Julie Bowen stars as Claire, the beautiful wife and loving mother of three on ABC's Modern Family. Claire had a bit of a wildstreak growing up and now she's trying as hard as she can to prevent her daughter Haley from doing the same. Meanwhile, she still has to deal with her ridiculous husband trying to be the kids' friend rather than parents. Tough break.
Your kids don't need to know who you were before you had them; they need to know who you wish you were, and try to live up to that person. They're gonna fall short, but better they fall short of the fake you than the real you.Claire
Claire: I was out of control growing up, there you know, I said it. I just don't want my kids to make the same bad mistakes I made. If Hailey never wakes up on a beach in Florida half naked, I've done my job.
Phil: Our job.
Claire: Right, I've done our job