|Born:||November 24, 1990|
|Years Active:||1997 - present|
Sarah Hyland was born in New York City, to parents Melissa Canaday and Edward James Hyland.
Sarah began in the business at the age of 4 with commercial work and voice overs. Her first film was Private Parts (1997). She then moved on to The Object of My Affection (1998) and then spent time on "Another World" as "Rain Wolfe", a child found in the park, and fostered by Josie and Gary. Sarah would go on to work with Amy Carlson several more times: "Falcone", "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury". Sarah was cast as one of the young "Audrey Hepburns" in Jennifer Love Hewitt's The Audrey Hepburn Story the same year she was cast as "Molly" in ABC's Annie (TV) starring Kathy Bates, Audra McDonald, Alan Cummings, Victor Garber and Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Gould's Secret and "Falcone". Aside from all of her film and television work, Sarah studied voice, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, theater Dance, and performed with her tap and theater dance class at "Reel to Real" at Lincoln Center as invited performers.
Her work on "Lipstick Jungle" (2008) as Brooke Shields's daughter further showcased her talent and, because of LJ's cancellation, drew her to Los Angeles and the role of "Haley Dunphy" on "Modern Family" (2009).
Sarah has a maltipoo named Barkley, and is happily living in the Los Angeles Area. Her brother, Ian Hyland, is also an actor and, even though most think Ian is her older brother, he is really 4 years her junior.
She is currently dating Matt Prokop who was in HSM3 and starring in Geek Charming with him.
Kidney Disease & TransplantEdit
In 2012, Sarah revealed as she reported to Seventeen Magazine & Good Morning America that she had a secret long battle with kidney disease since she was the age of nine. She hid her pain by sitting down and/or texting in character while filming. To make matters worse, she couldn't get a transplant until her pain got worse which it eventually did. So she set out to find a donor or she's history. Then a miraculous moment occurred, she learned that her father Edward James Hyland was the perfect donor; so she finally got the deserving transplant she was hoping for on April 22, 2012. Sarah recovered over the summer of 2012 while her current hit show was on summer break.
|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|
|2000||Joe Gould's Secret||Elizabeth Mitchell|
|2002||The Empath||Young Christine|
|2007||Blind Date||Child||Voice Only|
|2011||Geek Charming||Dylan Shoenfield||2011 original Disney Channel movie; filming|
|1998||Trinity||Shy Girl||Guest Appearance, episode " No Secrets|
|1998||The Audrey Hepburn Story||Audrey Hepburn|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Lily Ramsey||Guest Appearance|
|2007–2009||Lipstick Jungle||Maddie Healy||Main Cast|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jennifer Banks||Guest Appearance|
|2009–Present||Modern Family||Haley Dunphy||Main Cast|