Won the 1993 Clarence Derwent award for "Candida", presented to outstanding newcomers to the New York theater scene.
One of the few actors to have made guest appearances on all four of the Law & Order franchises.
She was awarded the 1983 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "A Different Moon", at the Next Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
She was awarded the 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation For Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Kennedy's Children", at the Pegasus Players in Chicago, Illinois.
She was awarded the 1987 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for "The Normal Heart", at the Next Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Bronx, New York [February 2009]
Has 4 sisters and 2 brothers: Kathleen, Elizabeth, Clare, Deborah, John and Gregory Dowd.
Has 3 children with her husband Lawrence Arancio: Liam, Emily and Trust Arancio.
Daughter of John and Dolores (Clark) Dowd, and one of seven children. Her grandfather, James "Kip" Dowd, was a Major League baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dowd Agencies, an insurance company, was started by her great-grandfather.