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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 51 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Played Ann in "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller - Long Wharf Theater, Connecticut (1986). See more »

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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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I'm a character actress, plain and simple...Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again. See more »

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Shared an apartment in the Bronx with Holly Hunter in the early 1980s until they moved in with Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Sam Raimi into a house in Los Angeles. See more »

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Fran

Star Sign:

Cancer

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