Andrea Bowen

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Andrea Bowen
Andrea Bowen 2009.jpg
Bowen in 2009
Born (1990-03-04) March 4, 1990 (age 26)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Andrea Lauren Bowen (born March 4, 1990 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American actress who is known for playing Julie Mayer on Desperate Housewives (2004–2012).[1] She has won two SAG Awards.

Life and career[edit]

Bowen is of Welsh descent[citation needed] and made her Broadway debut in 1996 as Young Cosette/Young Eponine in Les Misérables. At six, she was the youngest actress ever to play the role. From 1996 to 2001 Bowen was a consistent presence on Broadway. She appeared in the original company of the 1998 revival of The Sound of Music as Marta, and in 2000, created the role of Adele in the musical version of Jane Eyre. Bowen was also a member of The Broadway Kids concert group. Several of Bowen's siblings have also been heavily involved in musical theatre, performing roles in various other Broadway shows.[2]

She briefly attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York alongside best friend Sarah Hyland.

From 2004 to 2012, Bowen portrayed Julie Mayer on Desperate Housewives.[2] She currently models for Miss Selfridge.[citation needed] She has also had recurring or guest starring roles on such shows as One Tree Hill (with friend Sophia Bush), Boston Public and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In the film Red Riding Hood she appears as one of "The Three Ashleys." Most recently[when?], she played the role of Candace in the esoteric adventure film Eye of the Dolphin. She also starred in the Lifetime Original film Girl, Positive, an experience that allowed her to help spread the message among youth that "HIV is something you can protect yourself from." [3]

Bowen is the younger sister of Graham Bowen, Alex Bowen, Cameron Bowen, Jessica Bowen, and Jillian Bowen, who are also actors.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 New York Crossing Child Television film
1997 Highball Witch, Fairy
2004 Luckey's Quarter Patsy Short film
2004 Party Wagon Billie Bartley / Manifest Destiny (voice) Television film
2006 Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Moogle Girl (voice) English version
2006 Bambi II Faline (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 Red Riding Hood Ashley #2
2006 Eye of the Dolphin Candace
2007 Girl, Positive Rachel Sandler Television film
2010 After the Fall Jenna Danville Television film
2012 Twinkle Toes Pretty Tall (voice) Direct-to-video
2012 Divorce Invitation Melanie
2013 The Preacher's Daughter Hannah White Television film
2013 G.B.F. 'Shley
2014 Zoe Gone Tammy Roberts
2016 Pretty Little Addict Jennifer Philips Television film
2016 Under Fire Sophie Howell Post-production
2016 Jonny's Sweet Revenge Nikki Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1996–1997 Law & Order Rankin Toddler, Bess 2 episodes
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sophie Douglas Episode: "Countdown"
2001 Third Watch Rachel Episode: "Adam 55-3"
2002 Arliss Ginny Episode: "In with the News"
2002 That Was Then Zooey Glass 3 episodes
2003 Boston Public Riley Ellis 3 episodes
2003 One Tree Hill Stella Episode: "With Arms Outstretched" (deleted scenes only)
2003 Strong Medicine Sara Buck Episode: "Seize the Day"
2004–2012 Desperate Housewives Julie Mayer 95 episodes
2006, 2007, 2009 King of the Hill Sandy, Teen Girl (voice) 3 episodes
2005 Without a Trace Becky Grolnick Episode: "A Day in the Life"
2008 The Closer Michelle Clark Episode: "Cherry Bomb"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Rebecca Kelly Episode: "Greek Tragedy"
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Talia al Ghul (voice) Episode: "Sidekicks Assemble!"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Amy Episode: "Ho'ohuli Na'au"
2012 Secret Life of the American Teenager Jackie Episode: "Allies"
2013 Scandal Maybell Doyle Episode: "Snake in the Garden"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Longest Journey Young April, Alatien Child English version
2003 Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
2003 The Cat in the Hat Sally
2008 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Aerith Gainsborough English version
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Aerith Gainsborough English version


  • The Night of the Hunter, concept album
  • The Sound of Music original Broadway revival cast recording, 1998
  • Jane Eyre original Broadway cast recording, 2001
  • Sugar Beats
  • The Broadway Kids
  • Preachers Daughter (2011)


Bowen has 3 wins and 4 nominations


  1. ^ "Andrea Bowen". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Andrea Bowen- Biography Archived January 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  3. ^ A&U: America's AIDS Magazine Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 

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