- Full name: Frances Hardman Conroy
- Net Worth: $4 million
- Occupation: Actress
- Birthday: November 13th, 1953
- Birthplace: Monroe, Georgia
- Birth Sign: Scorpio
- Marital status: Married to Jan Munroe
Why Frances Conroy Eye Is So Famous
Born in Monroe, GA, USA, on November 13th, 1953, Frances Conroy is a hugely successful actress best known for her roles in different TV series and films, including “Six Feet Under,” “Desperate Housewives, American Horror Story, and Joker. The 66-year-old multi-award-winning Hollywood celebrity has participated in nearly 104 TV and film productions. She was born to Vincent Paul Conroy(her father, who had Irish ancestry) and Ossie Hardman(mother).
Frances Conroy’s father was a business executive. Her mother also had a business career. The actress attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, before moving to New York, where she joined the Julliard School–Drama Division Group at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater to study drama. The American Horror Story actress studied there alongside several actors and actresses, including Robin Williams, Kevin Conroy, Kelsey Grammer, and Harriet Sansom Harris. For starters, these four are best known for their roles in Good Morning-Vietnam, Batman, Cheers, and Desperate Housewives, respectively.
The Begining of Her Acting Career
Frances began pursuing her acting career back in the 1970s when she started appearing in different theater groups, including the Acting Company– a professional theater company that stages and performs plays in different American cities.
However, it was in 1980 when the actress made her initial breakthrough at the Delacorte Theater by playing the role of Desdemona in Othello. Here, she played alongside Raul Julia and Richard Dreyfuss. Later on, she proceeded to act in different television series and films, including the mentioned above. Since then, she has played roles in nearly 104 films, TV series, and other related works.
Frances in American Horror Story
Frances was cast in a new drama series called “American Horror Story: Murder House” in 2011. After the premiere season, which received a lot of favorable press, it was revealed that the show was an anthology with entirely new characters in each season. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the fifth time for her involvement in the first season. She continued to participate in the “American Horror” series, taking on various roles in the “Asylum,” “Coven,” “Freak Show,” and “Roanoke” seasons. She played a variety of parts in each series, each one extremely different from the one before. Along with co-star Lily Rabe, she is one of only two performers to have starred in every season of the show “Cult,” which will feature her in its sixth season.
Many people have opinions about Conroy’s eye, which has come to be seen as her hallmark. A car accident she was involved in many years ago left her eye with corneal damage, contrary to popular belief that it is a glass eye. She survived through, but occasionally she can seem given she has a glass eye.
Nominations and Awards
Conroy has received numerous nominations and awards in her career. She has won up to 7prestigious awards. These include the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2002 and 2003, as well as the Award for Best Actress in the television series drama category in 2003.