Frances McDormand



Place of birth:

Chicago, Illinois, USA :


An American film, stage and television actress. McDormand began her career on stage and made her screen debut in the 1984 film Blood Simple, having since appeared in several theatrical and television roles. McDormand has been recognized for her performances in 'Mississippi Burning' (1988), 'Short Cuts' (1993), 'Fargo' (1996), 'Wonder Boys' (2000), 'Almost Famous' (2000), 'North Country' (2005), 'Moonrise Kingdom' (2012), 'Hail, Caesar!' (2016) and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (2017). Throughout her career, she has been nominated for eight Golden Globes, five Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, and three Emmy Awards. She is one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting", winning an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her role as Marge Gunderson in 'Fargo'.  She also won Best Supporting Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her performance in 'Wonder Boys' (2000). McDormand returned to the stage in the David Lindsay-Abaire play Good People on Broadway from February 8, 2011 to April 24, 2011. In 2017, McDormand starred in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' which earned her a second Academy Award for Best Actress. McDormand has been married to filmmaker Joel Coen since 1984, they reside in New York City along with their adopted son Pedro.

Film Credits

The French Dispatch (2020)
as Lucinda Krementz
Nomadland (2020)
as Fern
The Origins of Ebbing (2018)
as Herself/''Mildred''
Isle of Dogs (2018)
as Interpreter Nelson (voice)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
as Mildred Hayes
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017)
as Herself (voice)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
as C. C. Calhoun
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
as Momma (voice)
She's The Best Thing in It (2015)
as Herself
Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance (2012)
as Herself
Promised Land (2012)
as Sue Thomason
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
as Captain Chantel DuBois (voice)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
as Mrs. Bishop
This Must Be the Place (2011)
as Jane
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
as National Intelligence Director
The Botany of Desire (2009)
as Narrator
Burn After Reading (2008)
as Linda Litzke
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
as Guinevere Pettigrew
Friends with Money (2006)
as Jane
Æon Flux (2005)
as Handler
North Country (2005)
as Glory
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
as Zoe
Sesame Street: Big Bird Gets Lost (2003)
as Herself
Minnesota Nice (2003)
as Herself
Laurel Canyon (2003)
as Jane
City By The Sea (2002)
as Michelle
Upheaval (2002)
as Anne
Short Fuse (2002)
as Anne
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
as Doris Crane
Almost Famous (2000)
as Elaine Miller
Wonder Boys (2000)
as Dean Sara Gaskell
Talk of Angels (1998)
as Conlon
Madeline (1998)
as Miss Clavel
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
as Alice
Paradise Road (1997)
as Dr. Verstak
Hidden in America (1996)
as Gus
Lone Star (1996)
as Bunny
Fargo (1996)
as Marge Gunderson
Primal Fear (1996)
as Molly Arrington
Bleeding Hearts (1995)
as Woman on TV
Palookaville (1995)
as June
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
as Andy Bowman
The Good Old Boys (1995)
as Eve Calloway
Short Cuts (1993)
as Betty Weathers
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1993)
as Herself
Crazy in Love (1992)
as Clare
Passed Away (1992)
as Nora Scanlan
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
as Grace
Barton Fink (1991)
as Stage Actress (voice)
Hidden Agenda (1990)
as Ingrid Jessner
Miller's Crossing (1990)
as Mayor's secretary (uncredited)
Darkman (1990)
as Julie Hastings
Chattahoochee (1989)
as Mae Foley
Mississippi Burning (1988)
as Mrs. Pell
Raising Arizona (1987)
as Dot
Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo (1986)
as Brigette
Crimewave (1985)
as Nun
Scandal Sheet (1985)
Blood Simple (1984)
as Abby
The Tragedy of Macbeth ()
as Lady Macbeth

Production Credits

Nomadland (2020)
Every Secret Thing (2014)