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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 52 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Good Dinosaur (announced)
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:

May-June 1998 Played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire at Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. 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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Personal Quote:

I don't like award shows. At our house we call this time of year 'the convention'. It's too bad we haven't figured out how to stop it. But I think it will come around because of the Internet - I think it will naturally go away. We'll have other ways to gather; it's not going to be this stuff. The shoes hurt too much. See more »

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Her Oscar-winning role, as Marge Gunderson from her film Fargo (1996), was ranked #33 in the American Film Institute's Heroes list in their 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains. See more »

Nickname:

Fran

Star Sign:

Cancer

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