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Sarah Hyland          

Television & Film Actress Known For "Modern Family;" Kidney Disease Survivor & Mental Health Advocate

Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress. Born in Manhattan, she attended the Professional Performing Arts School, followed by small roles in the films "Private Parts," "Annie," and "Blind Date." Hyland is popularly known for playing the character of Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom "Modern Family," for which she has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades and nominations, sharing four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with her cast members and garnering a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Hyland is also known for her roles in the films "Geek Charming," "Struck by Lightning," "Scary Movie 5," "Vampire Academy," "See You in Valhalla," "XOXO" and "Dirty Dancing."

In 2014 and 2018, Hyland was a co-host at the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (during Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration and The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration), which included dancing and singing with Jordan Fisher. Hyland also made a guest appearance during The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 (2016) and Mickey's 90th Spectacular (2018). In 2016, Hyland covered songs with Boyce Avenue such as "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey and "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5. Hyland sang her debut performance of "Met At a Party" with Jordan McGraw (son of Dr. Phil) at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. The single was released on August 9, 2019 via Republic Records.

Hyland was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia as a young child and received a kidney transplant from her father in April 2012. That kidney failed after a few years, leading to a second kidney transplant in September 2017, donated by her younger brother, Ian. Hyland is on regular anti-rejection medicines and steroids to ensure that her body does not reject her donated kidney; consequently, Hyland has difficulty maintaining weight and muscle mass, and has been put on bed-rest several times, sometimes continuing to film Modern Family simultaneously.

In December 2018, Hyland said in a Self magazine article she had contemplated suicide because she felt she was a burden on her family and she blamed herself for her body rejecting her father's kidney. Since birth, she has undergone 16 surgeries to improve her health, including numerous kidney surgeries and a laparoscopic surgery to treat her endometriosis.

Hyland is currently engaged to The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Wells Adams, first reported in November 2017. They have lived together in Los Angeles since August 2018 and announced their engagement in July 2019.

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