Julie Bowen was first seen in the American television soap opera ‘Loving’ in 1992. She went on to star in television films and series like ‘Lifestories: Families in Crisis’ (1993), ‘Class of '96’ (1993), ‘Acapulco H.E.A.T.’ (1993), ‘Runaway Daughters’ (1994), ‘Where Are My Children?’ (1994), and ‘Extreme’ (1995). Bowen made her big-screen debut in the 1996 comedy film ‘Confessions of a Sleep Addict’ directed by Erica Rothschild. The film currently holds a 7.6 out of 10 rating on IMDb. That same year, she also starred in the Dennis Dugan-directed American sports comedy film ‘Happy Gilmore’ where she played the role of ‘Virginia Venit.’ While the film opened to a mixed critical reception, it came out as a financial success and grossed over $41.2 million on a budget of $12 million. She was next seen in television series and films like ‘An American Werewolf in Paris’ (1997), ‘Three’ (1998), ‘ER’ (1998-1999), ‘The Last Man on Planet Earth’ (1999), ‘Oh Baby’ (2000), ‘Ed’ (2000-2004), ‘Justice League’ (2002), ‘Jake in Progress’ (2005), and ‘Lost’ (2005-2007). In 2005, she joined the main cast of the American legal drama and comedy-drama television series ‘Boston Legal’ created by David E. Kelley. She starred in 50 episodes and remained on the show until it went off-air in 2008. Bowen also received 4 ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nominations for her portrayal of ‘Denise Bauer’ in the series.
She continued to appear in television series like ‘Wainy Days’ (2007), ‘Weeds’ (2008), ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ (2008), ‘True Jackson, VP’ (2009), and ‘Monk’ (2009). In 2009, she starred as ‘Claire Dunphy’ in the American family sitcom television series ‘Modern Family’ created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan. The show ran for 11 seasons and aired its final episode in 2020. Bowen also won several awards, including 2 ‘Primetime Emmy Awards,’ for her performance in the show. She next appeared in television shows such as ‘Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’ (2011), ‘Childrens Hospital’ (2015), ‘Better Things’ (2016), ‘Tangled: The Series’ (2017-2020), ‘LA to Vegas’ (2018), ‘DuckTales’ (2019), ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ (2020), and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (2021). Bowen last appeared in the American adult animated sitcom ‘American Dad!’ in 2022.
Failed hockey player Happy Gilmore suddenly learns that he has a talent for hitting golf balls high, and decides to join the PGA Tour to earn money to save his grandmother's house from the IRS. He becomes a fan favorite for his unorthodox antics, but pro golfer Shooter McGavin conspires to expel him due to his poor etiquette.
The dark comedy follows three friends, Nick Hendricks, Dale Arbus, and Kurt Buckman who decide to kill their respective horribly abusive bosses. Praised for its impeccable comic timing by the cast, the movie has also received criticism for its racist, sexist, and homophobic jokes.
Due to not having enough time for the things in his life, a man is offered the opportunity to create clones of himself. Things get even messier however, as each of the clones have a different personality.
Just a week before his marriage, Roderick receives an email which contains the names of 101 women, out of which 29 whom he has slept with. He decides to complete the list and eventually breaks up with his fiancée. The last on the list is a woman who has been getting rid of men guilty of sex crimes.
Two families get to know one another on Martha's Vineyard for a wedding and try to settle their differences over a weekend.
This comedy film revolves around Deanne, a middle-aged mother, who decides to complete her college education, after she is divorced by her husband. Soon, her daughter is quite shocked to see that her mother is sharing classes with her.
Joe Somebody is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a man named Joe, who has just taken a divorce from his wife. He takes his young daughter Natalie to work one day. However, things get ugly after a bully named Mark, who is also one of his colleagues, beat him up in front of his daughter. Enraged, Joe decides to fight back and stand up for himself.
Crazy on the Outside is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Tommy, an ex-convict, who has recently received a parole after spending three years in prison. However, he is unable to adjust to the normalcy of the outside world. He is forced to deal with his controlling sister and his ex-girlfriend. Things get interesting when he falls in love with a parole officer.
The simple-minded delicatessen worker Hubie Dubois of Salem, Massachusetts, is targeted and mocked at by his community. Though he helps as Halloween monitor and is devoted to the town’s celebrations, kids and adults play practical jokes on him. But the Halloween turns spooky when all those who were mean to Hubie start disappearing, while Hubie gets embroiled in a real murder investigation.
Dusty Crophopper is a celebrity racer who is doing great in his career. When he comes to know that due to his damaged engine, he might never be able to race again, he soon starts training to be a firefighter.
Julie Bowen Awards
|Modern Family||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||2012|
|Modern Family||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||2011|