Bowen portrays Claire on Modern Family. She has starred on many TV shows like Ed and Boston Legal. The movies she is known for are Happy Gilmore, Joe Somebody, and Crazy on the Outside. On Modern Family, she has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series five times, winning in 2011 and 2012. Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Jack and Susie Luetkemeyer and is the middle child of her older sister Molly and younger sister Annie. She attended Roland Park Country School and later graduated from Brown University in 1991 with a B.A. degree in Renaissance studies. She married Scott Phillips, a real-estate investor, when she was starring as schoolteacher "Carol Vessey" on the TV show Ed. The two have been married since September 2004. They became the parents of a boy, Oliver McLanahan Phillips, on April 10, 2007 in Los Angeles. They also have 2 twins, John and Gus, born on May 8, 2009, with whom she was visibly pregnant when shooting the pilot for Modern Family. She also recently experienced a crazy accident where her the two twins put hot sauce in her eyes.
Julie guest starred in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (Trials), like fellow Modern Family co-stars Sarah Hyland (Repression, Hothouse) and Ty Burrell (Execution).
On her hit series Modern Family, she is married to a real estate broker played by Ty. In real life, she is married to a real estate investor, Scott Phillips.
Has a pacemaker.
Has said she regretted making The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999) because she was the non-lesbian character.
Is fluent in Italian.
Julie Benz is often mistaken for her and, when asked for her autograph, Benz would sign Bowen's name.
She is a spokesperson for Neutrogena.
While she was at the tail end of filming her fake labor scene on Boston Legal (2004), she went into actual labor with her son Oliver.
Was considered for the role of Vickie Kittie in Mercy (2000).
Her salary, like her parent co-stars, for Modern Family is $190,000 per episode.
Five Spot Jewel
Confessions of a Sleep Addict
An American Werewolf in Paris
You're Killing Me
Also known as Amy's O
Venus and Mars
Stella shorts 1998-2002
Kids in America
Sex and Death 101
Crazy on the Outside
Lifestories: Families in Crisis
Episode: No Visible Bruises: The Katie Koestner Story