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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 Godzilla vs. Kong 2020-05-22
Known For
Poster of Madagascar 3 - Flucht durch Europa
Poster of Friends with Money
Poster of Die Simpsons
Poster of Unbekannte Dimensionen
Movie Godzilla vs. Kong 2020-05-22
Movie Ataris Reise Interpreter Nelson (voice) 2018-03-23
Series Slim John Glory 2017
Movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes 2017-11-10
Movie Hail, Caesar! C. C. Calhoun 2016-02-05
Movie She's The Best Thing in It Herself 2015-03-16
Series Other Space Nora Scanlan 2015-04-14
Movie Arlo & Spot Momma (voice) 2015-11-14
Series Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge 2014-11-02
Movie Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge 2014-11-02
Movie Promised Land Sue Thomason 2013-06-20
Series O' Anne 2012-01-24
Movie Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop 2012-05-24
Movie Madagascar 3 - Flucht durch Europa Captain Chantel DuBois (voice) 2012-06-06
Movie Transformers 3 National Intelligence Director 2011-06-28
Movie Cheyenne - This must be the place Jane 2011-10-01
Movie Miss Pettigrews großer Tag Guinevere Pettigrew 2009-02-16
Movie The Botany of Desire Narrator 2009-10-28
Movie Happy-Go-Lucky Unknown 2008-04-18
Movie Burn After Reading Linda Litzke 2008-09-05
Movie La Rondine Unknown 2008-07-28
Movie Friends with Money Jane 2006-09-07
Movie Æon Flux Handler 2005-11-30
Movie Laurel Canyon Jane 2004-01-29
Movie Minnesota Nice Herself 2003-04-01
Movie Was das Herz begehrt Zoe 2003-12-12
Movie Upheaval Anne 2002-03-07
Movie City By The Sea Michelle 2002-09-06
Series 5th Gear Dr. Molly Arrington 2002-04-08
Movie The Man Who Wasn't There Doris Crane 2001-10-26
Movie Die WonderBoys Dean Sara Gaskell 2000-02-22
Movie Almost Famous - Fast berühmt Elaine Miller 2000-09-15
Movie Talk of Angels Conlon 1998-10-30
Movie Skidmarks - Blutspuren Alice 1998-01-18
Movie Madeline Miss Clavel 1998-07-10
Movie Paradise Road Dr. Verstak 1997-04-11
Movie Lone Star Bunny 1996-06-21
Movie Fargo Marge Gunderson 1996-03-08
Movie Zwischen den Welten Gus 1996-12-01
Movie Rangoon - Im Herzen des Sturms Andy Bowman 1995-05-24
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 Crazy in Love Clare 1992-08-10
Movie Der Mann ihrer Träume Grace 1991-10-25
Movie Darkman Julie Hastings 1990-08-24
Movie Miller's Crossing Mayor's secretary (uncredited) 1990-09-21
Movie Geheimprotokoll Ingrid Jessner 1990-11-21
Movie Chattahoochee Mae Foley 1989-09-16
Series Die Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Mississippi Burning - Die Wurzel des Hasses Mrs. Pell 1988-12-08
Series Leg Work 1987-10-03
Movie Arizona Junior Dot 1987-03-01
Series Sins - Sünden Nun 1986-02-02
Movie Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Brigette 1986-11-01
Series Unbekannte Dimensionen Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Scandal Sheet 1985-01-21
Movie Blood Simple - Eine mörderische Nacht Abby 1984-09-07
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Polizeirevier Hill Street Unknown 1981-01-15
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18