Frances McDormand


Birth Name: Frances McDormand
Born: 06/23/1957
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Born June 13, 1957 in Chicago, IL, McDormand was raised by her adoptive parents, Vernon, a minister for Disciples of Christ, and Noreen, a registered nurse. Her father specialized in restoring failed congregations across the country, which forced the family to move around small towns in Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky before finally settling in Pittsburgh, PA. While going to high school in Monessing, PA, McDormand was taken under the wing of her English teacher, who saw her student's interest in Shakespeare and encouraged her to participate in school theater productions. After high school, McDormand attended Bethany College, a small Disciples of Christ in West Virginia, and graduat...

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