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Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen
Bowen at the 2015 PaleyFest
Born Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer
(1970-03-03) March 3, 1970
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Scott Phillips (m. 2004)
Children 3

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–04), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–07), Sarah Shephard on Lost (2005–07), and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family (since 2009). The latter earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2011 and 2012.

Bowen has also appeared in films such as 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).

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
    • Film 4.1
    • Television 4.2
    • Web 4.3
  • Awards and nominations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland,[1] the middle of three daughters of Suzanne (née Frey) and John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr., a commercial real estate developer. She is of English, French, German, Irish, and Scottish descent. One of her paternal great-great-grandfathers was John V. Le Moyne, a Representative from Illinois, and one of her great-great-great-grandfathers was Magnus Miller Murray, two-time Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Raised in suburban Newport, Rhode Island. She studied at Brown University, majoring in Italian Renaissance studies.[2] She spent her junior year in Florence, Italy.[1] During college, she had roles in Guys and Dolls, Stage Door, and Lemon Sky. Before graduating, she had the lead role in the independent film Five Spot Jewel. Among other places, Bowen studied acting at the Actor's Institute.

Career

Bowen at the New York Television Festival in September 2009

Bowen had a role in the soap opera Loving (1992) and an episode of the college drama Class of '96 (1993). She had the lead role in the television film Runaway Daughters (1994). She played the love interest of the title character in Happy Gilmore (1996).[1] She appeared in the films Multiplicity (1996) and An American Werewolf in Paris (1997). She has had guest roles on television series such as Party of Five (1996) and Strange Luck (1996).

Bowen had a recurring role as Roxanne Please on ER (1998–99). She first gained prominence on the television series Ed (2000–04), where she played high school English teacher Carol Vessey. She then guest starred as Sarah Shephard in five episodes of Lost (2005–07). She also played attorney Denise Bauer on the series Boston Legal (2005–08), and had a recurring role on Weeds (2008). She was a spokesmodel for Neutrogena, most recently advertising the Pure Glow products. She appeared on an episode of Jeopardy! on August 31, 2010.

Since 2009, Bowen has starred as Claire Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family. For her portrayal, she received six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–15), winning the award in 2011 and 2012. Bowen told an interviewer that winning an Emmy Award is more like "German soldiers in the trenches of the world wars," and that "when you win the award, it is like being pulled out of the trench." She also stated that "as exciting and wonderful as it is not to be in the trench, and to be recognised for what you do, it also means everyone has got a clear shot at you and that is a very frightening prospect for most of us."[3]

Personal life

Bowen's older sister, Molly, is an interior designer who has appeared on Clean Sweep, and her younger sister, Annie, is a doctor at the University of California, San Francisco in the HIV/AIDS Division. Bowen has had a pacemaker since her early twenties because of a cardiovascular condition where the regular heartbeat can drop to dangerously low levels. [4]

Bowen married Scott Phillips, a real estate investor and software developer, on September 9, 2004. Their son, Oliver McLanahan Phillips, was born on April 10, 2007.[5] On May 8, 2009, she gave birth to twins, John and Gustav, with whom she was visibly pregnant when shooting the pilot for Modern Family.[6] She is a self-described "low Protestant."[7]

Bowen has stated that motherhood has made her a lot more conservative.[8] In 2002, Bowen donated $1,000 to the campaign of Republican Helen Delich Bentley for Maryland's 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives.[9]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Confessions of a Sleep Addict P.J.
1996 Happy Gilmore Virginia Venit
1996 Multiplicity Robin
1997 An American Werewolf in Paris Amy Finch
2001 You're Killing Me Jamie Quinn
2001 Amy's Orgasm Nikki
2001 Venus and Mars Lisa
2001 Joe Somebody Meg Harper
2002 Stella Shorts 1998–2002 Mother Nature Direct-to-DVD release
2005 Kids in America Principal Weller
2005 Partner(s) Katherine
2007 Sex and Death 101 Fiona Wormwood
2010 Crazy on the Outside Christy
2011 Jumping the Broom Amy
2011 Horrible Bosses Rhonda Harken
2012 Conception Tiffany
2012 Knife Fight Peaches
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Lil' Dipper Voice role

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Loving
1993 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Chris Episode: "No Visible Bruises: The Kate Koestner Story"
1993 Class of '96 Kristie Lewis Episode: "Educating David"
1993 Acapulco H.E.A.T. Danielle Perkins Episode: "Code Name: Body Double"
1994 Runaway Daughters Angie Gordon Movie
1994 Where Are My Children? Kirstie Movie
1995 Extreme Andie McDermott 7 episodes
1996 Party of Five Shelley Episode: "Unfair Advantage"
1996 Strange Luck Leigh Anne Episode: "Healing Hands"
1998 Three Amanda Webb 2 episodes
1998–99 ER Roxanne Please 9 episodes
1999 The Last Man on Planet Earth Hope Chayse Movie
2000 Oh Baby Nikky 2 episodes
2000 Dawson's Creek Aunt Gwen Episode: "Stolen Kisses"
2000–04 Ed Carol Vessey 83 episodes
2002 Justice League Aresia (voice) 2 episodes
2005 Jake in Progress Brooke 4 episodes
2005–07 Lost Sarah Shephard 5 episodes
2005–08 Boston Legal Denise Bauer 50 episodes
2008 Weeds Lisa 7 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gwen Sibert Episode: "Trials"
2009 True Jackson, VP Claire Underwood Episode: "True Takes Iceland"
2009 Monk Marilyn Brody Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Bully"
2009–present Modern Family Claire Dunphy 121 episodes
2013 Talking Bad Herself Episode: "Blood Money"
2014 Family Guy Claire Dunphy (voice) Episode: "The Simpsons Guy"

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Wainy Days Cheryl Episode: "Tough Guy"

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
2006 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boston Legal Nominated
2007 Boston Legal Nominated
2008 Boston Legal Nominated
2009 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Boston Legal Nominated
2009 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) Modern Family Nominated
2010 Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Modern Family Nominated
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards[10] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2011 Modern Family Nominated
2011 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2012 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Won
2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Won
2012 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Modern Family Won
2012 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2013 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Modern Family Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2014 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2014 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Modern Family Won
2015 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2015 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Modern Family Won
2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family Won

References

  1. ^ a b c Lipton, James (host) (June 7, 2011). "'"The Cast of 'Modern Family.  
  2. ^ Marbella, Jean (September 12, 2010). "Julie Bowen's modern life".  
  3. ^ "Julie Bowen: I feel like a sham actress because I haven't done Broadway".  
  4. ^ Kennedy, Lauren Paige (March 24, 2011). "Julie Bowen: Modern Mother, Modern Family".  
  5. ^ Hamm, Liza (April 11, 2007). Boston Legal's' Julie Bowen Has a Boy"'".  
  6. ^ Wihlborg, Ulrica (May 8, 2009). "Julie Bowen Welcomes Twin Boys". People. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Protestant 'Modern Family' Star Julie Bowen Describes Passover Seder Experience".  
  8. ^ http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/motherhood-has-made-julie-bowen-more-conservative/article/2505425
  9. ^ http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Julie_Bowen.php
  10. ^ "Julie Bowen: Awards & Nominations".  

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