If you’re an avid fan of any version of “Law & Order” or if you’ve watched the show “Freaks and Geeks,” you may recognize actress Ann Dowd. (She has made appearances as 9 different characters on 4 different “L&O” programs and she played Kim’s mother, Cookie Kelly, on “Freaks and Geeks.”) She has been in numerous movies, including Green Card, Lorenzo’s Oil, Philadelphia, Shiloh, All Over Me, Apt Pupil, Garden State, The Manchurian Candidate, Flags of Our Fathers, Marley & Me, The Informant! and The Art of Getting By. Ms. Dowd was mentioned in a recent New York Times article that discusses her role in the film Compliance, which will be in theaters on August 17. Keep an eye out for Ms. Dowd, whether in new work or old – she’s a fine character actress who deserves notice.