Frances O'Connor (born 12 June 1967) is a British-born Australian actress.
O'Connor was born in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England to a pianist mother and nuclear physicist father. When O'Connor was two, her family moved back to Perth, Western Australia. O'Connor was raised a Roman Catholic and attended the Mercedes College in Perth. O'Connor attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts as and earned a BA in literature from the Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia.
O'Connor and her long-term partner, Gerald Lepkowski, have a son, Luka, born in April 2005.