July 19, 1998 |
Actresses who win an Oscar usually move swiftly to capitalize on their success. With their agents they seek high-profile, lucrative screen roles to ride the wave of their new-found visibility. For who knows how long it will last? Acting is precarious, especially for women; this year's hot face easily becomes next year's "remember her?" That's how most Oscar-winning actresses react to their triumph. Frances McDormand, it's fair to say, follows another path entirely.
September 18, 2005 |
FRANCES CONROY and her husband are building a compound. In Echo Park. If truth dwells in the details, this alone may be enough information. Conroy is an Emmy-nominated actress just emerging from the final season of a hit TV show, an actress with one film out ("Broken Flowers") and one about to begin shooting ("The Wicker Man"). She has won a Golden Globe and an Obie and been nominated for a Tony.