Frances McDormand Profile
One of the few actresses willing to forgo glamour and ego in favor of presenting realistic, multi-dimensional characterizations, Frances McDormand is capable of lending depth and originality to any number of roles. Whether playing a hugely pregnant sheriff, a dull-minded adulteress, or a struggling lesbian shoe saleswoman, McDormand has displayed a rare versatility that has made her one of the more underrated actresses in Hollywood.
Born the daughter of an Illinois minister on June 23, 1957, McDormand attended West Virginia's Bethany College and the Yale Drama School. She went on to gain professional experience appearing in numerous stage..