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Frances McDormand
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Joel Coen (1984 - present)

(1999) Has one adopted son, Pedro McDormand Coen

Once lived in an apartment with Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel and Holly Hunter

Attended Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia

Personal quotes

(On how she got the part in Fargo (1996)) "The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it."

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Toothy, persuasive actress with a chameleonlike ability to disappear into her roles. She instantly attracted notice in her movie debut as the faithless wife in the Coen brothers'Blood Simple (1984), and rejoined the sibling filmmakers for cameos as a wacky neighbor in Raising Arizona (1987) and a secretary in Miller's Crossing (1990). McDormand's Oscar nomination for a heartfelt performance as a woman reluctantly testifying against her Klansman husband in Mississippi Burning (1988) led to steady work, including her appearances as a human rights activist in Hidden Agenda a shell-shock victim's wife in Chattahoochee a perplexed yet resourceful leading lady in Darkman (all 1990), and a lateblooming lesbian shoe clerk in The Butcher's Wife (1991). On TV, she played a cocaine-snorting assistant D.A. in several episodes of "Hill Street Blues," and a non-wacky neighbor on "Leg Work" (1987). Recent credits include Passed Away (1992) and Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993).

Frances McDormand stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Blood Simple 1985 With Jessica Digital **** 1/2
Raising Arizona 1987 With Jessica DVD *** 1/2
Mississippi Burning 1988 With Jessica ***
Miller's Crossing 1990 With Jessica at Showcase Orange Digital ****
Darkman 1990 With Jessica ***
Short Cuts 1993 With Bob Sandine at Cine 1-4 *
Fargo 1995 With Bob and Lisa Sandine at Showcase Orange Digital *****
Wonder Boys 2000 DVD ***
Almost Famous 2000 at Branford Hoyst with Cheri (Sneak Preview) DVD *** 1/2
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 w/ Suzy at Showcase Orange *** 1/2
Something's Gotta Give 2003 w/ suzy on DVD ** 1/2
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 Family Digital ***
Burn After Reading 2008 Suzy Digital ***
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 Hanna Digital *
Moonrise Kingdom 2012 Suzy and Hanna Digital ****
Hail, Caesar! 2016 Suzy, Hanna, John and Andrea at Branford Regal *** 1/2