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Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen (born March 3, 1970) is an American film and television actress. 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.

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Mar 3, 1970 In Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Acapulco H.E.A.T. 1993-09-28
Latest Project:
Movie The Fallout 2021-03-17
Known For
Poster of Planes Fire and Rescue: Dipper
Poster of Partner(s)
Poster of Venus and Mars
Poster of An American Werewolf in Paris
Movie DuckTales: The Last Adventure! Penumbra (voice) 2021-03-15
Movie The Fallout Patricia Cavell 2021-03-17
Movie Hubie Halloween Violet Valentine 2020-10-07
Movie Life of the Party Marcie Strong 2018-05-10
Series Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Queen Arianna (voice) 2017-03-24
Movie Tangled: Before Ever After Queen Arianna (voice) 2017-03-10
Series DuckTales Lt. Penumbra (voice) 2017-08-12
Series Join or Die with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2016-02-18
Movie Planes: Fire & Rescue Dipper (voice) 2014-07-17
Movie Planes Fire and Rescue: Dipper Dipper (Voice) 2014-11-04
Movie Knife Fight Peaches O'Dell 2013-01-25
Movie Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace Dr. Devon Albright (voice) 2013-09-24
Movie Conception Tiffany 2011-04-28
Movie Horrible Bosses Rhonda Harken 2011-07-08
Movie Jumping the Broom Amy 2011-05-06
Movie Crazy on the Outside Christy 2010-01-08
Series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Marion Spartan 2010-07-12
Series Modern Family Claire Dunphy 2009-09-23
Series Stand Up to Cancer Herself 2008-09-05
Movie Sex and Death 101 Fiona Wormwood (#29) 2007-06-15
Series Jake in Progress Unknown 2005-03-13
Movie Kids in America Principal Weller 2005-10-21
Movie Partner(s) Katherine 2005-07-07
Series Weeds Lisa 2005-08-07
Series Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Series Boston Legal Denise Bauer 2004-10-03
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie You're Killing Me... Jamie Quinn 2003-01-01
Series Monk Marilyn Brody 2002-07-12
Movie Amy's Orgasm Nikki 2001-03-08
Movie Venus and Mars Lisa 2001-03-15
Movie Joe Somebody Meg Harper 2001-12-21
Series Justice League Aresia 2001-11-17
Series Ed Carol Vessey 2000-10-08
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie The Last Man on Planet Earth Hope Chayse 1999-02-18
Series Dawson's Creek Aunt Gwen 1998-01-20
Series Oh Baby Nikky 1998-08-26
Series Three Amanda Webb 1998-02-02
Movie An American Werewolf in Paris Amy Finch 1997-05-29
Movie Happy Gilmore Virginia Venit 1996-02-16
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-08-21
Movie Multiplicity Robin 1996-07-19
Series Extreme Andie McDermott 1995-01-29
Movie Runaway Daughters Angie Gordon 1994-08-12
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Party of Five Unknown 1994-09-12
Movie Where Are My Children? Kirstie 1994-09-18
Series Acapulco H.E.A.T. Danielle Perkins 1993-09-28