Frances Louise McDormand (born June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois) is an award-winning American actor.
She is best known for her roles in The Coen Brothers' films, and has been married to Joel Coen since 1984.
Her many screen credits include:
- Almost Famous
- Blood Simple
- Burn After Reading
- Fargo: She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Marge Gunderson.
- The French Dispatch
- Friends with Money
- The Good Dinosaur
- Good Omens (2019)
- Hail, Caesar!
- Hill Street Blues
- The Hudsucker Proxy
- Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
- The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
- Miller's Crossing
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
- Mississippi Burning
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Nomadland: She won her third Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Fern.
- North Country
- Olive Kitteridge
- Paradise Road
- Primal Fear
- Raising Arizona
- Short Cuts
- Something's Gotta Give
- A Streetcar Named Desire
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: She won her second Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Mildred Hayes.
- The Tragedy of Macbeth
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Women Talking
- Wonder Boys
Tropes associated with her career include:
- Real-Life Relative: McDormand is married to Joel Coen and frequently stars in Coen Brothers films.
- "Sesame Street" Cred: She played a prominent role in the Sesame Street video Big Bird Gets Lost, which she recalled in that page's main quote as a "rewarding" experience.