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Ann Dowd    

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

Ann Dowd was the recipient of the 2017 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her acclaimed performance as "Aunt Lydia" on Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale", an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award for her work on the show. She received another Emmy nomination for her performance as "Patti Levin" on the beloved HBO series "The Leftovers".

In 2013, Ann was the recipient of Best Supporting Actress from the National Board of Review for her performance as "Sandra" in Craig Zobel's controversial psychological thriller COMPLIANCE, inspired by true events. She was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Critic's Choice Award for the role. Last summer she shared the screen with Toni Collette in A24's horror hit HEREDITARY, directed by Ari Aster, as well as a notable supporting turn in Bart Leyton's AMERICAN ANIMALS with Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan.

Ann's television career has been highlighted by an acclaimed performance alongside Frances McDormand in "Oliver Kitteridge", recurring roles on "Good Behavior", "Masters of Sex", "Quarry, Nothing Sacred", "Judging Amy", "Third Watch", "Freaks and Geeks", and memorable appearances on "True Detective" (Season 1), "Louie", "Girls", "House", "Chicago Hope", "The X-Files", "NYPD Blue" and 9 different characters within the "Law & Order" franchise. Her film work includes A KID LIKE JAKE, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, COLLATERAL BEAUTY, ST. VINCENT, BACHELORETTE, SIDE EFFECTS, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, THE INFORMANT!, MARLEY & ME, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, GARDEN STATE and PHILADELPHIA.

Ann has starred on stage in plays including "The Normal Heart," "Doubt," "Blood from a Stone," and on Broadway in “The Seagull” with Kristen Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan, “Taking Sides” with Elizabeth Marvel, and “Candida" alongside Mary Steenburgen.

Upcoming credits include Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel REBECCA and the Foxtel limited series Lambs of God, based on the Australian novel by Marele Day.

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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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