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Actress Ann Dowd is a revelation away from the ensemble pack
Actress Ann Dowd is a revelation away from the ensemble pack

Every year, the forces of the universe align and some wonderful character actor who has spent years honing his or her craft in small roles gets to step out of the ensemble and shine, shine, shine. This year's midcareer supernova was Ann Dowd. Previously best known for her work in the film "Compliance," Dowd put in hypnotic and astonishingly diverse performances in four big TV dramas: "The Leftovers," "Masters of Sex," "True Detective" and "The Divide." Playing mother to Michael Sheen's William Masters on the Showtime series, she was a quietly radiant mix of judgment and regret. Briefly appearing as the abused, damaged and...

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