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Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand
On the set of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day in May 2007
Personal information
Birth nameFrances Louise McDormand
Birth dateJune 23, 1957(age 59)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1984 present
SpouseJoel Coen
(1984 present)

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Frances Louise McDormand (born June 23, 1957) is an American film and stage actress. She has starred in a number of films, including her Academy Award-winning performance as Marge Gunderson in Fargo, in 1996. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 2011 for her performance in Good People as Margie Walsh, having been nominated for the same category in 1988 for the revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.

McDormand was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress three times for her performances in Mississippi Burning, Almost Famous, and North Country, and has also been nominated for four Golden Globes, three BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy Award.


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