Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress. Born in New York, Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, followed by small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She gained her first major role as 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 Award 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. Alongside Modern Family, Hyland is also known for her roles in the films Struck by Lightning (2012), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), and XOXO (2016). Hyland was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia as a young child and received a kidney transplant in April 2012. As of February 2015, she has been dating Vampire Academy co-star Dominic Sherwood for two years.