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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 (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Vernon 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 1982. Her ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Good Dinosaur (filming)
Momma (voice)
 2004/III Last Night (Short)
Marit Such
 2001 Upheaval (Short)
Anne
 1998 Talk of Angels
Conlon
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks
Alice
 1997 Paradise Road
Dr. Verstak
 1996 Plain Pleasures (Short)
 1996 Lone Star
Bunny
 1996 Primal Fear
Molly
 1995 Palookaville
June
 1995 Beyond Rangoon
Andy Bowman
 1994 Bleeding Hearts
Woman on TV
 1993 Short Cuts
Betty Weathers
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Grace
 1991 Barton Fink
Stage Actress (voice, uncredited)
 1990 Miller's Crossing
Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)
 1990 Hidden Agenda
Ingrid Jessner
 1989 Chattahoochee
Mae Foley
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Mrs. Pell
 1985 Crimewave
Nun
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Other Works:

Played Georgie Elgin, the title character in Mike Nichols' revival of Clifford Odet's "The Country Girl" with Morgan Freeman and Peter Gallagher - Bernard B Jacobs Theater, New York City (April 2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Fran McDormand

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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With most people when there's a pain in their life there's mental scar tissue that forms over the pain and helps you go on living. An actor's scar tissue really never covers over things the same way, not if you're going to be sensitive. With good technique, an actor can do that and walk through life without going insane. See more »

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Her performance as Marge Gunderson in Fargo (1996) is ranked #27 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. See more »

Nickname:

Fran

Star Sign:

Cancer

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