Julie Bowen in Happy Gilmore | 1996
Clip Name: Bar Fight
About this actor
Julie Bowen (born March 3, 1970) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for portraying the roles of Carol Vessey on Ed, Denise Bauer on Boston Legal, and more recently as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family. Bowen was born Julia Bowen Luetkemeyer in Baltimore, Maryland, the middle of three daughters of Suzanne and John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr., a commercial real estate developer. Raised in suburban Ruxton, she first attended the Calvert and Garrison Forest Schools. She matriculated at Brown University, majoring in Italian Renaissance studies. In her junior year, Bowen spent a year abroad in Florence, Italy. During college, she had roles in Guys and Dolls, Stage Door, and Lemon Sky. Before graduating, Bowen had the lead role in the independent film Five Spot Jewel. Among other places, Bowen studied acting at the Actor's Institute. After graduation, Bowen had a role in the soap opera Loving and made her primetime debut on an episode of the college drama Class of '96....