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Ann Dowd    

Award-Winning Actress Known for "The Handmaid's Tale" & "Mass"

Ann Dowd is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous films, including Garden State, The Manchurian Candidate, Marley & Me, Compliance, Side Effects, St. Vincent, Captain Fantastic, Hereditary, Mass, and The Exorcist: Believer. For Compliance, she won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. For Mass, she earned nominations for a British Academy Film Award and a Critics' Choice Award.

Dowd was a series regular on the HBO series The Leftovers, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She plays Aunt Lydia Clements on the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

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The Emmys can't quit 'Modern Family,' plus reactions from Samantha Bee, Nicole Kidman and other 2017 nominees
The 2017 Emmy Award nominations are out, and HBO is at the front of the pack (yet again) but not thanks to usual heavy hitter "Game of Thrones." This year it's all about "Westworld" and "Big Little Lies." Meanwhile there are plenty of battling co-stars in different categories, which is pretty on brand for FX's "Feud." Both Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange received a nomination for lead actress in a limited series or movie. And Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia are competing against each other for lead actor in a drama series for "This Is Us."
Ann Dowd on Her Double Emmy Nominations for The Handmaid’s Tale and The Leftovers and Her Beautiful Friendship With Justin Theroux
Margo Martindale totally called it: This is Ann Dowd’s year. The actor, who has stealthily stolen scenes since her film Compliance, has been nominated for not one, but two Emmys, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her part as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale, and another for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for her role as Patti Levin in The Leftovers.

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