Frances McDormand is an American actress. Born on June 23, 1957, she is 60 years of age as of feb 2018. These as some interesting facts from her life.
1. Is an adopted child McDormand was born in Gibson City, Illinois and was adopted at one and a half years of age by a couple originally from Canada. She has said that her biological mother may have been one of the parishioners at Vernon’s church She has a sister and another sibling, both of whom were adopted.
2. Achieved the Triple Crown of Acting McDormand is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting – an Academy Award for Fargo (1996), a Tony Award for Good People (2011), and an Emmy Award for Olive Kitteridge (2014). She has won a Golden Globe Award as well.
3. Her primary focus remained theatre She found her vocation as an actor when she was cast in a high school play. McDormand studied theatre at Bethany College in West Virginia and then in Yale University’s School of Drama. Later, she moved to New York City to seek a career on the stage.
Her first professional acting job was with a theatre troupe in Trinidad; and her primary focus remained theatre.
4. Was roommates with actress Holly Hunter McDormand studied at Yale Drama School and shared a dorm room with Holly Hunter. In fact it was through Hunter, she met Joel and Ethan Coen and won a lead in their first film, Blood Simple.
5. Married to director Joel Coen McDormand got married to director Joel Coen in 1984 whom she met during the film Blood Simple, and the two adopted a son from Paraguay, Pedro McDormand Coen, in 1995.They live in New York City.
6. Took on more character roles Instead of courting mainstream success, McDormand continued to take on character roles in unusual pictures, choosing to lose herself in her often eccentric screen alter egos. Several of her films were critical and commercial disappointments. However she won virtually every available critical prize, including an Oscar for best actress.
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