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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 53 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:

Appeared in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" - Alliance Theatre, Atlanta (1982). See more »

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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:

On "women's pictures": "Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down. I cry too, maybe three times a week, but it's not in closeup. It's a wide shot. It's in the context of a very large and very mean world." See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Nickname:

Fran

Star Sign:

Cancer

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