12 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Modern Family

The sitcom first stole our hearts the day it aired back in 2009 and has kept us hooked ever since. It now has a few Emmy wins to its name and is currently on a production break as a new season is headed to the small screen so we thought we’d present you with a little something to tide you over.

ABC’s Modern Family focuses on three branches of the same family and their crazy shenanigans are all kinds of hilarious. We’ve spent 7 years getting to know the cast and let’s face it, every single cast member is crucial to its success. But how much do you really know about the faces behind the characters?

We know some obvious things, like Colombian beauty Sofia Vergara is married to Magic Mike’s Joe Manganiello and that Ariel Winter is estranged from her mama after some serious family drama but there are still plenty of things we don’t know. We’ve scouted the web, searched the fan sites and watched the documentary to give you the exclusive inside guide to your favorite sitcom.

After all it may be one of the best shows on TV right now but just how well do you know your favourite TV family? To make you feel a little closer to the Pritchett/Dunphy clan, we decided to uncover a few surprising facts you never knew about the cast.


12 The Dunphy House Sold for $2.15 Million


11 Sarah Hyland Had A Kidney Transplant

10 Ariel Winter is a Wicked Singer

9 The TV Show Isn’t Without A Few Bloopers


8 The Cast Sued 20th Century Fox in Order To Get A Raise


7 There is no Leading Actor/Actress in Modern Family

6 Ty Burrell Owns a Bar

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5 Britney Spears Was Offered A Role

4 Ed O’Neill has been reading the Same newspaper for 20 years


3 Ty Burrell Was Once Homeless

2 Cam Is Straight


1 Nolan Gould Is A Genius. Seriously. 

We kid you not – actor Nolan Gould who plays Luke Dunphy is a right old genius. He may play a trouble-making teen on the hit show but this pint-sized star has an IQ of 150 in real life. He’s part of Mensa International, the largest IQ society of the world and has been since he was just 4 years old! What’s more is that the child star graduated from High School at just 13 years old and takes college classes when he’s not learning scripts for his hit show. We guess it’s true what they say – it takes a smart person to play a dumb one…


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