Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress and singer.
Born in Manhattan, she attended the Professional Performing Arts School before having small roles in the films Private Parts, Annie, and Blind Date.
Hyland was born in Manhattan, New York on November 24, 1990.
She is the daughter of actors Melissa Canaday and Edward James Hyland, and the sister of actor Ian Hyland.
Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan.
Hyland has been acting since her first role as Howard Stern’s daughter in the film Private Parts in 1997.
She went on to portray roles such as Molly in the 1999 television film Annie and Maddie Healy in Lipstick Jungle on NBC.
Sarah Hyland Health: What disease does Sarah Hyland have?
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 bedrest several times, sometimes continuing to film Modern Family simultaneously.
In a December 2018 Self magazine article, Hyland said she had contemplated suicide because she felt she was a burden on her family and 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 laparoscopic surgery to treat her endometriosis.
In 2019, Hyland partnered with Olay for a skin product campaign.
In October 2021, she became the new creative director and co-founder of Source, a line of chocolate-infused vitamins including Beauty Bites and Mood Bites.