Frances McDormand

1957 - Today

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Frances Louise McDormand (born Cynthia Ann Smith; June 23, 1957) is an American actress and producer. McDormand is the recipient of numerous accolades, including four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting." One of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong female characters. Although primarily recognized for her roles in small-budget independent films, McDormand's worldwide box office gross exceeds $2.2 billion helped by her appearances in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012).McDormand was educated at Bethany College and Yale University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frances McDormand has received more than 10,540,413 page views. Her biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Frances McDormand is the 521st most popular actor (up from 528th in 2019), the 986th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,076th in 2019) and the 266th most popular American Actor.

Frances McDormand is most famous for her role as a pregnant police officer in the film Fargo.

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  • 64

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  • 5.53

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  • 4.61

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Among actors, Frances McDormand ranks 521 out of 10,030Before her are Scott Glenn, Pamela Anderson, Margot Robbie, Brandon Lee, Lisa Kudrow, and Sydney Chaplin. After her are Jessica Tandy, Franco Columbu, Horst Tappert, Fanny Ardant, Joanne Woodward, and John Forsythe.

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Among people born in 1957, Frances McDormand ranks 17Before her are Stefan Löfven, Donald Tusk, Gloria Estefan, Melanie Griffith, Christopher Lambert, and Shavkat Mirziyoyev. After her are Aki Kaurismäki, Steve Buscemi, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Carole Bouquet, Ofra Haza, and Dr. Alban.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frances McDormand ranks 986 out of 15,968Before her are Lisa Kudrow (1963), Frank Sheeran (1920), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Gene Deitch (1924), Arthur Ashkin (1922), and Sydney Chaplin (1926). After her are Dred Scott (1795), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), H. L. Mencken (1880), William Randolph Hearst (1863), and Leo Fender (1909).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Frances McDormand ranks 266Before her are Forest Whitaker (1961), James Avery (1945), Scott Glenn (1939), Brandon Lee (1965), Lisa Kudrow (1963), and Sydney Chaplin (1926). After her are Joanne Woodward (1930), John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), John Holmes (1944), Steve Reeves (1926), and Ray Liotta (1954).

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