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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 Tarzan and the Super 7 1978-09-09
Latest Project:
movie Godzilla vs. Kong 2020-05-22
Known For
Poster of Hail, Caesar!
Poster of The Good Dinosaur
Movie Godzilla vs. Kong 2020-05-22
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
Series Shani Alice 2016-11-07
Movie She's The Best Thing in It Herself 2015-03-16
Movie The Good Dinosaur Momma (voice) 2015-11-14
Movie Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge 2014-11-02
Series Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge 2014-11-02
Movie Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop 2012-05-24
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 Burn After Reading Linda Litzke 2008-09-05
Series Galileo Zoe 2007-10-15
Movie Friends with Money Jane 2006-09-07
Movie Æon Flux Handler 2005-11-30
Movie North Country Glory 2005-02-12
Movie Minnesota Nice Herself 2003-04-01
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 Almost Famous Elaine Miller 2000-09-15
Movie Madeline Miss Clavel 1998-07-10
Movie Talk of Angels Conlon 1998-10-30
Movie Paradise Road Dr. Verstak 1997-04-11
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 Beyond Rangoon Andy Bowman 1995-05-24
Series Harry's Mad Marge Gunderson 1993-01-04
Movie Crazy in Love Clare 1992-08-10
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
Movie Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner 1990-11-21
Series Round the Twist Betty Weathers 1989-04-04
Movie Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell 1988-12-08
Movie Raising Arizona Dot 1987-03-01
Movie Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Brigette 1986-11-01
Movie Blood Simple Abby 1985-01-18
Movie Crimewave Nun 1985-09-19
Movie Scandal Sheet 1985-01-21
Series Tarzan and the Super 7 Dean Sara Gaskell 1978-09-09