Actress Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer was born in the United States on March 3, 1970. She is best known for playing Claire Dunphy in the ABC sitcom Modern Family (2009–2020), for which she garnered praise from critics and won six Primetime Emmy nominations, winning in 2011 and 2012.
As well as Roxanne Please in the NBC medical drama series ER (1998–1999), Carol Vessey in the NBC comedy series Ed (2000–2004), Denise Bauer in the ABC legal drama series Boston Legal (2005–2007), and Sarah Shephard in the ABC drama series Lost, Bowen also played a number of other roles (2005–2007).
Additionally, Happy Gilmore (1996), Multiplicity (1996), Joe Somebody (2001), Horrible Bosses (2011), and The Fallout all featured Bowen as a character (2021).
Julie Bowen’s Net Worth
An American actress, director, and producer, Julie Bowen, she is worth $35 million as of 2022. Julie Bowen earns over $220,000 salary per episode for her TV roles.
She won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on “Modern Family,” and during the 2018 season, her episode pay was upped to $500,000, more than doubling the $190,000 she had been earning over the previous four seasons. Julie is best recognized for her work on television, although she has also had appearances in a number of movies, such as “Happy Gilmore” (1996), “Multiplicity” (1996), and “Horrible Bosses” (2011).
In addition, Bowen has done voice work for the TV shows “DuckTales,” “Family Guy,” “Tangled: The Series,” and “Justice League” (2002, 2014, 2017). (2019). Julie directed two “Modern Family” episodes in 2019 (Red Alert and “Tree’s a Crowd”) as well as the short film “Girl Code,” and in 2020 she started appearing in the online series “Up to Speed with Julie Bowen,” which she also produces for Funny or Die.
|Forbes Net Worth||$35 Million|
|Liabilities & Loans||$4 Million|
|Salary per Episode||$220,000|
|Annual Income||$4 Million|
Julie Bowen Career
Bowen appeared in an episode of the 1996 college drama Class of ’96 and the 1992 soap opera Loving (1993). In the television movie Runaway Daughters, she played the main character (1994). She portrayed the title character’s love interest in Happy Gilmore (1996). The movies Multiplicity (1996) and An American Werewolf in Paris both featured her (1997). She has appeared in cameos on TV shows like Party of Five (1996) and Strange Luck (1996).
Bowen played Roxanne Please in an ongoing episode of ER (1998–99). She rose to fame in the 2000–2004 television series Ed, where she portrayed English teacher Carol Vessey. She then appeared in five Lost guest episodes as Sarah Shephard (2005–07). She also had recurring roles on Weeds and Boston Legal (2005–2008), where she played lawyer Denise Bauer (2008).
She served as Neutrogena’s spokesmodel, most notably promoting the Pure Glow line of cosmetics. On August 31, 2010, she made an appearance on a Celebrity Jeopardy! episode.
Bowen played Claire Dunphy on the ABC series Modern Family from 2009 to 2020. She was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards six times in a row (2010–15) for her depiction, and she won the prize in 2011 and 2012.
According to Bowen, getting an Emmy is similar to “German soldiers in the trenches of the World Wars” and “being hauled out of the trench” when you receive the honor. As thrilling and wonderful as it is to be recognized for your work and to no longer be in the trenches, she continued, “it also means that everyone has a clear shot at you, and that is a pretty frightening idea for most of us.”
Bowen’s production business, Bowen & Sons, signed a first-look agreement with Universal Television in November 2021.
Julie Bowen Early Life
Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the second of Suzanne (née Frey) and commercial real estate entrepreneur John Alexander Luetkemeyer Jr.’s three daughters. She is the sister of fashion designer Molly Luetkemeyer and renowned infectious disease expert Annie Luetkemeyer. Bowen has German ancestry.
Bowen was raised in the Maryland suburb of Ruxton-Riderwood and went to Calvert School, Garrison Forest School, Roland Park Country School, and St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island, before moving to Maryland. She studied Italian Renaissance studies at Brown University. Her junior year was spent in Florence, Italy. She appeared in Lemon Sky, Stage Door, and Guys and Dolls while in college. She played the lead in the independent film Five Spot Jewel before graduation. Among other locations, Bowen studied acting at the Actor’s Institute.
Julie Bowen Personal Life
Julie married Scott Phillips, a real estate investor, and software developer, on September 9, 2004, and they had a son Oliver on April 10, 2007, and twins John and Gustav on May 8, 2009. Bowen went into labor on the set of “Boston Legal” while filming a scene in which her character gave birth; a helpful crew member drove her from the fake hospital to a real hospital.
Julie and Scott divorced in September 2018, and Phillips received their $5.4 million Studio City home as part of the settlement. Bowen has bradycardia and has been wearing a pacemaker since she was in her early twenties. She was one of several celebrities who appeared in a “Fight Song” video supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. Julie’s “Modern Family” co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson appeared in the video, which was shown at the Democratic National Convention.