Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Frances McDormand

 
Date Of Birth:
June 23, 1957 (65)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Bio:
Frances McDormand studied at the Yale School of Drama. Stage appearances include The Country Girl directed by Mike Nichols on Broadway, Caryl Churchill‚Äôs Far Away directed by Stephen Daldry at New York Theatre Workshop, her Tony-nominated performance as ‚ÄėStella‚Äô in A Streetcar Named Desire, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 23, 1957 (65)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Bio:
Frances McDormand studied at the Yale School of Drama. Stage appearances include The Country Girl directed by Mike Nichols on Broadway, Caryl Churchill‚Äôs Far Away directed by Stephen Daldry at New York Theatre Workshop, her Tony-nominated performance as ‚ÄėStella‚Äô in A Streetcar Named Desire, ... (read complete bio)

Photos

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2011
Margaret
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Georgie Elgin
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Harper
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Dora
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Pfeni Rosensweig
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Stella Kowalski
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1984
Hennie Berger
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Margaret Church (Understudy)

Frances McDormand Movies

Blood Simple
 
[1984]
Abby
Crimewave
 
[1985]
Nun
Raising Arizona
 
[1987]
Dot
Mississippi Burning
 
[1988]
Mrs. Pell
Chattahoochee
 
[1989]
Mae Foley
Hidden Agenda
 
[1990]
Ingrid Jessner
Darkman
 
[1990]
Julie Htings
The Butcher's Wife
 
[1991]
Grace
Passed Away
 
[1992]
Nora Scanlan
Short Cuts
 
[1993]
Betty Weathers
Bleeding Hearts
 
[1994]
Woman on TV
Beyond Rangoon
 
[1995]
Andy Bowman
Palookaville
 
[1995]
June
Lone Star
 
[1996]
Bunny
Primal Fear
 
[1996]
Molly
Fargo
 
[1996]
Marge Gunderson
Paradise Road
 
[1997]
Dr. Verstak
Johnny Skidmarks
 
[1998]
Alice
Madeline
 
[1998]
Miss Clavel
Talk of Angels
 
[1998]
Conlon
Wonder Boys
 
[2000]
Sara Gkell
Almost Famous
 
[2000]
Elaine Miller
The Man Who Wasn't There
 
[2001]
Doris Crane
Laurel Canyon
 
[2002]
Jane
City by the Sea
 
[2002]
Michelle
Something's Gotta Give
 
[2003]
Zoe
Æon Flux
 
[2005]
Handler
North Country
 
[2005]
Glory
Friends with Money
 
[2006]
Jane
Burn After Reading
 
[2008]
Linda Litzke
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
 
[2008]
Miss Pettigrew
This Must Be the Place
 
[2011]
Jane
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
 
[2011]
Mearing
Moonrise Kingdom
 
[2012]
Mrs. Bishop
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
 
[2012]
Captain Chantal Dubois
Promised Land
 
[2012]
Sue Thomon
The Good Dinosaur
 
[2015]
Momma
Hail, Caesar!
 
[2016]
C.C. Calhoun
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
 
[2017]
Mildred
Isle of Dogs
 
[2018]
Interpreter Nelson
Nomadland
 
[2020]
Fern
The French Dispatch
 
[2020]
Lucinda Krementz
The Tragedy of Macbeth
 
[2021]
Lady Macbeth
Women Talking
 
[2022]
Scarface Janz

Frances McDormand TV Shows

State of Grace
 
[]
Adult Hannah Rayburn

Frances McDormand Biography

Frances McDormand studied at the Yale School of Drama. Stage appearances include The Country Girl directed by Mike Nichols on Broadway, Caryl Churchill‚Äôs Far Away directed by Stephen Daldry at New York Theatre Workshop, her Tony-nominated performance as ‚ÄėStella‚Äô in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Sisters Rosenzweig directed by Daniel Sullivan at Lincoln Center Theatre, The Swan at The Public Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire (this time as ‚ÄėBlanche‚Äô) at the Gate Theater in Dublin, and Dare Clubb's Oedipus at the Blue Light Theater Company opposite Billy Crudup. With The Wooster Group, she performed in To You, The Birdie! and North Atlantic. Films include Burn After Reading, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Friends With Money, Laurel Canyon, Something‚Äôs Gotta Give, Wonder Boys, City By The Sea, Madeline, Primal Fear, Lone Star, Palookaville, Chattahoochee, Darkman, Hidden Agenda, Short Cuts, Beyond Rangoon, Paradise Road, The Man Who Wasn‚Äôt There, Raising Arizona, and Blood Simple. She can next be seen in Transformers 3 and opposite Sean Penn in This Must Be the Place. She is the recipient of four Academy Award nominations: Mississippi Burning, Almost Famous, North Country, and Fargo, for which she received the award for her performance as ‚ÄėMarge Gunderson‚Äô.

Frances McDormand Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Frances McDormand, Good People
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Frances McDormand, Good People
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Frances McDormand, Good People
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Frances McDormand, The Country Girl
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Frances McDormand, A Streetcar Named Desire
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Frances McDormand , A Streetcar Named Desire

Frances McDormand News

Photos: Inside WOMEN TALKING with Jessie Buckley, Sarah Polley & More Photo Photos: Inside WOMEN TALKING with Jessie Buckley, Sarah Polley & More
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 11, 2023

Just last night, MGM's Orion Pictures and Audible presented a one night only performance, Women Talking: An Evening of Wild Female Imagination, at Audible's off-Broadway Minetta Lane Theatre. Check out photos from inside the event!

Orion Pictures and Audible Will Present One Night Only Performance of WOMEN TALKING a Photo Orion Pictures and Audible Will Present One Night Only Performance of WOMEN TALKING at The Minetta Lane Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2023

MGM's Orion Pictures and Audible will present a one night only performance, Women Talking: An Evening of Wild Female Imagination, at Audible's off-Broadway Minetta Lane Theatre on Monday evening, January 9th. The performance will be recorded and available later in January on Audible. 

TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL To Run At SoHo Playhouse December 28 - January 7 Photo TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL To Run At SoHo Playhouse December 28 - January 7
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2022

Following an Award winning engagement at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner, 2022), Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel, written and performed by Tim Crouch, will play SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) as part of the Fringe Encore Series.

Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre 40th Anniversary Gala Photo Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre 40th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary Gala will honor Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup with celebratory toasts to Ken Greiner, Chair, Vineyard Board of Directors and Marcia Pendelton, President and Founder of Walk Tall Girl Productions, on February 13, 2023 beginning at 6:00pm at Edison Ballroom.

US Premiere of TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL to Open at SoHo Playhouse This Month Photo US Premiere of TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL to Open at SoHo Playhouse This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

Following an Award winning engagement at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Truth’s A Dog Must to Kennel, written and performed by Tim Crouch, will play SoHo Playhouse as part of the Fringe Encore Series.

Brian d'Arcy James, Jeremy Pope & More Nominated For Independent Spirit Awards Photo Brian d'Arcy James, Jeremy Pope & More Nominated For Independent Spirit Awards
by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2022

Brian d'Arcy James, Jeremy Pope, Stephanie Hsu, Mark Rylance, Andrea Riseborough, and more have been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards. The new list of nominees marks the first year that the acting categories have been gender neutral. Check out the full list of nominations now!

2022 Key West Film Festival Announces Line Up Photo 2022 Key West Film Festival Announces Line Up
by Michael Major - Oct 20, 2022

To open the festival, Daniel Craig returns in GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MURDER MYSTERY, from the surprise 2019 hit Knives Out, reprising his role as detective Benoit Blanc, heading off to Greece with a new case to crack and a fresh ensemble of suspects to rattle (Edward Norton, Janelle Mon√°e, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson).

VIDEO: Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley & More Star in WOMEN TALKING Trailer Photo VIDEO: Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley & More Star in WOMEN TALKING Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2022

In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. Based on the novel by Miriam Toews. The cast of the new film includes Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, with Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand. Watch videos of the trailer and a featurette now!

Meet the Cast of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

Topdog/Underdog officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, September 27. The production opens at the John Golden Theatre on October 20. Meet the cast bringing the story to life!

HAMILTON Tony-Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry To Open 28th Season At Mayo Performing Ar Photo HAMILTON Tony-Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry To Open 28th Season At Mayo Performing Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

Tony Award winning Broadway performer Renée Elise Goldsberry opens Mayo Performing Arts Center's 28th season on Friday, September 30 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$99.

Frances McDormand Videos

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Behind the Scenes Look at THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Behind the Scenes Look at THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Apple TV+ has released a behind-the-scenes look at Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. The feature includes interviews with the film's directors and designers, as well as the film's star, Denzel Washington. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

In the new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Kathryn Hunter plays all three witches. BroadwayWorld caught up with Hunter to discuss playing all three witches, working with Joel Coen and Denzel Washington, and what it was like bringing the popular play to the big screen.

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2022

Denzel Washington appeared on the Today Show this morning to discuss his performance in Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. Washington also discussed playing Othello when he was in school at Fordham, working with Frances McDormand, and his friendship with the late Sidney Poitier. Watch the new interview with Hoda Kotb now!

VIDEO: Watch a New THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Trailer

by Michael Major - Jan 6, 2022

Apple Original Films, A24 and IAC Films have released a new trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth, based on the play by William Shakespeare and written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen. The film stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

A new trailer for Joel Coen's upcoming The Tragedy of Macbeth film has been released! Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation-a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Watch the new 'O, full of scorpions is my mind' teaser now!

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks Shakespeare, MACBETH, and More on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks Shakespeare, MACBETH, and More on THE LATE SHOW

by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2021

Denzel Washington appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night! In his interview, Washington talked with Colbert about Shakespeare, and previewed his new film, 'The Tragedy of Macbeth,' which hits theaters on Christmas Day and streams on Apple TV+ beginning January 14th.

VIDEO: Watch a New Teaser for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Teaser for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

Apple and A24 have unveiled a new teaser trailer for Joel Coen's upcoming 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' film. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Watch the new teaser trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

Apple Original Films will present an A24 and IAC Film production, 'The Tragedy of Macbeth,' based on the play by William Shakespeare and written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen. The film stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, and Corey Hawkins. Watch the trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For Upcoming Film, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For Upcoming Film, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2021

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen‚Äôs bold and fierce adaptation‚ÄĒa tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.

VIDEO: Watch Chloé Zhao's 'Behind the Scene' Video on NOMADLAND Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Chloé Zhao's 'Behind the Scene' Video on NOMADLAND

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2021

AFI AWARDS celebrates NOMADLAND with brand new content featuring the creators of the film. Actor and producer Peter Spears accepts the AFI AWARDS honor on behalf of the creative ensemble and introduces the film to the AFI Movie Club audience.


Frances McDormand Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Frances McDormand been in?
Frances McDormand has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Frances McDormand been in?
Frances McDormand has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Frances McDormand been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Good People , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Good People , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Good People , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Country Girl Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire .

What awards has Frances McDormand won?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Good People Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Good Peopleand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Good People.