Julie Bowen is an American actress who rose to fame for her role of Carl Vessey in the television series Ed, for the role of Denise Bauer in Boston Legacy, for the role of Sarah Shepherd in Lost and for the role of Claire Dunphy in Modern Family. She has won six nominations for the Emmy Award which she has won twice. She started with roles in television serials and soon graduated to films. Julie has acted both in television movies and films with equal dexterity which has made a household name all over the world.

Birth Name

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Julie Bowen was born on the 3rd of March 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


She is currently 53 years old.

Sun Sign




She comes from a mixture of Welsh, English, Scottish, German and French ancestry.




Julie attended the Calvert School in Baltimore and Garrison Forest School in Maryland during her initial school days and then joined the St.George’s School on Rhode Island. She also attended the sophisticated and high class Roland Park County School located in Baltimore, Maryland at one point of time. After finishing high school she joined the Brown University and graduated from there with a BA degree in Renaissance Studies.

Family Details

  • Father – John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr., (Commercial Real Estate Developer)
  • Mother – Suzanne Frey
  • Siblings – Molly Luetkemeyer (Older Sister) (Interior Designer in Los Angeles), Annie Luetkemeyer (Younger Sister) (Doctor in San Francisco)
  • Relatives – John V. Le Moyne (Paternal Great-Great-Grandfather) (Former U.S. Representative from Illinois), Magnus Miller Murray (Great-Great-Great-Grandfather) (Former Mayor of Pittsburgh)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Julie Bowen has dated –

  • David Spade (2002-2003) – Actors Julie and David dated each other for a very short span, starting from September 2002 and concluding the relationship in 2003. The duration of their alliance was rather short hence not much can be said about the former couple.

  • Scott Phillips (2004-2018) – The actress started dating and got married to Scott Phillips, a real estate investor and a software developer on September 9, 2004. The couple has 3 sons, Oliver McLanahan Phillips (b. April 10, 2007) and twins Gustav and John (b. May 8, 2009). Julie applied for divorce from Scott in February 2018.

Physical Stats


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-26-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Bowen is best known for playing Aunt Gwen on Dawson’s Creek since 2000, Carol Vessey on Ed from 2000 to 2004, Denise Bauer on Boston Legal from 2005 to 2007, Sarah Shephard on Lost from 2005 to 2007 and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family since 2009.

Film Debut

In 1992, Julie made her initial offstage presence in an independent film Five Spot Jewel.

Television Debut

Bowen had a role in the soap opera Loving (1992) and an episode of the college drama Class of 96 (1993). She had the lead role in the television film Runaway Daughters (1994).

Brand Endorsements

Julie has been seen advertising pure glow products and has done TV commercials for (January 2001), Neutrogena (2002), Bridgestone DriveGuard Tires alongside Danielle Weeks (2014) & Hulu. She has done a voiceover for Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Chicken.

Julie Bowen Net worth

Julie Bowen has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2024. Julie’s salary was bumped to $600 thousand per episode.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Julie Bowen

  • Despite being an actress, Julie favors the idea of not having TV in the bedroom.
  • Julie is an avid reader, at times, ends up sleeping with her kindle.
  • She spent her junior year in Florence Italy and became fluent in Italian while she was there.
  • Bowen has a pacemaker. In her early 20s, Bowen was diagnosed with a medical condition called hypervagotonia which leads to a drop in the regular pace of heartbeats, hence she was required to have a pacemaker.
  • In 1993, she acted in a college drama titled Class of 96 while in 1994 she acted in the lead role in the television film, Runaway Daughters.
  • In 1995, Julie was seen in the in the television series, Extreme in which she played the role of Andie Mcdermot.
  • In 1997, she co-starred with Tom Everett Scott in the film, An American Werewolf in Paris. Incidentally the character played by Tom had the name Andy McDermot which was similar to her role name in the series Extreme earlier.
  • In 2002, Bowen donated $1,000 to the campaign of Republican Helen Delich Bentley for Maryland’s 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • In 2008, she was a constant figure in the television series, Weeds.
  • In 2016, Julie appeared in Fight Song, a Pitch Perfect-inspired music video, shown at the Democratic National Convention, in support of candidate Hillary Clinton.
  • In November 2021, Bowen’s production company, Bowen & Sons, entered a first-look deal at Universal Television.


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