Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen Net Worth

$18 Million

Julie Bowen's Salary

$500 Thousand Per Episode
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$18 Million
$500 Thousand Per Episode
Date of Birth:
Mar 3, 1970 (53 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Julie Bowen is an American actress, director, and producer who has a net worth of $18 million. Julie Bowen is best known for playing Carol Vessey on "Ed" (2000–2004), Denise Bauer on "Boston Legal" (2005–2007), and Claire Dunphy on "Modern Family" (2009–2020). Her performance on "Modern Family" earned her two Primetime Emmys. Though Julie is most well-known for her television work, she has appeared in several films, including "Happy Gilmore" (1996), "Multiplicity" (1996), and "Horrible Bosses" (2011). Bowen has also provided voice work for the TV series "Justice League" (2002), "Family Guy" (2014; 2017), "Tangled: The Series" (2017–2020), and "DuckTales" (2019). In 2019, Julie directed two episodes of "Modern Family" ("Red Alert" and "Tree's a Crowd") and the short film "Girl Code," and in 2020, she began starring in the Funny or Die web series "Up to Speed with Julie Bowen," which she also produces.

Modern Family Salary

From 2014 to 2018, Julie Bowen's salary per episode of Modern Family was $190,000. Starting in the 2018 season Julie's salary was bumped to $500 thousand per episode. That worked out to around $12 million per season in the later seasons.

Early Life

Julie Bowen was born Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer on March 3, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Ruxton-Riderwood, Maryland, with mother Suzanne, father John (a real estate developer), older sister Molly, and younger sister Annie. Julie attended Calvert School, Garrison Forest School, Roland Park Country School, and Rhode Island's St. George's School. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Brown University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Renaissance studies in 1991. Bowen appeared in the plays "Guys and Dolls," "Lemon Sky," and "Stage Door" in college, and she lived in Florence, Italy, during her junior year. While attending college, Julie landed a lead role in "Five Spot Jewel," an independent film that was released in 1992. She moved to New York City after college and studied at the famed Actors Studio.


In 1992, Bowen guest-starred on an episode of the ABC soap opera "Loving" and soon appeared on the TV series "Lifestories: Families in Crisis" (1993), "Class of '96" (1993), and "Acapulco H.E.A.T." (1993) and the television films "Runaway Daughters" (1994) and "Where Are My Children?" (1994). In 1996, she played Virginia Venit in the Adam Sandler film "Happy Gilmore" and co-starred with Michael Keaton in "Multiplicity." That year, Julie also guest-starred on "Party of Five" and "Strange Luck," and she appeared in the horror film "An American Werewolf in Paris" in 1997. She began a recurring role on the NBC medical drama "ER" in 1998, playing Roxanne Please on nine episodes, and in 2000, she guest-starred on "Dawson's Creek" and landed the role of English teacher Carol Vessey on NBC's "Ed." The series aired 83 episodes over four seasons and won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Television New Comedy Series in 2001.

Bowen co-starred with Tim Allen in the 2001 film "Joe Somebody," and in 2005, she appeared in "Kids in America," guest-starred on four episodes of ABC's "Jake in Progress," and began a five-episode stint as Sarah Shephard on "Lost." Also in 2005, she began playing attorney Denise Bauer on "Boston Legal," appearing in 50 episodes of the series, which also starred William Shatner, James Spader, and Candice Bergen. Bowen guest-starred on "Wainy Days" (2007), "Weeds" (2008), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2008), "True Jackson, VP" (2009), and "Monk" (2009), then spent 11 seasons playing Claire Dunphy on the critically-acclaimed ABC sitcom "Modern Family." In 2013, the show was ranked #43 on "TV Guide" magazine's "60 Best Series of All Time" list and #34 on the Writers Guild of America's "101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time" list. While starring on "Modern Family," Julie appeared in several films, including "Crazy on the Outside" (2010), "Jumping the Broom" (2011), "Conception" (2012), and "Life of the Party" (2018), and in 2011, she played Rhonda Harken in "Horrible Bosses," which grossed $209.6 million at the box office. In 2020, she reunited with Adam Sandler for the Netflix film "Hubie Halloween" and competed on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," winning $500,000 for the charitable organization Baby2Baby.

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Personal Life

Julie married real estate investor/software developer Scott Phillips on September 9, 2004, and they welcomed son Oliver on April 10, 2007, and twins John and Gustav on May 8, 2009. When Bowen was pregnant with Oliver, she went into labor on the set of "Boston Legal" after filming a scene where her character gave birth; a helpful crew member drove her from the fake hospital to a real hospital. Julie and Scott divorced in September 2018, and Phillips got their $5.4 million Studio City home in the divorce.

Bowen has a heart condition called bradycardia and has had a pacemaker since she was in her early twenties. In 2016, she was one of several celebrities to appear in a "Fight Song" video in support of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The video, which also featured Julie's "Modern Family" co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, was played at the Democratic National Convention.

Awards and Nominations

Bowen has been nominated for six Primetime Emmys, winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family" in 2011 and 2012. Her performance on the sitcom also earned her a Critics Choice Television Award in 2012 and a Golden Nymph award at the 2014 Monte-Carlo TV Festival. The cast of "Modern Family" has won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014), and a Gold Derby TV Award for Ensemble of the Year (2010). Julie has also received nominations from the American Comedy Awards ("Modern Family"), Online Film & Television Association ("Ed," "Modern Family," and "The Big Bang Theory"), Satellite Awards ("Modern Family"), TV Guide Awards ("Modern Family"), and Women's Image Network Awards ("Modern Family"), and she earned Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for "Boston Legal," "Weeds," and "Modern Family." She also earned a Behind the Voice Actors Award nomination for Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film for "Planes: Fire & Rescue" in 2015, and the cast of "Tangled: Before Ever After" was nominated for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short in 2018.

Real Estate

In 2017, Julie paid $3.1 million for a 3,212 square foot home in the Hollywood Hills. The 4-bedroom home sits on 1.03 acres of land and includes glass walls, an outdoor fireplace, and a swimming pool. Bowen previously owned a 3,570 square foot Studio City home, which she purchased for $1.875 million in 2004 and sold for $2.1 million in 2009. She also bought a 3,475 square foot home in Studio City for $2.75 million in 2007.

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