Frances McDormand

Actress, Producer, Soundtrack

Actress, Producer, Soundtrack


Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents, Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and The Rev. Vernon Weir McDormand, a Disciples of Christ minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College...
Birth date
1957-06-23
Awards
Won 2 Oscars. Another 124 wins & 130 nominations.
Height
5' 5" (1.65 m)

Known For


Fargo
Fargo
Marge Gunderson (1996)
Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom
Mrs. Bishop (2012)
Almost Famous
Almost Famous
Elaine Miller (2000)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressWomen Talking
(announced)
ActressThe Tragedy of Macbeth
(post-production) Lady Macbeth
2021
ActressThe French Dispatch
(completed) Lucinda Krementz
ActressNomadland
Fern
2020
ActressGood Omens
(TV Mini-Series) Narrator / God - The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives (2019) ... Narrator / God (voice) - The Doomsday Option (2019) ... Narrator / God (voice) - Hard Times (2019) ... Narrator / God (voice) - The Book (2019) ... Narrator / God (voice) - Saturday Morning Funtime (2019) ... Narrator / God (voice) Show all 6 episodes
2019
ActressIsle of Dogs
Interpreter Nelson (voice)
2018
ActressThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Mildred
2017
ActressHail, Caesar!
C.C. Calhoun
2016
ActressThe Good Dinosaur
Momma (voice)
2015
ActressOlive Kitteridge
(TV Mini-Series) Olive Kitteridge - Security (2014) ... Olive Kitteridge - A Different Road (2014) ... Olive Kitteridge - Incoming Tide (2014) ... Olive Kitteridge - Pharmacy (2014) ... Olive Kitteridge
2014
ActressPromised Land
Sue Thomason
2012
ActressMadagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Captain Chantal Dubois (voice)
2012
ActressMoonrise Kingdom
Mrs. Bishop
2012
ActressTransformers: Dark of the Moon
Mearing
2011
ActressThis Must Be the Place
Jane
2011
ActressBurn After Reading
Linda Litzke
2008
ActressMiss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Miss Pettigrew
2008
ActressThe Simpsons
(TV Series) Melanie Upfoot - Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006) ... Melanie Upfoot (voice)
2006
ActressFriends with Money
Jane
2006
ActressÆon Flux
Handler
2005
ActressNorth Country
Glory
2005
ActressLast Night
(Short) Marit Such
2004/III
ActressSomething's Gotta Give
Zoe
2003
ActressState of Grace
(TV Series) Adult Hannah Rayburn - Holiday on Ice (2002) ... Adult Hannah Rayburn (voice) - Someone to Watch Over You (2002) ... Adult Hannah Rayburn (voice) - Legacy (2002) ... Adult Hannah Rayburn (voice) - Great Wall of Rayburn (2002) ... Adult Hannah Rayburn (voice) - A Taste of Money (2002) ... Adult Hannah Rayburn (voice) Show all 39 episodes
2001-2002
ActressCity by the Sea
Michelle
2002
ActressLaurel Canyon
Jane
2002
ActressUpheaval
(Short) Anne
2001
ActressThe Man Who Wasn't There
Doris Crane
2001
ActressAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) Victoria Price - Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2001) ... Victoria Price (voice)
2001
ActressEdwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
(Short) The Adult Fannie (voice)
2000
ActressAlmost Famous
Elaine Miller
2000
ActressWonder Boys
Sara Gaskell
2000
ActressTalk of Angels
Conlon
1998
ActressMadeline
Miss Clavel
1998
ActressBig Bird Gets Lost
(Video short) Frances / Self
1998
ActressJohnny Skidmarks
Alice
1998
ActressParadise Road
Dr. Verstak
1997
ActressPlain Pleasures
(Short)
1996
ActressHidden in America
(TV Movie) Gus
1996
ActressPrimal Fear
Molly
1996
ActressLone Star
Bunny
1996
ActressFargo
Marge Gunderson
1996
ActressPalookaville
June
1995
ActressBeyond Rangoon
Andy Bowman
1995
ActressGreat Performances
(TV Series) - Talking With (1995)
1995
ActressThe Good Old Boys
(TV Movie) Eve Calloway
1995
ActressBleeding Hearts
Woman on TV
1994
ActressShort Cuts
Betty Weathers
1993
ActressCrazy in Love
(TV Movie) Clare
1992
ActressPassed Away
Nora Scanlan
1992
ActressGenesis Survivor Gaiarth
(TV Mini-Series) Pool Girl (English version, voice)
1992
ActressThe Butcher's Wife
Grace
1991
ActressBarton Fink
Stage Actress (voice, uncredited)
1991
ActressMiller's Crossing
Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)
1990
ActressDarkman
Julie Hastings
1990
ActressHidden Agenda
Ingrid Jessner
1990
ActressChattahoochee
Mae Foley
1989
ActressMississippi Burning
Mrs. Pell
1988
ActressLeg Work
(TV Series) Willie Pipal - Mystery Woman (1987) ... Willie Pipal - Life Itself (1987) ... Willie Pipal - Peaches (1987) ... Willie Pipal - The American Dream (1987) ... Willie Pipal - Blind Trust (1987) ... Willie Pipal Show all 10 episodes
1987
ActressRaising Arizona
Dot
1987
ActressVengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo
(TV Movie) Brigette
1986
ActressThe Twilight Zone
(TV Series) Amanda Strickland (segment "Need to Know") - Need to Know/Red Snow (1986) ... Amanda Strickland (segment "Need to Know")
1986
ActressSpenser: For Hire
(TV Series) Mary - A Day's Wages (1986) ... Mary
1986
ActressCrimewave
Nun
1985
ActressHill Street Blues
(TV Series) Connie Chapman - Queen for a Day (1985) ... Connie Chapman - G.Q. (1985) ... Connie Chapman - The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr. (1985) ... Connie Chapman - Passage to Libya (1985) ... Connie Chapman - Washington Deceased (1985) ... Connie Chapman Show all 6 episodes
1985
ActressScandal Sheet
(TV Movie)
1985
ActressHunter
(TV Series) Nina Sloan - The Garbage Man (1985) ... Nina Sloan (as Fran McDormand)
1985
ActressBlood Simple
Abby
1984
RoleTitleYear
ProducerWomen Talking
(producer) (announced)
ProducerNomadland
(producer - produced by)
2020
ProducerOlive Kitteridge
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes) - Security (2014) ... (executive producer) - A Different Road (2014) ... (executive producer) - Incoming Tide (2014) ... (executive producer) - Pharmacy (2014) ... (executive producer)
2014
ProducerEvery Secret Thing
(producer)
2014
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackOlive Kitteridge
(TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Incoming Tide (2014) ... (performer: "Tell Me Why" - uncredited)
2014
SoundtrackPromised Land
(performer: "I Saw the Light")
2012
SoundtrackMadagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
(performer: "Non, je ne Regrette rien")
2012
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe Grey Zone
(special thanks)
2001
RoleTitleYear
SelfHollywood Insider
(TV Series) Self - The Unique Artistry of Wes Anderson: A Closer Look at an Auteur (2020) ... Self - Why 2017 Cinema Was The Best in The Decade (2020) ... Self - Powerful Director-Actor Partnerships: A Look at the Greatest Cinematic Duos (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfThe Movies
(TV Series documentary) Self - Actor / Self - Actor, Almost Famous / Self - Actor, Fargo / ... - The Seventies (2019) ... Self - Actor - The 2000s to Today (2019) ... Self - Actor, Almost Famous - The Nineties (2019) ... Self - Actor, Fargo - The Eighties (2019) ... Self - Actor, Blood Simple
2019
SelfThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
2019
SelfCelebrity Page
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.132 (2018) ... Self
2018
Self90th Oscars: How It Feels to Win an Oscar
(Video short) Self
2018
SelfBreakfast
(TV Series) Self - Best Actress - Episode dated 5 March 2018 (2018) ... Self - Best Actress
2018
SelfGood Morning Britain
(TV Series) Self - Best Actress - Episode dated 5 March 2018 (2018) ... Self - Best Actress
2018
SelfE! Live from the Red Carpet
(TV Series) Self - After Party Press Room - The 2018 Academy Awards (2018) ... Self - After Party Press Room
2018
SelfThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2018
Self33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards
(TV Special) Self - Best Female Lead
2018
SelfThe EE British Academy Film Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2018
Self24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter & Winner
2018
Self75th Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2018
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Robert Costa; 'Three Billboards'; Michael Lewis (2017) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 13 June 2014 (2014) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 19 November 2001 (2001) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 23 February 2000 (2000) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 2 October 1998 (1998) ... Self - Guest Show all 6 episodes
1996-2017
Self74th Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony
(TV Special) Self
2017
SelfFrances McDormand on Blood Simple
(Documentary short) Self
2016
SelfThe 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2015
SelfShe's The Best Thing In It
(Documentary) Self
2015
SelfThe 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2015
SelfHabitat Earth
(Documentary short) Narrator
2015
Self72nd Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2015
SelfRebels with a Cause
(Documentary) Narrator
2013
Self59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
2011
Self59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración
(TV Special) Self - Jury Member
2011
SelfThe 65th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2011
SelfThe Botany of Desire
(TV Movie documentary) Narrator
2009
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 15 August 2008 (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfThe 80th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
2008
SelfThe Making of 'Friends with Money'
(Video documentary) Self
2006
SelfThe 78th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2006
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - North Country (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfPrecinct Hollywood
(TV Movie documentary) Narrator
2005
SelfWa(h)re Liebe
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 4 March 2004 (2004) ... Self
2004
SelfThe 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
(TV Special) Self
2004
SelfMinnesota Nice
(Video short documentary) Self
2003
SelfSearching for Debra Winger
(Documentary) Self
2002
SelfMaking 'The Man Who Wasn't There'
(Video documentary short) Self
2002
SelfLo + plus
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 11 April 2002 (2002) ... Self - Guest
2002
SelfThe 73rd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2001
Self7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2001
SelfThe 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2001
SelfWonder Boys: A Look Between the Pages
(Video documentary short) Self
2000
Self2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
(TV Special documentary) Self
2000
SelfScottsboro: An American Tragedy
(Documentary) Voices (voice)
2000
SelfThe 70th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter & Past Winner
1998
SelfThe 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self
1997
SelfThe 69th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1997
Self3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1997
Self54th Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1997
SelfLuck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country
(Documentary) Self
1993
SelfThe Media Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #6.13 (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfThe 61st Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1989
SelfThe 42nd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1988
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageJeopardy! The Greatest of All Time
(TV Mini-Series) Narrator, 'Tales of the City' - Episode #1.2 (2020) ... Narrator, 'Tales of the City'
2020
Archive footageHollywood's Stories
(TV Series documentary) Self - #MeToo & Harvey Weinstein Scandal (2019) ... Self
2019
Archive footageEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode #37.206 (2018) ... Self - Episode #37.115 (2018) ... Self
2018
Archive footageAccess Hollywood
(TV Series) Self - Episode #22.180 (2018) ... Self
2018
Archive footageExtra with Billy Bush
(TV Series) Self - Episode #24.158 (2018) ... Self
2018
Archive footageLorraine
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 5 March 2018 (2018) ... Self
2018
Archive footageHoy nos toca
(TV Series) Self - BAFTA Award Winner - Episode dated 19 February 2018 (2018) ... Self - BAFTA Award Winner
2018
Archive footageSky World News
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 February 2018 (2018) ... Self
2018
Archive footageOscar, que empiece el espectáculo
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageAmerica's Top Sleuths
(TV Movie documentary) Marge Gunderson
2006
Archive footageCorazón de...
(TV Series) Self / Glory - Episode dated 23 January 2006 (2006) ... Self - Episode dated 13 September 2005 (2005) ... Glory (uncredited)
2005-2006
Archive footage... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(TV Movie documentary) Sara Gaskell
2005
Archive footageCinema mil
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Self
2005
Archive footageSendung ohne Namen
(TV Series) Marge Gunderson - Listen, Wetten und das Frühjahr (2003) ... Marge Gunderson
2003
Archive footageThe Movie Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 29 March 1997 (1997) ... Self
1997