Julie Bowen

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Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Bowen at PaleyFest in 2015
Born Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer
(1970-03-03) March 3, 1970 (age 48)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Residence Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Education Brown University
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1992–present
Salary $12 million (2017)
Spouse(s)
Scott Phillips (m. 20042018)
Children 3

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Aunt Gwen on Dawson's Creek (2000), 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 last earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–2015), 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).

Early life[edit]

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.

Raised in suburban Ruxton-Riderwood, Maryland, Bowen first attended Calvert School, then Garrison Forest School and Roland Park Country School,[2][3] and also attended St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island. She studied at Brown University, majoring in Italian Renaissance studies.[4] 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[edit]

Bowen at the New York Television Festival in September 2009
Bowen in 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 Celebrity 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 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."[5]

Personal life[edit]

Bowen at the 25th Annual "A Time for Heroes" Celebration in October 2014

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, bradycardia, where her regular heartbeat can drop to dangerously low levels.[6]

Bowen married Scott Phillips, a real estate investor and software developer, on September 9, 2004. The couple have three sons, Oliver (born April 10, 2007) and twins, John and Gustav (born May 8, 2009), with whom she was visibly pregnant when shooting the pilot for Modern Family.[7] She is a self-described "low Protestant."[8] In February 2018, she filed for divorce from Phillips[9] which was finalized on September 13, 2018.[10]

Bowen has stated that motherhood has made her a lot more conservative.[11] 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.[12]

In 2016, Bowen appeared in "Fight Song", a Pitch Perfect-inspired music video, shown at the Democratic National Convention, in support of candidate Hillary Clinton.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Runaway Daughters Angie Gordon
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 Short films
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
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace Dr. Devon Albright Voice
Direct-to-DVD
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Lil' Dipper Voice
2018 Life of the Party Marcie Strong

Television[edit]

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 Television film
1994 Where Are My Children? Kirstie Television film
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
1998–1999 ER Roxanne Please 9 episodes
1999 The Last Man on Planet Earth Hope Chayse Television film
2000 Oh Baby Nikky 2 episodes
2000 Dawson's Creek Aunt Gwen Episode: "Stolen Kisses"
2000–2004 Ed Carol Vessey 83 episodes
2002 Justice League Aresia (voice) 2 episodes
2005 Jake in Progress Brooke 4 episodes
2005–2007 Lost Sarah Shephard 5 episodes
2005–2008 Boston Legal Denise Bauer 50 episodes
2007 Wainy Days Cheryl Episode: "Tough Guy"
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 Main role
2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Marion Spartan (voice) Episode: "Attack of the Headless Horror"
2014, 2017 Family Guy Claire Dunphy / Herself (voices) 2 episodes
2016 Better Things Herself Episode: "Sam/Pilot"
2017–present Tangled: The Series Queen Arianna (voice)
2017 The Mindy Project Daisy Episode: "Leo's Girlfriend"
2018 LA to Vegas Gwen (voice) Uncredited
Episode: "The Affair"[14]
2018 DuckTales Guest Voice[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boston Legal Nominated
2007 Nominated
2008 Nominated
2009 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 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 Nominated
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards[16] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2011 Won
2011 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
2012 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards#Television Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2012 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
2013 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2014 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2015 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
2015 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Cameo: Jason Winer". Baltimore Magazine. Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  3. ^ Images, Getty. "Julie Bowen". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  4. ^ Marbella, Jean (September 12, 2010). "Julie Bowen's modern life". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Julie Bowen: I feel like a sham actress because I haven't done Broadway". Metro. November 9, 2012. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Kennedy, Lauren Paige (March 24, 2011). "Julie Bowen: Modern Mother, Modern Family". Web MD. Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD. p. 4. Archived from the original on April 6, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  7. ^ Wihlborg, Ulrica (May 8, 2009). "Julie Bowen Welcomes Twin Boys". People. Archived from the original on March 3, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Protestant 'Modern Family' Star Julie Bowen Describes Passover Seder Experience". Algemeiner Journal. April 29, 2014. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Julie Bowen Files for Divorce". TMZ.com. February 6, 2018. Archived from the original on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Julie Bowen Splits $25 Million in Assets with Ex-Husband Scott Phillips as They Finalize Divorce". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  11. ^ Schwab, Nikki (August 20, 2012). "Motherhood has made Julie Bowen more conservative". The Washington Examiner. Archived from the original on May 28, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "Campaign Contribution Search: Julie Bowen". newsmeat.com. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  13. ^ Bitette, Nicole (July 27, 2016). "SEE IT: Mandy Moore, Elizabeth Banks and countless celebrities create 'Fight Song' video to support Hillary Clinton Julie Bowen and her husband Scott Phillips are divorcing after 13 years of marriage". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  14. ^ ""LA to Vegas" The Affair (TV Episode 2018)". Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018 – via m.imdb.com.
  15. ^ "DuckTales Renewed for Season 3 Ahead of Season 2 Premiere". ComingSoon.net. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Julie Bowen: Awards & Nominations". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2015.

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