Frances Louise McDormand is an American actress and producer. She has received numerous accolades, including four Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting”.
Frances McDormand Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 23, 1957 (65 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Cynthia Ann Smith was born on June 23rd of 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. Before her second birthday, she was adopted and renamed Frances Louise McDormand. Raised alongside two other adopted children by a pastor and nurse who were both originally born in Canada, Frances moved frequently across the nation. Her father’s work took him from state to state as he helped restore congregations in Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The family finally laid down roots in Pennsylvania, where Frances attended high school. After graduating, she attended Bethany College in West Virginia and studied acting. She eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts in theatre before moving on to the Yale School of Drama in 1979. While at Yale, she continued her acting career and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1982. She then relocated to New York City to pursue her acting career.
Frances McDormand Husband and Son
She married Joel Coen, a writer and director, in 1984. Pedro McDormand Coen was adopted from Paraguay by the couple in 1994.
Frances McDormand Height and Weight
Frances McDormand is 1.65 m tall and her weight is 65 kg.
Frances McDormand Age and Birthday
Frances McDormand was born on June 23, 1957, in Gibson City, Illinois, United States. She is 64 years old as of 2022.
In 1984, Frances McDormand married director Joel Coen. They have since adopted a son together.
At the beginning of her acting career, McDormand focused on the world of theatre. Her early roles were in plays like “In a Fine Castle.” She then appeared in “Blood Simple,” the first film made by the Coen Brothers. At this point, she had married Joel. She then went on to appear in “Raising Arizona” and furthered her career with roles in TV shows like “Hill Street Blues” and “The Twilight Zone.” During this period, she continued to appear in a number of high-profile Broadway plays such as “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Slowly but surely, Frances’ talents were beginning to be noticed by critics and movie fans around the world. By the end of the 80s, she had been nominated for an Academy Award after her performance in “Mississippi Burning.” Further film roles came with “Darkman,” “Hidden Agenda,” and “Short Cuts.” Her true breakthrough came with 1996’s “Fargo.” The film earned her widespread critical acclaim winning her a first Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. That year, she also appeared in films like “Primal Fear,” “Paradise Road,” and “Lone Star.” In addition, she earned an Emmy Award nomination for her role in the TV film “Hidden in America.”
After a starring role in the film “Madeline,” Frances continued her successful run throughout the 2000s with films like “Almost Famous,” “Wonder Boys,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “City by the Sea,” “Laurel Canyon,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “North Country,” “Aeon Flux,” “Friends with Money,” “Burn After Reading,” and others. In 2011, she continued to appear in a range of independent films but also booked roles in mega blockbusters like “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.” Throughout this period, she also maintained her presence on the stage, winning a Tony Award for the Broadway play “Good People.”
In recent years, she is known for films like “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Promised Land,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and “Nomadland.” She also advanced her voice acting career with roles in animated films like “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and “Isle of Dogs.”