THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE
FRANCES MCDORMAND (Mildred) received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Yale
School of Drama. On Broadway, she received the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and
Critics Circle Awards for her performance in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People,
Daniel Sullivan. Other stage appearances include The Country Girl directed Mike
Broadway, Caryl Churchill's Far Away directed by Stephen Daldry at New York
Workshop, her Tony-nominated performance as 'Stella' in A Streetcar Named
Desire, The Sisters
Rosenzweig directed by Daniel Sullivan at Lincoln Center Theatre, The Swan at
Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire (this time as 'Blanche') at the Gate Theater
in Dublin, and
Dare Clubb's Oedipus at the Blue Light Theater Company. With The Wooster Group,
performed in To You, The Birdie!, North Atlantic and Early Shaker Spirituals.
appeared in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Macbeth and
performed at national museums with the conceptual artist Suzanne Bocanegra on a
Her next film, Wes Anderson's ISLE OF DOGS, will be released by Fox Searchlight
April 2018. Other films include MOONRISE KINGDOM, THE GOOD DINOSAUR,
PROMISED LAND, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST
WANTED, TRANSFORMERS-DARK OF THE MOON, MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A
DAY, FRIENDS WITH MONEY, LAUREL CANYON, SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE,
WONDER BOYS, CITY BY THE SEA, MADELINE, PRIMAL FEAR, LONE STAR,
PALOOKAVILLE, CHATTAHOOCHEE, DARKMAN, HIDDEN AGENDA, SHORT CUTS,
BEYOND RANGOON, PARADISE ROAD, HIDDEN AGENDA, and DARKMAN. She has
been nominated for the Academy Award for her work in MISSISSIPPI BURNING, ALMOST
FAMOUS, and NORTH COUNTRY, while receiving the Oscar for Best Actress in a
Role for her iconic portrayal of "Marge Gundersen" in Joel and Ethan Coen's
FARGO. She has
appeared in five additional collaborations with the Coens: HAIL, CAESAR!, BURN
READING, THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, RAISING ARIZONA, and BLOOD SIMPLE.
With her company Hear/Say, McDormand produced EVERY SECRET THING and
"Olive Kitteridge," the latter of which was nominated for 13 Emmys- receiving 8
of the awards
including 2 for herself as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series and for
Limited Series (as an Executive Producer), as well as a SAG award for
Outstanding Actress in a
Limited Series. She is currently developing screen adaptations of Michael
OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA and Conrad Richter's AWAKENING LAND.
She last appeared in a reading of Voices of a People's History of the United
Pittsburgh focused on labor history. She is a proud board member, and active
participant with The
52nd St. Project in New York City's Hell's Kitchen.
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