Frances McDormand: roles in movies since 1984

Frances McDormand was born in 1957, she is an American actress.

Frances McDormand

Frances Louise McDormand

Born:
Cynthia Ann Smith
June 23, 1957
Gibson City, Illinois, U.S.

Career:
as actress in feature films since 1984 (age 27)

Relatives:
Joel Coen (spouse)

McDormand has starred in a number of films by the Coen brothers, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), and Hail, Caesar! (2016). For playing Marge Gunderson in Fargo, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other film roles include Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000), and North Country (2005), all earning her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2017, she starred as a hardened woman seeking justice for her daughter’s murder in the crime-drama film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won her a second Academy Award for Best Actress.

Roles portrayed by Frances McDormand

2017 Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Awards: Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe)

Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Awards: Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe)

2016 Frances McDormand as C. C. Calhoun in Hail, Caesar!

Frances McDormand as C. C. Calhoun in Hail, Caesar!

2012 Frances McDormand as Mrs. Bishop in Moonrise Kingdom

Frances McDormand as Mrs. Bishop in Moonrise Kingdom

2012 Frances McDormand as Sue Thomason in Promised Land

Frances McDormand as Sue Thomason in Promised Land




2011 Frances McDormand as Jane in This Must Be the Place

Frances McDormand as Jane in This Must Be the Place

2011 Frances McDormand as Charlotte Mearing in Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Frances McDormand as Charlotte Mearing in Transformers: Dark of the Moon

2008 Frances McDormand as Guinevere Pettigrew in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Frances McDormand as Guinevere Pettigrew in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

2008 Frances McDormand as Linda Litzke in Burn After Reading (Nominated: Golden Globe)

Frances McDormand as Linda Litzke in Burn After Reading (Nominated: Golden Globe)

2006 Frances McDormand as Jane in Friends with Money

Frances McDormand as Jane in Friends with Money

2005 Frances McDormand as Glory Dodge in North Country (Nominated: Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe)

Frances McDormand as Glory Dodge in North Country (Nominated: Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe)

2005 Frances McDormand as The Handler in Æon Flux

Frances McDormand as The Handler in Æon Flux

2003 Frances McDormand as Zoe Barry in Something’s Gotta Give

Frances McDormand as Zoe Barry in Something’s Gotta Give

2002 Frances McDormand as Jane in Laurel Canyon

Frances McDormand as Jane in Laurel Canyon

2002 Frances McDormand as Michelle in City by the Sea

Frances McDormand as Michelle in City by the Sea




2001 Frances McDormand as Doris Crane in The Man Who Wasn’t There

Frances McDormand as Doris Crane in The Man Who Wasn’t There

2000 Frances McDormand as Dean Sara Gaskell in Wonder Boys

Frances McDormand as Dean Sara Gaskell in Wonder Boys

2000 Frances McDormand as Elaine Miller in Almost Famous (Nominated: Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe)

Frances McDormand as Elaine Miller in Almost Famous (Nominated: Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe)

1998 Frances McDormand as Alice in Johnny Skidmarks

Frances McDormand as Alice in Johnny Skidmarks

1998 Frances McDormand as Miss Clavel in Madeline

Frances McDormand as Miss Clavel in Madeline

1998 Frances McDormand as Conlon in Talk of Angels

Frances McDormand as Conlon in Talk of Angels

1997 Frances McDormand as Dr. Verstak in Paradise Road

Frances McDormand as Dr. Verstak in Paradise Road

1996 Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo (Award: Oscar; Nominated: BAFTA, Golden Globe)

Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo (Award: Oscar; Nominated: BAFTA, Golden Globe)

1996 Frances McDormand as Dr. Molly Arrington in Primal Fear

Frances McDormand as Dr. Molly Arrington in Primal Fear

1996 Frances McDormand as Bunny in Lone Star

1995 Frances McDormand as Andy Bowma in Beyond Rangoon

Frances McDormand as Andy Bowma in Beyond Rangoon

1995 Frances McDormand as June in Palookaville

1994 Frances McDormand as Woman on TV in Bleeding Hearts

1994 Frances McDormand as Secretary in The Hudsucker Proxy

1993 Frances McDormand as Betty Weathers in Short Cuts

Frances McDormand as Betty Weathers in Short Cuts

1992 Frances McDormand as Nora Scanlan in Passed Away

1991 Frances McDormand as Grace in The Butcher’s Wife

Frances McDormand as Grace in The Butcher’s Wife

1990 Frances McDormand as Ingrid Jessner in Hidden Agenda

1990 Frances McDormand as Mayor’s Secretary in Miller’s Crossing

1990 Frances McDormand as Julie Hastings in Darkman

Frances McDormand as Julie Hastings in Darkman




1989 Frances McDormand as Mae Foley in Chattahoochee

1988 Frances McDormand as Mrs. Pell in Mississippi Burning (Nominated: Oscar)

Frances McDormand as Mrs. Pell in Mississippi Burning (Nominated: Oscar)

1987 Frances McDormand as Dot in Raising Arizona

1985 Frances McDormand as Nun in Crimewave

1984 Frances McDormand as Abby in Blood Simple

Frances McDormand as Abby in Blood Simple