Ann Dowd

A prolific character actress from the mid-1980s into the 21st century, Ann Dowd worked steadily if largely anonymously in television and features like "Philadelphia" (1993), "Garden State" (2004) and "Flags of Our ... Read more »
Born: 01/29/1956

Filmography

Actor (66)

Olive Kitteridge 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Leftovers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

WildLike 2015 (Movie)

Jeanie (Actor)

Alice Upside Down 2014 (Movie)

Aunt Sally (Actor)

Gimme Shelter 2014 (Movie)

Kathy DiFiore (Actor)

Goodbye Baby 2014 (Movie)

Terri (Actor)

Masters of Sex 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Our Brand Is Crisis (Remake) 2014 (Movie)

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St. Vincent 2014 (Movie)

Shirley, Sunnyside Administrator (Actor)

The Discoverers 2014 (Movie)

Patti (Actor)

The Divide 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drop 2014 (Movie)

Dottie (Actor)

True Detective 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Side Effects 2013 (Movie)

Martin's Mother (Actor)

Bachelorette 2012 (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

Coming Up Roses 2012 (Movie)

Cat's Mother (Actor)

Compliance 2012 (Movie)

Sandra (Actor)

Pan Am 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louie 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Living Wake 2010 (Movie)

Librarian (Actor)

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

FBI Special Agent Kate Medford (Actor)

Familiar Strangers 2008 (Movie)

Dottie Worthington (Actor)

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Platt (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Strank (Actor)

Saving Shiloh 2006 (Movie)

Louise Preston (Actor)

The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 (Movie)

Edna Page (Actor)

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garden State 2004 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

House 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Congresswoman Becket (Actor)

Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2003 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001, 2003 (Tv Show)

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Lucy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Third Watch 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Education of Max Bickford 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Amy and Isabelle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Baby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Family Law 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Chicago Hope 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Providence 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season 1999 (Movie)

Louise Preston--Mother (Actor)

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Apt Pupil 1998 (Movie)

Monica Bowden (Actor)

All Over Me 1997 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Shiloh 1997 (Movie)

Louise Preston (Actor)

Bushwhacked 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Patterson (Actor)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

The Cosby Mysteries 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

Jill Beckett (Actor)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

Pediatrician (Actor)

Green Card 1990 (Movie)

Peggy (Actor)

Big Driver (TV Show)

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First Steps (TV Show)

Actor

Lucy (Movie)

DeDe Ball (Actor)

Nothing Sacred (TV Show)

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Taking Chance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A prolific character actress from the mid-1980s into the 21st century, Ann Dowd worked steadily if largely anonymously in television and features like "Philadelphia" (1993), "Garden State" (2004) and "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) before breaking out with a stellar supporting turn in the grueling indie feature "Compliance" (2012). She began her career in Chicago theater, netting several awards for her stage work before moving into television and features in 1985. Dowd worked her way up from bit roles to supporting turns, often as mothers with varying degrees of warmth, before winning critical accolades as a fast food restaurant manager who appeared to blindly acquiesce to an unseen caller's cruel demands upon her workers in "Compliance." The performance vaulted Dowd to national attention, and signaled what seemed to most as the beginning of a new phase in her career.

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in the dark drama "Compliance" as the manager of a fast-food restaurant

2009

Played an FBI agent in Steven Soderbergh directed "The Informant!"

2008

Cast alongside Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in feature adaptation of "Marley & Me"

2006

Directed by Clint Eastwood in "Flags of Our Fathers"

2005

Portrayed title character's mother in HBO film "The Notorious Bettie Page"

2003

Played supporting role in Lucille Ball TV biopic "Lucy" (CBS)

1997

Co-starred on ABC series "Nothing Sacred" as Sister Maureen 'Mo' Brody

1993

Won Clarence Derwent Award for her performance in the play "Candida"

1993

Acted alongside Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in "Philadelphia"

1990

Feature film debut, "Green Card" opposite Gérard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell

1985

Made TV acting debut in CBS movie "First Steps"

Studied at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, IL

Decided to pursue acting career while a premed student at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA

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