Clare Bowen

Clare Bowen Biography

Clare Maree Bowen (born 12 May 1984 or 1989) is an Australian actress and singer, best known for role as Scarlett O'Connor in ABC musical drama television series Nashville.

Early life and education

Bowen was born in Australia. Her year of birth in uncertain; sources place it between 1984 and 1989. Her parents Tony and Kathleen worked for Qantas and she spent time overseas as a child, including a stint with her family in Zimbabwe. Bowen is a cancer survivor, having battled the disease between the ages of 4 and 7. She lived in Stanwell Park on the South Coast of New South Wales and attended primary school in Dulwich Hill, a suburb of Sydney. Bowen has a younger brother named Timothy (age ) who is a musician.

From 2004 through 2007, Bowen attended the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, where she received a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree in 2006.


Bowen appeared as female lead in the Australian drama film The Combination in 2009 and has guest starred in The Cut, Gangs of Oz, Chandon Pictures and Home and Away. In 2010, Bowen was cast in the leading role of Wendla Bergman, in the Australian production of Spring Awakening, directed by Geordie Brookman, artistically overseen by Cate Blanchett at the Sydney Theatre Company. In 2011, she was cast to play the lead role of Martha in Jared Moshe's directorial debut, Dead Man's Burden.

In 2012, Bowen landed a series regular role on the ABC drama series Nashville written by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri. The series was picked up by ABC on May 11, 2012.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Combination Sydney
2010 The Clearing Evelyn Short film
The Talk Woman
The Invitation Candice Short film
The Clinic Ivy
10 Days to Die Maddy McCarthy
2011 A Burning Thing Jen Short film
Cupid Casey Short film
2012 Suspended Carla Short film
Dead Man's Burden Martha Kirkland
Not Suitable for Children Gypsy
The Red Valentine The Woman Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Cut Donna Gilbertson episode: A Little Bit of Biff
Chandon Pictures Krystal episode: The Lifestyle
All Saints Holly Russell episode: A Precious Waste
Gangs of Oz Svetlana episode: In from the Cold
2010 Home and Away Nina Bailey 4 episodes
2012"present Nashville Scarlett O'Connor Series Regular


  • Candide (2003)
  • Our Town as Mrs. Webb (2004)
  • The Good Doctor as The Mistress (2005)
  • Metamorphoses as Alcyone and Pomona (2006)
  • Peer Gynt as Peer Gynt (2006)
  • 4 Plays About Wollongong (2009)
  • Hat's Off/Spring Awakening as Wendla Bergman (2010)



Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
  • Released: December 11, 2012
  • Label: Big Machine Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
14 3 1


Year Single Peak chart
US Country
2012 "If I Didn't Know Better" (with Sam Palladio)A 27 102 The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
"Fade Into You" (with Sam Palladio) 25 92 Non-album songs
"I Will Fall" (with Sam Palladio) 45 "?
2013 "Change Your Mind" (with Sam Palladio) 35 "?
"Casino" (with Sam Palladio) 48 "?
""?" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ADid not enter the Hot 100 but charted on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.

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