from movies, stages, and TV Series.

Frances Conroy net worth is estimated at $4 million.


The Story Behind Frances Conroy Eye

Frances Conroy with an extraordinary eye from the super-hit series ‘Six Feet Under’ is known as a remarkable lady. Frances Conroy eye made her play many movies.

A lot of fan of the series believed for so long that Conroy's eye was made of glass primarily for her role in the drama.

However, the truth behind her eye was revealed; Frances Conroy eye is 100% real.

She has suffered from corneal damage a long time ago due to an accident.

Conroy got many movies of course from her acting skills and her extraordinary eye that was damaged, helped her to understand the role of Moira O’Hara in ‘American Horror Story.’


Awards and Nominations

Conroy work on the show won her acclaim and several awards. She has won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Her series American Horror story was nominated for her first Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on television nomination.

Again, she was nominated again for a Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, for her performance in Coven in a Miniseries or a movie.

She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Awards, when she starred in the first season as Dawn in the Hulu original series Casual.


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