Monday, December 20, 2010
The next lady from the ABC sitcom Modern Family is Claire Dunphy (Pritchett) played by Julie Bowen.
Claire was evidently pretty wild in her younger days, so maybe that's why she is so overprotective of her three kids, especially Haley (played by Sarah Hyland).
The lady that plays Claire, Julie Bowen, was born March 3rd, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Julie started acting in college at Brown University and she had roles in Guys and Dolls, Stage Door, and Lemon Sky.
Before graduating, she starred in the independent film Five Spot Jewel.
In 1992 she appeared on the ABC soap opera Loving and went on to appear in TV shows and TV movies like Lifestories: Families in Crisis, Class of '96, Acapulco H.E.A.T., Runaway Daughters, Where Are My Children? and Extreme.
In 1996 she appeared in the films Confessions of a Sleep Addict, Happy Gilmore (as Virginia Venit, the Public Relations Director for the PGA Tour and Happy's love interest) and Multiplicity (with Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell).
These roles were followed by more TV appearances like Party of Five, ER, Dawson's Creek, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk, Lost, Boston Legal and she even did the voice of Aresia in the Justice League animated series.
But of course Modern Family is where she has gotten her most acclaim.
(Although she did rack up three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her role as Denise Bauer on Boston Legal.)
For her role as Claire, she has been nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), nominated for a Satellite Award (Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical) and nominated again for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
And that's not counting the rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
Julie Bowen - Claire Dunphy - Modern Family, posted to http://mostbeautiful2.blogspot.com/ on December 21st, 2010.