This crazy bitch just messed with the wrong crazy bitch.
Haley Dunphy
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Haley Gwendolyn Dunphy
Also Known As
December 10, 1993
Los Angeles, California, USA
Former College Student
Former Assistant Fashion Designer
Former Social Media Club Promoter
Former News Makeup Artist & Assistant Weatherwoman
Phil Dunphy - Father
Claire Dunphy - Mother
Alex Dunphy - Sister
Luke Dunphy - Brother
Jay Pritchett - Grandfather
DeDe Pritchett - Grandmother
Gloria Pritchett - Step-Grandmother
Frank Dunphy - Grandfather
Grace Dunphy † - Grandmother
Mitchell Pritchett - Uncle
Cameron Tucker - Uncle
Manny Delgado - Step-Uncle
Joe Pritchett - Half-Uncle
Lily Tucker-Pritchett - Adoptive Cousin
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Haley Gwendolyn Dunphy is the eldest child of Claire and Phil Dunphy and the sister of Luke and Alex. Haley is currently working independently "promoting clubs and stuff via social media". ("Blindsided").


Before the show

Haley was conceived before her parents got married during a Duran Duran concert ("Message Received"). Claire and Phil eloped afterwards and told everyone that the pregnancy was a surprise. They also had to suspend their honeymoon to Hawaii because of Claire's pregnancy with Haley ("Hawaii"). It is mentioned that Haley was very close to her mother when she was younger, but they grew apart once she hit adolescence ("Chirp"). Claire stated that Haley used to hug Phil coming home from work ("See You Next Fall"), indicating that she was an affectionate child.


Haley is young and pretty. She's averaged height and very maverick and rebellious. She tends to have her hair very long, but cut it in Season 7 and in Season 8 and new forthcoming Season 9 her hair is short between blonde & dark hair and she's ready to change her wild rebellious party girl teenager in her heart's existence into A True Well-Behaved Woman.


Haley is better remembered by her family for being the pretty girl in the family, and most of her interests and advantages revolve around that.

One recurring theme with Haley is that she seems to share a lot of Claire's personality when she herself was in her rebellious teenage phase, even both describing their mothers as "psycho control freaks" ("Earthquake"). This frustrates Claire who admits that she doesn't want her children to make the same mistakes she did ("Pilot").

Haley is portrayed as somewhat slow and ditzy, often needing to take some time to get jokes. Her lack of intelligence is a constant point of mockery and condescension from Alex. It is also the catalyst of her becoming surprisingly self-reproachful as she later confesses that she is aware of her stupidity and is heavily marred by her family's mockery and derision of her as a failure ("Party Crasher").

It's revealed early on that she's very popular in her high school and as a stereotypical teen she seemingly acts carefree and irresponsible, especially concerning her academics. She however is shown to gradually mature as the series progresses, learning to take responsibility for her actions and future, taking care of her parents and siblings and unexpectedly revealing moments of wisdom and uncommon prescience ("Queer Eyes, Full Hearts", "Do Not Push"). Even so, she takes pleasure in using her shrewdness to occasionally take advantage of her parents and people around her for her benefit ("Suddenly, Last Summer") and tries to make money.

Haley's interests mainly concerns her image with people outside her family and shopping ("Express Christmas"). In season five, she is chosen to be part of an exhibit to display her photography from class, which is revealed to be of her family ("iSpy"). Soon after she became an adult, Haley has developed a liking to drinking alcohol, an interest she seems to share with her mother ("Haley's 21st Birthday").

Due to Andy's influence on her life, Haley is trying to be a better person ("Clean Out Your Junk Drawer"). Haley also wants to slow down on her wild partying ("Express Yourself"). Haley told Andy, "I like the me I am when I'm with you." After Andy Bailey Left L.A. and Haley Met Rainer Shine-The Weatherman of the fictional station in L.A., CA called KJQS-TV ABC 12 (unlike both Santa Barbara's KEYT 3 ABC, KCOY-TV CBS 12 & The Real WALT DISNEY/ABC Company Station KABC-TV ABC 7) and Father Phil Shocked & Mother Claire Got Crass & Been Mean to her to join the edgy fuss. After 2 Failed Engage to be Married, She & Rainer Shine Broke Up & Quit Her Job although the season. This Coming Season What Haley Going to Do Now?


Assistant Fashion Designer (Former)

For 2 Seasons (2014-16) with GAVIN SINCLAIR-The Fashion Experts and having the unknown triangle & square with Jr. Realtor Andrew Hamilton Duane "Andy" Bailey III & Elizabeth "Beth" Collins are all 3 vying for the affections and Haley's Step-grandmother Gloria Maria Ramirez Delgado Pritchett Confronts her boss, partner and would-be co-owner MR. SINCLAIR and fresh and what worse? MR. SINCLAIR Fires Haley Dunphy after Close to 2 Years with him after seeing Andy and her unseen co-workers felt the same way on because she seeing an another man and her family are all shocked from the bad news has been told & announced by herself as early in Season 8 .

Season Summaries



Haley's family are very important to her, they can also be viewed as her friends. In the first Season Haley tends to not want to be friends with her family. However, as the seasons progress, she finds herself becoming friends with Gloria, Jay, and her uncles Cam and Mitch. Her family and their relationships are listed below:


Haley and Alex


Haley and Claire



Phil and Haley.



Love Interests

Haley has a few boyfriends from Season 1-7; however, two of her boyfriends standout from the others: Dylan and Andy. Dylan was Haley's high school boyfriend and they've had an on and off (currently off) relationship throughout the series. Haley's relationship with Andy was more of a "will they or won't they" type thing until they finally got together in Season 7. Haley told Andy that he is the first man she ever loved ("Double Click"). Information about her love interests are listed below.
















Rainer Shine



=== Season 1 ===
=== Season 2 ===
Quote1 Haley [after breaking up with Dylan]: I miss him.
Phil: Yeah. He was your first real boyfriend.
Haley: I keep expecting him to show up. He used to come by at night and I'd sneak out to see him.
Phil: Yeah, I know.
Haley: You knew?
Phil: His car's thirty years old and doesn't have a muffler. And he honked.

From "Mother Tucker"

Quote1 Dylan: [about his shoes] I think I left them at your uncle's house.
Haley: Oh, my God! This is a disaster!
Dylan: Maybe they'll think it's theirs.
Haley: They're gay, they know what shoes they own!

From "Boys' Night"

Quote1 Alex: Last week she wore my sweatshirt.
Haley: I was doing it a favor. It was the first time the top half got any exercise.

From "Two Monkeys and a Panda"

Quote1 Haley: To do a speech, you just choose a song title and speak it, like "Don't stop believing" or "Get this party started."
Alex: That makes no sense.
Haley: Of course not. No one wants to think at graduation! It's graduation, the time when we celebrate being done with thinking.

From "See You Next Fall"

Quote1 Haley:You know what? Give your stupid little speech. Be an outcast. But you're only doing it to yourself. Because you're smart, pretty, and sorta funny in a way that I don't really get but other people seem to enjoy. You can either start fresh next year, or be the freak that flipped off her class.
Alex: You really think I'm pretty?
Haley: Shut up!

From "See You Next Fall"

Quote1 Haley: You think you have everyone figured out, don't you? Everyone has stuff that they're working through.
Alex: What kind of stuff do you have? Too many boys chasing after you? Too many parties?
Haley: I'm flunking biology, and now I have to take summer school. And all my friends are talking about going to college, while I don't think I'll even be able to go to college! Is that enough stuff for you?

From "See You Next Fall"

=== Season 3 ===
Quote1 Phil: [seeing Haley and Alex scrubbing the kitchen] Whoa. What's all this?
Haley: Mom heard us say we were bored.
Phil: Suckers.
Alex: She heard us from outside!
Haley: She has super-good hearing, like a seeing eye dog. They have overdeveloped hearing to make up for the fact... wait, the dogs aren't blind. Wait, are they? No, that wouldn't make sense.
Alex: [to Phil] You're right. If I wait long enough, she can get there by herself.
Phil: [his cell phone rings] Quick, girls. Famous Danny from "Moonstruck". Aiello?
Mitchell [on the phone to Phil]: Hey, Phil, I'm glad I caught ya.
Phil: What's up?
Mitchell: Uh, it's about Steven and Stefan. They want to see that house on Briar again.
Phil: Really? I showed it to them five times. Last time we were there, I think they got mail.
Mitchell: Yeah, well, that's why I'm calling. They hate upsetting people. Unless, of course, it's me. Then they don't mind waking me up at 7 a.m., asking me to call you.
Phil: It's no problem. I'm just hanging around. Kind of bored, really.
[Haley and Alex gasp]
Phil: What?
[Phil gasps as he realizes what he just said].

From "Aunt Mommy"

Quote1 Haley: Mom, don't do it! She'll be in the same class as I am! Why are you even taking second year Math?
Alex: You're a senior. Why are you still in second year Math?
Haley: Not still, again.

From "Phil on Wire"

Quote1 Everything I touch turns to detention. Quote2

From "Phil on Wire"

=== Season 4 ===
Quote1 Luke: Dad is getting an assectomy. I hear things.
Haley: You're getting your tonsils out?
Alex: Oh, my God! This family needs a dumbassectomy.

From "Snip"

Quote1 [to Alex] Are you going Goth? You can't go Goth. You still have a stuffed panda. Quote2

From "Snip"

Quote1 Alex: Don't throw this in my face someday, but sometimes you can be really smart. Like smart smart.
Haley: Oh, my God. Thanks. And by the way, I'm totally throwing that in your face someday. Are you kidding?

From "My Hero"

Quote1 Haley: His name is Zack, and he went to college at a place called Mit.
Alex: MIT.
Haley: I know how to spell it.

From "Flip Flop"

=== Season 5 ===
Quote1 Haley: You know what? I'd rather wait for someone who would walk through a blizzard for me and only honks to support the troops.
Scott: I don't understand you.
Haley: Neither do I!

From "Other People's Children"

Quote1 Haley to Andy: Sometimes the hardest part is just figuring out what you want. Quote2

From "The Wedding (Part 2)"

=== Season 6 ===
Quote1 This crazy bitch just messed with the wrong crazy bitch. Quote2

From "Fight or Flight"

Quote1 Haley to Andy: If I'm your elephant, you have a shot. That's what I'm trying to say dummy. Quote2

From "Closet? You'll Love It!"

Quote1 Haley about Andy: I care about him. He makes me laugh. I like spending time with him.
Phil: Do you think about him when he's not around?
Haley: Sometimes I see something funny and I think, 'Oh, Andy would love that; I wish he were here so I could share it with him.
Phil: That sounds like love to me.

From "American Skyper"

=== Season 7 ===
Quote1 Andy: Maybe we should wait for the perfect moment so we can start our relationship right. Something special and magical, like in the movies.
Haley: What do you want me to do? Chase you through an airport? I think we got it.

From "The Storm"

Quote1 Haley to Andy: I like the me I am when I'm with you. Quote2

From "Express Yourself"

Quote1 Andy: I don’t regret a single minute I’ve spent with you.
Haley: I think you’re the first man I ever loved.
Andy: Not a single minute.
Haley: You really are the first.

From "Double Click"


  • Haley is allergic to lactose, like her uncle Mitchell ("Treehouse").
  • In Season 7, Sarah Hyland who portrays Haley gets a haircut. In a flashback scene in "Summer Lovin" she wears extensions to play Haley. She takes them out later after Haley gets a haircut.
  • Haley tells Andy he is the first man she ever loved ("Double Click").
  • It has been suggested throughout the series that Haley has an eating disorder. It was first mentioned in "Truth Be Told" when Alex says "Don't you have an eating disorder to attend to?", in "New Year’s Eve" when Haley says to Alex "My whole life is a Hunger Game. Why do you think I'm so mean to you all the time?" and in "Spread Your Wings" when Luke says that Haley's duck was just playing with the food and "pretending to eat". It can be presumed that Haley has Anorexia but not Bulimia since in "The Cold", after being sick and "throwing up for three days straight" Haley states that she "doesn't know how models do it" – implying that she's not used to constant throwing up.


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Season 1 22
Season 2 22
Season 3 24
Season 4 22
Season 5 23
Season 6 15


  • Season 1-2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4-5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
  • Haley in College
  • A Fair to Remember
  • Other People's Children
  • The Wedding (Part 2)
  • The Wedding (Part 2)
  • The Cold
  • The Cold
  • Queer Eyes, Full Hearts
  • Queer Eyes, Full Hearts
  • Connection Lost
  • Closet? You'll Love it!
  • Closet? You'll Love it!
  • Closet? You'll Love it!
  • Closet? You'll Love it!
  • Closet? You'll Love it!
  • Grill, Interrupted
  • Grill, Interrupted
  • American Skyper
  • Summer Lovin
  • Summer Lovin
  • The More You Ignore Me
  • The More You Ignore Me
  • Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
  • Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
  • Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
  • Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
  • Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
  • Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
  • Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
  • Clean Out Your Junk Drawer
  • Clean Out Your Junk Drawer
  • White Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • The Storm
  • The Storm
  • The Storm
  • The Storm
  • The Storm
  • Express Yourself
  • Express Yourself
  • Double Click
  • Double Click
  • Double Click
  • Double Click
  • Double Click
  • Double Click
  • Double Click (deleted scene)

ved Modern Family  characters
Main characters
Phil DunphyClaire DunphyHaley DunphyAlex DunphyLuke DunphyJay PritchettGloria PritchettManny DelgadoJoe PritchettMitchell PritchettCameron TuckerLily Tucker-Pritchett • [PETS]: LarryStella
Recurring characters
Frank DunphyDeDe PritchettJavier DelgadoPepper SaltzmanSalAndy BaileyDylan MarshallRonnie LaFontaineAndrew

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