Julie Bowen

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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. 

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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Gender Female

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1970-03-03

Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Join or Die with Craig Ferguson(1 episode)
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue as Dipper (voice)
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace as Dr. Devon Albright
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace as Melanie Staples
2013 Knife Fight as Peaches
2011 Horrible Bosses as Rhonda Harken
2011 Jumping the Broom as Amy
2011 Conception as Tiffany
2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated(54 episodes) as Marion Spartan
2010 Crazy on the Outside as Christy
2009 Modern Family(169 episodes) as Claire Dunphy
2007 Sex and Death 101 as Fiona Wormwood
2005 Kids in America as Principal Weller
2005 Weeds(7 episodes) as Lisa
2005 Partner(s) as Katherine
2005 Jake in Progress(1 episode)
2004 Boston Legal(67 episodes) as Denise Bauer
2004 Lost(5 episodes)
2003 You're Killing Me... as Jamie Quinn
2002 Monk(1 episode) as Marilyn Brody
2001 Joe Somebody as Meg Harper
2001 Justice League(56 episodes) as Aresia
2001 Venus and Mars as Lisa
2001 Amy's Orgasm as Nikki
2000 Ed(84 episodes) as Carol Vessey
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 The Last Man on Planet Earth as Hope Chayse
1998 Oh Baby(44 episodes) as Nikky
1998 Three(13 episodes) as Amanda Webb
1998 Dawson's Creek(1 episode) as Aunt Gwen
1997 An American Werewolf in Paris as Amy Finch
1996 Multiplicity as Robin
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 Happy Gilmore as Virginia Venit
1995 Extreme(7 episodes) as Andie McDermott
1994 ER(8 episodes)
1994 Where Are My Children? as Kirstie
1994 Party of Five(1 episode)
1994 Runaway Daughters as Angie Gordon
1993 Acapulco H.E.A.T.(1 episode) as Danielle Perkins
1983 Loving(0 episodes)
1900 Wainy Days(0 episodes) as Cheryl
1900 Where Are My Children?(0 episodes) as Kirstie
1900 Runaway Daughters(0 episodes) as Angie Gordon

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