Frances Conroy filmography

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The following is a list of actress Frances Conroy's acting credits; including her appearances in film, television, and the theatre.

With over 90 acting credits to her name, Conroy is perhaps well known for her starring role as Ruth Fisher on the HBO series Six Feet Under. The role won her a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Since Six Feet Under's ending, she guest starred in numerous television programs and had supporting roles in major motion pictures. She returned to television prominence in 2011, when she was cast in a recurring role on the FX anthology-horror series American Horror Story. Conroy's role garnered acclaim once again, being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as well as a Saturn Award. She then proceeded to appear in the next three seasons of the show, getting nominated for a second Primetime Emmy Award for her appearance in the third season. She also returned to American Horror Story as a guest in for its sixth and seventh seasons, entitled Roanoke and Cult before recurring in Apocalypse, the show's eighth season.

In 2015, she starred in the Hulu original series Casual, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy for its first season and starred in The Mist in 2017.


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Manhattan Shakespearean actress
1984 Falling in Love Waitress
1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck Pamela
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Ruby Hanson
1988 Another Woman Lynn
1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Diana
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors House Owner
1991 Billy Bathgate Mary Behan
1992 Scent of a Woman Christine Downes
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Irene Reed
1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn Scrawny Shanty Lady
1994 Developing Clare Short film
1995 The Neon Bible Miss Scover
1995 Angela Anne's mother Credited as Francis Conroy
1996 The Crucible Ann Putnam
2002 Maid in Manhattan Paula Burns
2003 Die, Mommie, Die! Bootsie Carp
2004 Catwoman Ophelia Powers
2004 The Aviator Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn
2005 Shopgirl Catherine Buttersfield
2005 Broken Flowers Dora Anderson
2006 Ira and Abby Lynn Willoughby
2006 The Wicker Man Dr. T.H. Moss
2007 The Seeker: The Dark is Rising Miss Greythorne
2008 Humboldt County Rosie
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Antoinette Voice role
2009 Love Happens Eloise's mom
2009 Waking Madison Dolly Walker
2009 New in Town Trudy Van Uuden
2009 Stay Cool Mrs. Leuchtenberger
2009 Shelter Mrs. Bernberg
2010 Bloodworth Julia Bloodworth
2010 Stone Madylyn Mabry
2011 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz Aunt Em/Glinda Voice role
2011 All-Star Superman Martha Kent Voice role
2013 Superman: Unbound Martha Kent Voice role
2014 Making the Rules Mother
2014 Chasing Ghosts Dara
2015 Welcome to Happiness Claiborne
2016 No Pay, Nudity Andrea
2016 Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz Aunt Em/Glinda Voice role
2018 The Tale Jane Graham
2018 Mountain Rest Ethel
2019 Joker Penny Fleck
2019 James vs. His Future Self Dr. Rowley
2021 The Power of the Dog Old Lady

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 All's Well That Ends Well Diana
1982 The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana Mrs. Watson
1987 LBJ: The Early Years N/A
1988 Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami Lyn Kessler
1994 One More Mountain Peggy Breen
1995 Journey Fiona
1998 Thicker Than Blood Mrs. Byrne
1999 Murder in a Small Town Martha Lassiter
2006 A Perfect Day Camille Bailey
2008 Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal Kathy
2012 Beautiful People Lydia
2013 Ring of Fire Maybelle Carter


Year Title Role Notes
1982 American Playhouse Mother Episode: "Carl Sandburg: Echoes and Silences"
1983 Kennedy Jean Kennedy Smith Unknown episodes
1984 American Playhouse Louise Mallard Episode: "The Joy That Kills"
1984 3-2-1 Contact Kateh Episode: "Earth: Building Models"
1986 The Twilight Zone Ellen Pendleton Episode: "The Library"
1986 Newhart Liz Sable Episode: "Co-Hostess Twinkie"
1986 Hill Street Blues Porsche lady Episode: "Falling from Grace"
1987 Remington Steele Gladys Lynch Episode: "Steele Hanging in There: Part 1"
1987 Crime Story Mrs. Jankowski Episode: "The Battle of Las Vegas"
1989 Great Performances Mrs. Gibbs Episode: "Our Town"
1990 Law & Order Elizabeth Hendrick Episode: "Prisoner of Love"
1993 Alex Haley's Queen Mrs. Benson 2 episodes
1997 Crisis Center Marilyn Episode: "The Center"
1998 Cosby Elizabeth Episode: "Judgement Day"
1999 Law & Order Rosa Halasy Episode: "Disciple"
1999 Stark Raving Mad Beverly Rose Episode: "The Pigeon"
2001–05 Six Feet Under Ruth Fisher 63 episodes
2004 Higglytown Heroes Veterinarian Hero Episode: "Flappy's Not Happy"
2007–08 ER Becky Riley 2 episodes
2008 Desperate Housewives Virginia Hildebrand 3 episodes
2009–14 How I Met Your Mother Loretta Stinson 9 episodes
2010 Nip/Tuck Jane Fields Episode: "Sheila Carlton"
2010 Happy Town Peggy Haplin 7 episodes
2010 Grey's Anatomy Eleanor Episode: "Can't Fight Biology"
2010–13 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Angie Dinkley (voice) 15 episodes
2011 United States of Tara Sandy Gregson 2 episodes
2011 Love Bites Faye Strathmore Episode: "How To..."
2011 The Mentalist Elspeth Episode: "The Red Mile"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Moira O'Hara 11 episodes
2012–13 American Horror Story: Asylum The Angel of Death 5 episodes
2013 Royal Pains Blythe Ballard 6 episodes
2013–14 American Horror Story: Coven Myrtle Snow 10 episodes
2014 American Horror Story: Freak Show Gloria Mott 8 episodes
2015 Married Janice Episode: "Thanksgiving"
2015–18 Casual Dawn 11 episodes
2015 Getting On Dr. Alice Marvel Episode: "No, I Don't Want a Fucking Smiley Face"
2016 The Real O'Neals Grandma Agnes Episode: "The Real Grandma"
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Mama Polk Episode: "Chapter 5"
2017 We Bare Bears Faye Episode: "Neighbors"
2017 The Mist Nathalie Raven 10 episodes
2017 American Horror Story: Cult Bebe Babbitt 2 episodes
2018 Young Sheldon Dr. Flora Douglas Episode: "An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo"
2018–19 Arrested Development Lottie Dottie 5 episodes
2018–19 Castle Rock Martha Lacy 3 episodes
2018 American Horror Story: Apocalypse Myrtle Snow 6 episodes
Moira O'Hara Episode: "Return to Murder House"
2020 Dead to Me Eileen Wood 3 episodes
2020 Summer Camp Island Mrs. Clarinet / Lead Elf of Ski Patrol (voice) 3 episodes
2021 American Horror Story: Double Feature Sarah Cunningham / Belle Noir 6 episodes


Year Title Role(s) Notes
1976 Measure for Measure Lord/Officer/Citizen/Nun/Monk/Attendant Delacorte Theater
1978 Mother Courage and Her Children Kattrin The Acting Company
1978 King Lear Cordelia The Acting Company
1978 All's Well That Ends Well Isabel/Diana Delacorte Theater
1979 Sorrows of Stephen Christine (replacement) Joseph Papp Public Theater
1980 Othello Desdemona Delacorte Theater
1980 The Lady from Dubuque Jo Morosco Theatre
1982 Zastrozzi Julia Joseph Papp Public Theater
1983 Painting Churches Margaret Church Second Stage Theatre
1984 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Kevin Ensemble Studio Theatre
1984 Romance Language Louisa May Alcott Playwrights Horizons
1987 Man and Superman Ann Whitefield Roundabout Theatre Company
1988 Zero Positive Samantha Joseph Papp Public Theater
1988–89 Our Town Mrs. Gibbs Lyceum Theatre
1989 The Secret Rapture Marion French Ethel Barrymore Theatre
1990 Some Americans Abroad Frankie Lewis Vivian Beaumont Theater
1990 Ivanov Anna Petrovna Yale Repertory Theatre
1991 A Bright Room Called Day Agnes Eggling Joseph Papp Public Theater
1991 Heartbreak House Mrs. Hesione Hushabye South Coast Repertory
1991–92 Two Shakespearean Actors Catherine Forrest Cort Theatre
1992 Lips Together, Teeth Apart Sally Truman (replacement) Music Box Theatre
1993 The Last Yankee Patricia Hamilton (replacement) Manhattan Theatre Club
1993 In the Summer House Mrs. Constable Vivian Beaumont Theater
1994 Booth Mary Ann York Theatre
1994 Broken Glass Margaret Hyman Long Wharf Theatre, Booth Theatre
1994–95 Three Tall Women "B" (replacement) Promenade Theatre
1996 Arts and Leisure Lenore Playwrights Horizons
1996–97 The Rehearsal The Countess Criterion Center Stage Right
1997 The Little Foxes Birdie Hubbard Vivian Beaumont Theater
1998 The Skin of Our Teeth Mrs. Antrobus Delacorte Theatre
1998 The Ride Down Mt. Morgan Theo The Public Theater
1999 Ring Round the Moon Capulat Belasco Theatre
1999–2000 The Dinner Party Gabrielle Buonocelli Mark Taper Forum
2000 The Ride Down Mt. Morgan Theo Ambassador Theatre
2006 Pyrenees Vivienne Kirk Douglas Theater
2010 The Subject Was Roses Nettie Cleary Mark Taper Forum

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