Brother of Joel Coen.
Graduated from Princeton University.
Works so closely with his brother Joel Coen, that the two of them are often jokingly referred to as "The Two-Headed Director".
Alumnus of Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with brother Joel. This is a fully-accredited college for students who typically enter the age of 16 - before graduating high school.
Ranked #88 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List with brother Joel. They had been ranked #92 in 2002.
Brother-in-law of Frances McDormand.
He and brother Joel have had final cut on all of their films since Blood Simple. (1984), their debut film.
Frequently includes kidnapping-plots in his films.
Has used the character name of Marva Munson in both of his past two films. First, in Intolerable Cruelty (2003) (Judge Marva Munson) and secondly, in The Ladykillers (2004) (Marva Munson).
Has published a collection of short stories, "Gates of Eden". (Publisher: Dell Books, 1999). Alot of the stories are original, stylish crime/noir stories with a black-humor touch, similar to the movies he co-directs/writes with brother Joel.
Has published a book of poetry, "The Drunken Driver Has The Right of Way". (Publisher: Crown, 2001).
Worked as a statistical clerk at Macy's before setting off to make Blood Simple (1986)