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Julie Bowen (born Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer) is an American actress.
Bowen portrays Claire on Modern Family. She has starred on many TV shows like Ed and Boston Legal. The movies she is known for are Happy Gilmore, Joe Somebody, and Crazy on the Outside. On Modern Family, she has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series five times, winning in 2011 and 2012. Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Jack and Susie Luetkemeyer and is the middle child of her older sister Molly and younger sister Annie. She attended Roland Park Country School and later graduated from Brown University in 1991 with a B.A. degree in Renaissance studies. She married Scott Phillips, a real-estate investor, when she was starring as schoolteacher "Carol Vessey" on the TV show Ed. The two have been married since September 2004. They became the parents of a boy, Oliver McLanahan Phillips, on April 10, 2007 in Los Angeles. They also have 2 twins, John and Gus, born on May 8, 2009, with whom she was visibly pregnant when shooting the pilot for Modern Family. She also recently experienced a crazy accident where her the two twins put hot sauce in her eyes.
- Julie guest starred in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (Trials), like fellow Modern Family co-stars Sarah Hyland (Repression, Hothouse) and Ty Burrell (Execution).
- On her hit series Modern Family, she is married to a real estate broker played by Ty. In real life, she is married to a real estate investor, Scott Phillips.
- Has a pacemaker.
- Has said she regretted making The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999) because she was the non-lesbian character.
- Is fluent in Italian.
- Julie Benz is often mistaken for her and, when asked for her autograph, Benz would sign Bowen's name.
- She is a spokesperson for Neutrogena.
- While she was at the tail end of filming her fake labor scene on Boston Legal (2004), she went into actual labor with her son Oliver.
- Practices Yoga.
- Was considered for the role of Vickie Kittie in Mercy (2000).
- Her salary, like her parent co-stars, for Modern Family is $190,000 per episode.
- Directed the episode "Red Alert"
|1992||Five Spot Jewel|
|1996||Confessions of a Sleep Addict||P.J.|
|Happy Gilmore||Virginia Venit|
|1997||An American Werewolf in Paris||Amy Finch|
|2001||You're Killing Me||Jamie Quinn|
|Amy's Orgasm||Nicki||Also known as Amy's O|
|Venus and Mars||Lisa|
|Joe Somebody||Meg Harper|
|2002||Stella shorts 1998-2002||Mother Nature||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2005||Kids in America||Principal Weller|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Fiona Wormwood|
|2010||Crazy on the Outside||Christie|
|1993||Lifestories: Families in Crisis||Chris||Episode: No Visible Bruises: The Katie Koestner Story|
|Class of '96||Kristie Lewis||Episode: Educating David|
|Acapulco H.E.A.T.||Danielle Perkins||Episode: Code Name: Body Double|
|1994||Runaway Daughters||Angie Gordon||TV-movie|
|Where Are My Children||Kirstie||TV-movie|
|1995||Extreme||Andie McDermott||7 episodes|
|1996||Party of Five||Shelley||Episode: Unfair Advantage|
|Strange Luck||Leigh Anne||Episode: Healing Hands|
|1998||Three||Amanda Webb||2 episodes|
|1998-1999||E.R.||Roxanne Please||9 episodes|
|1999||The Last Man on Planet Earth||Hope Chayse||TV-movie|
|2000||Oh Baby||Nikky||Episode: What It Should Be and What It Is|
|Dawsons's Creek||Aunt Gwen||Episode: Stolen Kisses|
|2000-2004||Ed||Carol Vessey||83 episodes|
|2002||Justice League||Aresia||2 episodes|
|2005||Jake in Progress||Brooke||4 episodes|
|2005-2008||Boston Legal||Denise Bauer||52 episodes|
|2007||Wainy Days||Cheryl||Episode: Tough Guy|
|Law and Order: Special Victims Unit||Gwen Sibert||Episode: Trials|
|2009||Monk||Marilyn Brody/Patrice Gesner||Episode: Mr. Monk and the Bully|
|2009-Present||Modern Family||Claire Dunphy||Currently running|
|Modern Family cast|