While most people probably remember Sarah Hyland for her long and successful run in “Modern Family,” she has actually been acting for much longer. Her life and career are remarkable.
Born in November 1990, Sarah Hyland's foray into the entertainment industry dates back to when she was only four years old, working in commercials and doing voiceovers.
She debuted on the big screen in 1997 when she portrayed Howard Stern’s daughter in “Private Parts.” In 2012, the actress shared some details of her time as a cast member of that film.
SARAH HYLAND’S EARLY CAREER
Hyland revealed that a crew member cursed on set one day, so Stern yelled that they should not do that in front of the children. Growing older, she considered it ironic since Stern is known for his generous use of expletives.
Her first day on set was also very special as there was a personal assistant who told her he’d get whatever she needed. So, she asked for a Blimpie sandwich and chocolate-covered strawberries, and the PA found it.
After appearing in “Private Parts,” Hyland landed parts in popular films and TV series like “The Audrey Hepburn Story,” “The Object of My Affection,” and “One Life to Live.”
In “The Object of My Affection,” Hyland’s on-screen mother was Jennifer Aniston. Still, she pointed out she had the “biggest crush” on Aniston’s co-star Paul Rudd and was “dying inside” during their first meeting.
SARAH HYLAND IN “MODERN FAMILY”
Sarah Hyland’s first big break came in 2008 when she was cast as Maddie Healy in “Lipstick Jungle.” However, she shot to stardom in 2009 for portraying Haley Dunphy in “Modern Family.”
Initially, Hyland believed “Modern Family” was very similar to “The Office,” which she loved. She didn’t relate to Haley, though, but still considered she was funny.
The actress once said people had ideas of how she was supposed to be based on her “Modern Family” character. But when they actually meet her, they notice she’s “much smaller” and “smarter” than Haley.
[Hyland and Adams] were supposed to tie the knot in August 2020, but the pandemic made it impossible.
As per her thoughts on her female co-stars, Hyland said that having Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara as role models was “amazing,” even labeling them “funny, smart, talented, and kind.”
SARAH HYLAND’S HEALTH ISSUES
While Hyland’s career has been nothing short of impressive, she’s been dealing with some health problems over the years, mainly because she was born with kidney dysplasia.
Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop on July 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
Consequently, she has had two kidney transplants. The first was donated by her father in 2012. Sadly, her body started rejecting the kidney in 2016, and doctors had to remove it. Her younger brother donated his kidney in September 2017, and it was a successful match.
Her recurrent health problems (she also has endometriosis and has undergone over 15 surgeries) led her to a depressive mindset, and it was so bad that she even contemplated suicide. Fortunately, things have stabilized in recent years.
Sarah Hyland has been candid about her health struggles throughout her life as she knows that being open and honest is no sign of weakness.
SARAH HYLAND’S BOYFRIENDS
As per Hyland’s love life, she used to be in a relationship with Matt Prokop between 2009 and 2014. But that romance didn’t end well, as she was granted a temporary restraining order against him.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams on September 15, 2018 in West Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
After dating English actor Dominic Sherwood for two years, she and Wells Adams, a radio DJ and former “The Bachelorette” contestant got together, making their romance Instagram official in November 2017.
The couple announced their engagement in July 2019 but have not shared details about their wedding yet. They were supposed to tie the knot in August 2020, but the pandemic made it impossible. The new date is unknown at the moment.
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