Sarah Hyland is an actress from the United States, Manhattan to be specific. She is one of America’s most popular actresses because of the several small roles she had when she was pretty young.
She went to the Professional Performing Arts School and after that had small roles in movies like Annie from 1999, Parts from 1997 and Blind Date from 2007.
These were all minor, but her beauty helped her stick out from a group and she soon got many other offers that were mostly based on the same type of character.
She became popular for her character of Haley Dunphy on a sitcom Modern Family that airs on ABC. She played one of the kids of Claire and Phil Dunphy, the “stupid and beautiful” sister of Alex and Luke. She said that she loved to act in such a playful role and that most of the next ones she had were not that interesting.
For this role, she got good critics and numerous nominations along with four Screen Actors Guild Award in a category for Outstanding Performance and nominations for Critic’s choice awards for the same roles.
She was very proud of everything she had been given after that role, especially the times when she got the opportunity to be in shows and talk to other people about everything she had experienced on the set.
She also had roles in movies like Geek Charming from 2011, Scary Movie from 2013, Struck by Lightning from 2012, Vampire Academy from 2014, XOXO from 2016 and Dirty Dancing from 2017. Some of these were hits, some of these were not, but she was very happy to continue working.
Lately, she has been a bit out of media because she had some health issues that she had to resolve. She has been quiet and wanted her private piece, and continues to take it slow.
Sarah was born on November 24th in 1990 in Manhattan, New York, by the full name Sarah Jane Hyland.
She jokes about how nobody really knows her full name and says that she loved growing up in New York because there are a lot of opportunities one can take and accept in order to grow in showbiz.
Her mother is Melissa Canaday and her father is Edward James Hyland. They have always been very supportive of her, even when she said that she didn’t want to do a regular job and that she wanted to be an actress.
It may be because it runs in the family, but they all surely got even closer a bit after because they had to stick together in a time of sickness.
Her brother is also an actor and he is called Ian Hyland. He isn’t as popular as she is, but he did land some interesting roles as well, which made him pretty successful.
He was in movies like Spanglish, Fast Track, HUMAN Giant and more. However, his sister was much more successful.
Hyland’s first role was in 1997 in a movie called “Private Parts” when she was only 7 years old. She was noticed by a man who saw how beautiful she was and how she is really good at being “sweet and innocent on purpose”. He discovered her acting talent and pushed her forward so she could grow in her career.
She played in this movie along with Howard Stern. In 1998 she was in “The Object of My Affection” where she played Molly. These were small roles and they weren’t too popular, but she still used them to get her next roles and that’s how the wheel continued to turn.
The same year she had the role of Lizbeth in Advice from a Caterpillar. In 1999 she had the role of Molly in the movie “Annie”. That year she was also in Lipstick Jungle on NBC with the role of Maddie Healy. She started to get small roles on TV shows and even in reality shows, but none of them stuck around.
In 2001 she was in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, in 2004 just in Law and Order, in 2005 in Law & Order: Trial by Jury and in 2009 again in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. This did really well on her resume since back in the time this was one of the most popular shows on the TV and even today it remains very popular.
In 2012 she was on Punk’d where she pranked and actress Lucy Hale. She said that this was one of the few events where she felt this scared and that’s he wasn’t even relieved after a day or two after since she was so shocked by the whole thing.
In 2002 she was in The Empath where she played Christine. In 2004 she was in Spanglish where she had a small role. Her brother acted alongside her and this made it a bit more fun and a bit easier for her as well. She was also in a commercial for Olive Garden, a dining restaurant. Many people started to get interested in her, especially as she was growing up and was becoming more and more beautiful.
She did it alongside Molly Culver and who is also an actress. She was also on Broadway where she had the role of “Jacqueline Bouvier” in a play called Grey Gardens that premiered in 2006. It took her quite a while to get used to the Broadway way of acting, but she soon realized that this is another pretty different level that she just encountered.
In 2007 she was in “Blind Date”. This was one of the more interesting experiences, she said since she met some very interesting colleagues.
In 2009 she started playing her most iconic role as Haley Dunphy in a sitcom called Modern Family. This show and the rest of the cast got nominated and won many awards. They won the Screen Actors Guild award in categories for Comedy Series. They won this award from 2011 to 2014.
She said that she was very emotional during the last filming because she grew very close to the whole crew and she was emotional about all the memories that she had created with them. It was also hard to stop being “Haley Dunphy” because she was in the role for such a long time.
In 2011 she had a role in “MovieGeek Charming” by the Disney Channel. That year she was also in Conception where she played Tracy. These were some of her minor, starting roles that she got when she was younger.
In 2012 she was in a movie Struck by Lightning with the role of Claire Mathews. In September that year, she did a campaign for Nintendo 3DS with Gabby Douglas and Dianna Agron. At the time, Nintendo was very popular so she was very happy to be a part of their campaign.
She was also in a lot of musical projects and some of them are Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Concert from 2013, an adaptation of the Hollywood Bowl called Hair from 2014. She was always a person that’s very emphatic and she spent quite a lot of time investing herself in charity.
She also did a play at Rockwell Table & Stage titled The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Scream in 2014.
In 2015 she helped the Kindred Foundation for Adoption that was founded by Samantha Futerman and Jenna Ushkowitz with a fundraiser. She was very praised for this amongst the media as well.
Back in 2014 and in 2018, she was one of the co-hosts at the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. While doing so she was dancing and singing along with Jordan Fisher. She said that she had never been a host and that
In 2016 she had a guest appearance at Disney’s “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” and in 2018 she had an appearance at “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular”.
That same year she was also in Satanic where she played Chloe and she gave her voice to Batgirl in LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout. This was another new experience for her and this was a job that she did at the time when she was weaker. She said that she really enjoyed it since she never had that experience and she wanted to see how good she can be.
In 2016 Hyland started making covers of songs such as “Closer” originally by The Chainsmokers and Halsey. She also did a cover of “Don’t Wanna Know” originally by Maroon 5. Many people made fun of her and told her that she needs to stop trying to be relevant through these things that are not movies and TV series, but many of her fans also left wonderful comments and she was very happy about that.
In 2017 she was on Lip Sync Battles where she performed Don’t Cha originally by the Pussycat Dolls. She had quite a lot of fun doing this because it combines two of her favorite things such as acting and singing.
In 2019 she made a movie called The Wedding Year where she played the role of Mara Hickey. She was in Law and Order numerous times.
Sarah made her debut as a singer with a performance of “Met At a Party” which she performed with Jordan McGraw who is a son of Dr. Phil, a big star in the US. This performance was at the Teen Choice Awards in 2019.
On August 9th that year they released this single with Republic Records.
When Sarah was a little girl she was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia. That means that her kidney didn’t develop properly while she was in the womb. This was a very dramatic experience for her parents and they started to get very worried about her early in her life.
She got her first kidney transplant in April of 2012. Her father gave her his kidney. Unfortunately, after a few years, that kidney failed again and in 2017 she had her second kidney transplant.
This time she got a kidney from her brother Ian. She stays strong no matter what, but she has to take her time off whenever something like this happens because her doctors always force her to rest a lot.
Sarah has to take medicine and steroids so her body doesn’t reject the kidney and because of that, she can’t maintain a stable weight and muscle mass. She had to be put to bed-rest because of that a few times and some of the times were when she was acting in Modern Family. She looked a lot different because of the weight loss and many people bullied her about being anorexic, but later it became known that she was battling with many issues.
In 2018 Sarah did a Self magazine article and she talked about her wanting to commit suicide because she thought she was a burden to her family and that it was her fault that her body rejected her dad’s kidney. Many people started to sympathize with her and they felt sorry for all of the negativity she had endured by people online.
Since she was born, Sarah underwent 16 surgeries total to make her health better. This was all very hard for her when it comes to her career as well and she was afraid that she would not be able to provide for her family anymore.
Some of them are kidney surgeries and she also had a laparoscopic surgery because of her endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that usually lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of it. It can cause severe pain.
From 2007 until 2008 she dated Max Ehrich who is also an actor who was in a known series Under the Dome. She was very connected to him, but they had to break up when her sickness started to get in the way of everything.
After she met Matt Prokop in 2010 while they were working on Geek Charming they dated for a few years. Matt is known for his role in High School Musical 3. The two of them weren’t that compatible, especially when they started to get a bit more “adult”.
In the summer of 2014, she made a restraining order again Prokop because he physically and verbally abused her in all four years of their relationship. This was also a very traumatic experience for her.
In 2015 she started dating Dominic Sherwood, an English actor. He is known for his role in The Shadowhunters. This ended in 2017.
She is engaged to Wells Adams, which was on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. He is also a radio host in Nashville. The two of them clicked pretty quick and they have been together for a long time now.
Since the summer of 2018, they have been living together in Los Angeles. In July of 2019, they announced that they are engaged. This made Sarah a lot stronger than she was before and she said that it helped her get over her illness as well.
Sarah is active on her Twitter account and Instagram account. She has over 7 million followers on her Instagram. She talks with her fans there and gives them updates on her health so they know whether she is working on some projects or not.
She often shares her pictures of her stomach that she felt insecure about because of her scars and she tries to share body positivity. Many fans supported her and she felt much better when she received positive comments.
Recently her picture where her future husband Wells holds her breast sparked some controversy among her followers.
She defended herself telling them that it’s her husband and her life so she doesn’t need everybody else’s opinion.
Full name: Sarah Jane Hyland
Date of birth: November 24th, 1990
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York
Profession: actress, singer
Height: 159 cm
Weight: 49 kg
Net Worth: $9 million