Modern Family
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Haley Dunphy on ABC's "Modern Family"

Sarah Hyland is a Native New Yorker, born to parents that are actors, so talent and love for the craft runs in the family. Trained in all areas of dance from the age of three and vocally trained since she was seven, Hyland is a true triple threat. She has been working in film, TV series, soaps and commercials since she was four years old. Currently she stars on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning hit comedy series "Modern Family" on ABC. She portrays the ditsy, independent; angst ridden teenager Haley Dunphy, and the role has earned her many kudos in the industry. In November 2013 Hyland will be seen in "Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive," a four part TV miniseries for Lifetime/History Channel, as Blanche Barrow, the wife of Clyde's (Emile Hirsch) brother Buck (Lane Garrison). The project is a first of its kind to air on both AETN networks.

Hyland's first film was Howard Stern's "Private Parts." At the age of eight she landed the role of Molly in ABC's "Annie," and Young Audrey in "The Audrey Hepburn Story." After filming "Annie," she landed the role of Jess Pistone on "Falcone." On stage she starred as Annie in "Annie" at Papermill Playhouse, and then went on to do a series of plays and musicals Off-Broadway and regionally - "Bad Girls," "A Little Princess" and "Dark Park of the Forest," to name a few. She's guest starred on episodes of "Touched by an Angel," "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: SVU."

While attending the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City, Hyland created the role of Jackie Bouvier in "Grey Gardens" at Playwrights Horizons, and moved with the production to make her Broadway debut. Her work includes the recurring role of Maddie Healy (Brooke Shields' daughter) on "Lipstick Jungle" and a tour-de-force guest starring role on "Law & Order: SVU."

In 2011 she starred opposite Matt Prokop in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Geek Charming." She currently stars in the coming of age comedy "Struck by Lightning", written and starring Christ Colfer, which debuted at Tribeca Film Festival this past year. The film premiered in theaters Winter 2013. The cast includes Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks and many others. Also in 2013, Hyland joined the Scary Movie franchise for "Scary Movie 5" (April 2013) and starred in the Lifetime original movie "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" (April 20, 2013), alongside Brittany Snow, Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo and Octavia Spencer. In addition she recently wrapped production on the highly anticipate film "Vampire Academy" (Spring 2014) alongside Zoey Deutch.

Hyland was nominated for a 2012 TV Scene Stealer and 2010 Breakout Talent at the Teen Choice Awards. Her charitable causes include being a Youth Ambassador for The Lopez Foundation as well as Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign (spearheaded by actor Jeff Bridges). She was honored at Variety's Power of Youth (2012) for her work with The Lopez Foundation.

BIRTHDATE November 24




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