|Frances McDormand Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||June 23, 1957|
Frances McDormand is a renowned American actress who has given stellar performances in films like Fargo (1996), Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), etc.
Cynthia Ann Smith
Frances McDormand, Fran
Gibson City, Illinois, United States
Frances went to Monessen High School and graduated in 1975.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theater from Bethany College in 1979. She attended the Yale School of Drama and received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1982.
- Father – Vernon McDormand (Adoptive) (Pastor)
- Mother – Noreen Nickelson (Adoptive) (Nurse, Receptionist)
- Siblings – Dorothy McDormand (Adoptive Sister), Kenneth McDormand (Adoptive Brother)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Frances has dated –
- Joel Coen (1983-Present) – She got married to filmmaker Joel Coen on April 1, 1984. The couple adopted a 6-month-old baby boy named Pedro McDormand Coen from Paraguay in 1995.
Race / Ethnicity
However, she often dyes her hair ‘Blonde’.
Frances McDormand Facts
- She is among a select group of actresses who have won the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting with a Tony, Emmy, and Oscar award to their names.
- Her portrayal of the Handler in Æon Flux (2005) was considered for a nomination in the ‘Worst Supporting Actress’ category at the 2006 Razzie Awards. In the end, she did not secure that nomination.
- Her Oscar-winning performance as Marge Gunderson in Fargo (1996) was listed as the 27th Greatest Movie Character of All Time by Premiere Magazine in 2004.
- In 2018, her ‘Best Actress’ Oscar statue (for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) was briefly stolen by Terry Bryant at the Governors Ball after-party.
- She was the first cover star of 2021 of the fashion magazine, Vogue.
- During the 2021 Academy Awards, she won the “Best Actress in a Leading Role” award for her work in the 2020 drama film, Nomadland.
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