Sarah Hyland Biography
Sarah Hyland is the daughter of actors Edward James Hyland and Melissa Canady. She was born on 24th November 1990 in New York City. Her full birth name is Sarah Jane Hyland and goes by the following nicknames: Kitty, Raindrop and SJ. She is an American actress having studied in Manhattan at the Professional Performing Arts School. Some films where she has taken up small roles include Private Parts, Blind Date and Annie. Her sister is also an actor – Ian Hyland.
Sarah spent most of her time as child voicing radio ads, working in film and television as well as travelling with his father – a frequent face in theatres all over the country. Her mother home schooled her until 2nd grade and then attended public school. She was allowed into Professional Performing Arts School in 6th Grade where she graduated in 2008. She moved to Los Angeles at 18 and within two weeks she got a role in “My American Family.” The name was later on changed to Modern Family in 2009.
Her acting career dates all the way back to 1997 when she first acted in Private Parts followed by The Object of My Affection in 1998. She also did Another World, Law & Order and Law & Order: Trial by Jury.
Hyland started dating Matt Prokop in 2009. The two met at the auditioning for High School Musical 3: Senior Year. They lived together from 2011 to 2014. It was alleged in 2014 that Prokop assaulted Hyland and thus was given a temporal restraining order against him. The two separated and she started dating Dominic Sherwood, a co-star in Vampire Academy.
As a young child, Hyland was diagnosed with Kidney dysplasia. In 2012, her father donated a kidney so that she could go through with a kidney transplant. She had battled with the kidney disease from the age of nine. A pain blocked her from getting the transplant, but eventually it did.