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Ann Dowd

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Ann Dowd

American film, television, and theatre actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1956.

Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (13%), Israel (6%)

Main connections: College of the Holy Cross, Clint Eastwood, Bettie Page

Linked to: DePaul University, Goodman School of Drama, Utah Film Critics Association




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Ann Dowd was born in 1956 add something


She graduated in 1978 from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester,_Mass (Worcester,_Massachusetts) where much of Dowd's family attended and she was a premed student and took acting classes add something


Dowd's first appearance was in the 1985 television movie "First Steps" with fellow Chicago actor Megan Mullally add something


Dowd has won three Jeff awards for her work in Chicago theatre, including a 1987 Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Emma Brookner in "The Normal Heart" add something


Dowd spent several years performing in regional theatre in the Chicago area, performing often at the Court Theatre, later deciding in 1988 to move to New York City to pursue a bigger stage add something


In 1993 she received the Clarence Derwent award for her Broadway debut performance in the play "Candida" starring Mary Steenburgen add something


She appears in the 1997 cult film "All Over Me" and in the 1998 film "Apt Pupil", in which she played the mother of Brad Renfro's character add something


Also in 2004, Dowd played the mother of Natalie Portman in "Garden State" and appeared in "The Forgotten" starring Julianne Moore add something


In 2005, she starred opposite Gretchen Mol in "The Notorious Bettie Page", portraying Edna Page, Bettie Page's mother add something


She played the role of Mrs. Strank in the 2006 Clint Eastwood film "Flags of Our Fathers" add something


In 2008 she appeared in "The Seagull" starring Carey Mulligan and Kristin Scott Thomas add something


In 2008 she appeared in the television movie Taking Chance starring Kevin Bacon add something


In 2008, Dowd appeared in "Marley & Me" starring Jennifer Aniston add something


" In 2011, Dowd performed Off-Broadway in "Blood from a Stone", playing the mother of Ethan Hawke add something


She received rave reviews for her work in the 2012 movie "Compliance", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival add something


Collateral Beauty - On March 10, 2016, Ann Dowd signed on to star in the film


In 2017, she began playing Aunt Lydia on the Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale" add something


She played the supporting role of Joan in the 2018 horror film "Hereditary" add something