Frances McDormand Net Worth, Salary and Earnings

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Who is Frances McDormand and How Much is She Worth


Full name

Frances McDormand

Date of Birth

June 23, 1957




Actress, Singer, Voice Actor


5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)


United States Of America

Source of Wealth


Net Worth

$100 Million

Last Updated

December 2023

Frances McDormand was named at birth Cynthia Ann Smith. She was born in June 23, 1957. Before her second birthday, she was adopted and renamed Frances Louise McDormand. 

She is an American actress and producer. In her career which lasted over four decades, she has gotten great recognition for her roles in small-budget independent films. McDormand has received numerous accolades, including four Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and one Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting”. Additionally, she has received three BAFTAs and two Golden Globe Awards.

Career and Salary Highlights

At the start of her acting career, McDormand majored on the world of theatre. Her early roles were in plays like “In a Fine Castle.” She then appeared in “Blood Simple,” the first film made by the Coen Brothers

At this point, she had married Joel. She then went on to appear in “Raising Arizona” and furthered her career with roles in TV shows like “Hill Street Blues” and “The Twilight Zone.” During this period, she consistently appeared in a number of high-profile Broadway plays such as “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Slowly but surely, Frances’ talents were beginning to be noticed by critics and movie fans around the world. By the end of the 80s, she had been nominated for an Academy Award after her performance in “Mississippi Burning.” Further film roles came with “Darkman,” “Hidden Agenda,” and “Short Cuts.” Her true breakthrough came with 1996’s “Fargo.” 

The film earned her widespread critical acclaim winning her a first Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. That year, she also appeared in films like “Primal Fear,” “Paradise Road,” and “Lone Star.” In addition, she earned an Emmy Award nomination for her role in the TV film “Hidden in America.”

After a starring role in the film “Madeline,” Frances continued her successful run throughout the 2000s with films like “Almost Famous,” “Wonder Boys,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “City by the Sea,” “Laurel Canyon,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “North Country,” “Aeon Flux,” “Friends with Money,” “Burn After Reading,” and others. In 2011, she continued to appear in a range of independent films but also booked roles in mega blockbusters like “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.” Throughout this period, she also maintained her presence on the stage, winning a Tony Award for the Broadway play “Good People.”

In recent years, she is known for films like “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Promised Land,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and “Nomadland.” She also advanced her voice acting career with roles in animated films like “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and “Isle of Dogs.”


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