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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 Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2017-11-10
Known For
Poster of Hollyoaks: In the City
Poster of The Man Who Wasn't There
Poster of Wonder Boys
Poster of The Butcher's Wife
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 Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop 2012-05-24
Series O' Anne 2012-01-24
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 National Intelligence Director 2011-06-28
Movie This Must Be the Place Jane 2011-10-01
Movie The Botany of Desire Narrator 2009-10-28
Movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Guinevere Pettigrew 2008-03-07
Movie Happy-Go-Lucky Unknown 2008-04-18
Movie Burn After Reading Linda Litzke 2008-09-05
Movie La Rondine Unknown 2008-07-28
Series Galileo Zoe 2007-10-15
Movie Friends with Money Jane 2006-09-07
Series Hollyoaks: In the City Andy Bowman 2006-08-14
Series Hello, Franceska Miss Clavel 2005-01-24
Movie North Country Glory 2005-02-12
Movie Æon Flux Handler 2005-11-30
Movie Minnesota Nice Herself 2003-04-01
Series Fifth Gear Dr. Molly Arrington 2002-04-08
Movie Upheaval Anne 2002-03-07
Movie Laurel Canyon Jane 2002-05-18
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 Talk of Angels Conlon 1998-10-30
Movie Paradise Road Dr. Verstak 1997-04-11
Movie Fargo Marge Gunderson 1996-03-08
Movie Hidden in America Gus 1996-12-01
Movie Lone Star Bunny 1996-06-21
Movie The Good Old Boys Eve Calloway 1995-03-05
Movie Palookaville June 1995-09-07
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) 1991-08-01
Movie The Butcher's Wife Grace 1991-10-25
Movie Darkman Julie Hastings 1990-08-24
Movie Miller's Crossing Mayor's secretary (uncredited) 1990-09-21
Movie Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner 1990-11-21
Movie Chattahoochee Mae Foley 1989-09-16
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell 1988-12-08
Series Leg Work 1987-10-03
Movie Raising Arizona Dot 1987-03-01
Series Sins Unknown 1986-02-02
Movie Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Brigette 1986-11-01
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Scandal Sheet 1985-01-21
Movie Blood Simple Abby 1984-09-07
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18