Frances McDormand Biography, Facts & Life Story

Known For Marge Gunderson in Fargo (1996)
Nickname Fran
Full Name Cynthia Ann Smith
Profession Actress
Nationality American
Age 64 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 23 June 1957
Birthplace Gibson City, Illin
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Frances McDormand is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong characters. She has earned many accolades throughout her career.

Achievements

Frances McDormand is the recipient of four Academy Awards (including one for Best Picture), two Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to get the “Triple Crown of Acting”.

She has earned two Golden Globe Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Although primarily honored for her roles in small-budget independent films. Her worldwide box office gross tops $2.2 billion helped by her appearances in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012).

Career

McDormand completed her education at Bethany College and Yale University. She has appeared in several of Coens’ films, including Blood Simple (1984), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), Hail, Caesar! (2016) and many more.

For her portrayal of Marge Gunderson in Fargo, she earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other film roles include Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000), and North Country (2005), all of which gained her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She starred in the crime-drama film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), which won her a second Academy Award for Best Actress. After that, she starred in the applauded independent drama film Nomadland (2020), earning a third Academy Award for Best Actress and, as one of the film’s producers, the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Her successes for Nomadland made her the first person in history to achieve Academy Awards, both as producer and performer, for the same film. She became the second woman in history to win Best Actress three times, and the seventh performer overall to win three competitive Academy Awards in acting. She picked up further critical praise for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021).

Noreen (Nickelson) and Vernon McDormand adopted her when she was one and a half years of age and renamed Frances Louise McDormand. She has two siblings, a sister, Dorothy, and a brother, Kenneth. McDormand adopted both of them, who had no biological children.

Frances McDormand Education

Qualification High School from Monessen High School in 1975 A Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 A Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama
School Monessen High School, Pennsylvania, United St
College Bethany College, West Virginia, United States
Yale School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Frances McDormand Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Marge Gunderson in Fargo (1996)

Net Worth: $10 Million

Family & Relatives

Father: Vernon W. McDormand

Mother: Noreen E

Brother(s): Kenneth Henry McDormand

Sister(s): Dorothy Ann McDormand

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Joel Coen (m. 1984)

Children: 1

Son(s): Pedro McDormand Coen

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Hobbies: Hiking, Walking, Doing Workouts, Listening to Music, Cooking

Favorite Food: Angel food cake with orange-juice icing, English tea, Cookie, Pork Chop

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