Alex Dunphy
played by Ariel Winter
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PARENTS: Phil and Claire

SIBLINGS: Haley and Luke

Alex is super smart but in a completely likeable way. As the middle child, she manages to be an eye rolling outside observer to the antics that surround her while quietly doing her own thing, which is just the way she likes it. She enjoys messing with both her older sister and younger brother equally, but when push comes to shove, she'll always have their backs. What she may not have is a date to a school dance or “cool” friends like her older sister Haley.

Ariel Winter, who started her acting career at the age of four, can be seen as the female lead of Talia in "Night of the Living Fred," the sequel to the hit film "Fred the Movie," as well as in "A Thousand Words," opposite Eddie Murphy, for DreamWorks.

Most recently Winter starred as Sally in "The Chaperone," opposite WWE star Triple H (aka Paul Michael Levesque), as the daughter of a recently released prisoner who wants to rebuild a relationship with her. She also finished a successful run in theatre, starring in the 19th Annual Young Playwrights Festival’s production of "Platform 9." In addition she continues her voice over role as Marina the Mermaid in the animated series "Jake and Never Land Pirates" for Disney Junior.

In 2009 Winter had a recurring guest-star role on the final six episodes of the award-winning "ER." Also in 2009 she appeared in the thriller "Duress," opposite Martin Donovan. Other feature credits include Warner Bros.’ "Speed Racer," "Opposite Day," "Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega," and a lead role in the hit thriller "One Missed Call," in which she plays the killer. She started her motion picture career at age seven in Shane Black’s hit cult film, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," starring Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr. and Michelle Monaghan.

Previous TV guest-starring roles include "Criminal Minds," "Crossing Jordan," "Nip/Tuck" and "Bones." Other voice over work includes that Gretchen on Disney Channel’s hit show, "Phineas and Ferb," as well the hit animated film "Horton Hears a Who" and "Bambi II."

When she’s not working, Los Angeles native Winter is an avid singer and is working on her first solo album. She has also cultivated an interest in building awareness of our environment, and is involved in such charities, organizations and campaigns as the Creative Coalition, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, and WWE’s anti-bullying campaign, Be a Star.