Clare Bowen

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Clare Bowen
Clare Bowen - Nashville Live.jpg
Bowen in May 2014 in New York City, USA.
BornClare Maree Bowen
12 May,[1] 1984[2] or 1989[1] (age 25–30)
South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
EducationUniversity of Wollongong
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2003–present
 
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Clare Bowen
Clare Bowen - Nashville Live.jpg
Bowen in May 2014 in New York City, USA.
BornClare Maree Bowen
12 May,[1] 1984[2] or 1989[1] (age 25–30)
South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
EducationUniversity of Wollongong
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2003–present

Clare Maree Bowen (born 12 May[1] 1984[2] or 1989)[1] is an Australian actress and singer, best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in the ABC musical-drama television series Nashville.

Early life and education[edit]

Bowen with Sam Palladio on 2013 PaleyFest.

Bowen was born in Australia. Her year of birth is uncertain; sources place it between 1984[2] and 1989.[1] Her parents Tony and Kathleen worked for Qantas and she spent time overseas as a child,[3] including a stint with her family in Zimbabwe.[2] Bowen is a cancer survivor, having battled the disease between the ages of 4 and 7.[2] She lived in Stanwell Park on the South Coast of New South Wales[3] and attended primary school in Dulwich Hill, a suburb of Sydney.[2][3] Bowen has a younger brother named Timothy (age 24–25) who is a musician.[2][3][4]

Bowen attended the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, where she received a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree in 2006.[1][5][6]

Career[edit]

Bowen appeared as female lead in the Australian drama film The Combination in 2009 and has guest starred in The Cut, Gangs of Oz, Chandon Pictures and Home and Away. In 2010, Bowen was cast in the leading role of Wendla Bergman, in the Australian production of Spring Awakening, directed by Geordie Brookman, artistically overseen by Cate Blanchett at the Sydney Theatre Company.[1] In 2011, she was cast to play the lead role of Martha in Jared Moshe's directorial debut, Dead Man's Burden.[citation needed]

In 2012, Bowen landed a series regular role on the ABC drama series Nashville written by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri.[7] The series was picked up by ABC on 11 May 2012.[8]

On 21 January 2014, the Zac Brown Band - featuring Bowen - released a live version of their #1 hit from 2010, "Free", with a transition into the famous Van Morrison song "Into the Mystic". [9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009The CombinationSydney
2010The ClearingEvelynShort film
The TalkWoman
The InvitationCandiceShort film
The ClinicIvy
10 Days to DieMaddy McCarthy
2011A Burning ThingJenShort film
CupidCaseyShort film
2012SuspendedCarlaShort film
Dead Man's Burden[10]Martha Kirkland
Not Suitable for ChildrenGypsy
The Red Valentine[11]The WomanShort film

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009The CutDonna Gilbertsonepisode: A Little Bit of Biff
Chandon PicturesKrystalepisode: The Lifestyle
All SaintsHolly Russellepisode: A Precious Waste
Gangs of OzSvetlanaepisode: In from the Cold
2010Home and AwayNina Bailey4 episodes
2012–presentNashvilleScarlett O'ConnorSeries Regular

Stage[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions[12]
US
US Country
US
Soundtracks
The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 11431
The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 21352

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[13]
US
[14]
2012"If I Didn't Know Better" (with Sam Palladio)A27102The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
"Fade Into You" (with Sam Palladio)2592The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 2
"I Will Fall" (with Sam Palladio)45
2013"Change Your Mind" (with Sam Palladio)35The Music of Nashville, Season 1: The Complete Collection
"Casino" (with Sam Palladio)48
"This Town" (with Charles Esten)41The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1
2014"Lately" (with Sam Palladio)42N/A
"Black Roses"A29116
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Clare Bowen: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Dardanis, Amanda (21 February 2009). "Clare Bowen faces on-screen prejudice in The Combination". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Australia). "age: 24" 
  3. ^ a b c d "Clare Bowen talks about film, life and what’s next!". Two Flat Whites. 25 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "‘Nashville’ star sings at Bluebird, Tim and Clare Bowen duet". The Tennessean. 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Clare Bowen" (PDF). Sue Barnett and Associates. 
  6. ^ "Alumni News: Clare Bowen, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance) 2006". University of Wollongong. 10 July 2009. "Clare, from Minnamurra, graduated from UOW in 2006 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Performance" 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 February 2012). "Jurnee Smollett & Erik Jensen Among Latest Broadcast Pilot Signings". Deadline.com. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 May 2012). "ABC Picks Up To Series ‘666′, ‘Last Resort’, ‘How To Live’, ‘Nashville’, ‘Penoza’, ‘Neighbors’, ‘Zero Hour’, ‘Red Van’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.zacbrownband.com/news.html?n_id=2083
  10. ^ "Dead Man's Burden: Cast". DeadMansBurden.com. 
  11. ^ "The Red Valentine: Cast". Mindscape Films. 6 October 2011. Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. 
  12. ^ Caulfield, Keith (21 December 2012). "Chart Moves: 'Nashville' Nets Year's Best Sales Week for TV Soundtrack on Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  13. ^ Peak chart positions for songs charting on Billboard Hot Country Songs:
  14. ^ Peak chart positions for songs charting on The Billboard Hot 100:

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