Gould at the 18th annual Kids First Fair hosted by Marine and Family Programs.
October 28, 1998
New York City, New York, USA
Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998) is an [1 ] American child actor. He is best known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom . Modern Family
Early life and education [ edit ]
Gould was born in
New York City, New York. [2 ] Shortly after his birth, because of his father's military career, he moved with his parents, Angela and Edwin, to [3 ] Phenix City, Alabama, and when Gould was five years old, the family moved to California. His brother is actor [4 ] Aidan Gould.
Gould is a member of
Mensa, [5 ] and as of 2012, had accelerated ten grades in school. [6 ] He stated on [6 ] that he has an The Ellen Degeneres Show IQ of 150. During the 2012 summer, at age 13, he graduated from high school by taking a General Educational Development (GED) Test and said he hopes to take online college courses. [7 ]
Gould has trained with
Patrick Malone and Lisa Picotte for years, focusing on scene study, cold reading and improv. [5 ]
Gould began his career at the age of three doing commercials.
Recent films include leads in the features [5 ] Ghoul (based on the novel by Brian Keene) and Space Buddies. He is part of the ensemble cast on the TV show [5 ] which has twice won a Modern Family Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Other television credits for him include
Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, Sweet Nothing in My Ear. During 2009, Gould appeared in commercials for [5 ] The Hartford.
Personal life and interests [ edit ]
Gould plays the
double bass and banjo. He received his first banjo after going on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and as a result, started playing instruments such as the didgeridoo and mandolin. When he went on the show a second time, he said he was thinking of either buying a theremin or a sitar. Ellen then gave him a sitar. [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Modern Family Nation. Post at Twitter October 28, 2013.
^ Harvey, Alec. ". Al.com 'Modern Family' star Nolan Gould has ties to Alabama" . Retrieved January 22, 2012.
^ "Nolan Gould Biography". TV Guide.
^ a b c d e "Nolan Gould Biography". Pop Tower.
^ a b "It's Evening in America", . May 2012. Page 158. Vanity Fair
^ Johnson, John (October 11, 2012). "Modern Family Star Nolan Gould Graduated High School Early at Age 13!". Us Weekly.
^ YouTube channel TheEllenShow. (January 9, 2012) "Nolan Gould from 'Modern Family' is a genius!". Retrieved April 9, 2012
^ a b "Movie Web Credits" . Retrieved 27 February 2012.
^ a b c "TV Guide Credits" . Retrieved 27 February 2012.
^ Gould, Nolan. "First day of shooting "Field of Lost Shoes". Reaching into my southern past to remember how to do the accent.". Twitter . Retrieved June 3, 2013.
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