Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer , known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed , Denise Bauer on Boston Legal , Sarah Shephard on Lost , and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family . The last earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series , winning in 2011 and 2012.
Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress and activist best known for her roles as Tris Prior in The Divergent Series and Amy in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Born in San Bernardino County, California and raised in the Simi Valley, she took acting classes with Anthony Meindl and made her screen debut in the television film Replacing Dad , followed by numerous guest roles on television, including as Kaitlin Cooper on The O.C. , and several television films. Her leading roles as California Ford in A Place Called Home and Felicity Merriman in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure both earned her Young Artist Award nominations and she gained recognition for her leading role as Amy Juergens on the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager . She also played Jane Chapman in the HBO limited series Big Little Lies for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
Portia Lee James DeGeneres , also known professionally as Portia de Rossi , is an Australian and American actress, model, and philanthropist. She appeared as a regular cast member on the American political thriller television series Scandal in the role of Elizabeth North from 2014 to 2017. She is also known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the American television series Ally McBeal—for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1999—and as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development. She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC television sitcom Better Off Ted, and Olivia Lord on the television drama Nip/Tuck. De Rossi is married to comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres.