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Frances McDormand

1957-06-23 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Image of 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.


The French Dispatch Lucinda Krementz 2020-10-16
Isle of Dogs Interpreter Nelson (voice) 2018-03-23
The Origins of Ebbing Herself/''Mildred'' 2018-06-25
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes 2017-11-10
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Herself (voice) 2017-03-11
Hail, Caesar! C. C. Calhoun 2016-02-05
The Good Dinosaur Momma (voice) 2015-11-14
She's The Best Thing in It Herself 2015-03-16
Promised Land Sue Thomason 2012-09-23
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Captain Chantel DuBois (voice) 2012-06-06
Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop 2012-05-24
Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance Herself 2012-10-16
Transformers: Dark of the Moon National Intelligence Director 2011-06-28
This Must Be the Place Jane 2011-10-01
The Botany of Desire Narrator 2009-10-28
Burn After Reading Linda Litzke 2008-09-05
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Guinevere Pettigrew 2008-03-07
Friends with Money Jane 2006-09-07
North Country Glory 2005-02-12
Æon Flux Handler 2005-11-30
Laurel Canyon Jane 2003-03-07
Something's Gotta Give Zoe 2003-12-12
Sesame Street: Big Bird Gets Lost Herself 2003-06-03
Minnesota Nice Herself 2003-04-01
Short Fuse Anne 2002-01-01
City By The Sea Michelle 2002-09-06
Upheaval Anne 2002-03-07
The Man Who Wasn't There Doris Crane 2001-10-26
Almost Famous Elaine Miller 2000-09-15
Wonder Boys Dean Sara Gaskell 2000-02-22
Talk of Angels Conlon 1998-10-30
Johnny Skidmarks Alice 1998-01-18
Madeline Miss Clavel 1998-07-10
Paradise Road Dr. Verstak 1997-02-11
Fargo Marge Gunderson 1996-03-08
Hidden in America Gus 1996-12-01
Primal Fear Molly Arrington 1996-03-06
Lone Star Bunny 1996-06-21
Bleeding Hearts Woman on TV 1995-09-22
Beyond Rangoon Andy Bowman 1995-05-24
The Good Old Boys Eve Calloway 1995-03-05
Palookaville June 1995-09-07
Short Cuts Betty Weathers 1993-09-05
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Herself 1993-03-26
Crazy in Love Clare 1992-08-10
Passed Away Nora Scanlan 1992-04-24
The Butcher's Wife Grace 1991-10-25
Barton Fink Stage Actress (voice) 1991-08-01
Miller's Crossing Mayor's secretary (uncredited) 1990-09-21
Darkman Julie Hastings 1990-08-24
Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner 1990-11-21
Chattahoochee Mae Foley 1989-09-16
Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell 1988-12-08
Raising Arizona Dot 1987-03-01
Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Brigette 1986-11-01
Crimewave Nun 1985-04-12
Scandal Sheet 1985-01-21
Blood Simple Abby 1984-09-07
Nomadland Fern
Macbeth Lady Macbeth