Born: May 11, 1952 in England
Before Frances Fisher arrived in Orange, Texas, she had lived in England, Turkey, Brazil, France, Italy, Colombia, and Iowa. With a father who was involved in supervising construction overseas, Frances moved nine times before she reached the age of 15. Fisher started her acting career at the Orange Community Playhouse in Orange, Texas. Fresh out of Lutcher Stark High School and working as a secretary at Firestone, Fisher says at quitting time she "would up and rush down to OCP" for rehearsals.
Fisher appeared in Summer and Smoke, A Man for All Seasons, and Mame, before deciding acting was the career for her. John Holland, in Orange to retire, first suggested she turn professional, and gave Fisher a letter of introduction to the Barter Theater in Virginia. Fisher eventually spent 14 years in New York City working in theater and on the television soap operas including, "The Edge of Night" and "The Guiding Light."
Feeling that she had "hit a ceiling," she set off for Los Angeles. Since then, Fisher has appeared in several television productions and feature films, including L.A. Story, The Principal, Pink Cadillac, Patty Hearst, Tough Guys Don't Dance, Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, Heart, and the role of Lucille Ball in the television movie Luci and Desi.