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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 .
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 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.
=== Season 1 ===
=== Season 2 ===
| 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"
| 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"
| 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"
— From "See You Next Fall"
— From "See You Next Fall"
— From "See You Next Fall"
=== Season 3 ===
| Phil: [seeing Haley and Alex scrubbing the kitchen] Whoa. What's all this? |
Haley: Mom heard us say we were bored.
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 gasps as he realizes what he just said].
— From "Aunt Mommy"
| 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"
|Everything I touch turns to detention.|
— From "Phil on Wire"
=== Season 4 ===
| 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"
|[to Alex] Are you going Goth? You can't go Goth. You still have a stuffed panda.|
— From "Snip"
| 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"
| Haley: His name is Zack, and he went to college at a place called Mit. |
Haley: I know how to spell it.
— From "Flip Flop"
=== Season 5 ===
| 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"
|Haley to Andy: Sometimes the hardest part is just figuring out what you want.|
— From "The Wedding (Part 2)"
=== Season 6 ===
|This crazy bitch just messed with the wrong crazy bitch.|
— From "Fight or Flight"
|Haley to Andy: If I'm your elephant, you have a shot. That's what I'm trying to say dummy.|
— From "Closet? You'll Love It!"
— From "American Skyper"
=== Season 7 ===
| 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"
|Haley to Andy: I like the me I am when I'm with you.|
— From "Express Yourself"
| 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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