Julie Bowen

Highest Rated: 69% Horrible Bosses (2011)
Lowest Rated: 0% Venus and Mars (2001)
Birthday: Mar 3, 1970
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
38% Life of the Party Marcie 2018
No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After Queen Arianna 2017
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue Dipper $42.7M 2014
28% Knife Fight Peaches O'Dell 2013
No Score Yet Conception Tiffany 2012
69% Horrible Bosses Rhonda Harken $117M 2011
57% Jumping the Broom Amy $37.3M 2011
8% Crazy on the Outside Christy $64.9K 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 $0.5M 2005
21% Joe Somebody Meg Harper $22.7M 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
43% Multiplicity Robin 1996
61% Happy Gilmore Virginia 1996
No Score Yet Runaway Daughters Angie 1994

TV

CREDIT
100% DuckTales
2017
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
87% Modern Family
2009
Claire Dunphy
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Busy Tonight
2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2005
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet MasterChef Junior
2013
Judge
  • 2017
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
Judge
  • 2014
No Score Yet Project Runway
2005
Judge
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Talking Bad
2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Gwen Sibert
  • 2008
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Denise Bauer
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
90% Lost
2004-2010
Sarah
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Jake in Progress
2005-2006
Brooke
  • 2005
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Julie Mayer
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Carol Vessey
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
95% Justice League
2004
Voice Aresia
  • 2002
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
Gwen
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Roxanne
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
  • 1996
No Score Yet Three
1998
Amanda
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Lisa

QUOTES FROM Julie Bowen CHARACTERS