Ann Dowd Biography
(Best Known for Her Supporting Roles in the Films: ‘Compliance’, ‘Mass’ and ‘The Handmaid's Tale’)
Birthday: January 30, 1956 (Aquarius)
Born In: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Ann Dowd is an American actress who is best known for her portrayal of the vicious and cruel Aunt Lydia in the series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ She has had a career spanning more than three decades; however, she found fame only recently. She has around 45 movies to her credit, done numerous television shows, and has also appeared in numerous theatrical productions, but most people recognize her for her roles in the series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘The Leftovers.’ She really worked hard and continued to strive for perfection even when fame eluded her for several years. Today, she is recognized as an actress who can really get under a character’s skin. Her portrayal of the antagonist Aunt Lydia in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ was so powerful that the actress received much hatred from the audience—a testament to how credible her performance had been! She says that when she takes up a role, she never judges the character. Instead, she tries to understand what the character is doing and why. It is probably this unique approach that helps her deliver such powerful performances. She has won numerous awards for her work on television, movies, and theater.