October 28, 1998 |
New York City, New York, United States
Early life and education
Gould was born in New York City, the son of Angela and Edwin Gould. Shortly after his birth, due to his father's military career, he and his parents moved to Phenix City, Alabama. When Gould was five years old, the family moved to California. His elder brother, Aidan Gould, is also an actor.
Despite his character on Modern Family often being dim-witted, Nolan Gould is a member of Mensa, and as of 2012, had accelerated ten grades in school. He stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he has an IQ of 150. During summer 2012, 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.
As of the 2014-15 TV season, Gould made over US$70,000 per episode for his role on Modern Family. Other television credits include Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, Sweet Nothing in My Ear.
In 2017, Gould was featured in Logic's music video for his new song, 1-800-273-8255; the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where he played as a gay man opposite Coy Stewart, his best friend and ultimately his husband, and Matthew Modine as Gould's dad and Don Cheadle as Stewart's dad.
Personal life and interests
Gould plays the double bass and banjo. He received his first banjo after appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show,[clarification needed] and as a result, started playing instruments such as the didgeridoo and mandolin. When he appeared on the show a second time, he said he was thinking of either buying a theremin or a sitar.
|2007||The McPassion||Son at Restaurant|
|Waiting Room||Wild Child|
|Sunny & Share Love You||Jason|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Sammy|
|2013||The To Do List||Max|
|2014||Field of Lost Shoes||Robert / Sir Rat|
|2009–present||Modern Family||Luke Dunphy||Main role|
|2010||Good Luck Charlie||Zander||Episode: "Sleepless in Denver"|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Jack Pierce||Episode: "Best Friend Forever"|
|2015||Sofia the First||Elliot||Episode: "Substitute Cedric"|
|2016||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Episode: "When the Wall Comes Tumbling Down"|
|2017||"1-800-273-8255"||Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid|
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- Gould profile, deardoctor.com; accessed September 17, 2014.
- "Nolan Gould Biography". Pop Tower.
- "It's Evening in America", Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 158.
- Johnson, John (October 11, 2012). "Modern Family Star Nolan Gould Graduated High School Early at Age 13!". Us Weekly.
- "The Kids Of 'Modern Family' Are Getting Huge Raises". Huffington Post. August 29, 2012.
- "Movie Web Credits". Retrieved 27 February 2012.
- "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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