Sarah Jane HylandNicknames:
SJ, Kitty, RaindropDate of birth:
November 24, 1990Hometown:
New York City, New YorkEducation:
Professional Performing Arts SchoolBoyfriend:
High School Musical 3 star Matt Prokop (dating since June 2009)Twitter:
@Sarah_hylandBet you didn’t know...
Sarah landed her Modern Family
role within two weeks of relocating to Los Angeles when she was 18.Sarah Hyland Is Older Than She Looks!Sarah
was seemingly born into show business: Her parents, Edward James
Hyland and Melissa Canaday, and brother, Ian, are all actors. Sarah
began taking dance lessons at age 3 and voice lessons at age 7, and she
started doing commercials when she was 4.
Sarah landed her first film role — as Howard Stern's daughter in Private Parts
— at age 7. The following year she snagged the roles of Molly in ABC's Annie
and Young Audrey in The Audrey Hepburn Story
. Sarah’s stage credits include Annie, Bad Girls, A Little Princess, Grey Gardens
, and Dark Part of the Forest
. Sarah has also guest starred on episodes of Touched by an Angel, Law & Order
, and Law & Order: SVU
Before striking primetime gold as Haley Dunphy
on Modern Family
, she played Brooke Shields’s daughter Maddie Healy on Lipstick Jungle
Sarah was nominated for the Breakout Talent Award at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, and — along with her Modern Family
co-stars — won a 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
who is also the face of Wallflower Jeans, lives in L.A. with her adorable
maltipoo Barkley and her equally adorable boyfriend, actor Matt Prokop.