Ariel Winter

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Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter 2012.jpg
Winter at the 37th Annual Gracie Awards in 2012
Born(1998-01-28) January 28, 1998 (age 16)
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, voice actress, singer
Years active2005–present
Website
www.arielwinter.net
 
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Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter 2012.jpg
Winter at the 37th Annual Gracie Awards in 2012
Born(1998-01-28) January 28, 1998 (age 16)
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, voice actress, singer
Years active2005–present
Website
www.arielwinter.net

Ariel Winter Workman[1][2] (born January 28, 1998), known professionally as Ariel Winter, is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known as Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family for which she, along with the rest of the show's cast, won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Life and career[edit]

Winter was born in Fairfax, Virginia, the daughter of Chrisoula "Chrystal" (née Batistas) and Glenn Workman. She is sister to actress Shanelle Workman and actor Jimmy Workman.[3][4][5] Her mother's family is Greek.[6] Winter obtained her first entertainment industry job in a Cool Whip commercial at age six.[7] She had her first television role at age 7, in an episode of Listen Up!, and followed it with appearances in a variety of shows such as Tickle U, 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 and that of the title character on Sofia the First.

Winter has appeared in feature films, most notably in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and also in 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.[8] She also lent her voice to characters in the animated films Bambi II and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

In 2012, Winter was cast as Sofia, the lead character in a then-new Disney animated franchise Sofia the First.[9] The series premiered in January 2013 on Disney Junior.

In October 2012, Shanelle Gray filed to become guardian of Winter[10] alleging physical and emotional abuse. On 5 May 2014, the court ordered permanent guardianship to Gray and removed Winter from her mother's guardianship permanently.[11] Gray and Ariel's mother later released a statement stating "The family has moved beyond the conflict."[12]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Kiss Kiss Bang BangYoung Harmony Faith Lane
2006Bambi IIThumper's sisterVoice
Curious GeorgeKid
Ice Age: The MeltdownVarious characters
Over the Hedge
GrilledDolly
2008One Missed CallEllie Layton
Horton Hears a Who!Various charactersVoice
Speed RacerYoung Trixie Shimura
2009Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis!Little girl
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children CompleteMarlene WallaceVoice
Life Is Hot in CracktownSuzie
DuressSarah Barnett
Opposite DayCarla Benson
Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsVarious charactersVoice
Afro Samurai: ResurrectionYoung Sio
2010KillersSadie
Nic & Tristan Go Mega DegaLisa
DC Showcase Original Shorts CollectionPrincess PerditaVoice
2011Chaperone, TheThe ChaperoneSally
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd DimensionGretchen
Various characters
Voice
Fred 2: Night of the Living FredTalia Dawg
2012ExcisionGrace
Thousand Words, AA Thousand WordsLila (Ariel did not end up taking part in the film, but is still widely thought to be a cast member).
ParaNormanBlithe the hollow kidVoice
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1Carrie Kelley/Robin
Sofia the First: Once Upon a PrincessSofia
2013Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 2Carrie Kelley/Robin
Truck StopKate
Scooby-Doo! Stage FrightChrissy DamonVoice
Sofia the First: The Floating PalaceSofia
2014Mr. Peabody & ShermanPenny Peterson

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Listen Up!Little GirlEpisode: "Last Vegas"
Tickle UPipoca
FreddieHoboEpisode: "Halloween"
2006MonkDonna CainEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"
So NoTORIousLittle Tori5 episodes
JerichoJulieEpisode: "Pilot"
BonesLizaEpisode: "The Girl with the Curl"
Nip/TuckKidEpisode: "Reefer"
2007All of UsEpisode: "Artificial Intelligence"
Crossing JordanGwenEpisode: "Faith"
Shorty McShorts' ShortsTaffyVoice
Episode: "Flip-Flopped"
Criminal MindsKatieEpisode: "Seven Seconds"
2007–presentPhineas and FerbGretchen
Various characters
Voice
2008Ghost WhispererNatalieEpisode: "Imaginary Friends and Enemies"
2009ERLucy Moore5 episodes
Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of MadagascarLittle girlVoice
Episode: "What Goes Around / Mask of the Raccoon"
2009–presentModern FamilyAlex DunphyMain role
104 episodes
2011Jake and the Never Land PiratesMarina the MermaidVoice
15 episodes
R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourJennyEpisode: "Fear Never Knocks"
2012GracieEpisode: "Headshot"
Winx ClubMacyEpisode: "The Lilo "
2013-presentSofia the FirstSofiaVoice

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepYoung KairiVoice
2012Final Fantasy XIII-2Mog
Guild Wars 2Cassie

Shorts[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Dora the Explorer Movie Trailer (with Ariel Winter)DoraPremiered online on June 28, 2012
2013Dora the Explorer Miniseries TrailerPremiered online on March 14, 2013
Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion (Part 1)Premiered online on March 19, 2013
Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion (Part 2)Premiered online on March 26, 2013
Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion (Part 3)Premiered online on April 2, 2013

Awards[edit]

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResult
2010Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould for Modern FamilyOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWon
2011Won
2012Won
2013Won

Young Artist Awards[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResult
2010Modern FamilyOutstanding Young Ensemble in a TV SeriesWon[13]
2011Nominated[14]
2012The ChaperoneBest Leading Young Actress in a Feature FilmNominated[8]

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