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Julie Bowen

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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Born:
Mar 3, 1970 In Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
8
First Appeared:
In the series Three 1998-02-02
Latest Project:
Movie Life of the Party 2018-05-11
Known For
Filmography
Movie Life of the Party 2018-05-11
Series Tangled: The Series Queen Arianna (voice) 2017-03-24
Movie Tangled: Before Ever After Queen Arianna (voice) 2017-03-10
Series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Marion Spartan 2010-07-12
Series Modern Family Claire Dunphy 2009-09-23
Series Ed Carol Vessey 2000-10-08
Series Oh Baby Nikky 1998-08-26
Series Three Amanda Webb 1998-02-02