b. June 23, 1957
Frances McDormand was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Mississippi Burning and won the Best Actress Academy Award in 1996 for portraying an 8-month-pregnant sheriff who captures a brutal killer in Fargo (1996). In May 2003, McDormand appeared on the cover of High Times magazine holding a joint. "I'm a recreational pot-smoker," she said, revealing she first smoked marijuana as a 17-year-old freshman at Bethany College in West Virginia in 1975. She said, "there has never been enough of a distinction between marijuana and other drugsá.It's a human rights issue, a censorship issue, and a choice issue."
SOURCE: Steve Bloom, "Lady of the Canyon," High Times 5/03
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