Actress Ann Dowd on her Emmy-nominated roles Ann Dowd’s career in film and TV spans more than three decades. She earned her first Emmy nominations this year. The first is for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which she plays Aunt Lydia, a religious zealot tasked with indoctrinating the handmaids. Her second nomination is for role in “The Leftovers” as Patti Levin, a cult leader who wants the world to live in perpetual mourning. Actress Ann Dowd at KCRW. (Photo by Amy Ta)
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