This Is What The Cast Of ‘Modern Family’ Looks Like In Real Life


Played By: Ed O’Neill

While he was perhaps best known for his role as Al Bundy on “Married with Children” prior to “Modern Family,” Ed O’Neill has now played successful closet company owner and general grump Jay for so many seasons, audiences may have trouble forgetting he was ever anyone else.

O’Neill married Catherine Rusoff in 1986, and they have two daughters. Their relationship has been on and off. Considering that he recently bought a $6.25 million home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, O’Neill might have some big relaxation plans in mind post-“Modern Family.”

Character: Gloria Delgado-Pritchett


As she will readily tell you, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett has Colombian blood coursing through her veins. The fiery beauty met Jay Pritchett when she was a single mom making a living as a hairstylist. Since the start of “Modern Family,” she’s gone from having a second son to starting a hot sauce business and now moving into real estate under the tutelage of son-in-law Phil Dunphy. But one thing’s stayed consistent: You don’t mess with Gloria!


Character: Phil Dunphy

Man-child real estate agent and aspiring magician Phil Dunphy has made us smack our heads in exasperation many times over the “Modern Family” seasons. But he’s still so darn lovable.


Played By: Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez followed his sister Raini (he also has two older brothers) into acting and quickly ended up with an 11-year gig that took him from child to adult actor. He’s close to TV mom Sofia Vergara. He’s also a sports fan, a Disney fan and a book author.

Character: Haley Dunphy


Pretty, popular Haley often comes across as a bit ditzy. But in recent seasons, she’s started working in the fashion industry, reunited with her high school boyfriend, Dylan, and had twins with him.

Played By: Sarah Hyland


Sarah Hyland was born with a kidney condition that she’s needed lifelong treatment for. She’s undergone two kidney transplants, the most recent in 2017, and is known for supporting body-positive images on her social media accounts. Hyland recently got engaged to Wells Adams of “The Bachelorette.”


Character: Stella Pritchett

Stella, the French bulldog, joined the Pritchett family when Gloria’s dog trainer friend tried to pitch a dog business idea to Jay. The idea failed and the trainer decided to go back to business school, with the Pritchett family taking Stella in. Jay was disgruntled about it at first, but Stella quickly became his dog. In fact, Gloria has been known to resent the affection, attention and treats showered on Stella and not her.

When it was rumored that Stella might be the “beloved character” killed off in the 10th season of the show, the cast had to reassure fans that Stella was not going to die.


Played By: Beatrice

The first dog actor to play Stella was a French bulldog named Brigitte. But since Season 4, she’s been played by fellow Frenchie Beatrice. Beatrice has appeared on a number of TV shows, including “The Kominsky Method” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” as well as in commercials. In real life, she’s good buddies with her “Uncle Ed” O’Neill.