THE SEEKER THE DARK IS RISING
For her portrayal of Ruth, in HBO's SIX FEET UNDER, FRANCES CONROY has been honored with a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as two additional Screen Actors Guild Awards shared with her fellow actors for the ensemble's collective work in the series. She has been nominated for an Emmy Award as well.
Since graduating from The Juilliard School's Drama Division, Ms. Conroy's work encompasses stage, film and television. In addition to SIX FEET UNDER, she has appeared in Alex Haley's miniseries QUEEN (directed by John Erman) and the made for television film MURDER IN A SMALL TOWN (co-written by Gene Wilder, and directed by Joyce Chopra).
In the theatre, she was in the Lincoln Center production of OUR TOWN (with Spalding Gray and Eric Stoltz), first performed on Broadway and then taped for PBS' Great Performances.
Ms. Conroy's many other stage credits include Edward Albee's THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE and THREE TALL WOMEN. She received an OBIE Award for Arthur Miller's THE LAST YANKEE and a Tony Award nomination for the playwright's THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN.
She has received four Drama Desk Award nominations, and garnered the award for David Hare's THE SECRET RAPTURE. She toured for two years with John Houseman's The Acting Company.
Ms. Conroy has appeared in numerous films among them three by Woody Allen (MANHATTAN, ANOTHER WOMAN and CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS); Martin Scorsese's THE AVIATOR; Terence Davies' THE NEON BIBLE; Martin Brest's Academy Award-winning SCENT OF A WOMAN; Frank Oz' DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; the French director Pitof's CATWOMAN; Steve Martin's upcoming SHOPGIRL directed by Anand Tucker; Jim Jarmusch's BROKEN FLOWERS; and two Independent features: IRA AND ABBY and HUMBOLDT COUNTY.
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