Winter at the 37th Annual Gracie Awards in 2012
|Born||Ariel Winter Workman
January 28, 1998
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Ariel Winter Workman (born January 28, 1998), known professionally as Ariel Winter, is an American actress and singer. She is best known as Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family for which she, along with the rest of the show's cast, won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Life and career
Winter was born in Fairfax, Virginia, the daughter of Chrisoula "Chrystal" (née Batistas) and Glenn Workman. Her mother's family is Greek. Winter obtained her first entertainment industry job in a Cool Whip commercial at age six. She had her first television role at age 7, in an episode of Listen Up!, and followed it with appearances in a variety of shows such as Tickle U, Freddie, Monk, Bones and ER. In the animated children's show Phineas and Ferb, she voiced the character of Gretchen before winning the regular role of Alex Dunphy in the series Modern Family, which premiered in 2009. She has continued to work in TV animation, including providing the voice of Marina the Mermaid on Disney Junior's Jake and the Never Land Pirates and that of the title character on Sofia the First.
Winter has appeared in feature films, most notably in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and also Speed Racer, Duress, Opposite Day and Fred 2. For her leading role in the film The Chaperone, she was nominated at the Young Artist Awards 2012 as Best Actress in a Motion Picture. She also lent her voice to characters in the animated films Bambi II and Ice Age: the Meltdown.
Winter has made a video cover of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble", uploaded on YouTube January 23, 2013. Previously, Winter and singer-songwriter Jackson Guthy made two video covers, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" and Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Good Time", which garnered over 140,000 views on YouTube within the first ten days of release. She also sang the song Forget Me Not for the Forget Me Not movie soundtrack with Courtney Briggs in 2009. Winter reprised a previous role as Dora The Explorer in a three-part parody mini-series by website CollegeHumor.
|2005||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Young Harmony Faith Lane|
|2006||Bambi II||Thumper's sister||Voice|
|Ice Age: The Meltdown||Various characters|
|Over the Hedge|
|2008||One Missed Call||Ellie Layton|
|Horton Hears a Who!||Various characters||Voice|
|Speed Racer||Young Trixie Shimura|
|2009||Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis!||Little girl|
|Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete||Marlene Wallace||Voice|
|Life Is Hot in Cracktown||Suzie|
|Opposite Day||Carla Benson|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Various characters||Voice|
|Afro Samurai: Resurrection||Young Sio|
|Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega||Lisa|
|DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection||Princess Perdita||Voice|
|2011||Chaperone, TheThe Chaperone||Sally|
|Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension||Gretchen
|Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred||Talia Dawg|
|Thousand Words, AA Thousand Words||Lila|
|ParaNorman||Blithe the hollow kid||Voice|
|Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1||Carrie Kelley/Robin|
|Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess||Sofia|
|2013||Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 2||Carrie Kelley/Robin|
|Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright||Chrissy Damon||Voice|
|Sofia the First: The Floating Palace||Sofia|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Penny Peterson|
|2005||Listen Up!||Little Girl||Episode: "Last Vegas"|
|2006||Monk||Donna Cain||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"|
|So NoTORIous||Little Tori||5 episodes|
|Bones||Liza||Episode: "The Girl with the Curl"|
|2007||All of Us||Episode: "Artificial Intelligence"|
|Crossing Jordan||Gwen||Episode: "Faith"|
|Shorty McShorts' Shorts||Taffy||Voice
|Criminal Minds||Katie||Episode: "Seven Seconds"|
|2007–present||Phineas and Ferb||Gretchen
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Natalie||Episode: "Imaginary Friends and Enemies"|
|2009||ER||Lucy Moore||5 episodes|
|Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of Madagascar||Little girl||Voice
Episode: "What Goes Around / Mask of the Raccoon"
|2009–present||Modern Family||Alex Dunphy||Main role
|2011||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Marina the Mermaid||Voice
|R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Jenny||Episode: "Fear Never Knocks"|
|Winx Club||Macy||Episode: "Macy"|
|Cold Case (TV series)||Tamyra Borden||Episode: "Spiders"|
|2013-present||Sofia the First||Sofia||Voice|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||Young Kairi||Voice|
|2012||Final Fantasy XIII-2||Mog|
|Guild Wars 2||Cassie|
|2012||Dora the Explorer Movie Trailer (with Ariel Winter)||Dora||Premiered online on June 28, 2012|
|2013||Dora the Explorer Miniseries Trailer||Premiered online on March 14, 2013|
|Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion (Part 1)||Premiered online on March 19, 2013|
|Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion (Part 2)||Premiered online on March 26, 2013|
|Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion (Part 3)||Premiered online on April 2, 2013|
Screen Actors Guild Awards
|2010||Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould for Modern Family||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|
Young Artist Awards
|2010||Herself for Modern Family||Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series||Won|
|2012||Herself for The Chaperone||Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film||Nominated|
- "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 159.
- "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- "Ariel Winter Will Voice Disney’s New Princess "Sofia The First"". Retrieved September 23, 2012.
- "I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor Swift cover) by Ariel Winter".
- "Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (Official Video) Jackson Guthy & Ariel Winter".
- "Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen - "Good Time" (Video w/ Lyrics) by Jackson Guthy and Ariel Winter".
- "No Joke! CollegeHumor Makes Dora the Explorer Miniseries Based on Fake Trailer". 19 March 2013. TV Guide. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
- "31st Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
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