Born on June 23, 1957
From Chicago, Illinois
Frances McDormand as "Olive Kitteridge"
Oscar-winner Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor") star in the four-part drama "Olive Kitteridge," adapted from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which spans 25 years. Outspoken middle school teacher Olive has a complex relationship with husband Henry, a good-hearted, selfless pharmacist. She is very critical, and he finds her harsh and hurtful, yet each has traits the other adores, but their son, Christopher, resents her behavior and hates his dad being a victim. The program depicts life in a coastal town and the affects of mental illness.
|Emmy (Primetime) (2015)||Won||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie|
|Golden Globe (2015)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)||Won||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
Frances McDormand as "Linda Litzke"
When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst (John Malkovich) falls into the hands of Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit.
|Golden Globe (2008)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Frances McDormand as "Glory"
Single mother Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) is part of a group of the first women to work at a local iron mine in Minnesota. Offended that they have to work with women, male workers at Eveleth Mines lash out at them and subject them to sexual harassment. Appalled by the constant stream of insults, sexually explicit language and physical abuse, Josey -- despite being cautioned against it by family and friends -- files a historic sexual harassment lawsuit.
|Academy Award (2005)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (2005)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
Frances McDormand as "Elaine Miller"
Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.
|Academy Award (2000)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (2000)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Frances McDormand as "Gus"
A kindly doctor (Bruce Davison) tries to help a downsized assembly-line worker (Beau Bridges) and his starving children.
|Emmy (Primetime) (1997)||Nominated||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie|
Frances McDormand as "Marge Gunderson"
"Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper.
|Academy Award (1996)||Won||Actress in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1996)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)||Won||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role|
Frances McDormand as "Mrs. Pell"
When a group of civil rights workers goes missing in a small Mississippi town, FBI agents Alan Ward (Willem Dafoe) and Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman) are sent in to investigate. Local authorities refuse to cooperate with them, and the African American community is afraid to, precipitating a clash between the two agents over strategy. As the situation becomes more volatile, the direct approach is abandoned in favor of more aggressive, hard-line tactics.
|Academy Award (1988)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|