Dowd, Ann

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Married to Lawrence (an actor and professor); children: Liam. Education: DePaul University's Goodman School of Drama, M.F.A. (Sarah Siddons Award). Religion: Roman Catholic.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Best supporting actress and Joseph Jefferson Citation for Outstanding Performance, both in 1983–84; Jefferson Award, best supporting actress, 1987; Clarence Derwent Award, most promising Broadway debut, 1993, for Candida; Q Award nomination, best supporting actress in a quality drama series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1998, for Nothing Sacred; Jeff Award, for The Normal Heart.


Film Appearances:

Peggy, Green Card, Buena Vista, 1990.

Pediatrician, Lorenzo's Oil, Universal, 1992.

Jill Beckett, Philadelphia, TriStar, 1993.

Carol, It Could Happen to You (also known as Cop Tips Waitress $2 Million), TriStar, 1994.

Mrs. Patterson, Bushwhacked (also known as The Tenderfoot and Tenderfoots), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

Mrs. Preston, Shiloh, Legacy Releasing Corp., 1997.

Anne, All Over Me, Fine Line, 1997.

Monica Baldwin, Apt Pupil (also known as Un eleve doue—Ete de corruption), Paramount, 1998.

Louise Preston, Shiloh II: A Dog's Tale (also known as Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season), Warner Bros., 1999.

Olivia, Garden State, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2004.

Mother, Homework, 2004.

Green Room official #1, The Manchurian Candidate, Paramount, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sister Maureen "Mo" Brody, Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997–1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Maureen, John Jakes' Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (also know as Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III and North and South III), ABC, 1994.

Voice, Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (documentary), PBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Debby, First Steps, CBS, 1985.

The Cosby Mysteries (also known as Guy Hanks I), NBC, 1994.

Rose Long, Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, TNT, 1995.

Ms. Minifred, Baby, TNT, 2000.

Lenora, Amy & Isabelle (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy and Isabelle), ABC, 2001.

Dede, Lucy, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Here's a Rare Photo Opportunity," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, 1990.

Teresa Franz, "Sonata for Solo Organ," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Dorothy Baxter, "Breeder," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Eleanor Robertson, "Growth Pains," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Patricia Smith, "Pro Se," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Mary, "Home Again," Providence, NBC, 1999.

Mrs. Schlewee, "Short Calendar," Judging Amy, CBS, 1999.

Mrs. Reed, "Rush," The X–Files, Fox, 1999.

Cookie Kelly, "The Diary," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 2000.

Ann Collins, "Along Came Jones," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.

"Love and Money," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Cookie Kelly, "Kim Kelly Is My Friend," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 2000.

Mrs. Schlewee, "Unnecessary Roughness," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Louise Durning, "Victims," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U.), NBC, 2001.

"Obsessions," The Division, Lifetime, 2001.

"Queenie's Running," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Jean, "In the Details," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2001.

Sergeant Beth Markham, "Superheroes: Parts 1 & 2," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Jean, "The Pursuit of Happiness," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002.

Jean, "Genesis," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002.

Sergeant Beth Markham, "Second Chances," Third Watch, NBC, 2003.

Paula, "Song for My Father," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2003.

Sally Wilkens, "Soulless," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U.), NBC, 2003.

Dr. Beth Allison, "Compassion," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.

Evelyn Berry, "The Honeymoon Suite," The Jury, Fox, 2004.

Also appeared in Babysitter's Club; I Love Lucy; in "From the Heart," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX.

Stage Appearances:

Victoria, The Paper Gramophone, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1988–1989.

Joan, The Lark, York Theatre Company, New York City, 1989.

Elsie, New York 1937, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Joan Donaghy, Remembrance, Irish Arts Center, New York City, 1990–1991.

Eleemosynary, Penguin Repertory Company, Stony Point, NY, 1992.

(Broadway debut) Miss Prosperine Garnett, Candida, Criterion Center Stage Right, 1993.

Tamara Sachs, Taking Sides, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Also appeared in A Delicate Balance, Broadway production; The Bay at Nice, Lincoln Center, New York City; Major Barbara, Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee, WI; Kennedy's Children, Much Ado about Nothing, Heartbreak House, The Glass Menagerie, Ballerina, A Different Moon, The Misanthrope, The Philanthropist, The Rivals, Arms and Man, Uncle Vanya, Orestebia, The Mound Builder, The Normal Heart, and The Nerd, all Chicago, IL.


Video Games:

Voice of Nurse McGuigan, Code Blue, 2000.

Voice of Nurse Carolyn McGuigan, Emergency Room 3, 2001.