In 2012, Bowen won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
She has also been nominated twice for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 20.
Phil appears to love home repair yet never seems to get around to any of the jobs requested by Claire.
She often despises the attention that Gloria gets for her voluptuous figure, and was thrilled to learn that Gloria was pregnant because of all the weight that Gloria would be gaining.Jay Pritchett (father-in-law) De De Pritchett (mother-in-law) Mitchell Pritchett (brother-in-law) Gloria Pritchett (step-mother-in-law) Manny Delgado (step-brother-in-law) Joe Pritchett (half-brother-in-law) Cameron Tucker (brother-in-law) Lily Tucker-Pritchett (adoptive niece by marriage) He is seen as very competitive, one example being his nature of always beating his son at basketball.He has a very juvenile attitude, and is referred to by Claire as the "kid [she's] married to." He uses a parenting method that he calls "peerenting", which is a combination of talking like a peer but acting like a parent.Arnold Worldwide executive creative director Sean Mc Bride said Phil was written as a Realtor on his show and "embodies many of the attributes that are important in a Realtor: He's honest, he's helpful, he's sincere."Mr. Pritchett (paternal grandmother; deceased) Lucas Williams (maternal grandfather; deceased) Mrs.Williams (maternal grandmother; deceased) Donnie Pritchett (paternal uncle) Irene Pritchett (paternal aunt by marriage) Becky Pritchett (paternal aunt) Be Be Williams (maternal aunt) Ce Ce Williams (maternal aunt) Frank Dunphy (father-in-law) Grace Dunphy (mother-in-law; deceased) Cameron Tucker (brother-in-law) Lily Tucker-Pritchett (adoptive niece) Michael Pritchett (first cousin) Melanie Pritchett (first cousin, once removed) Lorraine Dunphy (step-mother-in-law) Ray (step-brother-in-law) Pilar Ramirez (step-grandmother) Claire Melinda Dunphy (Julie Bowen), née Pritchett, is the wife of Phil Dunphy, the daughter of Jay, Mitchell's older sister, Gloria's step-daughter, Manny's step-sister, Joe's half-sister and the helicopter soccer mom of the Dunphy family and its three very different kids.