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Frances McDormand

An American film, stage and television actress. 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' (1988), 'Short Cuts' (1993), 'Fargo' (1996), 'Wonder Boys' (2000), 'Almost Famous' (2000), 'North Country' (2005), 'Moonrise Kingdom' (2012), 'Hail, Caesar!' (2016) and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (2017). Throughout her career, she has been nominated for eight Golden Globes, five Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, and three Emmy Awards. She is one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting", winning an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1997 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. In 2017, McDormand starred in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' which earned her a second Academy Award for Best Actress. McDormand has been married to filmmaker Joel Coen since 1984, they reside in New York City along with their adopted son Pedro.

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Jun 23, 1957 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Oedipus Project
Latest Project:
Movie The Tragedy of Macbeth 2022
Known For
Movie The Oedipus Project Jocosta 2022
Movie The Tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth 2022
Movie The French Dispatch Lucinda Krementz 2021-07-06
Movie Nomadland Fern 2020-12-26
Series The Movies 2019-07-07
Series Good Omens God (voice) 2019-05-30
Movie The Origins of Ebbing Herself/''Mildred'' 2018-06-25
Movie Isle of Dogs Interpreter Nelson (voice) 2018-03-23
Movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes 2017-11-10
Movie Hail, Caesar! C. C. Calhoun 2016-02-05
Movie The Good Dinosaur Momma (voice) 2015-11-14
Series Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge 2014-11-02
Movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Captain Chantel DuBois (voice) 2012-06-06
Movie Promised Land Sue Thomason 2012-09-23
Movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mearing 2011-06-28
Movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Guinevere Pettigrew 2008-03-07
Movie Burn After Reading Linda Litzke 2008-09-05
Movie Friends with Money Jane 2006-09-07
Movie North Country Glory 2005-02-12
Movie Æon Flux Handler 2005-11-30
Movie Something's Gotta Give Zoe 2003-12-12
Movie Laurel Canyon Jane 2003-03-07
Movie Minnesota Nice Herself 2003-04-01
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Movie City by the Sea Michelle 2002-09-06
Movie The Man Who Wasn't There Doris Crane 2001-10-26
Movie Wonder Boys Dean Sara Gaskell 2000-02-22
Movie Almost Famous Elaine Miller 2000-09-15
Movie Johnny Skidmarks Alice 1998-01-18
Movie Madeline Miss Clavel 1998-07-10
Movie Primal Fear Molly Arrington 1996-03-06
Movie Fargo Marge Gunderson 1996-03-08
Movie Lone Star Bunny 1996-06-21
Movie Hidden in America Gus 1996-12-01
Movie American Cinema Narrator 1995-01-23
Movie Palookaville June 1995-09-07
Movie Bleeding Hearts Woman on TV 1995-09-22
Movie The Good Old Boys Eve Calloway 1995-03-05
Movie Short Cuts Betty Weathers 1993-09-05
Movie Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Herself 1993-03-26
Movie Passed Away Nora Scanlan 1992-04-24
Movie The Butcher's Wife Grace 1991-10-25
Movie Barton Fink Stage Actress (voice) 1991-08-01
Movie Darkman Julie Hastings 1990-08-24
Movie Miller's Crossing Mayor's secretary (uncredited) 1990-09-21
Series Leg Work 1987-10-03
Movie Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Brigette 1986-11-01
Movie Crimewave Nun 1985-04-12
Movie Scandal Sheet 1985-01-21