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Frances McDormand


Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Vernon Weir McDormand, a minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 and her MFA from Yale in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 55 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Played Pfeni in "The Sisters Rosensweig", a new play by Wendy Wasserstein - Lincoln Center, NYC (1992). See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fran McDormand

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on how she got the part in Fargo (1996)] "The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it." See more »

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." See more »

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Fran

Star Sign:

Cancer

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