Classy Posted January 16, 2008 Share Posted January 16, 2008 Andrea Bowen (born Andrea Elizabeth Bowen on March 4, 1990 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Julie Mayer on Desperate Housewives. Bowen made her Broadway debut in 1996 as Young Cosette/Young Eponine in Les Misérables. At six, she was the youngest actress to ever play the role. From 1996 to 2001 Bowen was a consistent presence on Broadway. She appeared in the original company of the 1998 revival of The Sound of Music as Marta, and in 2000, created the role of Adele in the musical version of Jane Eyre. Bowen was also a member of The Broadway Kids concert group. Several of Bowen's siblings have also been heavily involved in musical theatre, performing roles in various other Broadway shows. Since 2004, Bowen has portrayed Julie Mayer on Desperate Housewives. She has also had recurring or guest starring roles on such shows as Nip/Tuck, One Tree Hill (with friend Sophia Bush), Boston Public and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In the film Red Riding Hood she appears as one of "The Three Ashleys." Most recently, she played the role of Candace in the esoteric adventure film Eye of the Dolphin. She also starred in the Lifetime Original movie Girl, Positive, an experience that allowed her help spread the message among youth that "HIV is something you can protect yourself from." Andrea is the youngest of six siblings, each of whom have found considerable success as performers on Broadway and in film and television. She currently lives with her mom and dad in the Los Angeles area. In addition to acting, she is an accomplished singer and dancer who also enjoys swimming and horseback riding. She also loves to read and was recently awarded “Student of the Year” for academic achievement at her 8th Grade culmination. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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