Ten fun facts about Frances McDormand


Fact 1
Frances was born in Chicago, but never knew her parents. Instead, she was adopted by a Canadian-born couple and brought up along with two other siblings who were also adopted.

Fact 2
Her film debut came in 1984 when she landed a part in Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Blood Simple”.

Fact 3
In 1987, Frances played the part of Dot in “Raising Arizona”, which went on to become a hit. She appeared alongside stars Holly Hunter and Nicolas Cage in that film.


Fact 4
Besides big screen films, Frances is also a respected stage actress, appearing in a number of theatrical roles from 1980s to the 2000s.

Fact 5
In 1996, she was nominated for Best Actress in the powerful but controversial movie “Fargo”.

Fact 6
She won the Academy award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in the movie “Mississippi Burning”. She won a further 2 nominations – one in 2000 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in “Almost Famous” and in 2005 for Best Supporting Actress in “North Country”.

Fact 7
Frances has also added her talents to the popular television series “The Simpsons”, voicing the character of Principal Melanie Upfoot in the episode “Girls Just Want to Have Sums”.

Fact 8
In 2011, she appeared in the fan favorite Transformers: “Dark of the Moon”, where she played the role of National Intelligence Director of the United States.

Fact 9
Also in 2011, Frances returned to the stage to act in the play Good People. Her performance in that play earned her a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play.

Fact 10
Frances also sang in the 2012 animated film “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”. The song was a rendition of the French original “Non, je ne regretted rien”.


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