Julie Bowen

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Julie Bowen

Born

3/3/1970, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Birth Name

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer

Gender

Female
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Julie Bowen is an American actress with starring roles and guest appearances in many notable television series, including Boston Legal (as Denise Bauer), Ed (as Carol Vessey), and Lost (as Jack's former wife Sarah). She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she attended the Roland Park…more

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  • Trivia

    • Julie won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 and 2012, for the role of Claire Dunphy on the ABC show Modern Family.

      Julie also earned an Emmy nomination for the role in 2010.

    • Julie starred in the movie Happy Gilmore with Adam Sandler.

    • Julie was nominated, along with her Boston Legal castmates, for the 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Julie and her Boston Legal castmates were also nominated for a 2006 SAG Award but in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

    • When she was pregnant with her son Oliver, her water broke while on the set of Boston Legal as she was pretending to be in labor.

    • In the past, Julie has appeared as a spokesperson for Neutrogena in the company's television commercials.

    • Julie Bowen gave birth to her first child on April 10, 2007. Julie and her husband, Scott Phillips, named their son Oliver McLanahan Phillips. Oliver weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length. Both the mother and baby were reported doing well as of April 11th.

    • While starring in Ed, Julie appeared in four of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. Her appearances focused on substance abuse, mentoring, reckless driving and designated drivers.

    • Julie married real-estate investor Scott Phillips in September 2004.

    • She says that she is nothing like her character on "Boston Legal," Denise Bauer. "Not even vaguely. I'm continually concerned about what other people think of me," she said in an interview. "It's fun, though, because it's all in the writing and you just take a breath and jump."

    • After college, she moved to New York. She spent three years studying and attending Shakespeare festivals there. She found work doing commercials. Eventually she landed a role on the daytime drama "Loving".

    • She made her film debut in the independent movie "Five Spot Jewel" before graduating from Brown University.

    • She was the head of her drama club in high school.

    • She initially thought about becoming an artist before trying her hand at acting.

    • On her honeymoon in Costa Rica, she and her husband helped newly hatched baby turtles navigate along the beach from their nest to the ocean in order to avoid predators.

    • She attended the prestigious Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland.

    • She said she regretted making the TV movie "The Last Man on Planet Earth" (1999) because her character was the non-lesbian one.

    • She plays Sarah, the wife of Jack Shepard on the hit ABC series "Lost," in flashback scenes.

    • In 2001, she was dating David Brooks, a British filmmaker.

    • She speaks Italian fluently.

    • She spent her junior year at Brown University on a study abroad program in Florence, Italy.

    • She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Italian Renaissance studies.

    • Her younger sister Annie is a doctor in San Francisco.

    • Her older sister Molly is an interior designer in Los Angeles.

    • Julie is the middle child of three daughters.

    • Her mother is Susie Luetkemeyer.

    • Her father, Jack Luetkemeyer, works in commercial real estate.

    • She is 5'6" (1.68 meters) tall.

    • Her birth name is Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer.

  • Quotes

    • Julie Bowen: Television is where the best work for women is right now. I would love to do more movies, but the reality is women have many more opportunities on television to play a greater variety of characters.

    • Julie Bowen: I read books more than I go out. As a matter of fact, I get a little concerned about some of my anti-social habits. I will choose a night with Somerset Maugham or Russell Banks over a crowded bar any day.

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