A graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division and a member of The Acting Company, Frances Conroy’s work spans over three decades and encompasses stage, film and television.
Conroy is a four-time Emmy® nominee, Golden Globe® winner and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner for her role on the cult hit series Six Feet Under. She earned a 2012 Emmy nomination for her work on FX’s critically-acclaimed miniseries American Horror Story. Conroy’s television credits also include the television movie Ring of Fire and guest roles on How I Met Your Mother and Royal Pains.
She has appeared in numerous films including The Aviator, Scent Of A Woman, Broken Flowers, Bloodworth and Stone. She’s also starred in several independent features such as Ira and Abby and Humboldt County.
In theatre, she has been in multiple productions on and off Broadway. Conroy’s performed in several productions at Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre and Lincoln Center and has worked with many award-winning playwrights including Arthur Miller, Edward Albee and Richard Nelson. In Los Angeles, she performed in The Subject Was Roses at the Centre Group Theater. Conroy received an OBIE Award for The Last Yankee and a Tony Award nomination for The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. She has received four Drama Desk Award nominations, and garnered the award for The Secret Rapture.