Emmy '13 Spotlight: Supporting Actress in a Comedy

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The 2013 Emmys are closing in, and ET is breaking down your list of contenders, starting with the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy category.

Julie Bowen has been acting for two decades, but Modern Family has taken her career to new heights.

As the oft-exasperated "Claire Dunphy," Bowen has notched four consecutive Emmy nominations for her supporting role, one for each season of Modern Family.

After receiving her first Emmy nomination in 2010, Bowen took home her first-ever Emmy the following year, and then repeated in 2012 to secure two awards in three years.