Frances McDormand

Biography

American film, stage and television actress Frances Louise McDormand began her career on stage and made her screen debut in the 1984 film Blood Simple having since appeared in several theatrical and television roles.

McDormand has been recognized for her performances in Mississippi Burning, Almost Famous, and North Country and was nominated for four Golden Globes, four Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy award. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her role as Marge Gunderson in Fargo.  She also won Best Supporting Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her performance in Wonder Boys (2000). McDormand returned to the stage in the David Lindsay-Abaire play Good People on Broadway from February 8, 2011 to April 24, 2011.

McDormand has been married to director Joel Coen since 1984, they reside in New York City along with their adopted son Pedro. 

American film, stage and television actress Frances Louise McDormand began her career on stage and made her screen debut in the 1984 film Blood Simple having since appeared in several theatrical and television roles.

McDormand has been recognized for her performances in Mississippi Burning, Almost Famous, and North Country and was nominated for four Golden Globes, four Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy award. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her role as Marge Gunderson in Fargo.  She also won Best Supporting Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her performance in Wonder Boys (2000). McDormand returned to the stage in the David Lindsay-Abaire play Good People on Broadway from February 8, 2011 to April 24, 2011.

McDormand has been married to director Joel Coen since 1984, they reside in New York City along with their adopted son Pedro. 

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Known Credits 61

Birthday 1957-06-23

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes
2016 Hail, Caesar! as C. C. Calhoun
2015 The Good Dinosaur as Momma (voice)
2015 She's The Best Thing in It as Herself
2014 Olive Kitteridge as Olive Kitteridge
2014 Olive Kitteridge(4 episodes) as Olive Kitteridge
2012 Promised Land as Sue Thomason
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Captain Chantel DuBois
2012 Moonrise Kingdom as Mrs. Bishop
2011 This Must Be the Place as Jane
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon as National Intelligence Director
2009 The Botany of Desire as Narrator
2008 Burn After Reading as Linda Litzke
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day as Guinevere Pettigrew
2006 Friends with Money as Jane
2005 Æon Flux as Handler
2005 North Country as Glory
2003 Something's Gotta Give as Zoe
2003 Minnesota Nice as Herself
2002 City By The Sea as Michelle
2002 Laurel Canyon as Jane
2002 Upheaval as Anne
2002 Short Fuse as Anne
2001 State of Grace(0 episodes)
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There as Doris Crane
2000 Almost Famous as Elaine Miller
2000 Wonder Boys as Dean Sara Gaskell
1998 Talk of Angels as Conlon
1998 Madeline as Miss Clavel
1998 Johnny Skidmarks as Alice
1997 Paradise Road as Dr. Verstak
1996 Hidden in America as Gus
1996 Lone Star as Bunny
1996 Fargo as Marge Gunderson
1996 Primal Fear as Dr. Molly Arrington
1995 Palookaville as June
1995 Beyond Rangoon as Andy Bowman
1995 The Good Old Boys
1993 Short Cuts as Betty Weathers
1992 Crazy in Love as Clare
1992 Passed Away as Nora Scanlan
1991 The Butcher's Wife as Grace
1990 Hidden Agenda as Ingrid Jessner
1990 Miller's Crossing as Mayor's secretary (uncredited)
1990 Darkman as Julie Hastings
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Chattahoochee as Mae Foley
1988 Mississippi Burning as Mrs. Pell
1987 Leg Work(10 episodes)
1987 Raising Arizona as Dot
1986 Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo as Brigette
1985 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1985 Crimewave as Nun
1985 Scandal Sheet
1984 Hunter(1 episode)
1984 Blood Simple as Abby
1981 Hill Street Blues(6 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1900 The Wife
1900 Hidden in America(0 episodes)

Production

2014 Every Secret Thing … Producer

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