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Frances Mcdormand Biography
Frances McDormand is an American actress. She has received numerous accolades including; two Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. This has made her one of the few performers to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Frances has also won a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Frances attended Bethany College and Yale University for her education. She has starred in a number of films by the Coen brothers, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), and Hail, Caesar! (2016). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing Marge Gunderson in Fargo.
Frances other notable roles in films include Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000), and North Country (2005). In all the films she earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She starred as a hardened woman seeking justice for her daughter’s murder in the crime-drama film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in 2017, which won her a second Academy Award for Best Actress, among others.
Frances made her Broadway debut in a 1984 revival of the drama Awake and Sing!. She also received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her acclaimed performance as Stella Kowalski in a 1988 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
In 2008 she returned to Broadway with a revival of The Country Girl, leading to a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 2011 for playing a troubled single mother in Good People (2011).
On television, Frances played the titular protagonist in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014), which won her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.
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Frances was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City Illinois. She is 62 years old as of 2019.
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Frances was born Cynthia Ann Smith in Gibson City, Illinois. When she was one and a half years she was by Noreen (Nickelson) and Vernon McDormand and renamed Frances Louise McDormand. Mcdormand’s adoptive mother was a nurse and receptionist while her adoptive father was a Disciples of Christ pastor.
Both were originally from Canada. She has said that her biological mother, to whom she proudly referred, along with herself, as “white trash,” may have been one of the parishioners at Vernon’s church. She has a sister, Dorothy A. “Dot” McDormand, who is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister and chaplain, as well as another sibling, both of whom were adopted by the McDormands, who had no biological children.
Since Frances father specialized in restoring congregations, he frequently moved their family. They lived in several small towns in Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, before settling in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Frances Mcdormand Education
In 1975 Frances graduated from Monessen High School. She went to Bethany College in West Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater in 1979. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1982 . While living in New York City she was a roommate of actress Holly Hunter.
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Since 1984 Frances has been married to director Joel Coen, and they adopted a son from Paraguay, Pedro McDormand Coen, in 1995. They live in New York City and also own a residence in Bolinas, California.
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Films From Year 2011 To 2018
- 2018 – Isle of Dogs as Interpreter Nelson
- 2017 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes
- 2016 – Hail, Caesar! as C. C. Calhoun
- 2015 – The Good Dinosaur as Momma
- 2014 – Every Secret Thing – N/A
- 2012 – Moonrise Kingdom as Mrs. Bishop
- 2012 – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted as Captain Chantal Dubois
- 2012 – Promised Land as Sue Thomason
- 2011 – This Must Be the Place as Jane
- 2011 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Charlotte Mearing
Films From Year 2000 To 2008
- 2008 – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day as Guinevere Pettigrew
- 2008 – Burn After Reading as Linda Litzke
- 2006 – Friends with Money as Jane
- 2005 – North Country as Glory Dodge
- 2005 – Æon Flux as The Handler
- 2003 – Something’s Gotta Give as Zoe Barry
- 2002 – Laurel Canyon as Jane
- 2002 – City by the Sea as Michelle
- 2001 – The Man Who Wasn’t There as Doris Crane
- 2000 – Wonder Boys as Dean Sara Gaskell
- 2000 – Almost Famous as Elaine Miller
Films From Year 1990 To 1998
- 1998 – Johnny Skidmarks as Alice
- 1998 – Madeline as Miss Clavel
- 1998 – Talk of Angels as Conlon
- 1997 – Paradise Road as Dr. Verstak
- 1996 – Fargo as Marge Gunderson
- 1996 – Primal Fear as Dr. Molly Arrington
- 1996 – Lone Star as Bunny
- 1995 – Beyond Rangoon as Andy Bowma
- 1995 – Palookaville as June
- 1994 – Bleeding Hearts as Woman on TV
- 1994 – The Hudsucker Proxy as Secretary
- 1993 – Short Cuts as Betty Weathers
- 1992 – Passed Away as Nora Scanlan
- 1991 – Barton Fink as Stage Actress
- 1991 – The Butcher’s Wife as Grace
- 1990 – Hidden Agenda as Ingrid Jessner
- 1990 – Miller’s Crossing as Mayor’s Secretary
- 1990 – Darkman as Julie Hastings
Films From Year 1984 To 1989
- 1989 – Chattahoochee as Mae Foley
- 1988 – Mississippi Burning as Mrs. Pell
- 1987 – Raising Arizona as Dot
- 1985 – Crimewave as Nun
- 1984 – Blood Simple as Abby
Frances Mcdormand Tv Series
- 2019 – Good Omens as God (voice)
- 2014 – Olive Kitteridge as Olive Kitteridge
- 2006 – The Simpsons as Melanie Upfoot (voice)
- 2001–02 – State of Grace as Narrator / Adult Hannah (voice)
- 1996 – Hidden in America as Gus
- 1995 – The Good Old Boys as Eve Calloway
- 1992 – Crazy in Love as Clare
- 1987 – Leg Work as Willie Pipal
- 1986 – Spenser: For Hire as Mary
- 1986 – The Twilight Zone as vAmanda Strickland
- 1985 – Hunter as Nina Sloan
- 1985 – Hill Street Blues as Connie Chapman
Frances Mcdormand Awards | Frances Mcdormand Oscar
|1988||Mississippi Burning||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2001||Almost Famous||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Best Actress||Won|
|1997||Fargo||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2001||Almost Famous||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2018||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Won|
Golden Globe Awards
|1997||Fargo||Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2001||Almost Famous||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2009||Burn After Reading||Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2015||Olive Kitteridge||Best Miniseries or Film – Television||Nominated|
|Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|2018||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||Won|
Primetime Emmy Awards
|1997||Hidden in America||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television||Nominated|
|2015||Olive Kitteridge||Outstanding Limited Series||Won|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television||Won|
Screen Actors Guild Awards
|1997||Fargo||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role||Won|
|2001||Almost Famous||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2015||Olive Kitteridge||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries||Won|
|2018||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role||Won|
Frances Mcdormand Net Worth
Frances has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Frances Mcdormand Fargo
She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996. For her performance as a pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson in Fargo. It was written and directed by the Coen brothers. Roger Ebert when he was writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, called Fargo “one of the best films I’ve ever seen” and felt that McDormand “should have a lock on an Academy Award nomination with this performance, which is true in every individual moment, and yet slyly, quietly, over the top in its cumulative effect.”
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Frances Mcdormand Olive Kitteridge | Frances Mcdormand Hbo
Olive Kitteridge is a four-hour miniseries. It is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Strout. It was set in Maine. The HBO miniseries features Frances McDormand as the title character, Richard Jenkins as Olive’s loving husband Henry Kitteridge, Zoe Kazan as Denise Thibodeau, and Bill Murray as Jack Kennison. It is divided into four parts, each depicting a certain point of time in the novel
Frances Mcdormand Transformers
She then appeared in the action movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon, playing the US government’s National Intelligence Director, alongside her Burn After Reading co-star John Malkovich
Frances Mcdormand Coen Brothers | Frances Mcdormand Blood Simple
Frances made her film debut in Blood Simple in 1984 , the first film by the Coen brothers. Coen brothers is made up of Joel Coen who was born November 29, 1954 and Ethan Coen who was born September 21, 1957. They are American filmmakers.
Coen brothers films span many genres and styles, which they frequently subvert or parody. Their most publicly praised works include Miller’s Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Frances Mcdormand Madeline
Madeline is a 1998 live-action family dramedy film. It is an adaptation of the children’s book series and television series Madeline. It starred newcomer Hatty Jones as the titular character with the better known Frances and Nigel Hawthorne in supporting roles as Miss Clavel and Lord Covington. It encompasses the plots of four Madeline books. The film was released on July 10, 1998 by TriStar Pictures.