in West Orange, New Jersey, Conroy has worked as a script supervisor
for more than 20 years on more than 60 feature films and television
shows. Previously a journalist for numerous newspapers and the
Associated Press, it was while on assignment in Montana for a
magazine article about the making of Robert Redfords A
River Runs Through It that Conroy decided to change careers.
She was hired to help with publicity on the film and soon after
its completion in the fall of 1991, she moved to Los Angeles
and began her career as a script supervisor.
avid horsewoman, Conroys credits include Bad Girls,
Broken Arrow, Bulletproof, Money Talks, Deep Impact, BASEketball,
Mr. Brooks, Swing Vote and The Conspirator, which was also directed by Redford.
Conroy says her biggest goal when she first moved to Los Angeles
was to one day be Redfords script supervisor, which she
achieved in 2009, 18 years after working on A River Runs Through
It. The thought of script writing had occasionally crossed
her mind, but an abundance of script supervising work kept her
from exploring that arena of filmmaking. It was producer/director
Jim Wilson who convinced Conroy to return to writing. 50 to
1 marks Conroys third collaboration with Wilson and
her first co-writing and co-producing credit.
addition to Wilson and Redford, Conroy has worked with a broad
range of filmmakers, including John Woo, Brett Ratner, Mimi Leder,
David Zucker, James Mangold, Kenneth Branagh and Joss Whedon.
graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism from the
University of Montana.