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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 60 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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May-June 1998 Played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire at Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. See more »

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

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[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 »


Was the third and youngest child adopted by her minister father Vernon and his wife, Noreen. See more »



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