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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 649 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 >

- 652 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 >

- 653 days ago
Ariel Winter Case -- Publicist Claims Mom Tried to Leak Nude Pics of Sister Shanelle

Ariel Winter Case
Publicist Claims Mom Tried to Leak Nude Pics of Sister

Ariel Winter's mother recently attempted to leak nude photos of Ariel's sister Shanelle Gray through a Hollywood publicist -- this according to the publicist himself, who could end up playing a… READ MORE >

- 654 days ago
Ariel Winter's Sister -- Money isn't the Motive ... Because She's Loaded

Ariel Winter's Sister
Money Isn't the Motive ... Because She's LOADED

Ariel Winter's sister may have declared bankruptcy more than a decade ago, but her fortunes have changed dramatically ... as in there is no way in the world she needs Ariel's money ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 667 days ago
Ariel Winter's Sister Hit the Skids in the Money Dept.

Ariel Winter
Sister Hit the Skids In the Money Dept.

Ariel Winter's sister -- who has a good shot at becoming the permanent guardian -- has had a storied history of financial problems ... TMZ has learned.Shanelle Gray filed for full-blown bankruptcy… READ MORE >

- 669 days ago
Ariel Winter Case -- Children Services Says Mom Should Lose Custody

Ariel Winter Case
Children Services Says Mom Should Lose Custody

A stunning development in the Ariel Winter case -- the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services has issued a blistering report against the "Modern Family" star's mom, saying the judge… READ MORE >

- 669 days ago
Ariel Winter's Brother Flip Flops -- She Belongs with My Dad

Ariel Winter's Brother
FLIP FLOPS She Belongs with My Dad

Ariel Winter's brother was singing a different tune outside court this morning -- claiming his little sister belongs in the custody and care of their father ... and NOT with their mother.Ariel's… READ MORE >

- 669 days ago
Ariel Winter -- A No-Show in Court

Ariel Winter
No-Show In Court

12:11 PM PST: The judge just recessed for lunch to read the DCFS reports. Back at 1:3011:08 AM PST: The judge said he just received mutiple reports from the L.A. County Department… READ MORE >

- 669 days ago

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