What is Julie Bowen’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Age||52 Years Old|
|Annual Salary||$4 Million Per Year|
Julie Bowen is a two-time Emmy Award-winning American actress and director who has a net worth of $18 million. She rose to fame as Claire Dunphy in the highly acclaimed blockbuster ABC comedy Modern Family.
Bowen became interested in acting as a child while performing plays in their backyard with her two sisters. Bowen has appeared in the popular comedy films Life of the Party co-written by Melissa McCarthy, and Horrible Bosses.
Bowen is also known for her recurring roles on the hit ABC shows Lost, Ed, and the darkly comic Showtime series Weeds and Boston Legal. Bowen has also supported and donated to several charities dear to her heart during her career, and she often participates in fundraising and awareness events.
Salary Per Episode
Bowen began her career as Claire Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family, earning an initial salary of $30,000 to $65,000. She ultimately renegotiated with them for a raise of $500,000 per episode, which equals $12 million per season by the last season.
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer was born on March 3rd, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, to real estate agent John Luetkemeyer Jr. and Suzanne Luetkemeyer. She has two siblings, Annie and Molly.
She started out at the Calvert School in Baltimore and the Garrison Forest School in Maryland before moving on to St. George’s School in Rhode Island. She also went to the prestigious and upper-class Roland Park County School in Baltimore, Maryland at one point.
Bowen attended Brown University after graduating from high school and received a BA in Renaissance Studies. She received her first taste of acting when she participated in theatre productions of Stage Door and Guys and Dolls and Lemon Sky while attending college for her graduation.
Bowen spent her junior year in Florence, Italy, where she became fluent in Italian. She got a lead role in the independent film Five Spot Jewel before graduation. After graduating, she relocated to New York and enrolled at the renowned Actors Studio, where she studied acting.
Bowen made her acting debut in the soap series Loving in 1992 and an episode of the college drama Class of ’96 the following year. In 1994, she appeared in the television film Runaway Daughters.
She appeared in Happy Gilmore and Multiplicity in 1996, as well as An American Werewolf in Paris in 1997. In the same year, she appeared as a guest on television shows such as Party of Five.
Bowen then had a recurring role as Roxanne Please on ER (1998–99) and rose to notoriety on the television series Ed (2000–04). She then appeared as a guest star on the television shows Lost (2005–07) and Boston Legal (2004 ), as well as in a recurring role on Weeds (2008).
Bowen’s breakthrough career started when she portrayed Claire Dunphy on the ABC series Modern Family from 2009 to 2020 in almost 250 episodes.
She was nominated for six consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–15) for her performance, and she won the award in 2011 and 2012.
The sitcom also won a Golden Globe® for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical in 2012, as well as a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Continued and Recent Projects
Bowen continued to appear in small roles in various films, such as Jumping the Broom (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), Conception (2012), Knife Fight (2012), and Life of the Party (2018).
Bowen also ventured as a voice actor in films such as Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), as well as a few episodes of animated series such as Justice League(2002), Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Family Guy (2014, 2017), Tangled: The Series (2017-2020), LA to Vegas (2018), and DuckTales (2019).
She appeared in the 2020 Netflix film, Hubie Halloween, Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2021, and American Dad in 2022 as well as the films “The Fallout” and “Mixtape”. She’s also appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Interesting Facts About Julie Bowen
- Bowen is of German ancestry.
- Bowen is the sister of renowned infectious disease doctor Annie Luetkemeyer and fashion designer Molly Luetkemeyer.
- Since she was in her early 20s, Bowen has worn a pacemaker due to the cardiovascular condition bradycardia, which causes her regular heartbeat to be below average.
- Bowen had an appearance in the music video “Fight Song,” which was inspired by Pitch Perfect.
- Bowen supported Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
- Bowen was also criticized for making a few jokes about Donald Trump before the 2016 US presidential election.
- Bowen is a yoga fanatic.
Business Ventures and Endorsements
Bowen founded Bowen and Sons in 2021, which recently signed its first partnership with Universal Television. Her first project with NBC Universal is a series for which a pilot has already been committed in which she plays the role of Lulu Wallace.
Steve Basilone of The Goldbergs is the series’ head writer. She has been named a spokeswoman for Neutrogena, a company that sells Pure Glow products, and she has appeared in commercials for these goods.
Bowen married Scott Phillips, a software developer and real estate investor, in 2004, and the couple had three sons, Oliver and twins Gus and John. She divorced Phillips in 2018.
Bowen presently serves on the board of directors for Baby2Baby, a charity that provides basic baby clothing and supplies to needy families. She has also volunteered for various other charities, such as:
- Stand Up To Cancer
- Maxwell House
- The March of Dimes
- The American Foundation For Equal Right
- Boys and Girls Clubs of America
- St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
- The Sandy Hook Promise
- The Trevor Project
- Milk and Bones
- The Revlon Run/Walk For Women
- Step Up Women’s Network
- P.S. Arts
When Bowen and Scott divorced, she spent $3 million on a Hollywood Hills residence designed by Thorton Abele and erected in 1959 for heart physician Augustus Bakos. The 3,212 sq ft, glass-walled residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and it sits on an acre of land. In 2021, Bowen subsequently sold the house for $3.85 million.
Bowen paid $6 million for a stunning property in Toluca Lake, California, from singer Meghan Trainor in 2021. The home has five bedrooms, and seven and a half baths, and is 7,100 sq ft with a guest house in the backyard. The outdoor space includes not just a large rectangular pool with a spa, but also an amazing patio area.
Julie Bowen Net Worth
As of 2022, Julie Bowen’s net worth is estimated to be $18 million. Bowen was one of the highest-paid TV actresses with earnings of $12 million in 2016. The majority of her income comes from Modern Family and several brands through which she receives a few thousand dollars. Notably, Bowen earns millions through her production company and Neutrogena endorsement, and her philanthropic efforts contribute significantly to her riches.