Frances Conroy

American actress

Frances Hardman Conroy[1][2] (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series Six Feet Under. She is also known for playing multiple roles in the American Horror Story television series. In 2019, she played Penny Fleck in Joker.

Frances Conroy
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Frances Hardman Conroy

(1953-11-13) November 13, 1953 (age 68)
EducationDickinson College
Juilliard School (BFA)
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Jan Munroe (1992–present)


  1. The Best Plays of 1976–1977. 1976. ISBN 9780396075011.
  2. John Willis' Theatre World. 1978.