Bowen in May 2014 in New York City, USA.
|Born||Clare Maree Bowen
12 May 1984 (age 32)
South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
|Education||University of Wollongong|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer|
Early life and education
Bowen was born in Australia on 12 May 1984. Her parents Tony and Kathleen worked for Qantas and she spent time overseas as a child, including a stint with her family in Zimbabwe. Bowen is a cancer survivor, having had the disease between the ages of four and seven. She lived in Stanwell Park on the South Coast of New South Wales and attended primary school in Dulwich Hill, a suburb of Sydney. Bowen has a younger brother who is a musician.
She is of Irish and Scottish descent 
Bowen appeared as the female lead in the Australian drama film The Combination in 2009 and has guest starred in The Cut, Gangs of Oz, Chandon Pictures and Home and Away. In 2010, Bowen was cast in the leading role of Wendla Bergman, in the Australian production of Spring Awakening, directed by Geordie Brookman, artistically overseen by Cate Blanchett at the Sydney Theatre Company. In 2011, she was cast to play the lead role of Martha in Jared Moshe's directorial debut, Dead Man's Burden.
Bowen is also preparing her first solo album, scheduled for 2015, about which she spoke in an interview with Rolling Stone: "We've recorded a couple things and I've been writing and writing and writing."
|2010||The Clearing||Evelyn||Short film|
|The Invitation||Candice||Short film|
|10 Days to Die||Maddy McCarthy|
|2011||A Burning Thing||Jen||Short film|
|Dead Man's Burden||Martha Kirkland|
|Not Suitable for Children||Gypsy|
|The Red Valentine||The Woman||Short film|
|2009||The Cut||Donna Gilbertson||episode: A Little Bit of Biff|
|Chandon Pictures||Krystal||episode: The Lifestyle|
|All Saints||Holly Russell||episode: A Precious Waste|
|Gangs of Oz||Svetlana||episode: In from the Cold|
|2010||Home and Away||Nina Bailey||4 episodes|
|2012–present||Nashville||Scarlett O'Connor||Main Cast; 86 episodes|
- Candide (2003)
- Our Town as Mrs. Webb (2004)
- The Good Doctor as The Mistress (2005)
- Metamorphoses as Alcyone and Pomona (2006)
- Peer Gynt as Peer Gynt (2006)
- 4 Plays About Wollongong (2009)
- Hat's Off/Spring Awakening as Wendla Bergman (2010)
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1||
|The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 2||
|2012||"If I Didn't Know Better" (with Sam Palladio)A||27||102||The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1|
|"Fade into You" (with Sam Palladio)||25||92||The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 2|
|"I Will Fall" (with Sam Palladio)||45||—|
|2013||"Change Your Mind" (with Sam Palladio)||35||—||The Music of Nashville, Season 1: The Complete Collection|
|"Casino" (with Sam Palladio)||48||—|
|"This Town" (with Charles Esten)||41||—||The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1|
|2014||"Lately" (with Sam Palladio)||42||—||N/A|
|2015||"I Will Never Let You Know" (with Sam Palladio)||39||—|
|"Wake Up When It's Over" (with Sam Palladio)||49||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- ADid not enter the Hot 100 but charted on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
- "Clare Bowen: Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- Dardanis, Amanda (21 February 2009). "Clare Bowen faces on-screen prejudice in The Combination". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane, Australia.
- "Clare Bowen talks about film, life and what's next!". Two Flat Whites. 25 March 2009.
- "'Nashville' star sings at Bluebird, Tim and Clare Bowen duet". The Tennessean. 21 December 2012. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013.
- "Clare Bowen" (PDF). Sue Barnett and Associates.
- "Alumni News: Clare Bowen, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance) 2006". University of Wollongong. 10 July 2009. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013.
Clare, from Minnamurra, graduated from UOW in 2006 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Performance
- Andreeva, Nellie (17 February 2012). "Jurnee Smollett & Erik Jensen Among Latest Broadcast Pilot Signings". Deadline.com.
- Andreeva, Nellie (11 May 2012). "ABC Picks Up To Series '666′, 'Last Resort', 'How To Live', 'Nashville', 'Penoza', 'Neighbors', 'Zero Hour', 'Red Van'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- "News: Watch ZBB Perform on ABC's 'Nashville'". ZacBrownBand.com. January 2014.
- Dunkerley, Beville (12 November 2012). "Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio of ABC's 'Nashville' Prep Solo Albums". Rolling Stone.
- "Dead Man's Burden: Cast". DeadMansBurden.com.
- "The Red Valentine: Cast". Mindscape Films. 6 October 2011. Archived from the original on 12 October 2011.
- Caulfield, Keith (21 December 2012). "Chart Moves: 'Nashville' Nets Year's Best Sales Week for TV Soundtrack on Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- "Hot Country Songs Week of November 3, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 1 November 2012.[dead link]
- "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Week of November 3, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 18 December 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.