Place of Birth: Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 30, 1956
Ann Dowd is an American actress. Her roles include Compliance, The Leftovers, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary, and Mass, among many other dramatic performances. She is the daughter of Dolores (Clark) and John E. Dowd. She is married to writer and acting coach Lawrence Arancio, with whom she has three children.
Ann’s paternal grandfather was Major League Baseball pitcher Kip Dowd (born James Joseph Dowd; the son of James J. Dowd and Mary Francis McCann). Kip was born in Massachusetts. Ann’s great-grandfather James was Irish. Mary was born in Canada, to Irish parents.
Ann’s paternal grandmother was named Clare Sheehan. Clare was born in Massachusetts.
Ann’s maternal grandmother was named Marcella Clark.
Source: Ann’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org