It often happens that an actor gets renowned by the name of the character they portray than their actual name. The case is the same with Frances Conroy who is better known for her role as Ruth Fisher in the TV show Six Feet Under. She also won a Golden Globe Award as the Best Supporting Actress for the role.
Despite being 64, the actress has given it all to TV and the big screen. Undoubtedly, her career accomplishments are exquisite and so must be her earning and net worth. Let's find out the exact figures.
Frances' career started with her studying drama in the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Juilliard School. She is the member of Juilliard's Drama Divison Group 6 which include famous Hollywood stars such as Kelsey Grammer, Harriet Sansom Harris, and famous comedian Robin Williams. She did focus in theatre at the start of her career.
Frances first role in a movie came as a supporting role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Another Woman. She played the role of a political science teacher in the movie Scent of a Women which starred Al Pacino.
Frances was also offered a role on HBO original drama series Six Feet Under beginning in 2001. It was in that show that she got to play her critically acclaimed character, Ruth Fisher.
Frances has not had many major roles since then, but she has made guest appearances in Desperate Housewives. She has also played the recurring role as the mother of Neil Patrick Harris' character in the comedy TV show How I Met Your Mother.
Frances has portrayed characters like Angel of Death, Myrtle Snow, Gloria Mott, Mama Polk and Bebe Babbitt on five seasons of American Horror Story in Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Roanoke and Cult respectively.
However, her depiction of an older version of Moira O' Hara in Season one of the American Horror Story remains her best performance. She was even nominated for Saturn Award for the role.
Frances has won many awards over the course of her career. The most recognized award that she has won is her Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Ruth Fisher.
Her other awards include Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Frances has also won Obie Awards for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her role in The Last Yankee and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play category. With all the awards that she holds, there is no doubt about her acting skills.
Frances is the kind of person who keeps her life private and does not slip anything about herself into the media. The 64 years old actress' earning per episode in American Horror Story is $40,000.
Frances' co-star in the series How I Met Your Mother were earning up to 6 figures per episode and it is not wrong to assume that an actor of her caliber should earn less than 5 figures. Keeping her earnings into account, Frances' estimated net worth is estimated at $4 million.