Sarah Hyland is an American actress best known for her starring as Haley Dunphy on the mockumentary television series Modern Family.
She is also known for her role as Maddie Healy in the television dramedy series Lipstick Jungle, from 2008-2009.
Hyland is a Native New Yorker, born to actors Edward James Hyland and Melissa Canaday. Trained in all areas of dance from the age of three and vocally trained since she was seven, Hyland is a true triple threat: she has been working in film, TV series, soaps and commercials since she was four years old.
Hyland's first film was Howard Stern's Private Parts. At the age of eight she landed the role of Molly in ABC's Annie, and Young Audrey in The Audrey Hepburn Story. After filming Annie, she landed the role of Jess Pistone on Falcone.
On stage she starred as Annie in Annie at Papermill Playhouse, and then went on to do a series of plays and musicals Off-Broadway and regionally - Bad Girls, A Little Princess and Dark Park of the Forest to name a few.
She's guest starred on episodes of Touched by an Angel, Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU.
While attending the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City, Hyland created the role of Jackie Bouvier in Grey Gardens at Playwrights Horizons and moved with the production to make her Broadway Debut.
She also played the recurring role of Maddie Healy (Brooke Shields' daughter) on Lipstick Jungle and a tour-de-force guest starring role on Law & Order: SVU.