Actress Julie Bowen is the middle daughter of Suzanne and John Luetkemeyer, Jr., a real estate developer. Her early education was at Calvert School, Baltimore and Garrison Forest School, Maryland. She moved on to St George's School, Rhode Island and then attended Brown University, graduating with a BA in Renaissance Studies.
During college Bowen acted in stage productions such as "Guys and Dolls" and "Stage Door". After graduation she relocated to New York and studied at the legendary Actor's Studio. Success followed with various TV roles, and in 1996, she appeared as the love interest in Happy Gilmore (1996). Other supporting movies roles followed. However, it was on television that she was destined to make the biggest impact with strong turns in "ER" (1994), "Ed" (2000) and "Boston Legal" (2004), amongst others. From 2009, she starred as Claire Dunphy in the hit series "Modern Family", for which she won an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild award.
Julie is married to Scott Phillips, a real-estate investor, and they have three sons - Oliver and twins Gus and John.
|Scott Phillips||(9 September 2004 - present) 3 children|
Is fluent in Italian.
Graduated from Brown University in 1991 with a B.A. degree in Renaissance studies. She spent her junior year in Florence, Italy.
Family: parents Jack and Susie Luetkemeyer, father Jack works in commercial real estate, Julie is the middle child of three daughters, older sister Molly Luetkemeyer is an interior designer in Los Angeles, and younger sister Annie is a doctor in San Francisco.
Has said she regretted making The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999) (TV) because she was the non-lesbian character.
Went to Costa Rica on her honeymoon. While there, she and her husband helped newly-hatched baby turtles crawl from their nest to the ocean, ensuring that the group survived instead of being attacked by predators.
Attended the prestigious Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland.
Has a pacemaker.
Commented that, apparently genuinely, the actor out there now that she finds the sexiest is DJ Qualls, who makes a very unconventional sex symbol.
She is a spokesperson for Neutrogena.
Her husband Scott Phillips, a real-estate investor, proposed Thanksgiving 2003, when she was starring as schoolteacher "Carol Vessey" on TV's "Ed" (2000). The two have been married since September 2004.
Says that, 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.
Julie Benz is often mistaken for her and, when asked for her autograph, Benz would sign Bowen's name.
On the TV series, "Extreme" (1995), she played a character named "Andie McDermot". She later co-starred in the movie, An American Werewolf in Paris (1997), whose main character (Tom Everett Scott) was named "Andy McDermot".
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a son Oliver McLanahan Phillips on April 10, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Scott Phillips.
Gave birth to twin sons (her 2nd and 3rd children) at age 39, John Phillips and Gustav Phillips on May 8, 2009. Children's father is her husband, Scott Phillips.
It gets insane. The dress, the hair, the makeup...I end up always picking the dress at the last second. - On preparing for the Emmy Awards.
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