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Frances McDormand

Actress Frances McDormand
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Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: Frances McDormand is a film, stage and television actress. In film she is known for her roles in "Mississippi Burning" (1989), and "Almost Famous" (2001), although "Fargo" (1996) is her most famous role, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress.

McDormand is married to filmmaker Joel Coen and has appeared in a number of his films, including "Fargo" and "Blood Simple".

McDormand is one of only a few actress to win the Triple Crown of acting, an Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award.

Born: June 23, 1957
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1984-04-01 American filmmaker Joel Coen (29) marries American actress Frances McDormand (26)

Historical Events

  • 1996-03-08 "Fargo" directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi released in the US
  • 1997-03-24 69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand win
  • 2018-02-18 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " Best Film, Guillermo del Toro Best Director, Best Actors Frances McDormand / Gary Oldman
  • 2020-09-12 Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland" starring Frances McDormand wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival
  • 2021-04-11 74th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held virtually; "Nomadland" best film, Chloé Zhao best director, Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins best acting awards
  • 2021-04-25 93rd Academy Awards: "Nomadland" wins best film, director (Chloé Zhao), and lead actress (Frances McDormand); Anthony Hopkins best actor

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