Julie Bowen is an American actress who rose to fame for her role of Carl Vessey in the television series ‘Ed’, for the role of Denise Bauer in ‘Boston Legacy’, for the role of Sarah Shepherd in ‘Lost’ and for the role of Claire Dunphy in ‘Modern Family’. She has won six nominations for the ‘Emmy Award’ which she has won twice. She started with roles in television serials and soon graduated to films. She has acted both in television movies and films with equal dexterity which has made a household name all over the world. The character of her husband in her most popular TV show ‘Modern Family’ is a real-estate investor while in real life she is actually married to one. She comes from a mixture of Welsh, English, Scottish, German and French ancestry. She has quite a few ancestors who had figured in the political history of the country at various times. John Valcoulon LeMoye, a ‘United States Representative’ from Illinois, was her great-great-grandfather, while Magnus Miller Ray, the two-time mayor of Pittsburg during 1930s was her great-great-great-grandfather. She has more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, more than 487,000 followers on Twitter and more than 108,000 followers on her official Facebook page.