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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 57 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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

Alternate Names:

Fran McDormand

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on plastic surgery] I have not mutated myself in any way. Joel (Coen, her director husband) and I have this conversation a lot. He literally has to stop me physically from saying something to people - to friends who've had work. I'm so full of fear and rage about what they've done. See more »

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Sister-in-law of Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke. See more »

Nickname:

Fran

Star Sign:

Cancer

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