Actress who played sheriff Marge Gunderson in the 1996 film Fargo. She won a Tony Award for her performance in Good People in 2011. Her many other film credits include Almost Famous, Mississippi Burning, Burn After Reading, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Man Who Wasn't There.
She voiced the character Captain Chantel DuBois in the 2012 film Madagascar 3.
Jason Lee was her co-star in the film Almost Famous.
She studied at Yale University and was roommates with fellow actress Holly Hunter.
She married Joel Coen in 1984, and the couple adopted a son in 1994.