Undeniably talented actress Sarah Hyland is a natural and true thespian. From commercials and voice-overs to theatre, series, and movies, the actress has warmed her way into the hearts of many since her childhood. Though a child star, Hyland had an unusual childhood plagued with life-threatening health issues while growing up. But with a good family support system, she conquered the obstacles and has risen to become one of the most promising young talents in Hollywood. Read on to discover lesser-known facts about the beautiful actress.
Biography (Ethnicity, Age)
A native New Yorker, Sarah Jane Hyland was born on 24th November 1990, to Melissa Canaday (an acting coach) and Edward James Hyland (a theater and film actor). The actress who is of white ethnicity was exposed to the entertainment industry quite early as she not only embarked on theatre trips with her father but also enrolled in both dancing and voice training classes even before her teenage years. Just like their parents, Sarah and her brother Ian towed the same career path in showbiz.
In the year 2000, the odds looked bleak for Sarah Hyland and her family when she was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia at age nine. Two years later, the actress underwent a life-changing kidney transplant surgery, thanks to her father who donated one of his kidneys to her. Also raised in New York, Sarah was homeschooled by her mother until second grade before attending a public school. She graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School in 2008 and thereafter relocated to Los Angeles to fully pursue a career in Hollywood.
Given Hyland’s family history in showbiz, it is no surprise that she began acting at the tender age of four. She initially began with commercials and voice-overs before progressing into the theatre, films, and television. Hyland’s first big screen appearance can be traced back to the 1997 movie Private Parts in which she portrayed Howard Stern’s daughter. She followed up with several other small and big screen appearances.
Some notable TV shows where she made appearances include 1998’s Trinity and The Audrey Hepburn Story, All My Children (2000), Touched by an Angel (2002), Law & Order (2001 – 2009), One Life to Live (2007), Lipstick Jungle (2008 – 2009). Hyland’s most prominent role yet would unarguably be that of Haley Dunphy in the ABC sitcom Modern Family.
Sarah also has notable movie roles to her credit such as The Object of my Affection and Advice from a Caterpillar both released in 1998. The next year she followed up with Cradle Will Rock and The Wonderful World of Disney: Annie, Joe Gould’s Secret (2000), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000) Spanglish (2004), the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie, Geek Charming, 2012’s Struck by Lightning, Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), Date and Switch (2014), See You in Valhalla (2015), Satanic and XOXO both released in 2016.
Sarah has also lent her voice to several movies and animations. From 2012 – 2015, Hyland was the voice behind the character Theresa Fowler on Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. She is also the voice of Tiifu in The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, Lena Luthor in Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise, and many more.
Hyland’s numerous contributions to the creative industry have earned her some accolades. For four consecutive years (2011 – 2014), Sarah’s outstanding performance in Modern Family won her the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In 2014, the series also earned her the Glamour Award for Best Comedy Actress.
Is Sarah Hyland Dating? – Boyfriend
The Modern Family actress is currently in a relationship with Wells Adams, a former radio DJ, and Bachelorette star. The pair who began dating in 2017 met online after Wells slid into Hyland’s DM. They made their relationship public in October of the same year around Halloween. The cute celebrity couple has apparently found love in each other’s arms as they are all lovey-dovey about their romance on social media.
Sarah Hyland has had an interesting dating history most of which revolve around her colleagues in the industry. Before Wells, she was first romantically linked to Matt Prokop from 2009 to 2014. The pair worked and lived together while the relationship lasted but eventually broke up following allegations of abuse on the actress. Next was Vampire Academy co-star Dominic Sherwood whom Hyland dated from 2015 to 2017.
Height & Weight
The brunette beauty who is known for her petite and slim build stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs 49 kg. Her body measurements are bust – 34 inches, waist – 25 inches, and hips – 34 inches.