Julie Bowen

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  • Birth Name: Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer
  • Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/03/1970, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Bowen started booking TV-movies and guest spots in her early twenties before a turn as Adam Sandler’s love interest in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore led to a handful of big-screen appearances (Multiplicity, An American Werewolf in Paris). But Bowen's primary medium has been the small screen. Perhaps best known for playing a small-town dream girl on the dramedy Ed, she also had recurring roles on ER, Jake in Progress, Lost and Weeds. In 2005, Bowen joined the cast of Boston Legal and injected the quirky legal series with a bit of heart. And in 2009, she signed on to the mockumentary-style sitcom Modern Family, earning raves for her portrayal of exasperated but loving housewife Claire Dunphy, one of the saner members of the eccentric Pritchett clan. Off screen, Bowen enjoys spending time with her husband, software developer Scott Phillips, and their three sons.Julie Bowen Fast Facts:
  • Spent her junior year at Brown University in Florence, and is fluent in Italian.
  • Acted in several college productions, including Guys and Dolls and Stage Door.
  • Studied at the Actor's Institute, Shakespeare & Company and Will Geer's Theatricum.
  • Made her TV debut on a 1992 episode of the ABC soap Loving.
  • First big-screen appearance was in the Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore (1996).
  • Has starred on several prime-time series, including the NBC dramedy Ed, ABC law drama Boston Legal and ABC sitcom Modern Family.
  • Julie Bowen Relationships:
  • Anne Luetkemeyer Coughlin - Sister
  • Scott Phillips - Husband
  • Susan Luetkemeyer - Mother
  • Molly Luetkemeyer - Sister
  • Gus Phillips - Son
  • John Luetkemeyer - Father
  • Oliver Mclanahan Phillips - Son
  • John Phillips - Son
  • Julie Bowen Awards:
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Brown University, Providence, RI (BA in Italian Renaissance Studies, 1991)

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