She is known famously for her role in the horror thriller series called American Horror Story and for her discolored right eye. Frances Conroy is an American stage, film, television and voice actress who has been in the industry for decades and still manages to keep us in awe.
Her enigmatic personality and different looks have had fans calling for her reappearance in a number of TV series. To know more about her career and to answer the age-long question of “What happened to her eye?”, keep reading this article.
Frances Conroy’s Bio
Frances Hardman Conroy was born on the 13th of November, 1953 to two loving parents in Monroe, Georgia, USA. Her father’s name is Vincent Paul and worked as a business executive while her mother’s name is Ossie Hardman and she also worked as a businesswoman. She holds American nationality but as for her ancestry, shares a part Irish ancestry from her father’s side.
For her education, Frances got the best of it as she attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania during the 1971 – 1972 school year. While in school, she was an integral member of the Mermaids Players and was repeatedly featured in college theatrical productions. She eventually relocated to the city of New York where she studied Drama at the prestigious Julliard School and also Neighborhood Playhouse. Alongside other notable people like Robin Williams, Kelsey Grammar, Harriet Sansom Harris and Kevin Conroy (not related), she was a part of Julliard’s Drama Division. Undoubtedly, Frances Conroy had a very solid foundation upon which her acting career is built.
Her Movies and TV Shows
Her acting career began way back in the 1970s where she was focused more on stage plays. She worked especially with The Acting Company and other notable theatrical companies. One of her earliest appearances on stage includes Othello where she played the role of Desdemona at the Delacorte Theatre. In 1980, she appeared as the character Jo in The Lady from Dubuque. Other theatre productions she has appeared in include Painting Churches, Zero Positive, Our Town, Booth, The Rehearsal, The Subject was Roses and so many others. Her last theatre appearance was in 2010 as Frances Conroy has seemingly been more focused on television.
Frances Conroy also seems to have conquered the film industry as she has appeared in over 30 films in her career. As early as 1978, she played the role of Diana in the movie All’s Well That Ends Well and as recently as 2018, she played the role of Ethel in the movie Mountain Rest. Some other movies this award-winning actress has appeared in include The Tale, Welcome to Happiness, Blood Worth, and Love Happens. She has also played countless voice roles in various films.
Perhaps her most applauded acting moment is in HBO’s drama series Six Feet Under which started in 2001 and ended in 2005. In this series, Frances tapped into her emotional side, playing the role of the family matriarch called Ruth Fisher. This role earned her a lot of recognition and applause. In 2004, she even bagged a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama.
Another major leap in her already successful career has been her appearance in a horror thriller series called American Horror Story. The show started in 2011 and has been an anthology series with each season bearing new characters. Frances Conroy has appeared in multiple seasons of this show as multiple characters of course and has gathered a large fanbase due to her quality acting.
Frances Conroy, having been in the industry for decades is expected to have acquired a handsome net worth. Her differing roles and accolades for her performances have no doubt given her the means to be comfortable. Her net worth is estimated to be about $4 million.
What Happened Frances Conroy’s Eye?
If you’ve ever seen the talented actress on TV, you’ve probably wondered like the rest of the world what happened to her right eye. The answer to that question is that a while ago, Frances was involved in a car accident which resulted in damage to the right eye. Although she underwent surgery, the eye remains discolored and for this reason, the actress sometimes wears colored contact lens.