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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) and Glenn Workman. Her maternal grandparents were Greek, and her father is of English and German descent. Ariel started her acting career at the age of four. Ariel can 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.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. She also appears in the thriller, Duress, opposite Martin Donovan. Best-known as "Trixie" in Warner Bros.' Speed Racer, Ariel's other 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 Virginia 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 -- 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 >

'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 >

- 1130 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 >

- 1133 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 >

- 1140 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 >

- 1156 days ago
Ariel Winter -- Settlement With Mom in the Works

Ariel Winter
Settlement With Mom in the Works

9:14 AM PDT:  Based on our sources and conversations at the courthouse, it's becoming clear ... Ariel's sister, Shanelle, will become her guardian and the mother will essentially lose… READ MORE >

- 1156 days ago
Ariel Winter -- Back with Her Other 'Family'

Ariel Winter
Back with Her Other 'Family'

While her mother and her sister battle it out for custody, 14-year-old Ariel Winter returned to the place where she's needed the most ... the "Modern Family" set. Winter was spotted in L.A. a few… READ MORE >

- 1158 days ago
Ariel Winter's Sister Shanelle Gray -- Mom's Attorneys Grill Her Over Drug Use

Ariel Winter's Sister
Grilled Over Drug Use by Mom's Attorneys

Ariel Winter's sister -- and current guardian -- sat down for a deposition with her mother's attorneys, and was hammered with questions about drug use ... TMZ has learned ... but the questions for… READ MORE >

- 1158 days ago
Ariel Winter's Mom -- Threatens to Sue Publicist Over Nude Photos Claim

Ariel Winter's Mom
Threatens to Sue Publicist Over Nude Photos Claim

Ariel Winter's mother, Chrystal Workman, has fired off a cease and desist letter to the publicist who claimed Chrystal demanded he leak nude photos of her eldest daughter -- however she does admit… READ MORE >

- 1161 days ago
Ariel Winter's Mom -- I Do NOT Have Naked Photos of My Daughter

Ariel Winter's Mom --
I Do NOT Have Naked Photos of My Daughter

Ariel Winter's mother Chrystal Workman insists ... she does NOT have any nudie pics of her daughter Shanelle Gray -- despite allegations Chrystal tried to leak them to the media.Chrystal said, "I… READ MORE >

- 1162 days ago

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