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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 »

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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 >

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 >

- 977 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 >

- 1093 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 >

- 1094 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 >

- 1103 days ago
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 >

- 1114 days ago
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 >

- 1142 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 >

- 1157 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 >

- 1232 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 >

- 1255 days ago

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