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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 Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–2004), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–2007) and Claire Dunphy on the sitcom Modern Family (2009–present), the latter of which earned her three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2011 and 2012. Throughout Bowen's career, she has played supporting roles in films, including 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). Bowen was born Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer in Baltimore, Maryland, the middle of three daughters of Suzanne (née Frey) and John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr., a commercial real estate developer. She is of English, Irish, French, and German descent. Her older sister, Molly Luetkemeyer, is an interior designer who has appeared on Clean Sweep, and her younger sister, Annie Luetkemeyer, is a doctor at the University of California, San Francisco in the HIV/AIDS Division. Her parents were socially prominent

Julie Bowen -- Hell Yeah, I Talk Birds & Bees with My 'Modern Family' Kids (VIDEO)

Julie Bowen
Hell Yeah, I Talk Birds & Bees ... With 'Mod Fam' Kids

Believe it ... TV parents can absolutely teach real-life parents a thing or two -- which Julie Bowen proved by dropping serious relationship knowledge.  The "Modern Family" hot mom was… READ MORE >

Julie Bowen -- Best Actress in a Supporting Nepal Role (PHOTO)

Julie Bowen
Best Actress In a Supporting Nepal Role

Julie Bowen knows the old saying -- when life hands you a deadly earthquake ... make lemonade -- to raise money for the victims of that deadly earthquake. The "Modern Family" star and her… READ MORE >

- 149 days ago
Julie Bowen: Good Genes or Good Docs?


Julie Bowen's beauty is a modern miracle!Here's the then 26-year-old  babe in the golf comedy "Happy Gilmore" back in 1996 (left) -- and 18 years later, the 43-year-old "Modern Family" mom… READ MORE >

- 582 days ago
'Modern Family' Stars -- Help, We're Trapped in an Elevator!

'Modern Family' Stars
Help, We're TRAPPED in an Elevator!

Should have taken the stairs ... three "Modern Family" stars had to be rescued by the Kansas City Fire department Friday -- after getting trapped in an elevator for an hour!!!Julie Bowen, Eric… READ MORE >

- 946 days ago
'Modern Family' Star Julie Bowen -- Time to Pick Sides in Ariel Winter Custody War

'Modern Fam' Star Julie Bowen
Time to Pick Sides in Ariel Winter Custody War

3:00 PM PT -- Sources directly connected with the cast and crew at "Modern Family" tell TMZ ... they're upset by the intimation that Julie is not supporting Ariel's current arrangement -- living… READ MORE >

- 1000 days ago
'Modern Family' -- Art Imitates Life ... with Overbearing Stage Mom

'Modern Family'
Art Imitates Life with Overbearing Stage Mom

Ariel Winter stared down a crazed stage mother last night ... a woman hell bent on giving her daughter a competitive edge -- but it wasn't real life, it was the storyline on "Modern Family" ...… READ MORE >

- 1053 days ago
'Modern Family' Cast -- Drops Lawsuit ... We're Back In!

'Modern Family' Cast
Drops Lawsuit ... We're Back In!

Producers for "Modern Family" settled their dispute with several key cast members the same way every American family does ... throwing a bunch of $$$ at them, and now thanks to some major pay… READ MORE >

- 1163 days ago
'Modern Family' Cast -- WE WANT OUT

'Modern Family' Cast

The cast of "Modern Family" wants out of their current contracts for the show -- all in a bold move to score much fatter paychecks.The cast members -- Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler… READ MORE >

- 1167 days ago
One-Piece vs. Two-Piece -- The Great Debate!

One-Piece vs. Two-Piece

Some of Hollywood's hottest bodies always make it to the beach in a one-piece, while others like to let it all hang out and go two-pieces. Vote on your favorite bathing beauty to find out if less… READ MORE >

- 1521 days ago
'Modern Family' Mom vs. Daughter: Who'd You Rather?

'Modern Family' Mom vs. Daughter
Who'd You Rather?

"Modern Family" mom Julie Bowen, 40, and her TV daughter Sarah Hyland, 19, both showed up to the same event in L.A. on Tuesday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1886 days ago

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