Winter at PaleyFest in 2015
|Born||Ariel Winter Workman
January 28, 1998
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Relatives||Shanelle Workman (sister)
Jimmy Workman (brother)
Ariel Winter Workman (born January 28, 1998), known professionally as Ariel Winter, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series Modern Family, as well as the voice of the title character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First. Winter and her Modern Family castmates have won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Winter was born in Los Angeles, California on January 28, 1998, the daughter of Chrisoula (née Batistas) and Glenn Workman. She is the sister of actors Shanelle Workman and Jimmy Workman. Her mother's family is Greek, while her father is of English and German descent.
Winter obtained her first entertainment industry job in a Cool Whip commercial. She had her first television role in an episode of Listen Up!, and followed it with appearances in a variety of shows such as 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. In 2012, Winter was cast as Sofia, the lead character in a then-new Disney animated franchise Sofia the First. The series premiered in January 2013 on Disney Junior. She also lent her voice to characters in the animated films, Disney's Bambi II and Blue Sky's Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Winter has appeared in feature films, most notably in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 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.
In October 2012, Winter's sister Shanelle Workman filed to become her guardian, alleging that their mother had been physically and emotionally abusive. On May 5, 2014, the court ordered guardianship to Workman and removed Winter from her mother's guardianship permanently. Their mother later released a statement stating that "the family has moved beyond the conflict". On May 15, 2015, Winter declared on Twitter that she was officially emancipated.
In April 2016, Winter was accepted to UCLA and will begin attendance fall of 2016. On her decision to go to college, she explained, "You gotta have something else you can do. I've always been interested in law so I think it'll definitely be something that I'll love to do and also go to school for."
|2005||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Young Harmony Faith Lane|
|2006||Bambi II||Thumper's sister||Voice role|
|2006||Curious George||Kid||Voice role|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Various characters||Voice role|
|2008||One Missed Call||Ellie Layton|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Various characters||Voice role|
|2008||Speed Racer||Young Trixie Shimura|
|2009||Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis!||Little girl|
|2009||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete||Marlene Wallace||Voice role|
|2009||Life Is Hot in Cracktown||Suzie|
|2009||Opposite Day||Carla Benson|
|2009||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Various characters||Voice role|
|2009||Afro Samurai: Resurrection||Young Sio||Voice role|
|2010||Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega||Lisa|
|2010||DC Showcase: Green Arrow||Princess Perdita||Voice role|
|2011||Chaperone, TheThe Chaperone||Sally|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension||Gretchen / Various characters||Voice role|
|2011||Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred||Talia Dawg|
|2012||ParaNorman||Blithe Hollow – kid||Voice role|
|2012/13||Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Parts 1 & 2||Carrie Kelley/Robin (voice)||Direct-to-video; originally released separately|
|2012||Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess||Sofia||Voice role|
|2013||Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion||Dora||YouTube short film series by CollegeHumor|
|2013||Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright||Chrissy Damon||Voice role|
|2013||Sofia the First: The Floating Palace||Sofia||Voice role|
|2013||Tad, The Lost Explorer||Sara Lavrof||Voice role|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Penny Peterson||Voice role|
|2005||Listen Up!||Little Girl||Episode: "Last Vegas"|
|2006||Monk||Donna Cain||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"|
|2006||So NoTORIous||Little Tori||5 episodes|
|2006||Bones||Liza||Episode: "The Girl with the Curl"|
|2007||Crossing Jordan||Gwen||Episode: "Faith"|
|2007||Shorty McShorts' Shorts||Taffy||Episode: "Flip-Flopped"; voice role|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Katie||Episode: "Seven Seconds"|
|2007–15||Phineas and Ferb||Gretchen / Various characters||Voice role|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Natalie||Episode: "Imaginary Friends and Enemies"|
|2009||ER||Lucy Moore||5 episodes|
|2009||Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of Madagascar||Little girl||Episode: "What Goes Around / Mask of the Raccoon"; voice role|
|2009–present||Modern Family||Alex Dunphy||Main role|
|2011||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Marina the Mermaid||15 episodes; voice role|
|2011||WWE Raw||Appearing as herself||Appeared February 14, 2011 on the Valentine's Day Edition as a Guest Star|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Jenny||Episode: "Fear Never Knocks"|
|2012||Winx Club||Macy||Episode: "The Lilo"|
|2013–present||Sofia the First||Sofia||Voice role|
|2017||Big Hero 6: The Series||Emily Blande||Voice role, upcoming Disney XD series|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||Young Kairi|
|2012||Final Fantasy XIII-2||Moglin|
|2012||Guild Wars 2||Cassie|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX||Young Kairi|
|2015||Final Fantasy Type-0 HD||Moglin|
Awards and nominations
Screen Actors Guild Awards
|2009||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Modern Family
(shared with Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, and Nolan Gould)
Young Artist Awards
|2010||Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series||Modern Family||Won|||
|2012||Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film||The Chaperone||Nominated|||
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