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FRIENDS WITH MONEY

FRANCES MCDORMAND stars as Jane, the friend on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She laughs too much, says things out of turn and is tired of doing the things of everyday life.

Frances McDormand has established a worldwide cinema audience with roles in a variety of films including her Academy Award winning portrayal of Marge Gunderson in the acclaimed Coen Brothers' film, "Fargo.” Other films include Niki Caro's "North Country” (Golden Globe and SAG nominations), the critically acclaimed "Laurel Canyon,” "Something's Gotta Give,” Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous” (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Academy Award, and for which she won several Critics Awards), Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys,” Michael Caton Jones' "City By the Sea” opposite Robert De Niro, Daisy Von Sherler Mayer's "Madeline,” Gregory Hoblit's "Primal Fear,” John Sayles' "Lone Star,” Alan Taylor's "Palookaville”, Mick Jackson's "Chattahoochee” with Gary Oldman, Sam Raimi's "Darkman” opposite Liam Neeson, Ken Loach's "Hidden Agenda,” Robert Altman's "Short Cuts” (Venice Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble), John Boorman's "Beyond Rangoon,” Bruce Beresford's "Paradise Road,” and Alan Parker's "Mississippi Burning” (Oscar nomination). With the Coen Brothers, she has made three other films, "Blood Simple,” "Raising Arizona,” and "The Man Who Wasn't There.”

She has starred in the television films "The Good Old Boys” directed by Tommy Lee Jones, "Talking With...” directed by Kathy Bates, "Crazy in Love” directed by Martha Coolidge, and "Hidden in America” opposite Jeff Bridges (for which she received an Emmy nomination).

McDormand studied at the Yale School of Drama. Stage successes include Caryl Churchill's "Far Away” directed by Stephen Daldry at the New York Theatre Workshop, her Tony-nominated performance as ‘Stella' in "A Streetcar Named Desire,” "The Sisters Rosenzweig” at Lincoln Center, "The Swan” at The Public 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 opposite Billy Crudup. Recently, she spent two years with The Wooster Group workshopping and then performing "To You, The Birdie!”

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