Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer


TV actress, movie actress

Birth Date

March 3, 1970


51 years

Zodiac Sign



Ruxton-Riderwood, Maryland, United States


Calvert School, Garrison Forest School, Roland Park Country School, St. George’s School, Brown University



Julie Bowen family members

Father's Name

Jack Luetkemeyer

Mother's Name

Suzie Luetkemeyer

Siblings names

Molly Luetkemeyer (older sister), Annie Luetkemeyer (younger sister)

Is Julie Bowen a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Julie Bowen marital status?


Who is Julie Bowen husband?

Scott Phillips (ex-husband)

How many children does she have?

3 (son Oliver McLanahan Phillips and twins Gustav and John Phillips)

Julie Bowen husband

Scott Phillips (ex-husband)

Date of birth: 1972

Julie Bowen is single as of 2020. For many fans of the actress, the news about her divorce from husband of many years Scott Phillips became so unexpected, because their couple seemed so happy together. In her interviews, Julie never stopped telling about her love for her husband. Besides, she confessed, that they had been “too tired” to start a divorce process.

Nevertheless, in 2018 Scott and Julie applied for divorce. That was the end of their happy marriage, which started on September 9, 2004. “At first I loved my husband, then I loved our children, and finally I loved our family”, Julie told happily in her interviews.

Scott earned his living as a real estate agent and software developer. His schedule was not so crazy as Julie’s, very often he worked from home and cared about the couple’s three sons. “When I come home, my kids have already had their dinner and put on their pajamas, so I just enjoy the best part of motherhood – kiss them and hug them”, she gushed.

But something went wrong in their cozy paradise, so Scott and Julie separated.

Julie Bowen kids

Oliver McLanahan Phillips (son)

Oliver McLanahan Phillips

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Date of birth: April 10, 2007

Oliver is the first kid of Julie Bowen and her ex-husband Scott Phillips. The baby boy is lucky to some extent because his mother hadn’t been busy yet at the Modern family set at the moment of his birth. So, she had a lot of time to spend with her child. She breastfed him for a year and did Mommy & Me classes with her baby. Oliver was not very glad when his younger twin brothers were delivered. He called them “the terrible two” or “John and other John”.

Now Oliver is a schoolboy. He enjoys spending time with his mother and brothers.

Gustav Phillips (son; one of the twins)

Date of birth: May 8, 2009

Gus is one of the twins. Together with his brother, he was welcomed at a prestigious clinic in LA on an early spring morning in 2009. Now he lives with his famous mother in Los Angeles. He attends a private school there. Gwen Stefani‘s kids are in his class.

John Phillips (son; one of the twins)

Date of birth: May 8, 2009

John is Gus’s twin brother. His mother Julie was pregnant with him and his twin when she was busy with the pilot episode of “Modern Family”. But the boys have never watched an episode of the show. They know about “Modern Family” from Julie’s fans, which often stop John and his brothers in the street and ask about their famous mother.

Who are Julie Bowen parents?

Jack Luetkemeyer (father)

Jack Luetkemeyer father

Date of birth: May 1941

Julie’s famous heroine Claire was married to Phil Dunphy, the real estate agent, portrayed by Ty Burrell. The actress knows well, what it means to share the living space with a person from that business, because her father, John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr., earned his living in the same way.

He was born in 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland. John Jr. is a son of the famous successful banker John Luetkemeyer Sr., who graduated from prestigious Harvard in 1933. John Sr. was married to Anne McLanahan and welcomed three kids with her, John Jr (Julie’s dad) and two daughters, Anne and Jean. In addition to the super successful career of a banker, John Sr. was honored as a World War II veteran. Julie Bowen, his granddaughter, thanked him for his service through Instagram, as well as to her maternal grandfather, Charles Frey, who served in the Navy.

Jack Luetkemeyer was a brilliant pupil at school. Then he studied at Williams College and finally won the M.B.A. at New York University. He followed his father’s steps and made a great career as a banker. Before becoming a real estate agent, he served as the City Treasurer in Baltimore.

Suzie Luetkemeyer (mother)

Date of birth: 1943

The TV star knows how to become a great mother because she has a perfect role model – Suzanne Frey-Luetkemeyer, her mom.

Mrs. Luetkemeyer, from whom Julie inherited her soft blonde hair, is known in her native Baltimore as a philanthropist and social work enthusiast. Besides, she is the mother of three girls. Now Suzie enjoys her status as a happy grandmother.

Julie Bowen siblings

Molly Luetkemeyer (older sister)

Molly Luetkemeyer

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Julie shares warm relationships with her older sister Molly Luetkemeyer. She calls her “my best friend” in her interviews. Molly lives in Los Angeles, California. She is a successful interior designer there. Molly’s face has already become famous – after her appearance on the popular television show “Clean Sweep”. It was she, who helped Julie to decorate her mansion in LA. The result was so impressive, that it was featured in the article of the InStyle magazine.

Annie Luetkemeyer (younger sister)

Annie Luetkemeyer

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Julie is not the only celebrity in the Luetkemeyer family. Her younger sister Annie is also famous, but not in the entertainment industry. She is a prominent figure in the field of medicine. Annie is a Professor of Medicine, who works at the University of California, San Francisco. She was professionally trained at Harvard Medical School.

Julie’s sister got recognition due to her studying of dangerous inflectional diseases. She explored such serious illnesses as AIDS and tuberculosis and investigated the medicines to cure them.

Annie is married. She has two kids.


Julie Bowen became a household name in the 2010s when she burst into the houses of people all over the world as Claire from “Modern Family”. Immediately, she became a constant member of the Forbes list as the most high-paid television actress in the world. Besides, she signed a lucrative endorsement deal with the skin-care company “Neutrogena”.

We always admire actresses, who use their stunning beauty and natural talent to make it big on the small screen. But how did that all started?

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer entered this world on March 3, 1970, in Ruxton, Maryland. She comes from a prosperous intelligent family of Suzie and John Luetkemeyer. She grew up with two sisters and she is the middle child in her family. She changed several schools during her early years. After graduation from high school, she entered Brown University, where she studied The Italian Renaissance.

She started her career as an actress during her years at college. Young and talented Julie Bowen appeared in the musical “Guys and Dolls”, in the theater production “Lemon Sky” and in many other stage projects.

In the early 1990s, she debuted on TV. She appeared in one episode of a drama “Class of 96”. In 1994 the young actress won her first leading role in Joe Dante’s television film “Runaway Daughters”. Julie played in several other movies and TV shows, till she met her big break in the early 2000s. She was cast as Carol, the teacher and love interest of the main character, in the comedy series “Ed”.

She caught the next wave of popularity in 2009. As you have guessed, it was the project “Modern Family”.

Nowadays the TV star has a busy schedule. Having appeared on the final episode of “Modern Family” in 2020, she moved to the set of the upcoming horror film “Hubie Halloween”.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. At the beginning of her career, she was going to become a theater actress exclusively. “If it wasn’t Chekhov, I wasn’t interested in it”, she confessed once. But that didn’t work, so she moved to LA and started taking small jobs on television.
  2. In 2012 she won the Emmy Award as the best-supporting actress, having defeated many other talented entertainers, including her Modern Family co-star Sofia Vergara.
  3. As a college student, she spent a year in Florence, Italy. She is fluent in Italian now.
  4. Her net worth is $18 million.
  5. Her height is 168 cm and her weight is 52 kg.
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