Julie Bowen



Place of birth:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA:


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. 


Life of the Party (2018)
Marcie Strong
Tangled: Before Ever After (2017)
Queen Arianna (voice)
Planes Fire and Rescue: Dipper (2014)
Dipper (Voice)
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Dipper (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013)
Dr. Devon Albright
Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013)
Melanie Staples
Knife Fight (2013)
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Rhonda Harken
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Conception (2011)
Crazy on the Outside (2010)
Sex and Death 101 (2007)
Fiona Wormwood (#29)
Kids in America (2005)
Principal Weller
Partner(s) (2005)
You're Killing Me... (2003)
Jamie Quinn
Joe Somebody (2001)
Meg Harper
Venus and Mars (2001)
Amy's Orgasm (2001)
The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999)
Hope Chayse
An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
Amy Finch
Multiplicity (1996)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Virginia Venit
Where Are My Children? (1994)
Runaway Daughters (1994)
Angie Gordon