The multiple Emmy-winning actress, Julie Bowen, is best known for her role as Claire Dunphy in the ABC series, Modern Family.

Born on March 3rd, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland, Bowen graduated with a BA in Renaissance Studies from Brown University.

After graduating, she moved to New York and studied at the legendary Actors Studio to broaden her acting knowledge.

She has appeared in several movies, most notably, Happy Gilmore (1996), Venus and Mars (2001), Kids in America (2005) and Crazy on the Outside (2010).

However, the actress found broad recognition through TV series like  Ed, Boston Legal and Modern Family.

In 2004, Bowen got married to a software developer, Scott Phillips, and has three kids with him. However, they split in 2018.

She has had a pacemaker since her early twenties as she suffers from a heart condition where her heartbeat can drop to severe levels.

In 2016, the actress appeared in support of Hillary Clinton in ‘Fight Song’ accompanied by ‘Pitch Perfect’ stars.

The actress was also a brand ambassador for the cosmetic company, Neutrogena.

The 48-year-old actress has accumulated a net worth of $16 million as of 2018. 

It was reported that she earned $190 thousand per episode of ‘Modern Family.’

As of now, Bowen is busy working on the tenth and final season of ‘Modern Family‘ alongside Sofía Vergara and Jesse Eisenberg.