Julie Bowen

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Julie Bowen

Bowen at the New York Television Festival in September 2009
BornJulie Bowen Luetkemeyer
(1970-03-03) March 3, 1970 (age 42)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma materCalvert School
Garrison Forest School
St. George's School, Newport
Brown University
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Scott Phillips (m. 2004) «start: (2004-09-09)»"Marriage: Scott Phillips to Julie Bowen" Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Bowen)
Children3 sons
 
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Julie Bowen

Bowen at the New York Television Festival in September 2009
BornJulie Bowen Luetkemeyer
(1970-03-03) March 3, 1970 (age 42)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma materCalvert School
Garrison Forest School
St. George's School, Newport
Brown University
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Scott Phillips (m. 2004) «start: (2004-09-09)»"Marriage: Scott Phillips to Julie Bowen" Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Bowen)
Children3 sons

Julie Bowen (born March 3, 1970)[1] is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–2004), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–2007) and Claire Dunphy on the sitcom Modern Family (2009–present), the latter of which earned her three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2011 and 2012.

Throughout Bowen's career, she has played supporting roles in films, including Happy Gilmore (1996), Multiplicity (1996), Venus and Mars (2001), Joe Somebody (2001), Kids in America (2005), Sex and Death 101 (2007), Crazy on the Outside (2010), Jumping the Broom (2011), and Horrible Bosses (2011).

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Early life

Bowen was born Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer in Baltimore, Maryland, the middle of three daughters of Suzanne (née Frey) and John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr., a commercial real estate developer. She is of English, Irish, French, and German descent.[2] Her older sister, Molly Luetkemeyer, is an interior designer who has appeared on Clean Sweep, and her younger sister, Annie Luetkemeyer, is a doctor at the University of California, San Francisco in the HIV/AIDS Division. Her parents were socially prominent in Baltimore.[3] Raised in suburban Ruxton, she first attended Calvert School, then Garrison Forest School, and also attended St. George's School, Newport, in Rhode Island. She matriculated at Brown University, majoring in Italian Renaissance studies.[4] In her junior year, Bowen spent a year in Florence, Italy.[3] During college, she had roles in Guys and Dolls, Stage Door, and Lemon Sky. Before graduating, Bowen had the lead role in the independent film Five Spot Jewel. Among other places, Bowen studied acting at the Actor's Institute.

Career

Bowen in September 2008

After graduation, Bowen had a role in the soap opera Loving and made her prime-time debut on an episode of the college drama Class of '96. She also had the lead role in the 1994 television film Runaway Daughters, opposite Paul Rudd.

In films, Bowen played the love interest of the title character in Happy Gilmore.[3] Roles in other films include An American Werewolf in Paris and Multiplicity. On television, she has had guest roles on Party of Five, Strange Luck, and a recurring role on ER as the girlfriend of Dr. Carter. On the sketch comedy program Stella Shorts, Bowen played an angel in the "Raking Leaves" episode.

Bowen first gained prominence on the television series Ed, where she played high school English teacher Carol Vessey, the love interest of the protagonist, Ed Stevens. Bowen then guest starred as Sarah Shephard in five episodes of Lost. In the fall of 2005, Bowen joined the cast of Boston Legal, playing attorney Denise Bauer. She left the series in 2007 and returned for guest appearances in 2008. In 2008, she had a recurring role on Weeds, playing Silas's love interest, Lisa.

Since fall 2009, Bowen has co-starred on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, playing Claire Dunphy. For her portrayal, Bowen received three consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010, 2011, 2012), winning the award in 2011 and 2012.

Bowen was a spokesmodel for Neutrogena, most recently advertising the Pure Glow products. She also appeared on an episode of Jeopardy! on August 31, 2010.

Personal life

Bowen married Scott Phillips, a real-estate investor and software developer, on September 9, 2004. Their son Oliver McLanahan Phillips was born April 10, 2007 in Los Angeles.[5] On May 8, 2009, she gave birth to twin sons, John and Gustav.[6] Bowen has worn a pacemaker since her early 20s due to heart problems.[7]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Five Spot Jewel
1996Confessions of a Sleep AddictP.J.
Happy GilmoreVirginia Venit
MultiplicityRobin
1997An American Werewolf in ParisAmy Finch
2001You're Killing MeJamie Quinn
Amy's OrgasmNikki
Venus and MarsLisa
Joe SomebodyMeg Harper
2002Stella Shorts 1998–2002Mother NatureDirect-to-DVD Release
2005Kids in AmericaPrincipal Weller
Partner(s)Katherine
2007Sex and Death 101Fiona Wormwood
2010Crazy on the OutsideChristy
2011Jumping the BroomAmy the wedding Planner
Horrible BossesRhonda Harken
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Loving
1993Lifestories: Families in CrisisChrisEpisode: "No Visible Bruises: The Kate Koestner Story"
Class of '96Kristie LewisEpisode: "Educating David"
Acapulco H.E.A.T.Danielle PerkinsEpisode: "Code Name: Body Double"
1994Runaway DaughtersAngie GordonTV-Movie
Where Are My Children?KirstieTV-Movie
1995ExtremeAndie McDermott7 episodes
1996Party of FiveShelleyEpisode: "Unfair Advantage"
Strange LuckLeigh AnneEpisode: "Healing Hands"
1998ThreeAmanda Webb13 episodes
1998–1999ERRoxanne Please9 episodes
1999The Last Man on Planet EarthHope ChayseTV-Movie
2000Oh BabyNikkyEpisode: "What it Should Be and What It Is"
Dawson's CreekAunt GwenEpisode: "Stolen Kisses"
2000–2004EdCarol Vessey83 episodes
2002Justice LeagueAresiaVoice Role
Episode: "Fury"
2005Jake in ProgressBrooke4 episodes
2005–2007LostSarah Shephard5 episodes
2005–2008Boston LegalDenise Bauer52 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2006–2008)
2007Wainy DaysCherylWeb series
Episode: "Tough Guy"
2008WeedsLisa7 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitGwen SibertEpisode: "Trials"
2009True Jackson, VPClaire UnderwoodEpisode: "True Takes Iceland"
2009MonkMarilyn Brody/Patrice GesnerEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Bully"
2009–presentModern FamilyClaire DunphyCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2012)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2011, 2012)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011–2012)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress (2011)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series: Musical or Comedy (2009)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2010)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2010)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (2012)

Awards and nominations

Critics' Choice Television Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

Satellite Award

Screen Actors Guild Awards

References

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