From unknowns to seasoned pros, the Fargo TV series actors come from all parts. Newbie Allison Tolman came out of comedy and brings a sparkling intelligence to Molly Solverson. Seasoned vets such as Ted Danson, Jean Smart, and Billy Bob Thornton add wonderful layers to the storylines. Adam Goldberg and Russell Harvard as Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench are efficient, but not nearly as much as Zahn McClarnon as the killing-machine Hanzee Dent.
Let’s look at the Fargo actors in other roles and find where you’ve seen them before. Recognize Michael Hogan from Battlestar Galactica? How about Elizabeth Marvel from House of Cards and True Grit? What else has Glenn Howerton done besides Always Sunny? And remember when Kirsten Dunst played a little girl vampire and hung out with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt? The Fargo TV show characters are a who’s who of range, depth, and delightful surprises.
Additional material by Eric Conner.
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Fargo Role: Emmit Stussy and Ray Stussy
Before swinging a light saber in The Phantom Menace, McGregor was doing an entirely different kind of swinging in the Todd Haynes rock drama Velvet Goldmine.
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Fargo Role - Gloria Burgle
Carrie Coon did some of 2016 and 2017's finest television acting on not one but two different dramas - Fargo and The Leftovers.
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Fargo Role - Nikki Swango
Before making Maurice literally lose (part of) his head, Winstead almost made Scott Pilgrim lose his as the femme who launched 1,000 fights in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
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Fargo Role - V.M. Varga
Almost 25 years before playing the terrifying, vomitous V.M. Varga, David Thewlis delivered an equally chilling performance as the loathsome Johnny in Mike Leigh's critically acclaimed Naked.