Julie Bowen personifies the pretty All-American girl next door with her classic good looks, slim body and clearly from her Emmy winning role on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family,” she’s also super funny. Julie did commercial work for Neutrogena before making a name for herself as an actress. She has starred as “Claire Dunphy” on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family” since 2009 and from 2010 to 2013, she received four Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning back to back Emmys in 2011 and 2012. Although her portrayal of Claire Dunphy doesn’t allow Julie many opportunities to show how hot she can be, Julie has played several other roles that let her fans get a glimpse of her sexier side.
WHO IS JULIE BOWEN?
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer was born March 3, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland and goes by her stage name, Julie Bowen. Her parents are Suzanne Frey and John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr. She has an older sister Molly who is an interior designer who has appeared on the TV show, “Clean Sweep,” and Julie’s younger sister, Annie is a doctor at the University of California, San Francisco. It was Annie who discovered that Julie suffered from a slow heartbeat that required her to be fitted with a pacemaker when she was in her early 30’s. Julie was raised in suburban Ruxton-Riderwood, Maryland and attended private schools before going to college at Brown University, majoring in Italian Renaissance studies. While in college, Julie performed in theater and before graduating, she was cast as the lead in an independent film, “Five Spot Jewel.” She also studied acting at the Actor's Institute.
In 1992, Julie began her acting career with a role in the soap opera “Loving” and appeared in an episode of the TV drama, “Class of '96” in 1993. She started to appear in several TV roles including the lead in the 1994 television movie, “Runaway Daughters” directed by Joe Dante. She also guest starred on a few television series such as “Party of Five” (1996) and “Strange Luck” (1996). Julie was cast as Roxanne Please in a recurring role on “ER” from 1998 to 1999 as the girlfriend of Dr. Carter but it was her role as high school English teacher Carol Vessey on the television series “Ed” from 2000 to 2004 that brought her fame. From 2005 to 2007, she played Sarah Shephard in five episodes of “Lost” and from 2005 to 2008, she played attorney Denise Bauer on the ABC drama series “Boston Legal.” In 2008, she joined the cast of Showtime’s “Weeds” playing Lisa, a single mother and love interest of Silas. She calls this character the wildest role she’s ever had, “I was playing this pot-dealing woman working at cheese shop who has a sexual affair with a 17-year-old guy. I was so glad that finally I was getting to do something a little risqué. But then when it came to the sex scenes I was having trouble getting used to the idea of having oral sex with a teenager. That’s when you need to let yourself go a bit and not think too much.” Regarding the sex scenes, Julie admits, “I did not feel good about having fake oral sex with a 17-year-old on top of a cheese board. So I decided, ‘Look, this day is happening, and it may as well be fun.’ For [sex] scenes, you wear this weird flesh patch over your business, as it were, so you look like a Barbie doll. You’re nothing but smooth, flesh-colored parts. So I walked on set and immediately dropped my robe and showed everyone Barbie. And they all start laughing, and now everybody is relaxed and you can have some fun.”
Julie was cast in “Modern Family” in 2009. She surprised the producers with her ability to do physical comedy and how she instinctively knew which facial expressions and gestures could turn her frazzled, insecure, loving wife and mother character into a scene stealer. “We knew she was a beautiful woman who was funnyish,” says executive producer Steve Levitan. “But we can’t say we saw her being laugh-out-loud funny. She blew us away with the level of complexity and neurosis that she brought to the part.”
After winning the Emmy, Julie compared winning the award to like "German soldiers in the trenches of the world wars." She adds, "When you win, it is like being pulled out of the trench." She also stated that "as exciting and wonderful as it is not to be in the trench and to be recognized for what you do, it also means everyone has got a clear shot at you and that is a very frightening prospect for most of us.”
In feature films, Julie was cast in “Happy Gilmore” as the beer-toting, lingerie-lifting love interest of Adam Sandler in 1996. She also appeared in the “Multiplicity” in 1996, followed by “An American Werewolf in Paris” in 1997. Her other feature film roles are The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999), Venus and Mars (2001), Amy's Orgasm (2001), Joe Somebody (2001), The Killing Club (2001), Kids in America (2005), Sex and Death 101 (2007), Crazy on the Outside (2010), Jumping the Broom (2011) and Horrible Bosses (2011).
Julie is married to Scott Phillips, a real estate investor and software developer and they have three sons, Oliver and twins Gustav and John. She credits her husband with keeping her grounded, “He’s the perfect complement to me. I couldn’t have found someone who is better suited to calming me down and making me feel more secure and less anxious about things. I’m so much more relaxed since we’ve been together. Over the last few years, even with the stress of raising a family, I’ve noticed how I can enjoy being still and not feeling that I have to constantly be doing something.” Julie admits that before they meet, she didn’t have a very good track record with men, “I was so used to breaking up that I would label my CDs so that there wouldn’t be any confusion when I would be packing up my things. I had a tendency to date “bad boys”. When I met Scott I was worried that I would mess things up because he was so cool and respectful. But it’s been great together.”
WHERE CAN I SEE JULIE BOWEN NUDE?
Julie hasn’t done complete nudity but she has stripped down for several sex scenes. In the indie comedy “Conception” which follows nine couples on the night they conceive, Julie plays a divorced woman who convinces her younger boyfriend (Everwood's Gregory Smith) to make a sex tape. When asked about shooting sex scenes with Julie, director Josh Stolberg said, "She's the dirtiest old man you can imagine in real life." Producer Leila Leigh said that although Julie didn't do full-frontal, she does show "almost everything" but no nipple because it was stated in her contract that it was not permitted.
Here’s the sex scene from “Conception”:One place Julie did show her nipple is in 2001, when she did a nip slip on the red carpet. While waving to fans, her dress exposed her left breast and the paparazzi’s cameras went wild.
In 2003, Julie posed for Allure Magazine’s Special Nude Edition and showed her backside. When asked about her experience posing nude, Julie said “I am not all about getting naked,” referring to the fact that as a comedic actress, she has donned some interesting wardrobe for the characters she has played. To keep in shape Julie does yoga, Pilates and is an avid runner. She says, “I have an athletic body, it does what I want it to do.” However, Julie does have one gripe, “I don’t have boobs and I don’t go in at the waist.” She chose to expose her posterior because, “My dad and I were watching a TV show where my ass was highlighted prominently. I thought he was going to say ‘You’re Ivy-educated. Why am I looking at your ass?’ But after a silence that lasted a couple of seconds, he said, ‘Nice ass. You get that from me.’ And it’s true. It’s my dad’s ass.”
Julie in Allure Magazine:
There are fake photos out in the web-o-sphere that attempt to give Julie some boobs but they are Photoshopped and not real. Fans of Julie’s have created a website dedicated to her hotness but unfortunately, there are no nude pictures, fake or otherwise. In 2001, Julie played “Nikki” in “Amy’s Orgasm” or “Amy’s O” and her character’s breasts appear nude but unfortunately, a body double was used. The best that Julie fans get is to see her in her underwear in various roles, including Claire Dunphy but clearly, it’s not as satisfying as real nudity. As a consolation, here are pictures of Julie on vacation in her bikini.