Sarah Hyland is a Native New Yorker, born to parents that are actors so talent and love for the craft runs in the family. Trained in all areas of dance from the age of three and vocally trained since she was seven, Hyland is a true triple threat. She has been working in film, TV series, soaps and commercials since she was four years old.
Currently she stars on the Golden Globe and Emmy award winning hit comedy series “Modern Family” on ABC. She portrays the ditsy, independent; angst riding teenager ‘Haley Dunphy‘ and the role has earned her many kudos in the industry. Hyland is currently filming the Lifetime/History project “Bonnie & Cylde”, a four-hour miniseries.
Hyland’s first film was Howard Stern’s “Private Parts.” At the age of eight she landed the role of Molly in ABC’s “Annie”, and Young Audrey in “The Audrey Hepburn Story.” After filming “Annie,” she landed the role of Jess Pistone on “Falcone.” On stage she starred as Annie in “Annie” at Papermill Playhouse, and then went on to do a series of plays and musicals Off-Broadway and regionally – “Bad Girls”, “A Little Princess” and “Dark Park of the Forest”, to name a few. She’s guest starred on episodes of “Touched by an Angel”, “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
While attending the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City, Hyland created the role of Jackie Bouvier in “Grey Gardens” at Playwrights Horizons, and moved with the production to make her Broadway debut. Her most recent work includes the recurring role of Maddie Healy (Brooke Shields’ daughter) on “Lipstick Jungle” and a tour-de-force guest starring role on “Law & Order: SVU.”
Hyland has been recently nominated for a 2012 TV Scene Stealer and 2010 Breakout Talent at the Teen Choice Awards. Her charitable causes include being a Youth Ambassador for The Lopez Foundation as well as Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign (spearheaded by actor Jeff Bridges).
Sarah Hyland stars in "Grace" as the film’s title character, a high school student whose mother suffers from bi-polar disorder.