ANN DOWD (Kathy DiFiore) has built an acting career spanning
film, television and
theater. For her role in Craig Zobel's hard-hitting drama Compliance, Dowd won
the National Board
of Review award for Best Supporting Actress in a Film. She also earned
Independent Spirit and Critics' Choice awards.
Dowd will next be seen in the forthcoming features WildLike, Indelible, X/Y
and St. Vincent
De Van Nuys.
Additional film credits include Marley & Me, The Informant, Garden State,
Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, The Forgotten, Side Effects and
Dowd is currently playing a recurring role on Showtime's "Masters of Sex."
She will soon be
seen on HBO's new series "True Detective" and the miniseries "Olive Kitteridge."
She has signed
on as a series regular in "The Leftovers," from Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta.
Previously, Dowd appeared as a series regular on "Nothing Sacred" and played
roles on "Freaks and Geeks," "The Education of Max Bickford" and "Third Watch."
appeared multiple times on all of the various "Law & Order" series and
guest-starred on "House,"
"NYPD Blue" and "Louie."
As a stage performer, Dowd has drawn plaudits for her work in several
including "Candida," as Prossy, a role for which she received the Clarence
Derwent Award for Most
Promising Broadway Debut. She was also seen in British director Ian Rickson's
production of "The
In New York, Dowd appeared in "Blood from a Stone" with the New Group. She
Mrs. Gibbs in David Cromer's production of "Our Town" at Barrow Street Theatre,
and was St.
Joan in "The Lark." Dowd has also performed extensively on the regional theater