Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand made her film debut in Ethan and Joel Coen’s film Blood Simple (1984). She continues to work regularly with the Coen brothers and received an Academy Award for her work in their film Fargo, as well nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category for Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000), and North Country (2005). In addition to her work in film, McDormand has performed widely in the theater, both on and off Broadway. She won a 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the role of Margaret in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, and she works frequently with the Wooster Group. She is on the board of the 52nd Street Project, which is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often by, kids between the ages of nine and 18 who reside in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in New York City.