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Julie Bowen

Highest Rated:   68% Horrible Bosses (2011)
Lowest Rated:   0% Venus and Mars (2001)
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It seems appropriate that Julie Bowen, an actress who helps tutor high school students in her spare time and says she usually prefers staying home with a good novel to going out to a party, would rise to fame playing Carol Vessey, the pretty and quick-witted high school teacher on the popular comedy-drama series Ed. Born Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer in Baltimore, MD, on March 3, 1970, Bowen first acquired a taste for acting as a child, when she began putting on plays with her sisters at home. Bowen developed a more serious interest in the theater while studying at Brown University, where she received a degree in Italian Renaissance studies; she appeared in a number of student theater productions, including Guys and Dolls and Lemon Sky, and in her senior year she was cast in her first film, an independent feature called Five Spot Jewel. After graduating, she began honing her craft by studying at the Actor's Institute, Shakespeare and Company, and Will Geer's Theatricum, and began pursuing a career in television, landing roles in television commercials and eventually winning a supporting role on the daytime drama Loving. She also appeared in a student film directed by Edward Burns, several years before he made his breakthrough independent feature The Brothers McMullen. In 1995, Bowen became a regular on a short-lived adventure series, Extreme, and the following year she earned a showy role in the hit comedy feature Happy Gilmore. In 1998, Bowen did a nine-episode run on E.R., before debuting on Ed in 2000, receiving enthusiastic reviews and solid ratings, finally earning her an unqualified success on television. TV would offer Bowen several more successful roles over the coming years as well, from recurring roles on Lost and Weeds, to a starring role on the legal comedy/drama Boston Legal. The quirky, humorous vibe of the show showcased Bowen's sharp sense of comedy, leading to a starring role on the hit sitcom Modern Family.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Dipper
2014
28% Knife Fight
  • Peaches O'Dell
2013
No Score Yet Conception
  • Tiffany
2012
68% Horrible Bosses
  • Rhonda Harken
2011
56% Jumping the Broom
  • Amy
2011
8% Crazy on the Outside
  • Christy
2010
25% Sex and Death 101
  • Fiona Wormwood
2007
No Score Yet The Killing Club
  • Jamie
2006
No Score Yet Partners
  • Katherine
2005
17% Kids in America
  • Principal Weller
2005
21% Joe Somebody
  • Meg Harper
2001
0% Venus and Mars
  • Lisa
2001
No Score Yet The Last Man on Planet Earth
  • Hope Chayce
1999
7% An American Werewolf in Paris
  • Amy
1997
44% Multiplicity
  • Robin
1996
60% Happy Gilmore
  • Virginia
1996
No Score Yet Runaway Daughters
  • Angie
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2016
  • Judge
Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Aresia
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Gwen Sibert
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Claire Dunphy
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Roxanne
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Julie Mayer
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Sarah
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Gwen
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Lisa
No Score Yet Talking Bad
2013
  • Guest
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Denise Bauer
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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