Some Lesser Known Facts About Frances McDormand
- Does Frances McDormand smoke?: Not Known
- When she was 1-year-old, she was adopted by a pastor Vernon W. McDormand and his wife Noreen.
- Her adoptive parents were from Canada.
- As part of the religious calling, her family would move throughout the United States.
- Frances’s biological mother might have been a parishioner in the McDormands’ parish.
- Owing to her parents’ religious calling, Frances’ youth was spent in a succession of small Bible-Belt towns.
- She has nine cats in her family.
- Talking about her biological mother, Frances once said she was raised white trash. She said, “My parents were not white trash. My birth mother was white trash.”
- Frances McDormand’s marriage with Joel Coen is considered one of Hollywood’s most successful marriages.
- Her husband Joel Coen, with his brother, makes up the famous Coen Brothers directing duo.
- Coen Brothers cast her in many of their movies, most famously in their midwestern crime caper, Fargo. She also won an Academy Award for the portrayal of a pregnant police chief Marge in the film.
- In 1995, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen adopted their son, Pedro from Paraguay. Pedro was 6-month-old at the time.
- At one point, Frances McDormand was considering writing a book on adoption.
- Once she admitted that her iconic portrayal of Marge in Fargo was loosely based on her sister, Dorothy.
- In 2011, her father, Vernon McDormand died at the age of 88.
- In 2014, her brother, Kenneth McDormand, died at the age of 70.
- In 2018, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for the second time, this time for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
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