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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 »

LATEST STORIES
  
Ariel Winter -- Mother Says Ariel Accused Her of Sexual Abuse

Ariel Winter
Mother Says Ariel Claimed Sexual Abuse

Chrystal Workman continues making shocking claims in her bid to undo the court ruling that stripped her of custody of her daughter, Ariel Winter ... now she's raising strange allegations of sexual… READ MORE >

Ariel Winter's Brother -- If Mom Can't Have Custody ... Give It To Me!

Ariel Winter's Brother
If Mom Can't Have Custody Give It To Me!

Ariel Winter's older brother has just filed legal docs asking to strip custody of the 15-year-old "Modern Family" actress from her sister ... and award it to him instead ... claiming the sis is an… READ MORE >

- 492 days ago
Ariel Winter's Mom Loses Bid to Reunite with Daughter

Ariel Winter's Mom
Loses Bid to Reunite With Daughter

Ariel Winter's mother Chrystal Workman won't get the chance to reunite with her daughter ... at least for the foreseeable future, TMZ has learned.Chrystal filed docs recently asking to get her… READ MORE >

- 507 days ago
Ariel Winter -- My Mother Is DEAD to Me

'Modern Family' Star
My Mother Is DEAD to Me

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter is throwing DISS after DISS at her birth mom ... making it clear, she wants NOTHING to do with her biological life-giver ever again. As you know, 15-year-old… READ MORE >

- 582 days ago
Ariel Winter -- I Didn't Pay a Penny for My Sick New Home

Ariel Winter
I Didn't Pay a Penny For My Sick New Home

15-year-old "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter is moving on up ... into a big new house with her big sister ... and TMZ has learned, Ariel didn't pay a cent for it.Sources familiar with the… READ MORE >

- 605 days ago
Ariel Winter -- I WON'T Talk to My Mom

Ariel Winter
I WON'T Talk To My Mom

Ariel Winter's lawyer told a judge today, the "Modern Family" star wants NOTHING to do with her mother ... and won't even sit in the same room with her.Ariel's guardianship case was back in court,… READ MORE >

- 631 days ago
'Modern Family' Star Julie Bowen -- Time to Pick Sides in Ariel Winter Custody War

'Modern Fam' Star Julie Bowen
Time to Pick Sides in Ariel Winter Custody War

3:00 PM PT -- Sources directly connected with the cast and crew at "Modern Family" tell TMZ ... they're upset by the intimation that Julie is not supporting Ariel's current arrangement -- living… READ MORE >

- 712 days ago
Ariel Winter -- I'm Going to School ... For the First Time!!

Ariel Winter
I'm Going to School For the First Time

Ariel Winter's about to do something she's never done before -- attend high school like a normal kid, and get this ... she can't wait to go ... TMZ has learned.The "Modern Family" star is now… READ MORE >

- 715 days ago
Ariel Winter -- Feeling Like a Kid Again

Ariel Winter
Feeling Like a Kid Again

With her guardianship situation settled for the moment, Ariel Winter spent yesterday acting like an actual 14-year-old girl by going go-karting in Burbank.Winter's sister, Shanelle Gray, cemented… READ MORE >

- 722 days ago
Ariel Winter's Dad Now Controls Her Estate

Ariel Winter
Dad Now Controls Her Estate ... With Conditions

Ariel Winter's dad now has control over her estate -- namely her finances -- which was part of the settlement struck today outside the courtroom ... BUT the dad can't make a move without dealing… READ MORE >

- 738 days ago

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