In 2012, Burrell won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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As her husband Phil once bought her a bracelet for their anniversary, she made him coupons for five free hugs. Claire received another sibling through Jay's second wife Gloria – Fulgencio "Joe".

She often despises the attention that Gloria gets for her voluptuous figure, and was thrilled to learn that Gloria was pregnant because of all the weight that Gloria would be gaining.

In 2012, Bowen won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

She has also been nominated twice for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 20.

She was once a wild child who made a lot of mistakes over the years, and she is fearful that her children could make the same mistakes, especially her oldest daughter, Haley.

She is often exhausted from stress created by her family but is still a loving mother.

Julie Bowen's performance was praised by Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly who said, "Bowen's Claire could have been a blank blonde cipher.

Far from it: Bowen's wide array of silent gazes at the camera, her slow-burns at her clan's bad behavior, and her ability to freak out without seeming nutso crazy makes her an essential, stand-out part of TV's best freshman ensemble cast." In 20, Julie Bowen won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, receiving nominations in 20.

Jay Pritchett (father-in-law) De De Pritchett (mother-in-law) Mitchell Pritchett (brother-in-law) Gloria Pritchett (step-mother-in-law) Manny Delgado (step-brother-in-law) Joe Pritchett (half-brother-in-law) Cameron Tucker (brother-in-law) Lily Tucker-Pritchett (adoptive niece by marriage) He is seen as very competitive, one example being his nature of always beating his son at basketball.