|Born||: March 4, 1990 Columbus, Ohio, U.S.|
Andrea Lauren Bowen born March 4, 1990, Columbus, Ohio is an American actress who is known for playing Julie Mayer on Desperate Housewives (2004–2012). She has won two SAG Awards.
Bowen is of Welsh descent and 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.
She briefly attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York alongside best friend Sarah Hyland.
From 2004 to 2012, Bowen portrayed Julie Mayer on Desperate Housewives. She currently models for Miss Selfridge. She has also had recurring or guest starring roles on such shows as 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[when?], she played the role of Candace in the esoteric adventure film Eye of the Dolphin. She also starred in the Lifetime Original film Girl, Positive, an experience that allowed her to help spread the message among youth that "HIV is something you can protect yourself from." More recently[when?], she has appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer during its fourth season.
Bowen is the younger sister of Graham Bowen, Alex Bowen, Cameron Bowen, Jessica Bowen, and Jillian Bowen, who are also actors.