Sarah Hyland is known for playing the role as the oldest sibling Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family since 2009. For this, she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress in 2013.
Born Name Sarah Jane Hyland
Nick Name SJ, Kitty, Raindrop
Years active 1997–present
Born: November 24, 1990, 28 years and 4 months, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Hair Color She dyes her hair dark brown. She is naturally ash blonde.
Eye Color Green
Measurements 34-25-34 in or 86-63.5-86 cm
Bra size 34A
Hyland attended Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, USA next to many actors like Andrea Bowen, Gregory Malek-Jones, Paul Iacono, and Taylor Momsen.
Father – Edward James Hyland (Actor)
Mother – Melissa Canardo (Actress)
Siblings – Ian Hyland (Younger Brother) (Actor)
Sarah has Dutch, English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School, followed by small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She is most popularly known for playing the character of Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.
She gained her first major role as Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades and nominations, sharing four Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with her cast members and garnering a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Hyland is also known for her roles in the films Geek Charming (2011), Struck by Lightning (2012), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), See You in Valhalla (2015) and Dirty Dancing (2017).
Hyland was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of actors Melissa Canaday and Edward James Hyland. She is the sister of actor Ian Hyland. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan.
Hyland has been acting since her first role as Howard Stern’s daughter in the film Private Parts in 1997. She went on to portray such roles as Molly in the 1999 television film of Annie, and Maddie Healy in Lipstick Jungle on NBC. Hyland is featured in an Olive Garden commercial along with actress Molly Culver, and has also appeared on Broadway as the young Jacqueline Bouvier in Grey Gardens.
Since 2009, Hyland has played Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she and the rest of the show’s cast have won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series each year from 2011 through 2014. In 2011, Hyland co-starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming.
In 2012, Hyland appeared in the film Struck by Lightning. In September 2012, it was announced that she would be part of a Nintendo 3DS ad campaign. Dianna Agron and Gabby Douglas were part of the campaign as well.
In 2016, Hyland performed covers of songs such as “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar with Boyce Avenue.
Hyland was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia as a young child and received a kidney transplant from her father in April 2012. That kidney failed after a few years, leading to a second kidney transplant in September of 2017, donated by her younger brother, Ian. Hyland is on regular anti-rejection medicines and steroids to ensure that her body does not reject her donated kidney. Consequently, Hyland has difficulty maintaining weight and muscle mass, and has been put on bed-rest several times, sometimes continuing to film Modern Family simultaneously.
Hyland dated her Geek Charming co-star Matt Prokop for several years after meeting in 2010. In August 2014, Hyland obtained a domestic violence temporary restraining order against Prokop for physically and verbally abusing her for the last four years of their relationship. In October, the restraining order became permanent. Hyland was in a relationship with actor Dominic Sherwood in February 2015, when they met on the set of Vampire Academy. The relationship ended in 2017.
Hyland was reported to be dating The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Wells Adams as of November 2017. They have lived together in Los Angeles since August 2018.
In December of 2018, Hyland said in a “Self” magazine article that she had contemplated suicide because she felt she was a burden on her family and that she blamed herself for her body rejecting her father’s kidney.
Since birth she has undergone 16 surgeries to improve her health, including numerous kidney surgeries and a laparoscopic surgery to treat her endometriosis.
Sarah is signed with these agencies
Richard Konigsberg Management
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Heart Calgon (2013), OP Clothing Line
She has appeared in TV commercials on Style Savvy Trendsetters, Stoplandmines.org (Public Service Announcement), Olive Garden restaurants, among many others.
She started her acting career in 1997 with the film A Tall Winter’s Tale for her role as Elizabeth.
First TV Show
In 1998, Sarah guest appeared in the British drama series Trinity for her role as “shy girl” in an episode titled “No Secrets”.
Sarah Hyland goes to the gym. In October 2018, she was photographed having a drink after her gym session.
Sarah Hyland Favorite Things
TV Show – True Blood
Holiday Destination – Hawaii
Date Outfit – Plaid shirt, jeans with Frye motorcycle boots
Jewelry – Tiffany & Co
Hotel – The Bowery Hotel in New York City
Restaurant – Via Della Pace in New York
Dress – BCBG
Shoes – Steve Madden
Beauty Products – Mac concealer, Tarte bronzer
Sarah Hyland Facts
She is 4 years older than her brother Ian Hyland.
She appeared in the OP clothing line along with Ashley Tisdale.
Along with Dianna Agron and Gabby Douglas, Sarah appeared in Nintendo 3DS ad campaign.
In April 2012, she had a kidney transplant, which her father donated to Sarah.
She played as Mia in the Scary Movie 5 (2013).
Hyland likes to spend her Sunday afternoon watching football.