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How Julie Bowen Landed the Role of a Lifetime – While Pregnant with Twins

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How Julie Bowen Landed the Role of a Lifetime – While Pregnant with Twins

Originally posted 08/13/2015 12:20PM

Julie Bowen had serious doubts she would be cast on Modern Family.

"I was pregnant with twins, and I kept thinking they weren't going to hire me," says in the current issue of PEOPLE. "They kept bringing me in over and over and sort of staring at my humungous belly, and I thought, 'I'm never getting this job.' "

Distraught that she might miss out on "the best script I'd read in pilot season in years," Bowen, now 46, says she "went home and cried and cried and cried."

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Justin Does Ozzy, Plus 17 More Spot-On Celeb Impressions

UpdatePosted 07/02/2015 02:35PM

Justin Does Ozzy, Plus 17 More Spot-On Celeb Impressions

Originally posted 03/24/2015 11:40AM

Sharing the story of Jimmy Fallon's audition for the short-lived '90s sketch program The Dana Carvey show, Louis C.K. (who was the show's head writer) did his best impression of a young, exuberant Fallon – and it was spot-on, down to the frantic, high-pitched way he speaks when he's excited.

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Julie Bowen Jokes: I 'Lowered Expectations' to Manage Without a Nanny | Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen Jokes: I 'Lowered Expectations' to Manage Without a Nanny

Originally posted 06/10/2015 08:25PM

"If I got a nanny on the weekends when they were little, I would have relied on it so heavily," she tells PEOPLE

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Julie Bowen Gives Her Modern Family Mom Stamp of Approval to Sarah Hyland's Boyfriend

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Julie Bowen Is 'Thrilled' About the Men in Costars Sarah Hyland and Sofia Vergara's Lives

Originally posted 04/24/2015 08:55AM

Her Modern Family character doesn't always approve of her children's dating choices, but Julie Bowen gives TV daughter Sarah Hyland's new man "a big thumbs-up."

Bowen, 45, called British actor/model Dominic Sherwood – who caught everyone's attention as the brooding hunk in Taylor Swift's "Style" video and just snagged a starring role in ABC Family's Shadowhunters – "lovely."

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Julie Bowen: Why Wearing Sunscreen Is Second Nature to My Sons | Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen: Why Wearing Sunscreen Is Second Nature to My Sons

Originally posted 04/23/2015 02:05PM

The star also opens up about her sons' latest obsession – Nerf guns

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Modern Family: The Dunphys and Manny Get a Crash Course in Resolutions (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/06/2015 10:45AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3972602504001" "" "" "auto"] There's nothing like a near-death experience to bring a Modern Family together.

In an exclusive clip obtained by PEOPLE, it's a typical day for the Dunphys – that is, total chaos – when the ABC hit returns from its winter hiatus on Wednesday. And that's before the family narrowly avoids a car accident.

With the kids yelling in the backseat, Phil (Ty Burrell) blasting music, Claire (Julie Bowen) arguing with Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) over the phone, and Phil hopping on a call himself, it's total mania as the family – including Manny (Rico Rodriguez) – heads to its favorite pancake place.

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Catch This Sneak Peek of Modern Family's Spooky (& Sexy) Halloween Episode

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Watch a Sneak Peek of Modern Family's Spooky, Sexy and Silly Halloween Episode

Originally posted 10/27/2014 09:30AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Modern Family fans know that when it comes to the holidays, Halloween ranks high on the celebration list for the Dunphy family.

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