Over 500 people showed up last Saturday night at the Irvine Nature Center to eat, drink and gawk at “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen, and to raise money for a good cause. Truth be told, many in attendance were family and friends of the Emmy-winning actress. She played the part of auctioneer that night, cajoling bidders to pay upward of $20,000 for a lunch date with her and raising a record amount for the night.
Photos by Lee Kriel. Style spotting and questions by Kate Mott.
Julie Bowen and her parents Susie and Jack Luetkemeyer
Which “Modern Family” episode is your favorite?
“Strangers on a Treadmill,” when I have to tell Cam he looked bad in the bikers shorts, and “Regrets Only” (when she and Phil fight and he doesn’t know why and she is upset about the wedge salad).
How did you pick the dress you wore to the Emmys? You looked great.
I never do this but I took pictures and showed them to the girls on the show. There was a Carolina Herrera that was beautifu,l but Sophia thought it was too conservative so I picked the Oscar de la Renta.