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Frances McDormand

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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Jun 23, 1957 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-19
Latest Project:
Movie Women Talking 2022-12-23
Known For
Poster of Moonrise Kingdom
Poster of Burn After Reading
Poster of Fargo
Movie Women Talking Scarface Janz 2022-12-23
Movie Nomadland Fern 2021-01-29
Movie Godzilla vs. Kong 2021-03-24
Movie The French Dispatch Lucinda Krementz 2021-10-21
Movie The Tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth 2021-12-05
Series Good Omens God (voice) 2019-05-31
Series The Movies 2019-07-07
Movie Isle of Dogs Interpreter Nelson (voice) 2018-03-23
Movie The Wife 2018-08-02
Movie The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Self (voice) 2017-03-11
Movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes 2017-12-01
Movie Hail, Caesar! C. C. Calhoun 2016-02-05
Movie She's The Best Thing in It Self 2015-03-16
Movie The Good Dinosaur Momma (voice) 2015-11-14
Movie Exploring the Set of 'Moonrise Kingdom' Self 2015-09-22
Series Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge 2014-11-02
Series Hidden in America Unknown 2012-01-01
Movie Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop 2012-05-16
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 This Must Be the Place Jane 2011-08-24
Movie The Botany of Desire Narrator 2009-10-28
Movie Burn After Reading Linda Litzke 2008-09-05
Movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Guinevere Pettigrew 2008-03-07
Movie Friends with Money Jane 2006-04-07
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 Self 2003-04-01
Movie Upheaval Anne 2002-03-07
Movie City by the Sea Michelle 2002-09-06
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Series State of Grace Unknown 2001-06-25
Movie The Man Who Wasn't There Doris Crane 2001-10-26
Movie Almost Famous Elaine Miller 2000-09-15
Movie Wonder Boys Sara Gaskell 2000-02-22
Movie Johnny Skidmarks Alice 1998-01-18
Movie Madeline Miss Clavel 1998-07-10
Movie Talk of Angels Conlon 1998-10-30
Movie Paradise Road Dr. Verstak 1997-02-11
Movie Fargo Marge Gunderson 1996-03-08
Movie Primal Fear Molly 1996-03-06
Movie Lone Star Bunny 1996-06-21
Movie Hidden in America Gus 1996-12-01
Movie The Good Old Boys Eve Calloway 1995-03-05
Movie Beyond Rangoon Andy Bowman 1995-05-24
Movie Palookaville June 1995-09-07
Movie Bleeding Hearts Woman on T.V. 1995-09-22
Movie Short Cuts Betty Weathers 1993-09-05
Movie Passed Away Nora Scanlan 1992-04-24
Movie Crazy in Love Clare 1992-08-10
Movie Barton Fink Stage Actress (voice) (uncredited) 1991-08-01
Movie The Butcher's Wife Grace 1991-10-25
Movie Chattahoochee Mae Foley 1990-04-20
Movie Darkman Julie Hastings 1990-08-24
Movie Miller's Crossing Mayor's Secretary 1990-09-21
Movie Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner 1990-11-21
Movie Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell 1988-12-08
Movie Raising Arizona Dot 1987-03-01
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
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Blood Simple Abby 1984-09-07
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-19