Frances Conroy has been in the acting business for a very long time now, and she has had many significant roles in her career. Her most recent role in the American Horror Story franchise has only elevated the actress’ success more, and she has a fantastic story to tell herself. Unfortunately, there was one difficult period in her life in which she had experienced something horrendous, and many are wondering how it all happened. Here we are going to explain it to you.
Frances Conroy Bio: Early Life, Parents, Education and Career Beginnings
The daughter of Vincent Paul Conroy and his wife Ossie Hardman, she is of part-Irish ancestry on her father’s side. She first attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but would move to New York, where she got the chance to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and the prestigious Julliard School, as a part of the Julliard’s Drama Division Group 6 for four years, alongside Robin Williams, Kelsey Grammer, Harriet Sansom Harris, and Kevin Conroy. She and Kevin aren’t related.
Frances’ career started in the ‘70s; she would first appear in theater groups, particularly The Acting Company, but it wasn’t until 1980 that she made her breakthrough with the part of Desdemona in the play “Othello”, performed at the Delacorte Theatre, next to Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia. She would slowly move to screen roles, but has remained true to stage and made numerous stage appearances, even becoming a Broadway regular after her debut in Edward Albee’s “The Lady From Dubuque”. Some of her most prominent roles on stage include as Mrs. Gibbs in “Our Town”, then as Agnes Eggling in “A Bright Room Called Day”, Birdie Hubbard in “The Little Foxes”, and as Theo in “The Ride Down Mt. Morgan”, among many other appearances.
Frances Conroy Husband, Jan Munroe
Now that we have covered the life and work of Francis Conroy, let’s share some information about her husband, Jan Munroe.
Jan Munroe was born on the 24th June 1952, in Iowa City, Iowa USA, and is an actor, who came to prominence after playing Captain Oliver in the crime drama film “Catch Me If You Can” in 2002, among many other differing roles. His career started in the early ‘80s, with his first notable role coming in 1992 in the film “A Few Good Men”, starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. Jan also made notable appearances in “Fields of Freedom” in 2006, “Poseidon”, the same year, and “Complacent” in 2012.
Frances Conroy was a part of The Acting Company that would perform in theaters in the 1970s, and in the next decade she got her breakthrough when she portrayed Desdemona in Othello, a play that played at the Delacorte Theatre, and she appeared alongside Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia. She loved theater very much, and even when she decided to move to the big screen, she still appeared in stage roles and plays. Her most significant parts on stage are from The Lady From Dubuque, Our Town, A Bright Room Called Day, The Little Foxes, and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan.
Her first role on the big screen that got the people to notice her talent was a role of Ruth Fisher, a character from TV series titled “Six Feet Under”. She appeared alongside Peter Krause and Michael C. Hall, and the show aired from 2001 to 2005. Another role that got people to notice her was in Bloodworth, a drama movie that had in addition to Fnaces Conroy, Hillary Duff, and Val Kilmer.
She had a notable role in the romantic drama film “Bloodworth” in 2010, co-starring Kris Kristofferson, Hillary Duff and Val Kilmer, however, it was in 2011 that she re-emerged on television, starring in the newly created horror-thriller series “American Horror Story”, in which she became the main star alongside Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Denis O’Hare, among other actors who appeared in multiple seasons of the highly-acclaimed series. Since 2011, her career has been on the rise again, as she has managed to secure a number of prominent roles.Frances Conroy soon became fan favorite of the show, and after the first season aired, fans all over the world were crazy about Conroy. Her portrayal of Myrtle Snow in one of the show’s seasons was the most beloved ones, as she was one of the main characters, but her personality and the way she moves and talks made people fall in love with her. When the show had their eight seasons, the most expected return was the return of Myrtle Snow, and fans were more than crazy when she came back.
Do You Know The Story Behind Frances’ Discolored Eye?
According to reports, Frances was involved in a car accident that caused damage to her right eye, and for which she underwent eye surgery, but the damage to the cornea of her right eye left it discolored. Now it looks like it is a glass eye and she sometimes wears colored contact lenses, though, both fans and producers wanted her to take out the lens for roles in the “American Horror Story”. This actually made her even more popular.
When Frances Conroy appeared in the first season of the American Horror Story, titled Murder House her character had a discolored eye. Frances Conroy portrayed Moira O’Hara, a maid who appeared old to the women, and to the men, she was sensual, seductive, and hard to resist. The old version was portrayed by Conroy, and she had a distinctive eye which she lost after Jessica Lange’s character shot her in the eye, killing her on the spot after she caught Moira O’Hara in the arms of her husband.
What many people didn’t know at the time was that the eye was actually Conroy’s real eye. The actress experiences a terrible car accident in which she had to do eye surgery, but unfortunately, the damage it left on her cornea left her eye discolored. She wears lens sometimes, but for the show’s first season, everyone wanted her to leave it as it is, and that is one of the reasons people fell in love with the actress.
Frances Conroy is a married woman. She and Jan Munroe married in 1992, and the actress doesn’t want to share any other personal details from her life. She doesn’t have social media and likes peace and quiet such life offers. The couple don’t share children
Frances Conroy’s Net Worth
Frances has has become a real star since the start of the 2000s, first with the part of Ruth Fisher, and later in many other projects. So, have you ever wondered how rich Frances Conroy is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Conroy’s net worth is as high as $4 million, which is pretty decent don’t you think?