Born 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
An 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.
In 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.
Conroy graduated with a bachelors
degree in journalism from the University of Montana.