Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

  • Born on
    • June 23rd, 1957
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.

Starring Frances McDormand on Plex


Acting (48 Credits)

2021The French Dispatch as Lucinda Krementz
2021The Tragedy of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth
2020Nomadland as Fern
2019Good Omens as God (voice)
2018Isle of Dogs as Interpreter Nelson (voice)
2017Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes
2016Hail, Caesar! as C. C. Calhoun
2015The Good Dinosaur as Momma (voice)
2014Olive Kitteridge as Olive Kitteridge
2012Promised Land as Sue Thomason
2012Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Captain Chantel DuBois (voice)
2012Moonrise Kingdom as Mrs. Bishop
2011This Must Be the Place as Jane
2011Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Mearing
2009The Botany of Desire as Narrator
2008Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day as Guinevere Pettigrew
2008Burn After Reading as Linda Litzke
2006Friends with Money as Jane
2005North Country as Glory
2005Aeon Flux as Handler
2003Something's Gotta Give as Zoe
2002Laurel Canyon as Jane
2002City by the Sea as Michelle
2001The Man Who Wasn't There as Doris Crane
2000Almost Famous as Elaine Miller
2000Wonder Boys as Dean Sara Gaskell
1998Madeline as Miss Clavel
1998Talk of Angels as Conlon
1998Johnny Skidmarks as Alice
1997Paradise Road as Dr. Verstak
1996Fargo as Marge Gunderson
1996Primal Fear as Molly Arrington
1996Lone Star as Bunny
1995Beyond Rangoon as Andy Bowman
1995The Good Old Boys as Eve Calloway
1995Palookaville as June
1993Short Cuts as Betty Weathers
1992Passed Away as Nora Scanlan
1991The Butcher's Wife as Grace
1991Barton Fink as Stage Actress (voice) (uncredited)
1990Hidden Agenda as Ingrid Jessner
1990Darkman as Julie Hastings
1990Miller's Crossing as Mayor's Secretary
1989Chattahoochee as Mae Foley
1988Mississippi Burning as Mrs. Pell
1987Raising Arizona as Dot
1985Crimewave as Nun
1984Blood Simple as Abby

Herself (2 Credits)



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