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Frances Conroy is a Actor American born on 13 november 1953 at Monroe (USA)

Frances Conroy

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Birth name Frances Hardman Conroy
Nationality USA
Birth 13 november 1953 (65 years) at Monroe (USA)

Frances Hardman Conroy (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series Six Feet Under. Her work on the show won her acclaim and several awards, including a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is also known for playing the older version of the character Moira O'Hara on season one of the television anthology series American Horror Story, which garnered Conroy her first Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television nomination, and as well an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Conroy subsequently portrayed The Angel of Death, Myrtle Snow, and Gloria Mott on the next three seasons of the show, Asylum, Coven, and Freak Show, respectively. For her performance in Coven, she was nominated again for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

As of 2015, Conroy stars as Dawn in the Hulu original series Casual.

Biography

Pendant les années 1970, elle se produit régulièrement sur scène au théâtre. Parallèlement, elle tourne pour la télévision et le cinéma. Elle apparaît en particulier dans plusieurs films de Woody Allen : Manhattan (1979), Une autre femme (1988), et Crimes et délits (1989).

En 1992, Frances Conroy se lie d'amitié avec le dramaturge Arthur Miller, avec qui elle travaille sur scène et à l'écran. Elle épouse la même année l'acteur Jan Munroe.

Elle se fait connaître du grand public avec le rôle de Ruth Fisher, qu'elle incarne dans la série télévisée Six Feet Under (2001-2005). Sa prestation lui vaudra quatre nominations aux Emmy Awards en plus de décrocher un Golden Globe.

En 2008, elle apparaît le temps de quelques épisodes dans la série Desperate Housewives, puis dans How I Met Your Mother.

Au cinéma, elle a également incarné la femme de Robert De Niro dans le film Stone (2010).

Conroy interprète la version âgée de Moira O'Hara dans la première saison de l'anthologie américaine horrifique American Horror Story. Elle est de retour lors de la saison 2, mais avec un rôle différent : celui de l'Ange de la mort. L'aventure continue pour elle durant la troisième saison où elle prêtre ses traits à Myrtle Snow, une sorcière extravagante au look atypique. Dans la quatrième saison, elle interprète Gloria Mott, la mère soucieuse de Dandy. Elle est absente pour la première fois lors de la cinquième saison qui permet notamment à la chanteuse Lady Gaga de faire ses grands débuts à la télévision. Elle revient finalement pour un petit rôle lors de la saison 6, en tant que l'actrice au nom inconnu qui interprète Mama Polk dans le documentaire My Roanoke Nightmare.

Best films

Broken Flowers (2005)
(Actress)

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(3 films)
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(2 films)
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Frances Conroy (44 films)

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Actress

Superman: Unbound, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films set in the future, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, Molly C. Quinn, John Noble, Alexander Gould, Emmanuel Jacomy
Roles Ma Kent (voice)
Rating66% 3.347423.347423.347423.347423.34742
Offering herself as a hostage, Lois Lane is caught in an aerial confrontation between her terrorist captors and the unpredictable Supergirl before Superman arrives to save the day. Soon after, knowing Superman's civilian identity, Lois attempts to get Clark Kent to make their relationship public despite his fear of the consequences, but their argument is halted by a Daily Planet staff meeting before Kent leaves after being alerted to an approaching meteor. Intercepting it, Superman learns the meteor is actually a robot that he promptly defeats before activating its beacon and taking it to the Fortress of Solitude. With help from a fearful Supergirl, Superman learns the robot is actually a drone controlled by a being named Brainiac, a Coluan scientist who subjected himself to extensive motor, skeletal and cybernetic enhancements, turning him from a human like, thin, and hairless being to a muscular, red eyed giant with computer like components and enhanced physical abilities compatible to Superman's. Supergirl, horrified at seeing Brainiac, reveals from her experience with the monster. Brainiac seized and miniaturized Krypton's capital city of Kandor prior to the planet's destruction with her father and mother attempting to track him down before they mysteriously lost contact with Krypton. She is now worried that Brainiac will do to the world what he did to Kandor.
Ring of Fire, 1h29
Directed by Allison Anders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Matt Ross, Jewel, Frances Conroy, John Doe
Roles Maybelle Carter
Rating59% 2.95382.95382.95382.95382.9538
Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz, 56minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about cats, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Joe Alaskey, Grey DeLisle, Michael Gough, Michael Gough, Billy West, Rob Paulsen
Roles Auntie Em/Glinda
Rating64% 3.2427953.2427953.2427953.2427953.242795
In Kansas, a farm girl named Dorothy Gale lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, their three farm workers are Zeke, Hickory, and Hunk. She has a pet cat and mouse named Tom and Jerry. At one point, a tornado attack occurs and unfortunately Dorothy, Toto, Tom and Jerry are too late to join Dorothy's family in the storm cellar, and Tom and Jerry are knocked out as they try to get inside the house.
Waking Madison, 1h29
Directed by Katherine Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Sarah Roemer, Elisabeth Shue, Taryn Manning, Frances Conroy, Will Patton, Erin Kelly
Roles Dolly
Rating60% 3.0011153.0011153.0011153.0011153.001115
There are a lot of time changes. Madison (Sarah Roemer) lives in New Orleans. Suicidal and desperate, she meets with Dr. Elizabeth Barnes who videotapes each patient’s interviews.
All-Star Superman, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asnere, Obba Babatundé
Roles Martha Kent
Rating69% 3.4987053.4987053.4987053.4987053.498705
Dr. Leo Quintum and his team are exploring the Sun when they are sabotaged by a booby-trapped genetically-enhanced clone, turned into a time-bomb by Lex Luthor. Superman stops the clone but in doing so receives an overdose of solar radiation. Though the radiation is slowly killing him, it does give Superman new powers. Luthor, having orchestrated the death of Superman while under the employment of General Sam Lane, is arrested by the military thanks to Clark Kent's article and sentenced to death by a Metropolis tribunal. Superman asks Dr. Quintim to keep news of his impending death secret from the public. Wanting to spend as much of his remaining time with Lois Lane, Superman reveals to her that he is Clark Kent. Lois doubts his revelation because she had been unable to prove Superman's "Kent" identity herself. Superman takes her to the Fortress of Solitude. During this visit, Superman's secretive behavior and her indirect exposure to alien chemicals heightens Lois' paranoia.
Stone
Stone (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by John Curran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj, Liam Ferguson
Roles Madylyn
Rating53% 2.699472.699472.699472.699472.69947
À la veille de prendre sa retraite, Jack Mabry, un fonctionnaire de l’administration pénitentiaire, est chargé de revoir le cas de Gerald Creeson, surnommé « Stone », emprisonné pour le meurtre de ses grands-parents. Mais Jack n'est pas convaincu par la défense de Stone. Stone demande alors à Lucetta, sa petite amie, de séduire Jack...
Shelter
Shelter (2010)
, 1h52
Directed by Måns Mårlind
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Brooklynn Proulx, Nate Corddry
Roles Mrs. Bernburg
Rating60% 3.049023.049023.049023.049023.04902
After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to get her more open to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father (Jeffrey DeMunn) introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities who also takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But Cara quickly discovers that his other personalities were murder victims and the more she finds out about Adam and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming victims themselves.
Bloodworth
Bloodworth (2010)
, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson, Hilary Duff, Dwight Yoakam, W. Earl Brown, Reece Thompson
Roles Julia Bloodworth
Rating62% 3.100553.100553.100553.100553.10055
It's been 40 years since E. F. Bloodworth (Kris Kristofferson) abandoned his loving wife and sons for a life on the road as a full-time traveling musician. Now at the end of the line, Bloodworth reappears, forced to reckon with the stale aftermath of his departure. With his ex-wife Julia (Frances Conroy) mentally destroyed and his three sons, Warren (Val Kilmer), Boyd (Dwight Yoakam) and Brady (W. Earl Brown) soured by years of anger toward both him and each other, Bloodworth's only solace is a budding relationship with Fleming, the grandson he never knew. But when Fleming meets Raven (Hilary Duff), the woman of his dreams, will Bloodworth's presence force history to repeat itself?
Stay Cool
Stay Cool (2009)
, 1h34
Directed by Polish brothers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Winona Ryder, Polish brothers, Hilary Duff, Sean Astin, Josh Holloway, Jon Cryer
Roles Mrs. Looch
Rating52% 2.601432.601432.601432.601432.60143
Henry McCarthy, un écrivain à succès, revient dans sa ville d'origine pour y promouvoir un prix, il s'y trouve confronté entre un amour de jeunesse (Scarlet Smith) et le béguin d'une étudiante (Shasta O'Neil).
Love Happens, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston, Frances Conroy, Dan Fogler, Martin Sheen, Judy Greer
Roles Eloise's Mom
Rating57% 2.850712.850712.850712.850712.85071
Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart), is a successful Ph.D. and author of a self-help book that gives advice about dealing with the loss of a loved one. He writes the book after his wife dies in a car accident as a way to deal with the grief. While giving a workshop in Seattle, where his wife was from, he meets Eloise (Jennifer Aniston), a creative floral designer who owns her own flower-shop. It seems, however, that Burke has not been following his own advice, and in fact has not been dealing with the loss of his wife. In the end, he confesses to an audience that he was driving the car, and not his wife, as he previously maintained. Due to this, he blames himself for her death. Eloise, along with his wife's father (Martin Sheen), help Burke move past his wife's death. Burke goes to Eloise, telling her that she had spent the last few days getting to know the part of him that was not available and wondered was she interested in getting to know the part of him that was available.
The Smell of Success, 1h34
Directed by Polish brothers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni, Ed Helms, Kyle MacLachlan, Polish brothers, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Roles Agnes May
Rating53% 2.6562352.6562352.6562352.6562352.656235
It all begins when a tragic fan accident ends the life of Mr. Roses, the scientific genius behind Roses Manure Company, forcing his cosmetics salesgirl daughter Rosemary (Téa Leoni) to take control of the company. Rosemary isn’t sure if she has a nose for the family business, but when she discovers the company is about to go under, she is determined to find a way to keep the company successful. She’s going to need the help of her father’s best salesmen led by Patrick Fitzpatrick (Billy Bob Thornton).
New in Town, 1h37
Directed by Jonas Elmer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, J. K. Simmons, Frances Conroy, Rashida Jones
Roles Trudy Van Uuden
Rating55% 2.7998752.7998752.7998752.7998752.799875
A high-powered consultant (Renée Zellweger) in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to New Ulm, Minnesota, to oversee the restructuring of a blue-collar manufacturing plant. After enduring a frosty reception from the locals, icy roads and freezing weather, she warms up to the small town's charm, and eventually finds herself being accepted by the community. When she is ordered to close down the plant and put the entire community out of work, she's forced to reconsider her goals and priorities, and finds a way to save the town. After tasting her secretary's secret recipe of tapioca pudding, she decides to adapt a former yogurt production line to produce this special recipe of tapioca.
The Tale of Despereaux, 1h23
Directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Ciarán Hinds, Dustin Hoffman
Roles Antoinette (voice)
Rating60% 3.0482753.0482753.0482753.0482753.048275
Sailor Pietro and his rat companion Roscuro dock in the kingdom of Dor, famous around the world for its delicious soups, during the "Royal Soup Day." The chief cook, Andre, makes good soup due to Boldo, a magical genie that emerges from his pot and is made entirely out of food. Enchanted by the smell of the delicious soup, Roscuro slips away and ends up in the royal banquet hall, on a chandelier above the royal family's table. He slips and falls into the Queen's soup, giving her such a fright that she has a heart attack and dies.
Humboldt County, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Frances Conroy, Madison Davenport, Brad Dourif, Chris Messina
Roles Rosie
Rating63% 3.1970353.1970353.1970353.1970353.197035
Peter Hadley (Jeremy Strong) is an overachieving medical student at UCLA. He is given failing grades on his final exam by his professor, who also happens to be his father (Peter Bogdanovich). Unable to graduate, he becomes bitter and disillusioned. He then meets up with the actress who played the part of his patient in his final exam, the free-spirited part time jazz singer Bogart (Fairuza Balk). The two of them go back to her apartment after a night at a jazz club and have casual sex. Afterwards she gets up to go for a drive and asks Peter if he'd like to come, to which he agrees. The two of them drive north through the night and Peter eventually dozes off. When he wakes up, he finds that Bogart has driven all the way to Humboldt County. It is here that he meets her family. Jack (Brad Dourif) and Rosie (Frances Conroy) took her in when her family abandoned her, and they became her surrogate parents. He also meets Max (Chris Messina), Jack and Rosie's son and Charity (Madison Davenport), Max's daughter.
The Seeker
The Seeker (2007)
, 1h39
Directed by David L. Cunningham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Alexander Ludwig, Christopher Eccleston, Ian McShane, Jonathan Jackson, Frances Conroy, James Cosmo
Roles Miss Greythorne
Rating48% 2.4021152.4021152.4021152.4021152.402115
Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig) is a day away from his fourteenth birthday. As the Stanton children walk home, Miss Greythorne (Frances Conroy), the local mistress of the Manor, and her Butler Merriman Lyon (Ian McShane) invite the siblings to a Christmas party. Later, two farmers, Dawson (James Cosmo) and Old George (Jim Piddock), whom Will does not know, arrive at his house with a large Christmas tree ordered by the family. The farmers know Will’s name, wish him a happy birthday, and predict bad weather despite the clear sky. Will’s birthday is so close to Christmas that everyone in his large family ignores it except for his little sister Gwen (Emma Lockhart), who gives him his only birthday present (a Casio G-Shock Mudman wristwatch). The family has moved from the United States to a small English village and one of his brothers has arrived home for the holidays and displaces Will to the attic. For a Christmas present, Will buys Gwen an enigmatic stone pendant at the local mall. Two suspicious security guards accuse him of shoplifting and take him to their office. Alarmingly, as they question Will under the room's flickering lights, the guards metamorphose into rooks. They attack Will, but he manages to escape, accidentally using his powers for the first time. Will begins to experience more odd incidents and receives a strange and Celtic-looking belt from his oldest brother, Stephen (Jordan J.