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Frances McDormand (Frances Louise McDormand)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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 1982. Her career after graduation began onstage, and she has retained her association with the theater throughout her career. She soon obtained prominent roles in movies as well, first starring in Blood Simple. Read more...

Actor

Character: Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge 2014

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Character: Captain Chantel DuBois

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012

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Character: Sue Thomason

Promised Land 2012

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Character: Herself - Winner: Best Lead Actress in Play

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011

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Character: Linda Litzke

Burn After Reading 2008

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Character: Doris Crane

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001

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Character: Dean Sara Gaskell

Wonder Boys 2000

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Character: Dr. Verstak

Paradise Road 1997

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Character: Eve Calloway

The Good Old Boys 1995

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Character: Andy Bowman

Beyond Rangoon 1995

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Character: Betty Weathers

Short Cuts 1993

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Character: Nora Scanlan

Passed Away 1992

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Character: Mayor's Secretary

Miller's Crossing 1990

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Character: Ingrid Jessner

Hidden Agenda 1990

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Character: Frances / Herself

Big Bird Gets Lost 1998

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998

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