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'Modern Family' Kid

I Moonlight in Movies

for $3k Per Week

8/1/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0731_ariel_winter_abc_modern_familyAriel Winter -- the girl who plays brainy Alex Dunphy on "Modern Family" -- is a tiny money-making MACHINE ... 'cause besides her steady sitcom paycheck, she made an extra $3k per week to star in a TV movie last year ... and she's only 14-YEARS-OLD!!!!

TMZ has obtained legal docs which show Ariel took a gig back in 2011 appearing in the Nickelodeon TV movie, "Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred" ... during her downtime from "Modern Fam."

According to the docs, Winter raked in $2,808 per week to play the role of "Talia" ... the new girl in school.  It's unclear how many weeks she spent on the project.

Meanwhile, Ariel is reportedly making between $10k and $15k per episode on "Modern Family" ... and is expected to renegotiate for A LOT MORE.

And if that wasn't enough ... in 2011 -- when she was only 13 -- she also did some voice work on a couple of Disney cartoons AND a "Final Fantasy" video game. 

Did you even have ONE job when you were 13???

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gamepro    

that show doesn't keep my interest enough to keep watching but i think a show like rescue me should have kept going on

709 days ago
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Jenn    

I know it's a large ensemble cast and that child actors never make as much as the adults, but 10-15k per episode for a hit ABC comedy going into its 4th season doesn't sound like much. I mean, relative to what the rest of us make, it's a lot, but considering the industry, it's really not.

709 days ago
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grumpiestoldman    

She's getting screwed. Ed O'neil should share some of the moolah.

709 days ago
19.

CarneyIsGod    

She also did a movie with the WWE with Triple H

709 days ago
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TheRodster21    

She probably might end up washed up like most child stars I feel sad but eventually they do porn and stuff for money like LiLo

709 days ago
21.

ks girl    

She was also in a movie called "Opposite Day" in 2009, I believe... younger than 13. It was a very "Alex Dunphy"-like role though.

709 days ago
22.

Rider3    

Yeah, it was called a paper route. That was my job at 13. Jeez....

709 days ago
23.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

How about the TMZ crew post copies of their pay slips? No? Why not? You're on TV, too. You're persons of public interest, too. So post them NOW!

Not so funny anymore when the shoe is on the other foot, right?

708 days ago
24.

Fan67859    

She gets $70,000 dollars per an episode of modern family

657 days ago
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Dayan    

Enlighten me as to how a hardworking child is "spoiled"? She works. She gets paid.

113 days ago
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