Frances Louise McDormand is an American actress. She is known for her portrayals of headstrong female characters, unique, and quirky. She is an Academy Award-winning actress best known for her performance in Fargo (film). Her net worth is estimated to be $30 million.
Frances Louise McDormand Early Life –
Frances was born in Chicago, Illinois (June 23, 1957). She was adopted by a Canadian couple. Her adopted mother was a registered nurse and receptionist and her adopted father was a pastor. She has 2 siblings who are also adopted. In a number of small towns, she spends her early childhood like Tennesse, Georgia, and Kentucky before settling down in Monessen, Pennsylvania. She went to Monessen High School where she graduated in 1975. She then went to Bethany College in West Virginia where she studied for Bachelor of Arts. She did her Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
Frances Louise McDormand Career Life –
Frances 1st acted in a play that was written by Derek Walcott. The play was organized in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1984 she made her film debut with Blood Simple. She then acted in Crimewave. In 1987 she acted in Raising Arizona along with Holly Hunter and Nicolas Cage. In 1987 she acted in seven episodes of Leg Work.
Frances then acted in Mississippi Burning (1988), Bleeding Hearts (1984), The Hudsucker Proxy (1984), Chattahoochee (1989), Hidden Agenda (1990), Miller’s Crossing (1990), Darkman (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Butcher’s Wife (1991), Passed Away (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Beyond Rangoon (1995), Palookaville, (1995), The Good ‘Old Boys (1995), Fargo (1996), Primal Fear (1996), Lone Star (1996), Paradise Road (1997), Johnny Skidmarks (1998), Madeline (1998), Talk of Angels (1998), Wonder Boys (2000), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Laurel Canyon (2002), City by the Sea (2002), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), North Country (2005), Friends with Money (2006), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), Burn After Reading (2008), This Must Be the Place (2011), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Promise Land (2012), Olive Kitteridg (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), etc.
Frances gave her voice for ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ in 2012 for the character Captain Chantal Dubois. In The Good Dinosaur’ in 2015, she was the voiced artist.
- Best Supporting Actress -National Board of Review Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
- Academy Award for Best Actress
- Critics Choice Award
- Florida Film Critics Circle Award
- Tony Award for Best Actress
- Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress
Frances Louise McDormand Personal Life –
Frances married Joel Coen (married director and writer) in 1984. In 1994 she adopted a son.