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
Columbus, Georgia, where his father was stationed at Fort Benning. Shortly after birth, the family moved to [2 ] Phenix City, Alabama, and when Gould was five years old, his family moved to California. His brother is actor [3 ] Aidan Gould. He is a Christian. [4 ]
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.
^ "Nolan Gould Biography". TV Guide.
^ Harvey, Alec. "'Modern Family' star Nolan Gould has ties to Alabama". Al.com . Retrieved January 22, 2012.
^ Nolan Gould: A Backstage Exclusive, backstage.com
^ 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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