MCDORMAND (Sara Gaskell) won an Academy Award for her portrayal of police detective Marge
Gunderson in the acclaimed Coen Brothers film "Fargo." She was also
Oscar-nominated in 1988 for her supporting performance in "Mississippi
most recently saw her in the role of Miss Clavell in "Madeline." Other
projects include such diverse films as "Primal Fear," "Lone
Star," "Palookaville," "Chattahoochee," "Darkman,"
"Hidden Agenda," "Passed Away," "Blood Simple,"
"Raising Arizona," "Short Cuts," "Beyond Rangoon"
and "Paradise Road."
also starred in the television movies "Crazy in Love," "The Good
Ole Boys," "Talking Withâ€¦" and "Hidden in America."
McDormand studied at the Yale School of Drama. Her Broadway stage successes
include her Tony-nominated performance as Stella in "A Streetcar Named
Desire." She also starred in "The Sisters Rosenzweig" at Lincoln
Center and "The Swan" for the Public Theater. More recently she
starred as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" in Dublin at
the Gate Theatre and then in Dare Clubb's "Oedipus" at the Blue
Light Theater Company in New York City opposite Billy Crudup.
will next be seen starring opposite Crudup in Cameron Crowe's upcoming
untitled film from Dreamworks in April 2000.
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