Ariel Winter is an American actress and singer best known for her starring role as Alex Dunphy on the television comedy series Modern Family.
Winter started her acting career at the age of four. She 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 before he dies.
She also 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 in film for her role 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. 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 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 Walt Disney's animated show Phineas and Ferb, voiced a supporting character in the hit animated film 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.