Frances McDormand Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Frances McDormand Biography
  • Name: Frances McDormand
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Net Worth: US $10 Million
  • Status: Alive

Frances McDormand is an American Oscar-winning actress. She’s had success in film, television and theater. Her filmography include Fargo (1997), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018), Almost Famous (2000), and the miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014). She won a Tony Award for best actress for the play Good People. Frances Louise McDormand was born Cynthia Ann Smith on June 23, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised by adopted parents Noreen and Vernon McDormand. Noreen worked as a nurse/receptionist, while Vernon worked as a minister with Disciples of Christ. The family moved around before settling down in Monessen, Pennsylvania. McDormand attended Monessen High School. She earned her BA degree in theater at Bethany College (1979), and her MFA at Yale University School of Drama (1982).

McDormand started out as a stage actress. She had a memorable role as “Lady Macbeth” back in high school. After college, she moved to New York City, where she roomed with future actress/producer Holly Hunter. The two had previously taken drama classes together at Yale. McDormand’s professional stage debut was a 1982 production of ‘The Last Carnival’ in Trinidad and Tobago. Her film debut was Blood Simple (1984). The film was written, produced and directed by the Coen Brothers (Joel, Ethan). It received mostly positive reviews and made $3.8 million at the box office. McDormand appeared alongside Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter in Raising Arizona (1987). She picked up an Academy Award for best supporting actress for Mississippi Burning (1988). That same year she was also nominated for a Tony Award for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. McDormand had a recurring role as “Connie Chapman” in the NBC drama series Hill Street Blues (1985). She co-starred as “Willie Pipal” in the short-lived CBS series Leg Work (1987). Other early television appearances include Hunter, Spenser: For Hire, and The Twilight Zone.

McDormand won the Oscar for best actress for her role as “Marge Gunderson” in Fargo (1996). She won several other awards including the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award. She followed up with prominent roles in Primal Fear (1996), Madeline (1998), and Wonder Boys (2000). McDormand was cast as “Elaine Miller”, an overbearing mother in the comedy-drama, Almost Famous (2000). She starred opposite Charlize Theron and Sean Bean in the drama, North Country (2005). In 2011, she won the Tony Award for best actress in a play for ‘Good People’. McDormand starred as the title character on the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014). The show earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for outstanding lead actress in a limited series. She won her second Oscar, the Golden Globe and the BAFTA Award for best actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018).

McDormand’s film credits include Friends with Money (2006) with Jennifer Aniston, Burn After Reading (2008) with George Clooney, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) with Amy Adams, and Promised Land (2012) with Matt Damon. She voiced the character “Chantal Dubois” for Madagascar 3 (2012). She also lent her voice to the animated films, The Good Dinosaur (2015) and Isle of Dogs (2018).

Frances McDormand’s height is 5ft 5in. Her personal net worth is estimated at $10 million. She spends her time between New York City and Marin County, California. McDormand married film director ‘Joel Coen’ in April 1984. They have an adopted son, Pedro McDormand Coen, who’s originally from Paraguay.

Frances McDormand Bio, Net Worth, Facts
Photo By Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Frances McDormand Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Cynthia Ann Smith
  • Birthday: June 23, 1957
  • How Old : Age: 61 years old
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years Active: 1982-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $10 Million
  • Marriage(s): Joel Coen
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

Is Frances McDormand Dead or Alive?