Ariel Winter is known for her role as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series ABC’s Modern Family since the series start in 2009, as well as the voice of the title character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First and the voice of Penny Peterson in the 2014 animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Winter and her Modern Family cast mates have won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Born Name Ariel Winter Workman
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 2002–present
Born: January 28, 1998, 21 years and 0 months, Los Angeles, California, United
Sun Sign Aquarius
Hair Color: Ariel is naturally a blonde. She dyes her hair dark brown.
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Measurements 38-28-34 in or 96.5-71-86 cm
Bra Size 34D
Due to a lot of attention her busty figure was getting (her breasts suddenly turned massive at the age of 15), Ariel Winter decided to have a breast reduction surgery on June 4, 2015, and now has become 34D from 32F.
Heavy breasts at such a small age
She has English, German, Greek, and Slovak ancestry.
Ariel Winter was homeschooled. But, at the age of 14, she decided to go to a private school in Los Angeles, California.
Father – Glenn Workman
Mother – Chrisoula “Chrystal” (née Batistas)
Siblings – Shanelle Workman Gray (Older Sister) (Actress), Jimmy Workman (Older Brother) (Actor)
Others – James Batistas (Maternal Grandfather), Helen G. (Aronis) (Maternal Grandmother)
At the age of six, Ariel Winter appeared in Cool Whip commercial.
Other than these, she has also appeared in Nintendo, and Charter commercials.
Winter obtained her first entertainment industry job in a Cool Whip commercial advertisement in 2002 when she was four years old.
She had her first television role in an episode of Listen Up!, and followed it with appearances in a variety of shows such as Freddie, Monk, Bones, and ER. In the animated children’s show Phineas and Ferb, she voiced the character of Gretchen before winning the regular role of Alex Dunphy in the series Modern Family, which premiered in 2009.
She has continued to work in TV animation, including providing the voice of Marina the Mermaid on Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
In 2012, Winter was cast as Sofia, the lead character in a then-new Disney animated franchise Sofia the First.
The series premiered in January 2013 on Disney Junior. In 2014, she voiced Penny Peterson, Sherman’s enemy turned friend in the 2014 Dreamworks Animation film Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
She also lent her voice to characters in the animated films, Disney’s Bambi II and Blue Sky’s Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Winter has appeared in feature films, most notably in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Speed Racer, Duress, Opposite Day, and Fred 2.
For her leading role in the film The Chaperone, she was nominated at the Young Artist Awards 2012 as Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
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In October 2012, Winter’s sister Shanelle Workman filed to become her guardian, alleging that their mother had been physically and emotionally abusive.
On May 5, 2014, the court ordered guardianship to Workman and removed Winter from her mother’s guardianship permanently.
Their mother later released a statement stating that “the family has moved beyond the conflict”.
On May 15, 2015, Winter declared on Twitter that she was officially emancipated.
In June 2015, Winter underwent breast reduction surgery.
In April 2016, Ariel Winter was accepted to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was slated to begin attendance in the fall semester of 2016.
However, on September 12 she confirmed that she will attend UCLA in fall 2017.
On her decision to go to college, she explained, “You gotta have something else you can do. I’ve always been interested in law so I think it’ll definitely be something that I’ll love to do and also go to school for.”
Ariel debuted with 2005 crime-comedy film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang for her role as “Young Harmony Faith Lane”.
First TV Show
In 2005, she appeared in CBS’ sitcom Listen Up! as a little girl in an episode titled “Last Vegas”.
She goes to the gym with her older sister Shanelle Workman Gray.
Ariel Winter Favorite Things
Food – Marshmallows
TV Shows – Wrestling, Glee (2009-), Dexter (2006-)
Color – Green
Ariel Winter Facts
She has a purple belt in the Korean martial arts Taekwondo.
Ariel is of greek descent on her mother’s side.
Ariel had initially some plans of becoming a forensic scientist.
Ariel’s final plans are to become a director while continuing acting.
Winter is the sister-in-law of David Barry Gray.
At 14, she decided to go to a private school after being home schooled for so many years. She made this decision after being emotionally and physically abused by her mother. On December 12, 2012, she was allowed to stay with her older sister Shanelle Gray.
Spiders are her biggest fear.
She really likes to watch Super Bowl commercials, which are her TV guilty pleasures.
In 2016, she commented on Nash Grier about the things he posts on Vine. She found him ignorant as he posted videos about such things of which he knew nothing about.
She has worked with many singers such as Taylor Swift, Jackson Guthy, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Ariel has a celebrity crush on Keegan Allen of Pretty Little Liars.