Frances McDormand Age, Biography, Husband, Children, Family, Facts & More
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Frances McDormand Age, Biography, Husband, Children, Family, Facts & More


Bio Real NameCynthia Ann Smith NicknameFran ProfessionAmerican Actress Famous RoleMarge Gunderson in Fargo (1996) Food HabitNon-Vegetarian Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm in meters- 1.65 m in feet inches- 5’ 5” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg in pounds- 143 lbs Eye ColorBlue Hair ColorBlond Personal Life Date of BirthJune 23, 1957 Age (as in 2017)60 Years Birth PlaceGibson City, Illinois, U.S. Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer Signature/Autograph

Some Lesser Known Facts About Frances McDormand

  1. Does Frances McDormand smoke?: Not Known

  2. Does Frances McDormand drink alcohol?: Yes 

  1. When she was 1-year-old, she was adopted by a pastor Vernon W. McDormand and his wife Noreen.

  2. Her adoptive parents were from Canada.

  3. As part of the religious calling, her family would move throughout the United States.

  4. Frances’s biological mother might have been a parishioner in the McDormands’ parish.

  5. Owing to her parents’ religious calling, Frances’ youth was spent in a succession of small Bible-Belt towns.

  6. She has nine cats in her family.

  7. Talking about her biological mother, Frances once said she was raised white trash. She said, “My parents were not white trash. My birth mother was white trash.”

  8. Frances McDormand’s marriage with Joel Coen is considered one of Hollywood’s most successful marriages.

  9. Her husband Joel Coen, with his brother, makes up the famous Coen Brothers directing duo.

  10. She met Joel Coen in 1983 when she auditioned for the Coen brothers’ debut feature Blood Simple. 

  1. Coen Brothers cast her in many of their movies, most famously in their midwestern crime caper, Fargo. She also won an Academy Award for the portrayal of a pregnant police chief Marge in the film. 

  1. In 1995, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen adopted their son, Pedro from Paraguay. Pedro was 6-month-old at the time.

  2. At one point, Frances McDormand was considering writing a book on adoption.

  3. Once she admitted that her iconic portrayal of Marge in Fargo was loosely based on her sister, Dorothy.

  4. In 2011, her father, Vernon McDormand died at the age of 88.

  5. In 2014, her brother, Kenneth McDormand, died at the age of 70.

  6. In 2018, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for the second time, this time for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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