Frances McDormand
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Frances McDormand

Frances Louise McDormand (born Cynthia Ann Smith; June 23, 1957) is 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.

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Character : Marge Gunderson

Raising Arizona

Character : Dot

Miller's Crossing

Character : Mayor's secretary (uncredited)


Short Cuts

Character : Betty Weathers

Almost Famous

Character : Elaine Miller

Primal Fear

Character : Dr. Molly Arrington

Mississippi Burning

Character : Mrs. Pell

Beyond Rangoon

Character : Andy Bowman

The Man Who Wasn't There

Character : Doris Crane

The Butcher's Wife

Character : Grace

Wonder Boys

Character : Dean Sara Gaskell

Burn After Reading

Character : Linda Litzke


Character : Nun

Blood Simple

Character : Abby

Something's Gotta Give

Character : Zoe

Æon Flux

Character : Handler

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Character : Guinevere Pettigrew


Character : Julie Hastings

Lone Star

Character : Bunny

North Country

Character : Glory

City By The Sea

Character : Michelle

The Botany of Desire

Character : Narrator

Laurel Canyon

Character : Jane


Character : Miss Clavel


Character : June

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Character : National Intelligence Director

Hidden Agenda

Character : Ingrid Jessner

Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo

Character : Brigette

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Character : Captain Chantel DuBois (voice)

This Must Be the Place

Character : Jane

Talk of Angels

Character : Conlon

Short Fuse

Character : Anne

Paradise Road

Character : Dr. Verstak

Moonrise Kingdom

Character : Mrs. Bishop


Character : Anne

Minnesota Nice

Character : Herself

Crazy in Love

Character : Clare

The Good Dinosaur

Character : Momma (voice)

Promised Land

Character : Sue Thomason

Hidden in America

Character : Gus

Friends with Money

Character : Jane

Johnny Skidmarks

Character : Alice

Passed Away

Character : Nora Scanlan

She's The Best Thing in It

Character : Herself

Scandal Sheet

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Character : Mae Foley

Hail, Caesar!

Character : C. C. Calhoun

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Character : Mildred Hayes

Isle of Dogs

Character : Interpreter Nelson (voice)

The Good Old Boys

Character : Eve Calloway

Sesame Street: Big Bird Gets Lost

Character : Herself

Barton Fink

Character : Stage Actress (voice)

Bleeding Hearts

Character : Woman on TV

The French Dispatch

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Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

Character : Herself

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Hill Street Blues

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Leg Work

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The Academy Awards

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The Simpsons

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The Twilight Zone

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Olive Kitteridge

Character : Olive Kitteridge