Played by Ariel Winter
Character Biography

You know those kids who are so intelligent it’s almost annoying? Well, Alex Dunphy is super smart but in a completely likeable way. She’s the middle child, which means she enjoys messing with both her older sister and younger brother equally. You get the sense that Alex is an outside observer to the antics that surround her while she quietly does her own thing. As much as she enjoys torturing her brother and sister, you know that she’ll always have their backs.

Alex is growing up fast. She experienced her first kiss with a boy at a dude ranch in Wyoming. She has also reached goddess status with the male nerds in her school which impresses her sister, Haley. Alex says, “You have your fans, I have mine. Someday your fans are going to work for my fans.”

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Actor Biography

Ariel Winter is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents with notable roles both in both television and film. Ariel currently stars on ABC's critically acclaimed and Emmy® winning hit series, Modern Family." Winter plays Alex Dunphy, the brainy middle child in the Dunphy family, opposite Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland and Nolan Gould. Winter also stars on Disney Jr. as the title character for the series Sofia the First. The series follows Princess Sofia, an ordinary little girl who must adjust to royal life after her mother marries the king. The series spawned from the movie Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.

In March 2014, Ariel gave life to the voice of Penny Peterson in the animated film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Others familiar voices in the film include Ty Burrell and Allison Janney.

In 2009, Winter appeared in the thriller Duress. opposite Martin Donovan. Other credits include playing "Young Trixie" in Warner Bros.' Speed Racer, and the films The Chaperone opposite WWE star Paul Michael Levesque (Triple H), Opposite Day, Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega, and a lead role in the hit thriller One Missed Call, where she plays the killer in the film.

Previous television credits include the female lead in the television movie, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred and the sequel to the hit film, Fred the Movie on Nickelodeon, a recurring role on the final six episodes of the award winning drama ER, guest-starring roles on hit TV shows Criminal Minds, Crossing Jordan, Nip/Tuck and Bones. Winter also voiced "Marina the Mermaid" in the animated series, Jake and Neverland Pirates for Disney Junior, "Gretchen" on Walt Disney's hit show Phineas and Ferb on Disney Channel, and has voiced characters in the hit animated film, Horton Hears a Who, and Bambi II.

Winter began her film career at age seven in director Shane Black's hit cult film, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, starring Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr. and Michelle Monaghan. Winter is an avid singer and young activist. She is involved in several charities and organizations such as the Creative Coalition, the Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry, WWE's anti-bullying campaign Be A Star and GLSEN.

Winter currently resides in Los Angeles.

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