Frances McDormand

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Frances McDormand BIO

Frances McDormand studied at the Yale School of Drama. Stage appearances include The Country Girl directed by Mike Nichols on Broadway, Caryl Churchill’s Far Away directed by Stephen Daldry at New York Theatre Workshop, her Tony-nominated performance as ‘Stella’ 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 ‘Blanche’) 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’s 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’t 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 ‘Marge Gunderson’.

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Frances McDormand 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

[1984]Blood Simple Abby

[1985]Crimewave Nun

[1987]Raising Arizona Dot

[1988]Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell

[1989]Chattahoochee Mae Foley

[1990]Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner

[1990]Darkman Julie Htings

[1991]The Butcher's Wife Grace

[1992]Passed Away Nora Scanlan

[1993]Short Cuts Betty Weathers

[1994]Bleeding Hearts Woman on TV

[1995]Beyond Rangoon Andy Bowman

[1995]Palookaville June

[1996]Lone Star Bunny

[1996]Primal Fear Molly

[1996]Fargo Marge Gunderson

[1997]Paradise Road Dr. Verstak

[1998]Johnny Skidmarks Alice

[1998]Madeline Miss Clavel

[1998]Talk of Angels Conlon

[2000]Wonder Boys Sara Gkell

[2000]Almost Famous Elaine Miller

[2001]The Man Who Wasn't There Doris Crane

[2002]Laurel Canyon Jane

[2002]City by the Sea Michelle

[2003]Something's Gotta Give Zoe

[2005]Æon Flux Handler

[2005]North Country Glory

[2006]Friends with Money Jane

[2008]Burn After Reading Linda Litzke

[2008]Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Miss Pettigrew

[2011]This Must Be the Place Jane

[2011]Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mearing

[2012]Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop

[2012]Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Captain Chantal Dubois

[2012]Promised Land Sue Thomon

[2015]The Good Dinosaur Momma

[2016]Hail, Caesar! C.C. Calhoun

[2017]Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred

[2018]Isle of Dogs Interpreter Nelson

[2020]Nomadland Fern

[2020]The French Dispatch Lucinda Krementz

[2021]The Tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth

[2022]Women Talking Scarface Janz


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Renee Elise Goldsberry Comes to the Capitol Theatre Next Week

The WSO will welcome Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry to the Capitol Theatre in West Virginia next week! The performance is set for February 16.

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present Live Broadcast of 1920 By Scott Sublett, Directed By Christopher Scott

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) partners with CreateTheater.com to present the fourth virtual edition of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, featuring a live broadcast of 1920 by Scott Sublett, directed by Christopher Scott.

Tickets on Sale Now for Theater Resources Unlimited's 2024 TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited will present the 2024 TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series in partnership with CreateTheater.com

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2024 TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) partners with CreateTheater.com to present the fourth virtual edition of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, with the generous support of RK Greene and The StoryLine Project. Readings will be presented through a technical partnership with Streaming Musicals on Sundays, February 12 & 19, 2023 at 4pm.

Rubicon Theatre Hosts Staged Reading of J FOR J Next Month

Rubicon Theatre has announced a special benefit staged reading of J FOR J, a poetic, powerful and poignant family story written by Jenny Sullivan and Barry Sullivan and directed by Jenny Sullivan.

Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw Will Lead WAITING FOR GODOT at Theatre Royal Haymarket

A new production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot will open at next year, directed by James Macdonald and starring Lucian Msamati (Estragon) and Ben Whishaw (Vladimir), with further casting to be announced. The production opens at Theatre Royal Haymarket in September 2024 and will play a strictly limited run.

BroadwaySF to Present UNSCRIPTED: An Evening With William H. Macy + Screening Of FARGO

BroadwaySF will present 'UNSCRIPTED: An Evening with William H. Macy + Screening of Fargo' - A special event featuring William H. Macy and a screening of the film Fargo.

Corey Hawkins Signs With CAA For Representation

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins has signed with CAA for representation. Learn more about Corey here!

Interview: Sam Catlin Loves Creating a SEA OF TERROR With His Wife Julie Dretzin

The world premiere of Emmy Award winner Sam Catlin’s Sea of Terror opens September 29, 2023, at the Hudson Mainstage. Sam also directs his dark comedy on the pros and cons of socializing with the cast of John Ales, Julie Dretzin, Paul Schulze and Amy Scribner.

Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival Readings

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden and more will be featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Fridays@3 reading series.

Tim Crouch's AN OAK TREE Returns This Summer

Francesca Moody Productions has announced the return of Tim Crouch's landmark production An Oak Tree. The acclaimed play will run at Wickham Theatre Bristol from 8 – 10 June, Festival d'Avignon 6 – 11 July and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh from 4 – 27 August. 

Hudson Theatre to Present BECAUSE IT'S SUNNY IN L.A. in June

The Hudson Theatre will present a world premiere musical BECAUSE IT'S SUNNY IN L.A. (Especially On Skid Row).  Written and produced by Thaddeus Nagey, in the hope of creating awareness of the homeless population in Los Angeles.

The Civilians to Present FANTASTIC FLOPS AND FIASCOS This Month

On Monday, May 15th, acclaimed theater group The Civilians will present the third installment of their Artist in Residence program with their performance, “Fantastic Flops and Fiascos.”

Ali Ewoldt, Jelani Remy & More to Take Part in Prospect Theater's 2023 Spring Gala

Prospect Theater Company's annual Spring Gala will be co-hosted by Ali Ewoldt and Jelani Remy, and will feature presenters including Renée Elise Goldsberry, Telly Leung and more. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Lara Downes, Michael Mwenso, And Friends Celebrate Earth Day At The Greene Space On April 20

On the cusp of Earth Day and the release of her forthcoming album Love at Last, Billboard chart-topping pianist, cultural catalyst, and media personality Lara Downes co-hosts and performs in Love At Last: A Celebration Of The Earth And Its Inhabitants, a special event at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. 

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Leland Fowler & More to Star in THIS LAND WAS MADE World Premiere at Vineyard Theatre

Vineyard Theatre has announced the cast and design team for the World Premiere of This Land Was Made, written by Tori Sampson. See how to purchase tickets!

The Greene Space At WNYC And WQXR Name The Civilians As Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence

Investigative theater company The Civilians curates three nights of live performances on March 13, April 17 and May 15.

Photos: Inside WOMEN TALKING with Jessie Buckley, Sarah Polley & More

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 at The Minetta Lane Theatre

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. 

Frances McDormand FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frances McDormand has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Frances McDormand has not appeared in the West End.

Frances McDormand has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "Good People". She was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Good People". McDormand received another nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "The Country Girl". Additionally, she was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same production.

Frances McDormand has won several awards for her performance in the play "Good People." She received the Outstanding Actress in a Play award from the Drama Desk Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Tony Awards.

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