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Like A Real Life Family, The Cast Of ‘Modern Family’ Help Julie Bowen Celebrate Her Big 4-0!

Fri, March 5, 2010 8:30pm EDT by 1 Comment, Getty Images, Getty Images

America’s favorite new cast is like a family in real life! Do YOUR co-workers feel like kin?

The cast of Modern Family hit the red carpet for the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences’ ‘An Evening With Modern Family‘ March 3, and even though they had spent the ENTIRE DAY filming an upcoming episode, they still acted overjoyed to see one another, even treating one of their cohorts to a big birthday surprise.

As Julie Bowen, who plays matriarch Claire Dunphy on the sitcom, was technically still working on her 40th birthday, her fellow cast-members decided to kick off the Q-and-A panel with a surprise audience sing-a-long to ‘Happy Birthday.’

The blond ‘cougar’ kept on joking “for the rest of the night she looked pretty good for turning 30!” an on-looker tells

We think you’re looking pretty dang hot too, Julie!

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