Sarah Hyland

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Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland (Straighten Crop).jpg
Hyland at the World of Color premiere at the Disney California Adventure Park, June 2010
Born Sarah Jane Hyland
(1990-11-24) November 24, 1990 (age 24)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Professional Performing Arts School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Sarah Jane Hyland (born November 24, 1990)[1] is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as oldest sibling Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

Early life[edit]

Hyland was born in New York City, the daughter of actors Melissa Canaday and Edward James Hyland. She is the sister of actor Ian Hyland, who is four years younger.[1]

Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan alongside Andrea Bowen, Taylor Momsen, Gregory Malek-Jones and Paul Iacono.[2]


Hyland has been acting since she was five years old, with her first role as Howard Stern's daughter in the film Private Parts.[3] She went on in her career to portray such roles as Molly in the 1999 television remake of Annie, and has played Brooke Shields' daughter, Maddie Healy, in Lipstick Jungle on NBC. Hyland is featured in an Olive Garden commercial along with actress Molly Culver, and has also appeared on Broadway playing the young Jacqueline Bouvier in Grey Gardens the musical.[4]

Hyland currently plays Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she and the rest of the show's cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from 2011 through 2013.

In 2011, Hyland co-starred with Matt Prokop in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming.

In 2012, Hyland appeared in the film Struck by Lightning alongside Chris Colfer.[5]

In September 2012, it was announced that she will be part of a Nintendo 3DS ad campaign.[6] Dianna Agron and Gabby Douglas are part of the campaign as well.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Hyland began dating actor Matt Prokop, whom she met while auditioning for High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Hyland and Prokop lived together from 2011[7] until 2014.[8] On September 19, 2014, Hyland was granted a temporary restraining order against Prokop after he assaulted and threatened her.[9]

Hyland was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia as a young child. In April 2012, she received a kidney transplant. Her father was the donor.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 A Tall Winter's Tale Elizabeth
1997 Private Parts Howard's Daughter
1998 The Object of My Affection Molly
1998 Advice from a Caterpillar Lizbeth
1999 Cradle Will Rock Silvano – Giovanna
2000 Joe Gould's Secret Elizabeth Mitchell
2002 The Empath Young Christine
2004 Spanglish Sleepover Friend
2007 Blind Date Child Voice only
2010 The Science of Cool Unknown
2010 Cougars, Inc. Courtney
2011 Conception Tracey
2012 Struck by Lightning Claire Mathews
2013 Scary Movie 5 Mia
2013 April Apocalypse Samm
2014 Vampire Academy Natalie Dashkov
2014 Date and Switch Ava


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Trinity Shy Girl Episode: "No Secrets"
1998 The Audrey Hepburn Story Audrey Hepburn (at 8 years old) Movie
1999 Annie Molly Movie
2000 Falcone Jessica Pistone Egan
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lily Ramsey Episode: "Repression"
2002 Touched by an Angel Grace Episode: "A Feather on the Breath of God"
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Brianne Colby Episode: "Vigilante"
2008–09 Lipstick Jungle Maddie Healy Recurring role
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jennifer Banks Episode: "Hothouse"
Modern Family Haley Dunphy Nominated–Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2013)
2011 Childrens Hospital Famous Person Episode: "Nip/Tug"
2011 Geek Charming Dylan Schoenfield Disney original movie
2012 Punk'd Herself Accomplice
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Theresa Fowler (voice) Recurring role
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Grace Movie
2013 Bonnie & Clyde Blanche Barrow Miniseries
2014 Hot in Cleveland Ivy Episode: "Rusty Banks Rides Again"


  1. ^ a b "Sarah Hyland Biography (1990–)". Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  2. ^ "SARAH HYLAND: Haley Dunphy on ABC's "Modern Family". ABC Studio.
  3. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 159.
  4. ^ "Sarah Hyland Theatre Credits". Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  5. ^ Dish Of Salt: Sarah Hyland Gets ‘Struck By Lightning’. Access Hollywood (2012-03-26). Retrieved on 2012-04-03.
  6. ^ "Sarah Hyland Style Savvy". 
  7. ^ "Sarah Hyland & Matt Prokop Gush About Living Together!". Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ Gajewski, Ryan (2014-09-23). "'Modern Family' Actress Sarah Hyland Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Ex". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sarah Hyland Reveals She Had a Kidney Transplant". People. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 

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