O’Dowd will star in the upcoming Theodore Melfi-directed feature drama The Starling starring Melissa McCarthy. The Irish born actor is known for such movies as the hit Universal Paul Feig-Judd Apatow comedy Bridesmaids, Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game, Melfi’s St. Vincent, Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns, Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Christopher Guest’s Mascots.
On TV he has starred in the Epix series Get Shorty opposite Ray Romano, The It Crowd, Lena Dunham’s Girls, HBO’s Family Tree and Moone Boy, which O’Dowd wrote, directed, and starred in. Moone Boy won an International Emmy Award for Best Comedy, two IFTAs for Best Entertainment Programme, and the British Comedy Award for Best Sitcom. O’Dowd also won a Primetime Emmy last year for SundanceTV’s State of the Union