Ann Dowd

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Birth Name: Ann Dowd

Dowd initially pursued a career as a health professional at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Performing in plays was a secondary consideration, but with the encouragement of teachers and friends, she decided to make acting her primary goal. After graduating in 1978, she studied at the Theatre School at DePaul University and earned a master's degree from the Goodman School of Drama. Dowd soon began performing on Chicago's celebrated theater scene, earning Joseph Jefferson Citations for Outstanding Performances in 1983 and 1984 and finally claiming the award for Best Supporting Actress in 1987. Dowd's screen career began in 1985, and soon led to bit and supporting roles in featu... Continue Bio >>

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