ANN DOWD is an award-winning actress widely known for her performance in COMPLIANCE. Her other film credits include CAPTAIN FANTASTIC and COLLATERAL BEAUTY as well as OUR BRAND IN CRISIS, BACHELORETTE, THE DROP, SIDE EFFECTS, THE INFORMANT, MARLEY & ME, DOUBT and “GARDEN STATE.
Her television roles include the upcoming series The Handmaid’s Tale and Good Behavior, in addition to her recent work on The Leftovers and Quarry. She has also appeared in Masters of Sex, Olive Kitteridge, The Divide, Freaks and Geeks and Nothing Sacred. She has been seen on Broadway in “The Seagull,” “Taking Sides” and “Candida.”
Aunt Lydia runs the Red Center, where she indoctrinates handmaids into the Gilead system. She trains them, by any means necessary, for their role as ritualized sexual servants in the homes of “Commanders,” the elite of Gilead.