Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer was born on the 3rd March 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA of Scottish, Irish, German, French and English ancestry. As Julie Bowen, she is best known for the portrayal of Denise Bauer in the drama series “Boston Legal” (2005–2007) and Claire Dunphy in the sitcom “Modern Family” (2009–present). In addition to this, Julie Bowen has added to her net worth landing roles in a number of successful feature films like “Sex and Death 101” (2007), “Horrible Bosses” (2011) and others. Julie has been active in the entertainment industry since 1992.
How much is the net worth of Julie Bowen? Reportedly, her wealth stands at $16 million with the main sources be in television and films accumulated during a career of almost 25 years.
Julie Bowen Net Worth $16 Million
The future actress was raised in Ruxton-Riderwood, Maryland. She was educated at Calvert School, Garrison Forest School and St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. Later, she graduated with a degree in Italian Renaissance from Brown University. While still a student she landed roles in the plays “Lemon Sky”, “Stage Door” and “Guys and Dolls” as well as in the feature film “Five Spot Jewel” (1992). Thus she started the career which later added considerable sums to the outright size of Julie Bowen net worth.
During her career, the actress has created roles in more than 20 feature films and more than 20 television series. Julie rose to fame by landing the main role in the television series “Ed” (2000–2004). Later, she was in the ensemble of the drama series “Boston Legal” (2005–2008) which received two nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award. Bowen was also nominated for the same award for her role in the dark comedy drama “Weeds” (2008) directed by Jenji Kohan. However, her most successful role landed on television was the picture of Claire Dunphy in the sitcom “Modern Family” (2009–present). For the above mentioned role she won Critics’ Choice Television and Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. More, the whole ensemble won the Screen Actors Guild Award. In fact, television significantly increased the total size of Julie Bowen net worth.
Among various films the most successful roles Julie created have been in the sports comedy film “Happy Gilmore” (1996) directed by Dennis Dugan co-starring with Adam Sandler and Christopher McDonald; alongside Tim Allen she starred in the comedy drama film “Joe Somebody” (2001) directed by John Pasquin; the comedy film “Kids in America” (2005) directed by Josh Stolberg; the comedy directed by Salim Akil “Jumping the Broom” (2011); the black comedy directed by Seth Gordon “Horrible Bosses” (2011); and the political thriller film “Knife Fight” (2013) directed by Bill Guttentag. So feature films are also important source of Julie Bowen net worth and popularity.
It should be mentioned that Julie was a voice actress in the animated film “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (2014) and the series “Family Guy” (2014).
Concerning the personal life of the actress, Julie Bowen married the software developer and real estate investor Scott Philips in 2004, and she has given birth to three children.
She is of German, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and distant French, descent. Her great-great-grandfather, John Valcoulon LeMoyne, was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, and her great-great-great-grandfather, Magnus Miller Murray, was Mayor of Pittsburgh, from 1828 to 1830, and from 1831 to 1832. Magnus's father was Commodore Alexander Murray.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
On her hit series Modern Family (2009) she is married to a real estate broker (played by Ty Burrell). In real life, she is married to a real estate investor.
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.
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.
Julie Benz is often mistaken for her and, when asked for her autograph, Benz would sign Bowen's name.
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.
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.
She is a spokesperson for Neutrogena.
Commented that, apparently genuinely, the actor out there now that she finds the sexiest is DJ Qualls, who makes a very unconventional sex symbol.
Has a pacemaker.
Attended the prestigious Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland.
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.
Her father Jack Luetkemeyer works in commercial real estate, Julie is the middle child among three daughters; older sister Molly Luetkemeyer is an interior designer in Los Angeles and younger sister Annie is a doctor in San Francisco.
Graduated from Brown University in 1991 with a B.A. degree in Renaissance studies. She spent her junior year in Florence, Italy.