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In UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, she experienced something of a career resurgence as a repertory cast member on Creator/RyanMurphy's Creator/{{FX}} anthology series ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''. Conroy has appeared in all but one of its seasons to date since it premiered in 2011, tying her with co-star Creator/LilyRabe for the second-highest amount of appearances on the show.

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In UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, she experienced something of a career resurgence as a repertory cast member on Creator/RyanMurphy's Creator/{{FX}} Creator/{{FX|Networks}} anthology series ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''. Conroy has appeared in all but one of its seasons to date since it premiered in 2011, tying her with co-star Creator/LilyRabe for the second-highest amount of appearances on the show.


She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy. However, both of them were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977), and both have a history with Creator/DCComics adaptations (Franchise/{{Batman}} especially, with Frances playing in ''Film/{{Joker|2019}}'').

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She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy. However, both of them were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977), and both have a history with Creator/DCComics adaptations (Franchise/{{Batman}} especially, with Frances playing in ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Joker|2019}}'').


She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy. However, both of them were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977), and both have a history with Creator/DCComics adaptations (Franchise/{{Batman}} especially).

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She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy. However, both of them were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977), and both have a history with Creator/DCComics adaptations (Franchise/{{Batman}} especially).especially, with Frances playing in ''Film/{{Joker|2019}}'').


She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy. However, both of them were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977).

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She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy. However, both of them were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977).(19731977), and both have a history with Creator/DCComics adaptations (Franchise/{{Batman}} especially).


She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy, though both were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977).

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She's not related to Creator/KevinConroy, though Creator/KevinConroy. However, both of them were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977).


Not related to Creator/KevinConroy, though both were members of Juilliard's Drama Division Group 6 (19731977).

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Conroy is also notable for distinctive appearance, specifically [[http://superbhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Frances-Conroys-eyes-1.png the discoloration in her left eye]]. For her role as Moira O'Hara in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'', [[EyeScream the condition of her eye]] was [[WrittenInInfirmity written into the character's backstory]], per Ryan Murphy's suggestion.

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Conroy is also notable for distinctive appearance, specifically [[http://superbhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Frances-Conroys-eyes-1.png the discoloration in her left right eye]]. For her role as Moira O'Hara in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'', [[EyeScream the condition of her eye]] was [[WrittenInInfirmity written into the character's backstory]], per Ryan Murphy's suggestion.


** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryApocalypse'' (2018) as Myrtle Snow

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** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryApocalypse'' (2018) as Myrtle SnowSnow & Moira O'Hara


* ''Literature/TheTaleOfDespereaux' (2008) as Antoinette (voice)

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Frances Hardman Conroy (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress.

Conroy is best known for her prolific career, particularly in television. She portrayed Ruth Fisher in the Creator/{{HBO}} series ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' for the entirety of its run, winning a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild awards for her work.

In UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, she experienced something of a career resurgence as a repertory cast member on Creator/RyanMurphy's Creator/{{FX}} anthology series ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''. Conroy has appeared in all but one of its seasons to date since it premiered in 2011, tying her with co-star Creator/LilyRabe for the second-highest amount of appearances on the show.

Conroy is also notable for distinctive appearance, specifically [[http://superbhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Frances-Conroys-eyes-1.png the discoloration in her left eye]]. For her role as Moira O'Hara in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'', [[EyeScream the condition of her eye]] was [[WrittenInInfirmity written into the character's backstory]], per Ryan Murphy's suggestion.

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!! Selected filmography:
!!! '''Film'''
* ''Film/BillyBathgate'' (1991) as Mary Behan
* ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'' (1992) as Christine Downes
* ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'' (1993) as Irene Reed
* ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' (1996) as Ann Putnam
* ''Film/MaidInManhattan'' (2002) as Paula Burns
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' (2004) as Ophelia Powers
* ''Film/TheAviator'' (2004) as Mrs. Hepburn
* ''Film/BrokenFlowers'' (2005) as Dora Anderson
* ''Film/{{The Wicker Man|2006}}'' (2006) as Dr. T.H. Moss
* ''Film/TheSeeker'' (2007) as Miss Greythorne
* ''Literature/TheTaleOfDespereaux' (2008) as Antoinette (voice)
* ''Film/NewInTown'' (2009) as Trudy Van Uuden
* ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman'' (2011) as Martha Kent (voice)
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'' (2013) as Martha Kent (voice)
* ''Film/{{Joker|2019}}'' (2019) as Penny Fleck
!!! '''Television'''
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' (2001 -- 2005) as Ruth Fisher
* ''Series/{{ER}}'' (2007 -- 2008) as Becky Riley
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' (2008) as Virginia Hildebrand
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' (2009 -- 2014) as Loretta Stinson
* ''Series/HappyTown'' (2010) as Peggy Haplin
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' (2010 -- 2013) as Angie Dinkley (voice)
* ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' (2011) as Sandy Gregson
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (2011 -- present) in various roles:
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' (2011) as Moira O'Hara
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'' (2012 -- 2013) as Shachath / [[TheGrimReaper The Angel of Death]]
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'' (2013 -- 2014) as Myrtle Snow
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' (2014) as Gloria Mott
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke'' (2016) as Mama Polk
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'' (2017) as Bebe Babbitt
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryApocalypse'' (2018) as Myrtle Snow
* ''Series/RoyalPains'' (2013) as Blythe Ballard
* ''Series/{{Casual}}'' (2015 -- 2017) as Dawn
* ''Series/TheMist'' (2017) as Nathalie Raven
* ''Series/CastleRock'' (2018) as Martha Lacy
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