Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland | facts on her Career & Movies


Sarah Hyland was born November 24, 1990, in Manhattan, New York City to Melissa D. Canaday Her mother and Edward James Hyland Her father who are both actors. She began Entertainment business at the age of 4 with commercial work and voice-overs. Her first film was Private Parts In 1997. She then moved on to The Object of My Affection In 1998 and then spent time on Another World In 1964 as “Rain Wolfe”, a child found in the park, and fostered by Josie and Gary.  Sarah was cast as one of the young “Audrey Hepburn’s ” in Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000 the same year she was cast as “Molly” in ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Annie In 1999 starring Kathy Bates, Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming, Victor Garber and Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Gould’s Secret In 2000 and Falcone In 2000.


Aside from all of her film and television work, Sarah Hyland studied voice, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, Theatre Dance, and performed with her tap and Theatre dance class at “Reel to Real” at Lincoln Center as invited performers.Sarah spent much of her time working in film, television and voicing many radio ads, as well as traveling with her father, Edward James Hyland, while he worked at many different theaters in the country. She was home-schooled by her mother until 2nd grade and then attended Public School. In 6th Grade, she was accepted into PPAS (Professional Performing Arts School) where she stayed until she graduated in 2008.

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When Sarah Hyland turned 18, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and, within two weeks, had landed a pilot named “My American Family”. Once picked up the name was changed to Modern Family in 2009. To date, Sarah portrays “Haley Dunphy”, the eldest Dunphy child. Modern Family In 2009 has won multiple awards most notably the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Before moving to L.A., Sarah did a multitude of film and television and, at the age of 11, she made her stage debut at Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ in the title role of “Annie”. From there, Sarah added many more stage productions to her resume including “Bad Girls”, “Dark Part of the Forest” and both productions on and off Broadway of “Grey Gardens” in the role of “Jackie Bouvier”.


“Grey Gardens” was nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards, and Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Tony’s for their work. William Ivey Long won for his costume design. Sarah also did many development workshops including: “A Little Princess”, “Bye Bye Birdie’, and “Shrek, the Musical”, to name a few. Sarah has worked with some of the top talents in the Industry: Tim Robbins, Stanley Tucci, Ian Holmes, Steve Martin, John Turturro, Hope Davis, Keir Dullea, Frances Fisher, Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, Lindsay Price, Timothy Busfield, among so many other incredible talents.


She has guest starred on Touched by an Angel In 1994, Law & Order: Trial by Jury In 2005 and twice on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit In 1999. Her second turn on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Hothouse In 2009, gave her a breakthrough role where she portrayed “Jennifer Banks”, a student at a school for the gifted who kills her roommate in a drug-fueled rage. Her work on Lipstick Jungle In 2008 as Brooke Shields’s daughter further showcased her talent and, because of LJ’s cancellation, drew her to Los Angeles and the role of “Haley Dunphy” on Modern Family In 2009. Sarah has a Maltipoo named Barkley and is happily living in the Los Angeles Area. She is the Face of “Wallflower Jeans”.

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Sarah’s brother, Ian Donovan Hyland, is also an actor and, even though most think Ian is her older brother, he is really 4 years her junior.Her father is a stage and film actor based in New York, and her mother is an acting coach to young actors. As a young child, Sarah Hyland was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia and received a kidney transplant in April 2012 with her father as the donor. She has had 10 surgeries since she was born to improve her health. Hyland is on regular anti-rejection medicines and steroids to ensure that her body does not reject the kidney.


Consequently, Sarah Hyland has difficulty gaining weight and muscle mass and has been put on bed-rest several times, even continuing to film Modern Family simultaneously. Hyland dated her Geek Charming co-star Matt Prokop for several years until August 2014. In August 2014, Hyland obtained a domestic violence temporary restraining order against Prokop for physically and verbally abusing her for the last four years of their relationship. In October 2014, the restraining order became permanent. Sarah Hyland In 2017 called out CVS for closing early after they told her her medication would be available.

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The Modern Family actress shared her frustration on Twitter explaining to her followers what happened. “Hey, @cvspharmacy when you tell a kidney transplant recipient that her medication will be ready before you close and that you will notify her when it’s ready to be picked up.F–– DO IT BEFORE YOU CLOSE. PEOPLE LIKE ME CANT AFFORD TO GO WITHOUT MEDICATION,” she tweeted. The company also responded to Sarah Hyland on Twitter, writing, “Your health is so important to us, Sarah & we understand how upsetting this experience must have been. We’d like to follow up w/ you offline to learn more & do whatever we can to improve your experience in the future.


Can you pls DM us at your earliest convenience?” One big positive in the star’s life at the moment is her new boyfriend, Wells Adams. The former The Bachelorette contestant recently surprised Hyland with a helicopter ride for her birthday. Hyland gushed about him in a social media post in November, writing, “This one @wellsadams took my birthday and made it into an entire week celebration. No one makes me feel as special as you do,” Hyland captioned the black and white photos of the couple at the exclusive Club 33 inside the park. “Hey… You’re my favorite thing.”