Meet Oliver Mclanahan Phillips; Unexplored Details on Julie Bowen’s Oldest Son

August 15, 2023   | August 15, 2023  | 

    Oliver Mclanahan Phillips is the son of the American actress Julie Bowen with her ex-husband Scott Philips. Following in the footsteps of his momma, Oliver, just at the age of 16, has already joined the entertainment industry but not as an actor, but instead as an Assistant Director.

    His mom Julie is best known for her role as Claire Dunphy in the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

    Key Takeaways

    • Oliver is the first-born son of Modern Family star Julie Bowen. He has twin siblings born two years later.
    • Oliver’s dad is Scott Philips, a real estate investor and software developer. His parents separated in 2018.
    • He is allergic to Peanut Butter and Bee Stings.
    • Oliver has a couple of assistant director credits to his name.
    • He now resides with his family in a huge mansion in Toluca Lake, California that his mom bought for $6 million in 2021.

    Oliver Mclanahan Phillips Is the Julie Bowen’s Oldest Son; His Early Life

    He was born eldest to his parents on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at a hospital in Los Angeles. At the time of his birth, he weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was measured 19 inches long.

    Having been born to accomplished parents, Oliver grew up in a luxurious environment. As a matter of fact, his mom Julie is a renowned Hollywood actress and his father Scott is a real estate investor and software developer.

    Talking about his ancestry, the star kid has a Mixed ethnic background of German, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and French.

    Oliver’s Interesting Birth Story: Was He Born Premature?

    Six months after Oliver’s birth, his actress momma revealed that she was pregnant with him while she was still shooting for the series Boston Legal. In an exclusive talk with March of Dimes, she narrated her interesting baby story and said,

    I gave birth to my first son Oliver and it was actually really exciting because i was at work on Boston Legal pretending to be in labor and all of a sudden my water broke after all the screaming i guess Oliver decided it’s time to come out.

    At last, she said that birthing Oliver made her realize every women’s horrible experience of giving birth to premature babies. She also felt the same fear for a few minutes, however, her baby was born healthy.

    Philips And His Twin Brothers Are Mischievous

    Oliver has younger twin brothers John Philips and Gustav Phillips. Born on May 8, 2009, his younger siblings are 14 years old in 2023.

    Oliver has twins brothers
    Oliver with his mom and brothers. Source: Closerweekly

    Since the Philips siblings don’t have many age differences, they get along well. In fact, Oliver exactly acts like his two younger bros. Back in 2016, their mom Julie talked about them and said,

    “They’re stunningly sophisticated, and yet they’re tiny, drunk animals

    The Multiplicity actress further stated that Oliver and her twin’s sons are innocent as well. They are ready to go to school but are clueless about the that they have to bring their backpacks along with them.

    Oliver Mclanahan Phillips’ Parents Were Married for 13 Years

    His parents Julie and Scott got married on September 9, 2004. After remaining husband and wife for 13 years, the couple decided to part ways. It was Bowen who filed for divorce in February 2018. The divorce was finalized seven months later on September 13, 2018.

    Oliver's parents are no longer together
    Oliver’s parents are in the frame. Source: CloserWeekly

    The former couple shares joint custody of their children. Though their parents are no longer together, Oliver and his brothers aren’t devoid of parental love from both their mom and dad.

    Oliver Mclanahan Is Allergic To Peanuts And Bee Stings

    Oliver is severely allergic to peanuts and bee stings. He was around 5 when his mom found out about the issue. In an interview with Boston, the actress told about the deadly experience that her son Oliver went through as a child and said,

    Oliver had a severe and sudden reaction to eating peanut butter and getting stung by bee at the same time, in a way, it was lucky, because it was clearly bad. His face was misshapen and he had trouble breathing.

    Despite all odds, Oliver is mature enough to handle his health issues without overthinking it. According to his celebrity mother, ‘he is his own best advocate.’

    Oliver Mclanahan Phillips Broke His Mom’s First Emmy Award

    In 2011, Julie Bowen won her first Emmy award for her supporting role in the famous dramedy, Modern Family. But unfortunately, her firstborn broke her first-ever Emmy. Regarding this, the Fallout actress said,

    my oldest son, Oliver, golfed the ball out of the Emmy statue lady’s hand with a plastic club. He never made a good shot in the past. The statue is in my office holding her giant globe over one arm now.

    Nevertheless, his mom won another Emmy the next year in 2012.

    Julie’s Son Graduated From Middle School In 2019

    On June 6, 2019, Oliver’s mom uploaded his picture from his graduation day on her Instagram. The proud mum wrote the caption,

    Couldn’t be prouder of this kid!

    In the picture, the celebrity child appeared absolutely adorable in a white shirt and blue suit with a graduation certificate in his hand. His mummy had created a Graduate emoji on top of his eyes.

    Oliver is a student
    Oliver on his graduation day. Source: Instagram

    As of now, Olive now must be studying in his senior year.

    Oliver Was Previously Associated With Non-Profit Organization Baby2Baby

    His mom Julie has been collaborating with Baby2Baby for several years. While in middle school, Oliver also got a chance to work in the organization albeit he had no intention of working there.

    Actually, he had to do a community service project as a part of his school requirement and the actress asked him to collaborate with Baby2Baby. Talking to US magazine, the Modern Family star told,

    He was like, ‘Well, I think I’d like to . . .’ and I was like, ‘I don’t care what you’d like to do. You’re going to Baby2Baby,’” He’s like, ‘What am I gonna do there?’ And I was like, ‘Whatever they tell you to do.’

    Oliver Mclanahan Phillips Is An Assistant Director

    Moving on to his career, Oliver has already stepped into the entertainment field. The star child started working as a crew member in 2023 after making an entry into the industry as the first assistant director and on-set cook of the music video, Nvr Felt This.

    His upcoming project is Toxic where he served as an on-set cook and production assistant. Moreover, back in 2016, he made an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

    What Is Oliver’s Relationship Status?

    Oliver is most likely to be single at present. He is just 16 and has a lot of time to choose a partner. Having said that, it doesn’t he has never had a crush on anyone, so far.

    Whatever the case may be, it’s still his private matter since the star son is not big enough to announce his love life in public.

    Oliver’s Mom Is Super Rich; What Is Her Net Worth?

    His actress mom Julie Bowen is a multimillionaire with an estimated fortune of $18 million in 2023. No doubt that she amassed such a huge fortune from her three decades’ worth of acting career.

    Also Read: About Other Modern Family Cast Rico Rodriguez, Ariel Winter, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Ed O’Neill, and others.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Oliver Mclanahan Phillips
    Popular Name Oliver philips
    Birth Place Los Angeles
    Birthday April 10, 2007
    Age 17 years
    Zodiac Aries
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Mixed (German, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and French)
    Father Scott Philips
    Mother Julie Bowen
    Siblings John Phillips and Gustav Phillips
    Profession Assistant Director
    Eye Color Green
    Hair Color Blonde
    Relationship Status Single