Is Frances McDormand married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Joel Coen who is better known for being a director by profession. The couple tied their knot in 1984 and has no biological child. However, McDormand and her husband Coen adopted a son named Pedro McDormand Coen in 1995 from Paraguay.
The family of three currently resides in New York City and has a house in Bolinas, California as well. The couple first met in an audition where McDormand auditioned for Blood Simple. They have proven to be a perfect couple with no news regarding extra-marital affair, separation, disputes and misunderstandings. Let’s explore in detail about McDormand’s biography below:
Who is Frances McDormand?
Frances is an American actress who is known for winning various accolades including a Tony Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Academy Awards. She is popular for achieving the “Triple Crown of Acting” and very few people in the industry have been able to make so. According to her wiki, she was born on June 23, 1957, which makes her age be 63 years old as of 2020. Frances is American by nationality coming from the White background.
Early Life and Education
Born as Cynthia Ann Smith, the American actress landed the planet in 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. When she was one and a half years old, she was adopted by Noreen and Vernon McDormand. After the adoption, she was renamed as Frances Louise McDormand. Talking about her parents’ information, her legal mother was a registered nurse whereas her father was a Disciples of Christ pastor. Both of their origin was Canada. Talking more about the Frances family, she has two siblings including a sister named Dorothy who is known for being an ordained Disciples of Christ minister and chaplain. Both of her siblings were adopted by her adoptive parents. She has no biological brothers or sisters.
During her childhood, she moved to several places because of her father being specialized in restoring congregations. The entire family resided in various cities like Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois and Tennessee. Later they settled in Monessen, Pennsylvania. Frances attended Monessen High School from where she completed her graduation in 1975. Later, she went to Bethany College in West Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 majoring in theater. Being interested in arts and theatre, she pursued her Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 1982 by joining the Yale School of Drama. Some wiki sites have mentioned that she was a roommate to actress Holly Hunter while living in New York City.
Career and Professional Life
By profession, Frances is an actress who got educated at Bethany College and Yale University. Till date, she has been starred into numerous films by Coen brothers including Raising Arizona (1987), Blood Simple (1984), Burn After Reading (2008), Hail, Caesar! (2016) and The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001). She received the Academy Award for her role as Marge Gunderson in Fargo. Also, she was awarded Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Best Actress.
Frances is also noted for her roles in movies like Mississippi Burning (1988), North Country (2005) and Almost Famous (2000) making her nominated for the Academy Award for the category of the Best Supporting Actress. She won second Oscar for being starred in the crime-drama movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri where she portrayed the role of a mother seeking a justice whose daughter was murdered. For the same role, she received the Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe.
Frances McDormand is married to husband Joel Coen born on November 29, 1954. Frances went for an audition for Blood Simple. Coen called back McDormand after the audition which she denied as she had already promised her then-boyfriend to see him making his debut in a television soap. The attitude of McDormand rejecting the call-back impressed Coen and his brother as they wanted the same attitude in the movie.
Frances McDormand Son
The couple adopted a son Pedro McDormand Coen from Paraguay in 1995. When being adopted, Pedro was just six months old. Perhaps being grown as an adopted child has made McDormand interested in adopting a child.
The sixty-one years old American actress stands at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches. Except for her height, there is no information regarding Frances’s body stats like weight, dress size, shoe size, etc. She is active and looks like being at the age of 40s. All the credit goes to her healthy living habits.
Salary and Net worth
The estimated amount of Frances’ net worth is 10 million USD. She is in the industry from the last few decades and her contribution has allowed her to accumulate such a jaw-dropping amount of net worth. Also, the Coen brothers hold a net worth of around 120 million USD together.
Wiki and Facts
One can find Frances’ biography on Wikipedia, IMDb and some popular wiki sites. She has no personal Instagram and Twitter profile but her fan pages are easily available on various social networking sites.