Julie Bowen is a two-time Emmy Award-winning American actress, director and producer, who rose to international fame as Claire Dunphy in the acclaimed ABC comedy Modern Family.
Bowen became interested in acting as a child while playing in her backyard with her two sisters. Bowen appeared in the hit comedy film Life of the Party, co-written by Melissa McCarthy and Horrible Bosses.
Bowen is also known for recurring roles on the hit ABC shows Lost, Ed and the dark and comical Showtime series Weeds and Boston Legal. Bowen also supported and donated to several of her favorite charities during her career and often participates in fundraising and awareness raising events.
What is Julie Bowen’s Net Worth?
|net worth||18 million dollars|
|age||52 years old|
|Salary||$4 million per year|
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Bowen started her career as Claire Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family, earning an initial salary of $30,000 to $65,000. She ultimately renegotiated with them for a $500,000 per episode increase, equivalent to $12 million per season until last season.
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer was born on March 3, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, to real estate agents John Luetkemeyer Jr. and Suzanne Luetkemeyer. She has two brothers, Annie and Molly.
She started at Calvert School in Baltimore and Garrison Forest School in Maryland, and started at St. Moved to George’s School. She also once attended the prestigious, upscale Roland Park County School in Baltimore, Maryland.
After graduating from high school, Bowen attended Brown University and received a BA in Renaissance Studies. While she was attending college for her graduation, she got her first taste of acting while participating in theatrical productions of Stage Door, Guys and Dolls, and Lemon Sky.
Bowen spent his third year in Florence, Italy, where he became fluent in Italian. Before her graduation, she starred in her independent film Five Spot Jewel. After her graduation, she moved to New York and enrolled at the famous Actors Studio to study her acting.
Bowen made her acting debut in the 1992 drama Loving, and the following year with an episode in the college drama Class of ’96. In 1994, she appeared in the television film Runaway Daughters.
She appeared in Happy Gilmore and Multiplicity in 1996 and An American Werewolf in Paris in 1997. In the same year, she appeared as a guest on TV shows such as Party of Five.
Bowen then played a recurring role as Roxanne Please in ER (1998-99) and gained notoriety in the television series Ed (2000-04). She has since appeared as a guest star on the TV shows Lost (2005–07) and Boston Legal (2004), and appeared in recurring roles in Weeds (2008).
Bowen’s landmark career began when he portrayed Claire Dunphy in the ABC series Modern Family in nearly 250 episodes from 2009 to 2020.
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the sixth year in a row for her performance, and she won these awards in 2011 and 2012.
The sitcom won the Golden Globe® for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical in 2012 and won the SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Continued and recent projects
Bowen continued to appear in small roles in various films such as Jumping Broom (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), Conception (2012), Knife Fight (2012), and Life of the Party (2018).
Bowen has also challenged himself as a voice actor in films like Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), and Justice League (2002), Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Family Guy (2014, 2017), Tangled: The Series (2017-2020), LA to Vegas (2018) and DuckTales (2019).
She appeared in the 2020 Netflix movie, Hubie Halloween, Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2021, American Dad in 2022, and the films “The Fallout” and “Mixtape”. She also appeared in Celebrity Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be Millionaire.
Interesting facts about Julie Bowen
- Bowen is of German descent.
- Bowen is the sister of famous infectious disease doctor Annie Luetkemeyer and fashion designer Molly Luetkemeyer.
- Since her early twenties, Bowen has been wearing a pacemaker for bradycardia, a cardiovascular disease, which has kept her regular heart rate below average.
- Bowen appeared in the music video “Fight Song” inspired by Pitch Perfect.
- Bowen supported Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
- Bowen has also been criticized for making several jokes about Donald Trump before the 2016 US presidential election.
Business Ventures and Guarantees
Bowen founded Bowen and Sons in 2021 and recently signed their first partnership with Universal Television. Her first project with NBC Universal is a series already piloted, in which she takes on the role of Lulu Wallace.
Steve Basilone of The Goldbergs is the lead author of the series. She has been appointed spokesperson for Neutrogena, a company that sells Pure Glow products, and has appeared in advertisements for these products.
Bowen married software developer and real estate investor Scott Phillips in 2004, and the couple have three sons (Oliver and twins Gus and John). She divorced Phillips in 2018.
Bowen currently serves on the board of directors of Baby2Baby, a charity that provides basic baby clothing and supplies to families in need. She has also volunteered for various charities, including:
- fight cancer
- Maxwell House
- Dime’s march
- American Foundation for Equal Rights
- american boys and girls club
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Sandy Hook Promise
- Trevor Project
- milk and bones
- Revlon Women’s Running/Walking
- strengthening women’s networks
- PS Art
When Bowen and Scott divorced, she spent $3 million on a Hollywood Hills mansion designed by Thorton Abele and built in 1959 for cardiologist Augustus Bakos. The 3,212-square-foot glass-walled residence features four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is set on one acre of land. In 2021, Bowen sold the house for $3.85 million.
Bowen bought a stunning property in Toluca Lake, California for $6 million from singer Meghan Trainor in 2021. The home is 7,100 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and a guesthouse in the backyard. The outdoor area includes a large rectangular pool with spa as well as an amazing patio area.
Julie Bowen net worth
As of 2022, Julie Bowen’s net worth is estimated at $18 million. In 2016, she was one of the highest-paid TV actresses with an income of $12 million. Most of her income comes from Modern Family and several brands that take a few thousand dollars.
In particular, Bowen earns millions of dollars through production companies and Neutrogena endorsements, and her philanthropy contributes greatly to her wealth.