Ann Dowd

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Actress (1956)
Fri Aug 14 2020
By   Selena

Ann Dowd is an American film and TV actress who gained fame after starring as Patti Levin in HBO series The Leftovers from 2014 to 2017. Now, she stars as Aunt Lydia Clements in TV series The Handmaid's Tale since 2017. Moreover, she has acted in films like Hereditary (2018), Captain Fantastic (2016), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Philadelphia (1993), and Green Card (1990).

She was born on January 30, 1956, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the U.S. to John (1926–1974) and Dolores Dowd. After her dad's death, her mother got married to a doctor Philip Dean (1929–2010), a doctor. She has six siblings named Kathleen Dowd, John Dowd Jr. Dowd, Elizabeth Dowd, Clare Dowd, Deborah Dowd, and Gregory Dowd. So far, she attended the Williston Northampton School and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1978.

Who is Ann Dowd Married?

64 years old, Ann is happily married to her husband, Lawrence Arancio for 36 years. He is a writer and acting chair who work for the CAP21 program. Also, he has taught at the HB Studio and Columbia College Chicago. In addition, he worked with singer Lady Gaga as her acting coach.

Ann Dowd and Her Husband, Lawrence Arancio Married In 1984
Photo: Ann Dowd and Her Husband, Lawrence Arancio Married In 1984
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Dowd first met her future boyfriend, Arancio while studying at Chicago. Then suddenly they fell madly in love and became a couple. After a few years of love romance, they exchanged wedding vows in 1984 at a private ceremony. But not much is known about their weddings in the media.

From their three decades of successful marital life, they have three lovely children, two sons, and one daughter. They are Liam Arancio, Emily Arancio, and Trust Arancio. Currently, the family of five lives a happy life together in New York City. 

What is Ann Dowd's Total Net Worth?

Working in the entertainment industry for about 35 years, Dowd must be made a huge amount of fortune. As of early 2020, she has a net worth of $4 Million. She has amassed her worth to her successful acting gigs.

Ann Dowd as portrays Aunt Lydia on The Handmaid's Tale
Image: Ann Dowd as portrays Aunt Lydia on The Handmaid's Tale
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Since 2017, Ann has been playing the role of Aunt Lydia on the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale. As per some sources, actress Elisabeth Moss is reportdely makes $1 Million per episode for her lead character. Thus, we can assume, Dowd's payroll is valued to be around $70,000.

Likewise, her one of the most successful films is Marley & Me making over $14.75 million at the box-office on the budget of $60 million. Her next film Philadelphia has made $206.7 million in 1993 and Hereditary grossed $80 million on the budget of $10 million.

TV, Films, and Theatre Works

Dowd made her first television appearances in the TV movie First Steps in 1985. Then she has performed in various famous TV shows such as Chicago Hope, Nothing Sacred, The X-Files, Third Watch, NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, The Leftovers and Freaks and Geeks. More, she has starred in many episodes of the Law & Order franchise.

Ann Dowd On Law and Order
Photo: Ann Dowd On Law and Order
Source: Law and Order Wiki Fandom

On the other hand, her first film appearance was in the 1990 film Green Card as Peggy. Then, she went to play various roles in such films like It Could Happen to You, Flags of Our Fathers, Gimme Shelter, Marley & Me, Side Effects, Captain Fantastic, and Philadelphia.

Similarly, Ann has appeared on theatres including The Normal Heart, Candida, Taking Sides, Doubt, and The Seagull.

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