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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Frances McDormand — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Frances McDormand

Show:
Good People

Role:
Margie, a down-on-her-luck single mother who looks to an old high school flame for employment.

Bio Brief:
An Oscar winner for Fargo with three additional nominations under her belt, McDormand first appeared on Broadway in the 1984 revival of Awake and Sing. She met her husband and fellow Oscar winner Joel Coen the same year while filming her movie debut Blood Simple and returned to Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire and The Country Girl.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance 
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play

Tony History:
1988: Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, A Streetcar Named Desire

Fun Fact:
Her Oscar-winning turn as Marge Gunderson in Fargo ranked as number 27 on Premiere magazine’s 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time list.

Quotable Quote:
"Every day [Margie] wakes up not knowing what's going to happen. I feel like David has giving me the opportunity to give a voice to such a really important fragment of our population." —McDormand in an interview with Paper Magazine, 3/11

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play