Julie Bowen

3 Mar 1970


Julie Bowen (born March 3, 1970) is an American film and television actress. She has received four Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. She is best known for playing Claire Dunphy on the sitcom Modern Family, Carol Vessey on Ed, and Denise Bauer on Boston Legal. Bowen began her acting career in the soap opera Loving in 1992. In 1994, she played the lead role opposite Paul Rudd, in the television film Runaway Daughters. Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, she had roles in numerous films including Happy Gilmore (1996), An American Werewolf in Paris (1997), Joe Somebody (2001) and Kids in America (2005.) Bowen gained recognition on the television series Ed, where she played high school English teacher Carol Vessey, the love interest of of the series' protagonist, Ed Stevens. She has had guest roles in many television series including Party of Five, Jake in Progress, ER and Strange Luck. In the cult series Lost, she played Jack Shepard's ex-wife, Sarah Shepard. In 2008, she had a recurring role as Lisa, the love interest of the almost legal Silas Botwin on Weeds. Since 2009, Bowen has co-starred in the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family. For her portrayal of the competitive and lovable soccer mom, Claire Dunphy, she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning the award in 2011 and 2012. With her husband Scott Phillips, Bowen has three children- Oliver, John and Gustav. She will join Dane Cook in the upcoming sequel to Disney's Planes, as the voice of Lil Dipper, set to be released July 2014.


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Filmography (16 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Life of the Party
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Marcie Strong)
(movie, 2017)
···Tangled: Before Ever After
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Queen Arianna (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Planes: Fire & Rescue
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Dipper (voice))
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Devon Albright · Melanie Staples)
(movie, 2012)
···Knife Fight
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Peaches O'Dell)
(movie, 2011)
6.8Horrible Bosses
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Rhonda Harken)
(movie, 2011)
···Jumping the Broom
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Amy)
(movie, 2010)
···Crazy on the Outside
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Christy)
(movie, 2007)
···Sex and Death 101
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Fiona Wormwood)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Katherine)
(movie, 2001)
···Joe Somebody
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Meg Harper)
(movie, 1999)
···The Last Man on Planet Earth
Genre: Action, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Hope Chayse)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Amy Finch)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Robin)
(movie, 1996)
···Happy Gilmore
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Virginia Venit)
(movie, 1994)
···Runaway Daughters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Angie Gordon)