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OccupationAmerican actress
SpouseLawrence Arancio
EducationWilliston Northampton School, Depaul University
Place of birthHolyoke, Massachusetts, United States

Renowned actress, Ann Dowd is widely known for her supporting roles in the movies like Green Card(1990), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Philadelphia (1993) etc. In 2012, Dowd received a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Compliance.


Ann Dowd is married to Lawrence "Larry" Arancio, a writer as well as an acting chair for the CAP21 program in 1984. This couple met each other while studying in Chicago, Arancio. 

Ann Dowd Early life and Education

Ann Dowd was born on 30th January 1956, Massachusetts, United States. She is one among the seven children of John and Dolores. Dowd grew up along with her siblings Kathleen, John, Elizabeth, Clare, Deborah, and Gregory. When she was a senior in her high school, her father died.

However, her mother re-married a doctor Philip Dean. Dowd's brother Gregory veterinary doctor and John Dowd Jr. a President of The Dowd Agencies.


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Dowd attended the Williston Northampton School for her primary education. During her school days, she performed in the school plays. In 1978, Dowd completed her graduation from the College of the Holy Cross. Moreover, she is the graduate of Depaul University.

Ann Dowd Career

Since her childhood, Anna Dowd developed her passion towards acting. So during her school days, she performed in the school plays. Dowd continued her career in the college days too. After her graduation, she worked in many regional theaters. Till now Dowd has starred in many movies, television series as well as theater. They all are mentioned below.


  • Green Card-1990
  • Lorenzo's Oil-1992
  • Philadelphia-1993
  • It Could Happen to You-1994
  • Bushwhacked-1995
  • Shiloh-1996
  • All Over Me-1997
  • Amy & Isabelle-2001
  • Garden State-2004
  • Saving Shiloh-2006
  • Alice Upside Down-2007
  • Gardener of Eden-2007
  • The Babysitters-2007
  • Bachelorette-2012
  • Compliance-2012
  • Side Effects-2013
  • The Drop-2014
  • Captain Fantastic-2016
  • Collateral Beauty-2016
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Television series

  • First Steps-1985
  • The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd-1990
  • Law & Order-1991,1994
  • Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III-1994
  • Chicago Hope-1995
  • Law & Order-1995
  • Nothing Sacred-1997-1998
  • Providence-1999
  • Freaks and Geeks-2000
  • Touched by an Angel-2003
  • House-2004
  • Taking Chance-2009
  • Louie-2010
  • Masters of Sex-2013-14
  • True Detective-2014
  • The Divide-2014
  • Quarry-2016


  • The Normal Heart-1987
  • Candida-1993
  • Taking Sides-1996
  • Doubt-2007
  • The Seagull-2008

During her career, Dowd has starred along with famous stars like Jennifer Aniston, Gretchen Mol,  Julianne Moore,  Kevin Bacon and others. Well, Ann Dowd also won many awards including National Board of Review award and Independent Spirit Award.

In 2017, she received a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for her outstanding role in The Leftovers (2014-2017).

Youtube: The Leftovers “Ready for Battle”

However, Dowd won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her outstanding role in The Handmaid's Tale. In the following year, she appeared in the movie Hedgehog. 

Youtube: Hedgehog Trailer

Furthermore, in 2018 Dowd will be starring in the movies like A Kid Like Jake and Nancy.

Ann Dowd Personal life

Renowned actress Ann Dowd is a married woman. Ann Dowd and Lawrence "Larry" Arancio tied a knot in 1984. This couple met each other while studying in Chicago, Arancio. Lawrence is a writer as well as an acting chair for the CAP21 program. Furthermore, this couple is blessed with two sons Ann Dowd and Lawrence Arancio and a daughter Emily Arancio.

[ CAPTION: Ann Dowd ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Besides this, there are no any records of her other relationships. They have been successfully maintaining a married as well as family life for a long time. So there are fewer chances of their divorce.

Ann Dowd Net worth

Being such a talented appreciated actress, Ann Dowd earns a good sum of money in her career and deserves to have a good net worth and salary. She has featured in several movies and TV series through which she obtains a decent amount of money. 

Allocating information from several sources, as of 2018 it is estimated that her current net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. Besides this, she is also active on social sites like Instagram and Twitter.

Updated On Thu Sep 21 2017 Published On Sat Sep 23 2017 By Biplov Barakoti

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