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Claire Dunphy

Played by: Julie Bowen in Modern Family

If her teenage daughter, Haley, never wakes up on a beach in Florida half-naked, then Claire Dunphy feels she’s done her job as mom. See, it’s not easy to keep everyone in line when you’re raising three very different kids (four, if you include hubby Phil). As exasperated as she sometimes seems to be, we get the sense that Claire wouldn’t change a thing when it comes to her family. Claire will always fight for what’s right. An ignored request for a stop sign at a dangerous intersection led to a run for town council against smarmy Duane Bailey. Things didn’t go well at the debate as evidenced by the autotuned “Sex Freak Candidate” video that went viral afterwards. Election day didn’t go much better, but Claire has since found full-time employment working for her father Jay at Pritchett's Closets & Blinds. However she spends her time, Claire Dunphy will always be a winner at home and the persistent one who keeps this Modern Family going.