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Julie Bowen          

Emmy Award-Winning Actress, Known for ABC's "Modern Family"

Julie Bowen is an actress best known for playing Aunt Gwen on "Dawson's Creek," Carol Vessey on "Ed," Denise Bauer on "Boston Legal," Sarah Shephard on "Lost," and Claire Dunphy on the comedy "Modern Family." The last earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–2015), winning in 2011 and 2012.

Bowen has also appeared in films such as Happy Gilmore, Multiplicity, Venus and Mars, Joe Somebody, Kids in America, Sex and Death 101, Crazy on the Outside, Jumping the Broom, and Horrible Bosses.

Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her early education was at Calvert School in 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 Actors Studio. Success followed with a series of TV roles and films.

She is married to Scott Phillips, a real-estate investor, and they have three sons: Oliver, and twins Gus and John.


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