Frances McDormand Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Frances McDormand was born on the 23rd June 1957 in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is an actress. She has been married to the director Joel Coen since 1984, and has appearedd in many of his films. McDormand is best known for her role in the film “Fargo” (1997), for which she won the Oscar as the Best Leading Actress. Moreover, she is the winner of many other awards including Satellite, Screen Actors Guild and Primetime Emmy Awards. Frances has been active in the entertainment industry since 1984.
How much is the net worth of Frances McDormand? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Films and television are the major sources of McDormand’s modest fortune.
Frances McDormand Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, Frances McDormand is an adopted child, and grew up with other adopted children in a pious family, which belonged to the Christian Church as the father was a pastor. She graduated from the Yale School of Drama earning Master of Fine Arts degree.
Concerning her professional career, she succeeded in her breakthrough in the role of the unfaithful wife in the film “Blood Simple” (1984) the first film directed by the Coen brothers. Afterwards, she played a somewhat offended neighbour in the film “Raising Arizona” (1987). The actress then won three awards as the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film “Mississippi Burning” (1988), followed by her portrayal of the mayor’s secretary in “Miller’s Crossing” (1990), and a cameo role as a theatrical actress in “Barton Fink” (1991). She also co-starred in the film by the Coen brothers – “Fargo” (1996) – in which she played Marge Gunderson, a pregnant police officer, who is to investigate three murders in a snow covered American province, for which she won numerous awards, including the Oscar for the Best Lead Actress. Other films which brought Frances awards have been the comedy drama films “Wonder Boys” (2000) by Curtis Hanson and “Almost Famous” (2000) by Cameron Crowe. In 2001, McDormand again successfully collaborated with the Coen brothers, starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the crime film “The Man Who Wasn’t There”, for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award for the Best Supporting Actress. The actress won various awards for her roles in the films “Laurel Canyon” (2003) written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko, “North Country” (2005) directed by Niki Caro, “Burn After Reading” (2008) written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) directed by Wes Anderson.
Moreover, she won a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her role in the stage play “Good People” (2011). Recently, Frances landed the lead role in the miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” (2014) for which she won a Satellite, Screen Actors Guild, Critics’ Choice Television and Primetime Emmy Awards as the Lead Actress in a Series or Movie.
To conclude, all the above mentioned roles have added steadily to the size of Frances McDormand’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of McDormand, she married Joel Coen in 1984; they live in New York City. The family adopted a child from Paraguay in 1994.
In 2015 she became the 23rd performer to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony). She won the 1997 Best Actress Oscar for Fargo (1996), the 2011 Best Leading Actress in a Play Tony for "Good People," and the 2015 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy for Olive Kitteridge (2014).
After a break from film work to focus raising her son, she has returned to work on location in Dublin, Ireland filming This Must Be the Place (2011) with Sean Penn. Also she has been filming her scenes for the upcoming Michael Bay blockbuster sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), overseeing projects as a producer and shortly begins rehearsals for her Broadway return in 'Good People' opposite Tate Donovan, previews beginning February 8, 2011. [August 2010]
Won a Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play in 2011. She was awarded for her performance in the play "Good People".
Her performance as Marge Gunderson in Fargo (1996) is ranked #27 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Æon Flux (2005). However, she failed to receive a nomination. (Had she gotten the nomination, she would have been one of the few to be nominated for both Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars, for North Country (2005), and Worst Supporting Actress at the Razzies in the same year.)
Was nominated for Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of Tennessee Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire.".
Her Oscar-winning role, as Marge Gunderson in the film Fargo (1996), was ranked #33 in the American Film Institute's Heroes list in their 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
Was jury president of the Berlin Film Festival, 2004.
She attended Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia, and received her B.A. in theater in 1979. Then she attended Yale University School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, and received her M.F.A. in 1982.
Both of her parents were born in Canada. Her father, Vernon McDormand, was a Disciples of Christ minister and her mother, Noreen McDormand, a housewife.
Has one son, Pedro McDormand Coen, adopted from Paraguay in 1994.
[on plastic surgery] I have not mutated myself in any way. Joel (Coen, her director husband) and I have this conversation a lot. He literally has to stop me physically from saying something to people - to friends who've had work. I'm so full of fear and rage about what they've done.
I've got a rubber face. It has always served me very well and really helps, especially as I get older, because I still have all my road map intact, and I can use it at will.
I don't like award shows. At our house we call this time of year 'the convention'. It's too bad we haven't figured out how to stop it. But I think it will come around because of the Internet - I think it will naturally go away. We'll have other ways to gather; it's not going to be this stuff. The shoes hurt too much.
You have to get away from the theater or from the set and live life. If you work constantly from job to job, you're living in a fantasy world and you have nothing else to offer than fantasy.
With most people when there's a pain in their life there's mental scar tissue that forms over the pain and helps you go on living. An actor's scar tissue really never covers over things the same way, not if you're going to be sensitive. With good technique, an actor can do that and walk through life without going insane.
I'm a character actress, plain and simple...Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.
On "women's pictures": "Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down. I cry too, maybe three times a week, but it's not in closeup. It's a wide shot. It's in the context of a very large and very mean world."
On playing 'mothers': "Those roles weren't just mothers in a story about a male protagonist. First they were specific, three-dimensional people."
[on how she got the part in Fargo (1996)] "The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it."