Born and raised in Chicago, Fran attended NYU where she made 2 friends and received a degree in English and Spanish. Fran has been performing at the UCB theatre since 2004 in several sketch and improv shows. Past sketch teams include The Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz, Slow Burn, Gorilla Gorilla and her current team, Stone Cold Fox who can be seen on Friday nights. She was on the harold teams Tantrum and Bangs and now can be seen every Friday night performing with The Law Firm. Fran also performs at Assssscat 3000, Diamond Lion, The Soundtrack and colleges and theaters all over the country with TourCo; she can also be seen teaching at The UCB. Fran has never left a voicemail. She just recently moved to Los Angeles.
Mookie Blaiklock, Fran Gillespie, Joe Hartzler, and Ryan Rosenberg quickly learn that there's something odd about Happyville, help each other go to the bathroom the correct way, and dine at a restaurant that specializes in placentas on today's improv5humans with Matt Besser!…Listen
Blow your nose and tune into the best podcast in the universe! Kevin Dorff, Robert Dassie, and Fran Gillespie use things that are bothering them and Twitter suggestions to inspire scenes about ski courses, John Wilkes Booth, and Fabio. Be sure to…Listen