1. McDormand is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting.
2. In 1997, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Fargo. In 2011, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the original Broadway production of Good People, and in 2015 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Olive Kitteridge.
3. McDormand made her Broadway debut in the 1984 revival of the play Awake and Sing, and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Stella Kowalski in the 1988 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
4. She returned to Broadway for the first time in 20 years to star in the 2008 revival of The Country Girl, receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination.
5. Her work in the films Mississippi Burning , earned her Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominations.
6. McDormand appeared in several theatrical and television roles during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
7. She has gained renown and critical acclaim for her dramatic work, and is a respected actress, having been nominated for Academy Awards four times.
8. In 1988, she was nominated for a Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Mississippi Burning.
9. In 1996, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as police chief Marge Gunderson in Fargo.
10. In 2000, she was nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of an overbearing mother in Almost Famous.
11. For her role in Wonder Boys , she won Best Supporting Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
12. She also had a role in the film Friends with Money, a dark comedy co-starring Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, and Joan Cusack, and directed by Nicole Holofcener.
13. She received an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Friends with Money. She also voiced the role of the lady principal Melanie Upfoot in the Simpsons episode “Girls Just Want to Have Sums,” which aired on April 30, 2006.