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Ariel Winter

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Ariel Winter is an American actress. She is best-known for portraying "Ellie Layton" in the 2008 film, One Missed Call, and for the character of Alex Dunphy on Modern Family. Winter also had a recurring role in the TV series, ER as "Lucy Moore", the daughter of Hedy Burress's character, "Joanie". She also voices "Gretchen" in Phineas and Ferb.Gorgeous, perky and adorable are just a few words to describe young Ariel Winter. She was born in Fairfax, Virginia, to Chrisoula (Batistas), whose parents were Greek, and Glenn Workman. Ariel started her acting career at the age of four. Ariel can next be seen in the supporting role of "Lila", opposite Eddie Murphy and Kerry Washington in the DreamWorks comedy, A Thousand Words, about a man who finds out he only has 1,000 words left to speak and then he'll die.Most recently, Ariel has had a recurring role on the final six episodes of ER as "Lucy", a young girl whose mother is brought into the ER in need of a heart transplant. This year, she will also appear in the thriller, Duress, opposite Martin Donovan. Best-known as "Trixie" in Warner Bros.' Speed Racer, Ariel's other recent credits include the film, Opposite Day and Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega.Ariel always wanted to act. She can remember wanting to enter the TV set and actually explore Dora the Explorer. After noticing her daughter's passion for the craft, Ariel's mother started to research and found her an agent. She landed her first paying job immediately in a Cool Whip commercial and hasn't stopped working since!Ariel's past credits include guest-starring roles on the hit TV shows, Criminal Minds, Crossing Jordan, Nip/Tuck and Bones. Feature credits include a lead role in the hit thriller, One Missed Call, in which she plays the killer of the film. In addition, Ariel is the voice of Gretchen on Disney's hit show, Phineas and Ferb, voiced a supporting character in Horton Hears a Who! and played "Thumper's sister" in Bambi II. She started her motion picture 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.When she is not working, this Los Angeles native is an avid singer and has a band, with her best friend, called "WickedSweet". They've already recorded their first CD. Ariel also enjoys hanging out with her three dogs -- Pebbles, Hercules and Cher -- jumping on her trampoline and going to the movies with friends. Even at her young age, Ariel is aware of dangers to our environment and is involved in environmental charities to promote a greener living.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ariel Winter -- Teenage Millionaire Who Spends Like a Teenager

Ariel Winter
Teenage Millionaire Who Spends Like a Teenager

Ariel Winter pulls in way more money than your average 16-year-old girl, but she eats just like a normal teenager. Winter's guardianship requires her sister to file a list of Ariel's… READ MORE >

Ariel Winter Breaks Down in Court ... During Mom's Sappy Home Video

Ariel Winter
Breaks Down in Court During Mom's Sappy Home Video

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter broke down in tears in court just moments ago ... after her mom played a schmaltzy home video of Ariel's childhood memories. Chrystal Workman played the video for… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
'Modern Family' Creator Allegedly Uses Show Stationery to Help Free Ariel Winter

'Modern Family' Creator
Allegedly Uses Show Stationery To Free Ariel

"Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan is being dragged into Ariel Winter's gnarly custody battle ... and it's all because Steve allegedly wrote a letter to authorities saying she should be free --… READ MORE >

- 261 days ago
Ariel Winter -- Buys New Mercedes ... PAYS IN FULL

Ariel Winter
Buys New Mercedes PAYS IN FULL

Unlike most 16-year-olds -- who scrape together money from their part time job to go halfsies with their parents on a used Ford Taurus -- "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter just picked up a… READ MORE >

- 281 days ago
'Modern Family' Star Ariel Winter -- My Broken Family Can't Be Fixed

Ariel Winter
My Broken Family Can't Be Fixed

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter says she will never have a relationship again with her mom and her older brother ... this according to one of her text messages.The text -- obtained by TMZ -- was… READ MORE >

- 284 days ago
Ariel Winter's Mom -- Gunning for Entire 'Modern Family' Cast

Ariel Winter's Mom
Gunning for Entire 'Modern Family' Cast

Ariel Winter's mom wants to drag the entire cast of "Modern Family" into a custody war ... trying to force them on the stand and tell the judge she's not a terrible mother. Chrystal Workman… READ MORE >

- 310 days ago
Ariel Winter -- Keep Your Hands Off My Money, Mommie Dearest

Ariel Winter
Keep Your Hands Off My Money, Mommie Dearest

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter's mother got caught with her hand in the cookie jar ... allegedly breaking a court order by handling thousands of dollars worth of paychecks intended for her… READ MORE >

- 327 days ago
Ariel Winter -- Back In Court Fighting Mom -- Now Dad's On My Side, Too

Ariel Winter
Back In Court Fighting Mom Now Dad's On My Side, Too

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter now says her father is taking HER side -- opposing her mother, Chrystal Workman, in the battle over Ariel.Ariel says in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- daddy… READ MORE >

- 444 days ago
Ariel Winter's Mom DUMPED By Lawyer -- She's Way Too Difficult

Ariel Winter's Mom
DUMPED By Lawyer She's Too Difficult

Ariel Winter's mom now has a fool for a client -- herself -- because her lawyer just quit.In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, attorney Roy Penuela says there's been a fundamental disagreement between… READ MORE >

- 445 days ago
Ariel Winter's Mom -- I Want to Grill Ariel's Doc and Attorney about Oral Sex Chat

Ariel Winter's Mom
I Want to Grill Ariel's Shrink About Oral Sex Chat

Chrystal Workman says authorities falsely accused her of talking oral sex to her daughter, "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter -- and she wants to get to the bottom of the claims by putting Ariel's… READ MORE >

- 453 days ago

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