Frances McDormand

Film Actress / Character Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Voice Actress / Actress / Television Producer | * 06/23/1957 (63) | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Frances Louise McDormand (born Cynthia Ann Smith; June 23, 1957) is an American actress and producer. McDormand is the recipient of numerous accolades, including four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting." One of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong female characters. Although primarily recognized for her roles in small-budget independent films, McDormand's worldwide box office gross exceeds $2.2 billion helped by her appearances in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012). McDormand was educated at Bethany College and Yale University. She has been married to Joel Coen of the Coen brothers since 1984. McDormand has starred in a number of the Coens' films, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona"> ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Frances McDormand

3x Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Emmy Award Independent Spirit Awards Screen Actors Guild Award Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 3x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 2x Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

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Movies with Frances McDormand as Actress(59)

as Lady Macbeth2021 The Tragedy of Macbeth
as Fern2021 Nomadland
as Lucinda Krementz2021 The French Dispatch
as Interpreter Nelson (voice)2018 Isle of Dogs
as C. C. Calhoun2016 Hail, Caesar!
as Momma (voice)2015 The Good Dinosaur
as Captain Chantel DuBois (voice)2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
as Narrator2012 Spirit Stalkers
as Mrs. Bishop2012 Moonrise Kingdom
as Sue Thomason2012 Promised Land
as National Intelligence Director2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
as Narrator2009 The Botany of Desire
as Guinevere Pettigrew2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
as Linda Litzke2008 Burn After Reading
as Jane2006 Friends with Money
as Glory2005 North Country
as Handler2005 Æon Flux
as herself2003 Minnesota Nice
as Jane2003 Laurel Canyon
as Anne2002 Upheaval
as Michelle2002 City by the Sea
as Doris Crane2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
as Elaine Miller2000 Almost Famous
as Dean Sara Gaskell2000 Wonder Boys
as Conlon1998 Talk of Angels
as Miss Clavel1998 Madeline
as Alice1998 Johnny Skidmarks
as Dr. Verstak1997 Paradise Road
as Molly Arrington1996 Primal Fear
as Marge Gunderson1996 Fargo
as Bunny1996 Lone Star
as Andy Bowman1995 Beyond Rangoon
as June1995 Palookaville
as Eve Calloway1995 The Good Old Boys
as Woman on TV1995 Bleeding Hearts
as Betty Weathers1993 Short Cuts
as Clare1992 Crazy in Love
as Nora Scanlan1992 Passed Away
as Stage Actress (voice)1991 Barton Fink
as Grace1991 The Butcher's Wife
as Mayor's secretary (uncredited)1990 Miller's Crossing
as Mayor's secretary1990 Miller's Crossing
as Julie Hastings1990 Darkman
as Ingrid Jessner1990 Hidden Agenda
as Mae Foley1989 Chattahoochee
as Mrs. Pell1988 Mississippi Burning
as Dot1987 Raising Arizona
as Nun1985 Crimewave
as Abby1984 Blood Simple

TV Shows/Series with Frances McDormand as Actress(7)

as Voice of God (voice)2019 Good Omens
as Olive Kitteridge2016 Race for the White House
1984 Hunter

Movies with Frances McDormand as Crew(2)

Production/Producer2021 Nomadland
Production/Producer2014 Every Secret Thing

TV Shows/Series with Frances McDormand as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2016 Race for the White House

Full Name: Frances McDormand
Born: Sunday, 06/23 1957 (June) in Gibson City (current age: 63 years + 323 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Bethany College, Yale School of Drama, Monessen High School
Spouses (current/former): Joel Coen
Other names for Frances McDormand (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Frances Louise McDormand"
"프란시스 맥도맨드"
"프랜시스 맥도먼드"
"Cynthia Ann Smith"
Frances McDormand frequently works together with these people:
Joel Coen (31x, Crew)
Ethan Coen (29x, Crew)
Carter Burwell (12x, Crew)
Skip Lievsay (12x, Crew)
Wes Anderson (11x, Crew)
Sam Raimi (6x, Crew)
Tilda Swinton (5x, Actress)
Neil Gaiman (5x, Crew)
Roman Coppola (5x, Crew)
Eric Fellner (5x, Crew)
Scott Rudin (5x, Crew)
Chloé Zhao (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:278, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/09/2021