Why Famous: 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.
- 1984-04-01 Filmmaker Joel Coel marries actress Frances McDormand
- 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