Frances McDormand stars in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," opposite Bruce Willis and Edward Norton, as Laura Bishop. McDormand also voices the character of Captain Chantel DuBois in the animated film "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."

McDormand recently returned to Broadway in the Daniel Sullivan-directed hit staging of David Lindsay-Abaire's play "Good People." Her portrayal of Margie Walsh earned her the Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards for Leading Actress.

Frances McDormand has established a worldwide cinema audience with roles in a variety of films, including her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Marge Gunderson in the acclaimed Coen Brothers film "Fargo." With Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, she has made four other films: "Blood Simple," "Raising Arizona," "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Burn After Reading."

Other films include Michael Bay's "Transformers 3," opposite Shia LaBeouf; Bharat Nalluri's "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"); Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money" (Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress); Niki Caro's "North Country" (Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations); Lisa Cholodenko's "Laurel Canyon"; Nancy Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give"; Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" (Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations, as well as several critics' awards); Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys"; Michael Caton-Jones' "City by the Sea," opposite Robert De Niro; Daisy Von Scherler Mayer's "Madeline"; Gregory Hoblit's "Primal Fear"; John Sayles' "Lone Star"; Alan Taylor's "Palookaville"; Mick Jackson's "Chattahoochee," opposite Gary Oldman; Sam Raimi's "Darkman," opposite Liam Neeson; Ken Loach's "Hidden Agenda," opposite Brian Cox; Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" (Venice International Film Festival Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble Cast); John Boorman's "Beyond Rangoon";Bruce Beresford's "Paradise Road"; and Alan Parker's "Mississippi Burning" (Academy Award nomination).

McDormand has starred in the television films "The Good Old Boys," directed by Tommy Lee Jones; "Talking With…," directed by Kathy Bates; "Crazy in Love," directed by Martha Coolidge; and "Hidden in America" (Emmy Award nomination), opposite Jeff Bridges and directed by Martin Bell.

She studied at the Yale School of Drama. Her stage successes include Caryl Churchill's "Far Away," directed by Stephen Daldry, at the New York Theatre Workshop; her Tony Award-nominated performance as Stella in "A Streetcar Named Desire"; "The Sisters Rosenzweig," at Lincoln Center; "The Swan," at the Public Theatre; "A Streetcar Named Desire" (this time as Blanche), at the Gate Theater in Dublin; and Dare Clubb's "Oedipus," at the Blue Light Theater Company, opposite Billy Crudup. Recently, she spent two years with The Wooster Group workshopping and then performing "To You, The Birdie!"

She returned to the Broadway stage in Clifford Odets' "The Country Girl," directed by Mike Nichols and starring opposite Morgan Freeman.

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Age: 60 years old
Birthday: June 23, 1957
Height: 5' 5"
Nickname: Fran
Full Name / Real Name: Frances Louise McDormand
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Husband: Joel Coen (4/1/1984, 1 child)

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