Hyland at the 2015 PaleyFest
Sarah Jane Hyland
November 24, 1990
|Education||Professional Performing Arts School|
|Wells Adams (2017-present)|
Sarah Jane Hyland (born November 24, 1990) is an American actress. Born in Manhattan, she attended the Professional Performing Arts School, then had small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She is best known for playing Haley Dunphy in the ABC sitcom Modern Family (2009-2020), for which she received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Hyland is also known for her roles in the films Geek Charming (2011), Struck by Lightning (2012), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), See You in Valhalla (2015), XOXO (2016), Dirty Dancing (2017) and The Wedding Year (2019).
Hyland was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of actors Melissa Canaday and Edward James Hyland. She is the sister of actor Ian Hyland. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan.
Hyland has been acting since her first role as Howard Stern's daughter in the film Private Parts in 1997. She went on to portray roles such as Molly in the 1999 television film of Annie and 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 as the young Jacqueline Bouvier in Grey Gardens (2006).
Since 2009, Hyland has played Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she and the rest of the show's cast have won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series each year from 2011 through 2014. In 2011, Hyland co-starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming.
Additional musical projects and theatre productions Hyland has performed in are: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Concert (2013), Hair (2014 adaptation at the Hollywood Bowl), The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Scream (2014 play at Rockwell Table & Stage) and The Kindred Foundation for Adoption created by Jenna Ushkowitz and Samantha Futerman (2015 fundraiser).
In 2014 and 2018, Hyland was a co-host at the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (during Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration and The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration), which included dancing and singing with Jordan Fisher. Hyland also made a guest appearance during The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 (2016) and Mickey's 90th Spectacular (2018).
In 2016, Hyland covered songs with Boyce Avenue such as "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5, both included on the Boyce Avenue album Cover Sessions, Vol. 4, which was released on December 19, 2017.
Hyland sang her debut performance of "Met At a Party" with Jordan McGraw (son of Dr. Phil) at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. The single was released on August 9, 2019 via Republic Records.
Hyland was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia as a young child and received a kidney transplant from her father in April 2012. That kidney failed after a few years, leading to a second kidney transplant in September 2017, donated by her younger brother, Ian. Hyland is on regular anti-rejection medicines and steroids to ensure that her body does not reject her donated kidney; consequently, Hyland has difficulty maintaining weight and muscle mass, and has been put on bed-rest several times, sometimes continuing to film Modern Family simultaneously.
In December 2018, Hyland said in a Self magazine article she had contemplated suicide because she felt she was a burden on her family and she blamed herself for her body rejecting her father's kidney. Since birth, she has undergone 16 surgeries to improve her health, including numerous kidney surgeries and a laparoscopic surgery to treat her endometriosis.
Hyland dated her Geek Charming co-star Matt Prokop for several years after meeting in 2010. In August 2014, Hyland obtained a domestic violence temporary restraining order against Prokop for physically and verbally abusing her throughout the four years of their relationship. In October of that same year, the restraining order became permanent.
In 2017, Hyland began dating Wells Adams, radio personality and former contestant on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. In July 2019, the couple became engaged. They reside in Los Angeles.
|1997||A Tall Winter's Tale||Elizabeth|
|Private Parts||Howard's Daughter|
|1998||The Object of My Affection||Molly|
|Advice from a Caterpillar||Lizbeth|
|1999||Cradle Will Rock||Silvano - Giovanna|
|2002||The Empath||Young Christine|
|2007||Blind Date||Child (voice)|
|2012||Struck by Lightning||Claire Mathews|
|2013||Scary Movie 5||Mia|
|2014||Vampire Academy||Natalie Dashkov|
|Date and Switch||Ava|
|2015||See You in Valhalla||Johana Burwood||Also producer|
|Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout||Batgirl (voice)|
|XOXO||Krystal||Also executive producer|
|2019||The Wedding Year||Mara Hickey|
|1997-1998||Another World||Rain Wolfe||Unknown episodes|
|1998||Trinity||Shy Girl||Episode: "No Secrets"|
|The Audrey Hepburn Story||Audrey Hepburn (Age 8)||TV film|
|2000||Joe Gould's Secret||Elizabeth Mitchell|
|All My Children||Karen||2 episodes|
|Falcone||Jess Pistone Egan||Unknown episodes|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Lily Ramsey||Episode: "Repression"|
|2002||Touched by an Angel||Grace||Episode: "A Feather on the Breath of God"|
|2004||Law & Order||Kristine McLean||Episode: "The Dead Wives Club"|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Brianne Colby||Episode: "Vigilante"|
|2007||One Life to Live||Heather||7 episodes|
|2008-2009||Lipstick Jungle||Maddie Healy||15 episodes|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jennifer Banks||Episode: "Hothouse"|
|2009-2020||Modern Family||Haley Dunphy||Main role; 11 seasons|
|2011||Childrens Hospital||Famous Person||Episode: "Nip/Tug"|
|Geek Charming||Dylan Schoenfield||TV film|
|2012||Punk'd||Herself||Episode: "Lucy Hale"|
|Perception||Girl With Tourette's||Episode: "Kilimanjaro"|
|2012-2015||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Theresa Fowler (voice)||11 episodes|
|2013||Call Me Crazy: A Five Film||Grace||TV film; segment: "Grace"|
|Bonnie & Clyde||Blanche Barrow||Miniseries|
|2014||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise||Lena Luthor (voice)||Special|
|Hot in Cleveland||Ivy||Episode: "Rusty Banks Rides Again"|
|2015||Repeat After Me||Herself||Episode: "Episode 101"|
|The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar||Tiifu (voice)||TV film|
|2016-2017||The Lion Guard||4 episodes|
|2016||Lip Sync Battle Shorties||Herself||Host; TV special (pilot)|
|2017||Lip Sync Battle||Episode: "Sarah Hyland vs. DeAndre Jordan"|
|Dimension 404||Chloe||Episode: "Cinethrax"|
|Dirty Dancing||Lisa Houseman||TV film|
|Shadowhunters||Seelie Queen||2 episodes|
|The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar||Tiifu (voice)||TV film|
|2019||Veronica Mars||Alyssa||Episode: "Heads You Lose"|
|2020||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars||Herself (guest judge)||Episode: "SheMZ"|
|2020||Lady Parts||Herself (host)|||
|2009||"In the Moonlight (Do Me)"||Reid Ewing|||
|2016||"Like I Did"||Shane Harper|||
|"Closer"||Boyce Avenue featuring Sarah Hyland|||
|"Don't Wanna Know"|||
|2017||"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"||Sarah Hyland and J. Quinton Johnson|||
|2018||"Know U Anymore"||BoTalks featuring Sarah Hyland|||
|2017||"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" and "Don't Think Twice It's Alright"||Cast of Dirty Dancing (2017)||Dirty Dancing: Original Television Soundtrack|
|2017||"Closer" and "Don't Wanna Know"||Boyce Avenue||Cover Sessions, Vol. 4|
|2000||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film or TV Movie - Young Ensemble (shared with cast)||Annie||Nominated|||
|2010||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Modern Family||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Female Breakout Star||Nominated|||
|2011||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer||Nominated|||
|2013||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|||
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|||
|2014||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|||
|Glamour Awards||Comedy Actress||Won|||
|2015||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|||
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Female TV Star - Family Show||Nominated|||
|2017||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|||
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Comedy TV Actress||Nominated|||