Sarah Hyland

American actress
Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Hyland at the 2015 PaleyFest
Born Sarah Jane Hyland
(1990-11-24) November 24, 1990 (age 26)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Education Professional Performing Arts School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Television Modern Family

Sarah Jane Hyland (born November 24, 1990)[1] is an American actress. Born in New York, Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, followed by small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She gained her first major role as Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades and nominations, sharing four Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with her cast members and garnering a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Alongside Modern Family, Hyland is also known for her roles in the films Struck by Lightning (2012), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), and XOXO (2016).


Early lifeEdit

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.[1] She attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan.[2]


Hyland has been acting since her first role as Howard Stern's daughter in the film Private Parts in 1997.[3] She went on to portray such roles as Molly in the 1999 television remake 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.[4]

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.[5][6][7][8] In 2011, Hyland co-starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming.[9]

In 2012, Hyland appeared in the film Struck by Lightning.[10][11] In September 2012, it was announced that she would be part of a Nintendo 3DS ad campaign.[12] Dianna Agron and Gabby Douglas are part of the campaign as well.[13][14]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2009, Hyland began dating actor Matt Prokop, whom she met while auditioning for High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Hyland and Prokop lived together from 2011[15] until 2014.[16] In September 2014, Hyland was granted a temporary restraining order against him after he allegedly assaulted and threatened her.[17]

As of (at least) the SAG Awards in January 2016, Hyland is dating actor Dominic Sherwood; the two were still dating as of the SAG Awards in 2017.[18]

Hyland was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia as a young child. In April 2012, she received a kidney transplant, with her father as the donor.[19] Her health continues to pose challenges, such as missing the 2017 SAG ceremony due to illness.[18]


Hyland at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards


Year Title Role Notes
1997 A Tall Winter's Tale Elizabeth
1997 Private Parts Howard's Daughter
1998 The Object of My Affection Molly
1998 Advice from a Caterpillar Lizbeth
1999 Cradle Will Rock Silvano – Giovanna
1999 Annie Molly
2000 Joe Gould's Secret Elizabeth Mitchell
2002 The Empath Young Christine
2004 Spanglish Sleepover friend
2007 Blind Date Child (voice)
2010 Monster Heroes Delilah
2010 Cougars, Inc. Courtney
2011 Conception Tracey
2011 Geek Charming Dylan Schoenfield
2012 Struck by Lightning Claire Mathews
2013 Scary Movie 5 Mia
2013 April Apocalypse Samm
2014 Vampire Academy Natalie Dashkov
2014 Date and Switch Ava
2015 See You in Valhalla Johana Burwood Also producer
2016 Satanic Chloe
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Batgirl (voice)
2016 XOXO Krystal Also executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Trinity Shy Girl Episode: "No Secrets"
1998 The Audrey Hepburn Story Audrey Hepburn (age 8) Television film
1999 Annie Molly Television film
2000 All My Children Karen 2 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–present Modern Family Haley Dunphy Main role
2010 Cubed Herself Episode 2.4
2011 Childrens Hospital Famous Person Episode: "Nip/Tug"
2011 Geek Charming Dylan Schoenfield Television film
2012 Punk'd Herself/Accomplice 1 episode
2012–2015 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Theresa Fowler (voice) 11 episodes
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Grace Television film, segment: "Grace"
2013 Bonnie & Clyde Blanche Barrow Television miniseries
2014 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise Lena Luthor (voice)
2014 Hot in Cleveland Ivy Episode: "Rusty Banks Rides Again"
2015 Repeat After Me Herself Premiere episode
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Tiifu (voice) Television film
2016 The Lion Guard Recurring
2016 Lip Sync Battle Shorties Herself/Host Special

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Sarah Hyland Biography (1990–)". Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Sarah Hyland: Haley Dunphy on ABC's "Modern Family"[dead link]. ABC Studio.
  3. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 159.
  4. ^ "Sarah Hyland Theatre Credits". Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  5. ^ a b "The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  6. ^ a b "The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  7. ^ a b "The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  8. ^ a b "The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  9. ^ "'Modern Family's' Sarah Hyland is loving life in Disney's film 'Geek Charming'". New York: NY Daily News. 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  10. ^ Dish Of Salt: Sarah Hyland Gets ‘Struck By Lightning’. Access Hollywood (2012-03-26). Retrieved on 2012-04-03.
  11. ^ "Sarah Hyland Talks Struck by Lightning and Modern Family". Collider. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  12. ^ "Sarah Hyland Style Savvy". 
  13. ^ "Dianna Agron Spills Her Gadget Must Haves and Secret LOLcat Obsession". POPSUGAR. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  14. ^ "Nintendo courts female gamers with new 3DS ad campaign". Polygon. 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  15. ^ "Sarah Hyland & Matt Prokop Gush About Living Together!". Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  16. ^ Los Angeles Times (26 August 2014). "Sarah Hyland of 'Modern Family' and boyfriend Matt Prokop split". 
  17. ^ Gajewski, Ryan (2014-09-23). "'Modern Family' Actress Sarah Hyland Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Ex". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  18. ^ a b Shenton, Zoe (2017-01-29). "Modern Family's Sarah Hyland reveals she will be missing SAG Awards due to health reasons". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  19. ^ "Sarah Hyland Reveals She Had a Kidney Transplant". People. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  20. ^ "Twentyfirst Annual Young Artist Awards 1998-1999". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  21. ^ "The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  22. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2010 Nominations Announced". MTV UK. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  23. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012: Nominees and Winners". Celebuzz. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  24. ^ "Big Bang, Horror Story, Parks & Rec, Good Wife, The Americans Lead Critics Choice Nominations". TVLine. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  25. ^ "The live stream from the 2014 Glamour Awards". Glamour Magazine. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

External linksEdit