Claire (Julie Bowen)

Julie Bowen as Claire 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).

But 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. Well, she might want Phil to take out the trash once in awhile... and for Haley and Alex to stop fighting... and it would be nice if Luke wore clothes while jumping in the trampoline. Still, as Jay's only daughter and Mitchell's older sis, she's the linchpin that keeps this Modern Family going.

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