Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

Highest Rated: 95% Short Cuts (1993)

Lowest Rated: 9% Aeon Flux (2005)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1957

Birthplace: Gibson City, Illinois, USA

As the good-natured, but sharp-minded sheriff on the trail of two murderers in her breakout film, "Fargo" (1996), actress Frances McDormand made a significant mark as an actress, playing one of the more unique, homespun characters in cinema history. Prior to her award-winning performance, McDormand essayed a variety of roles, but mainly focused on put-upon wives or classic femme fatales in films like "Blood Simple" (1984) and "Mississippi Burning" (1988). Later in her career, she branched off into more diverse leading and supporting roles for "Lone Star" (1996), "Wonder Boys" (2000) and "Almost Famous" (2000), though she continued to make her strongest appearances in husband Joel Coens' darkly comic noirs, including "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001). By the time she received her third Academy Award nomination for her supporting performance in "North Country" (2005), it was well established that McDormand was a gifted actress in both comedy and drama and whose best work never failed to impress critics and fans alike.

Highest rated movies

Short Cuts
Nomadland
Lone Star
Fargo
Blood Simple
Moonrise Kingdom Raising Arizona Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth (Character) - 2021
85% No Score Yet The French Dispatch Lucinda Krementz (Character) - 2021
94% 82% Nomadland Fern (Character),
Producer
- 2020
90% 87% Isle of Dogs Interpreter Nelson (Voice) $31.9M 2018
90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred (Character) $54.1M 2017
85% 44% Hail, Caesar! C.C. Calhoun (Character) $30.0M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's the Best Thing In It Self - 2015
76% 64% The Good Dinosaur Momma (Voice) $123.1M 2015
32% 32% Every Secret Thing Producer $97.0K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebels With a Cause Narrator - 2013
78% 72% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Capitaine Chantel DuBois (Voice) - 2012
93% 86% Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop (Character) $45.5M 2012
53% 46% Promised Land Sue Thomason (Character) $7.6M 2012
35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mearing (Character) $352.4M 2011
67% 58% This Must Be the Place Jane (Character) $142.2K 2011
No Score Yet 86% The Botany of Desire Unknown (Character) - 2009
78% 71% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Miss Pettigrew (Character) $12.3M 2008
78% 65% Burn After Reading Linda Litzke (Character) $60.3M 2008
72% 40% Friends With Money Jane (Character) $13.4M 2006
9% 39% Aeon Flux Handler (Character) $25.9M 2005
69% 76% North Country Glory (Character) $18.3M 2005
72% 69% Something's Gotta Give Zoe Barry (Character) $124.6M 2003
68% 52% Laurel Canyon Jane Bentley (Character) $3.7M 2002
48% 40% City by the Sea Michelle (Character) $22.4M 2002
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Doris (Character) $7.5M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Famous Unknown (Character) - 2000
67% 87% Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Voice (Voice) - 2000
81% 83% Wonder Boys Sara Gaskell (Character) $19.4M 2000
89% 92% Almost Famous Elaine Miller (Character) $32.5M 2000
65% 43% Madeline Miss Clavel (Character) $29.8M 1998
No Score Yet 60% Talk of Angels Conlon (Character) $15.5K 1998
No Score Yet 21% Johnny Skidmarks Alice (Character) - 1998
45% 78% Paradise Road Dr. Verstak (Character) $1.9M 1997
94% 83% Lone Star Bunny (Character) $13.1M 1996
76% 89% Primal Fear Dr. Molly Arrington (Character) $56.1M 1996
No Score Yet 72% Hidden in America Gus (Character) - 1996
94% 93% Fargo Marge Gunderson (Character) $24.5M 1996
No Score Yet 64% The Good Old Boys Eve Calloway (Character) - 1995
64% 63% Palookaville June (Character) $342.4K 1995
38% 71% Beyond Rangoon Andy Bowman (Character) $5.1M 1995
95% 88% Short Cuts Betty Weathers (Character) $6.1M 1993
No Score Yet 27% Crazy in Love Clare (Character) - 1992
10% 44% Passed Away Nora Scanlan (Character) $3.8M 1992
25% 30% The Butcher's Wife Grace (Character) $8.9M 1991
85% 72% Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner (Character) $69.2K 1990
83% 59% Darkman Julie Hastings (Character) $32.8M 1990
14% 51% Chattahoochee Mae Foley (Character) $17.5K 1989
84% 90% Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell (Character) $33.7M 1988
91% 85% Raising Arizona Dot (Character) $21.1M 1987
94% 88% Blood Simple Abby (Character) $1.7M 1984

TV

Credit
84% 90% Good Omens God (Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
94% 96% Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge (Character),
Executive Producer
2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
85% 76% The Simpsons Melanie Upfoot (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leg Work Willie Pipal (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Connie Chapman (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Nina Sloan (Guest Star) 1985