Ariel Winter is an American actress, singer, model and voice actress. She rose to popularity through the starring role as Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family and the voice of the title character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First. Together with her Modern Family castmates, she has won the Outstanding Performance - Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series for four consecutive years (2010-2013).
Her first steps in entertainment industry began from a Cool Whip commercial at age six. After one year, she appeared in an episode of Listen Up! and other various shows, including Tickle U, Freddie, Monk, Bones, and ER. In addition, she voiced the character of Gretchen in the animated children's show Phineas and Ferb before becoming famous in the series Modern Family.
Her parents are Chrisoula "Chrystal" (née Batistas) and Glenn Workman. She has a older sister, actress Shanelle Workman, and a older brother, actor Jimmy Workman. After family conflicts related to guardianship for her, she finally stated on Twitter that she was officially emancipated on May 15, 2015.