The Cast Of ‘Modern Family’ In Real Life

In April, we said goodbye to the cast of Modern Family as the show came to an end after 11 seasons on the air. Over the years, we’ve watched as our favorite characters from the show grow right before our eyes. To honor the end of Modern Family decided to take a look at how the cast of the show looks in real life.

Ty Burrell

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins

Comedian/actor Tyler Burell started his career on Broadway before deciding to move into television. He’s married to Holly Burrell, and they have two children together. Ty also owns two bars in Salt Lake as well as a restaurant in Utah.

Ed O’Neill

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Image Credits: Instagram/abcmodernfamily

Ed O’Neill’s breakout role came on the sitcom Married...with Children, where he played Al Bundy. He later married fellow actress Catherine Rusoff whom he met on the show. Outside of his life as an actor, Ed is also a trained fighter; he’s been doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over two decades.

Sofía Vergara

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/DFree

Sofia Vergara may just be the only person in the world that could play Gloria Delgado. When she was approached to do the show, she asked the producers if they could name the character after her aunt Gloria Vergara and they obliged. Her real-life entrepreneurship skills have seen her build an incredible  $43 million fortune.

Julie Bowen

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/DFree

Julie Bowen has a thing for people involved in the real estate industry. On the show, her husband is a real estate agent, while in real life, she was once married to real estate investor and software developer Scott Phillips, who she divorced in 2018. She’s a mother of three and has often spoken about how being a mother has made her more conservative.

Eric Stonestreet

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins

As convincing, as he may be on screen, Eric Stonesheet isn’t gay in real life. The 48-year-old comedian’s most significant role to date came on Modern Family for which he has won two Emmy’s. Off-screen Eric is dating girlfriend Lindsay Schweitzer, and they’ve been together for almost three years.

Ariel Winter

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/DFree

Ariel has been on the show since she was 11 years old. Outside of Modern Family, she’s also a voice actress, singer, and model. Like her character, Ariel is exceptionally talented. She has been the voice behind characters in shows such as Sofia the first, Phineas and Ferb, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins

Like Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s career also started on Broadway. Ferguson is married to lawyer Justin Mikita, and they have a son together. When he’s not off doing theatre or hosting Extreme Makeover, Ferguson hangs out with his family in their lovely home in L.A.

Rico Rodriguez

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Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons/iDominick

Rico Rodriguez’s first appearance on television came on Jimmy Kimmel Live back in 2006. After that, he made a series of cameo appearances in several shows before being cast on Modern Family. In 2012 the young actor wrote a book titled Reel Life Lessons...So Far.

Sarah Hyland

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Tinseltown

Sarah Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, New York. The most prominent role of her career came on Modern Family. Sarah is engaged to Wells Adams, a former contestant on the show The Bachelorette. The actress has also been seen in films such as The Wedding Year, XOXO, and Vampire Academy.

Nolan Gould

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/DFree

Believe it or not, Nolan Gould has an I.Q. score of 150. Unlike his character, Nolan is quite literally a genius. He’s a member of Mensa International, the largest I.Q. society in the world. Nolan also graduated from high school at the tender age of just 13.

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

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Image Credits: Shuttertock/DFree

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons inherited her character from twins Ella and Jaden Hiller in 2011. She’s the daughter of Ammy Anderson and Kent Emmons. Despite her age Aubrey is very involved in charity work and has previously partnered with California House Youth Shelter, Let Them Play Sports Organization, Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption, to name a few.

Jeremy Maguire

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins

Jeremy Maguire made his on-screen debut on the fourth season Modern Family back in 2015. Pierce Wallace first played the role of Joe before it was recast and given to Jeremy. Since he first appeared on the show, the child actor has made his first movie debut in I’m Not Here.

Reid Ewing

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Phil Stafford

Over the years, Richard Ewing has spoken quite publicly about his troubles off-screen. He suffers from a personal condition and has gone through several cosmetic surgeries because of it. On top of being a talented actor, Ewing is also a talented musician.

Shelley Long

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Everett Collection

Shelley Long has been on tv since the 80s; she is best known for appearing in the hit sitcom Cheers. Shelley has also appeared in films such as The Brady Bunch Movie, The Money Pit, and Outrageous Fortune. The actress also holds two Golden Globe awards and an Emmy.

Fred Willard

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Image Credits: Shutterstock/Joe Seer

Frederick Willard’s best known for appearances in famous mockumentaries, This is The Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and Best in Show. The veteran actor has also appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond as well as the movie Anchorman.

Modern Family may have ended, but the show still lives on in our memories (and on re-runs). We got to see the journey each character has taken throughout the series. We look forward to seeing what they do now that the sitcom has ended, and hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long for a Modern Family spin-off.

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