|Born||1945 (age 73–74)|
|Notable works||Slap Shot (1977)|
Coming Home (1978)
|Notable awards||Academy Award|
Best Original Screenplay
1979 Coming Home
Dowd is a graduate of the UCLA Film School.
She wrote lyrics for a song used in Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, another film she wrote.
Dowd often uses pseudonyms such as Rob Morton or Ernest Morton, or simply writes films without being officially credited.
- F.T.A. (1972) (Documentary)
- Slap Shot (1977)
- Coming Home (with Waldo Salt and Robert C. Jones) (1978)
- Straight Time (1978) (uncredited)
- North Dallas Forty (1979) (uncredited)
- Saturday Night Live (1980-1981) (TV)
- Ordinary People (1980) (uncredited)
- Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982) (as "Rob Morton")
- Love (1982) (segment "For Life")
- Cloak & Dagger (1984) (uncredited)
- Swing Shift (1984) (as "Rob Morton")
- White Nights (1985) (uncredited)
- Let It Ride (1989) (as "Ernest Morton")
- "Nancy Dowd". The New York Times.