Modern Family: Then and Now
Since its debut last 2009, Modern Family has become one of the most popular television mockumentary sitcoms all over the world. The exciting casts, of course, were just too good to be true, and they have played their characters well— from Ed O’Neil as Jay Pritchett to Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy. Every actor contributed to the sitcom’s unswerving success, and the number of seasons, with over 170 episodes just proved that the adorable and hilarious Pritchett, Dunphy, Tucker and Delgado families have become part of our everyday lives.
Over the years, our favorite characters casts have bloomed into fine actors and actresses. So, after years of faithfully following the sitcom, let us check their ultimate transformations. Are you ready to go down the memory lane, and witness how they have grown 7 seasons later? Without further delay, here are the Modern Family casts: Then and Now.
Ed O’Neil as Jay Pritchett
The elder persona of the Pritchett clan seemed to add weight after 7 seasons. His appearance also matured a little bit, but we just can’t deny that he still got that manly appeal. Ed O’ Neil as Jay Pritchett has become iconic because of this role as the statesman of the Pritchett family, which is undeniably a brood full of wit and laughter. The way he classically throws his hands up in the air is just way fascinating, even though he seriously hates drawn out apologies. And being married to the sensual yet funny Columbian woman named Gloria, makes his life more exciting.
Sophia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Even before she became the matriarch of the Pritchett family, Sophia Vergara was already a very famous Spanish actress. And because of her sultry looks, not to mention her funny humor, she became one of Hollywood’s most in demand actresses. Her stint as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the Modern Family sitcom paved way for her to be nominated in the prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. And even after years of making us laugh, it appears that she does not age. Look at how she has managed to maintain her sexy appeal? Awesome.
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Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado
Who can resist that cuteness? Now at age 18, we’ve seen how the charming Rico Rodriguez grew before our eyes. He was only 10 years old when he first starred as the adorable but very mature son of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Manny Delgado. Even during the first season of Modern Family, he has always been tagged as the lady’s man, and up to now, he has lived up to such name. After 7 seasons, he has certainly become a dependable big brother, but charming as ever.
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
Julie Bowen is the perfect actress to play as Claire Dunphy, the wife of Phil, and mother of Haley, Alex and Luke. Claire is literally a nervous mom with a bubbly personality. And we just love how she, Phil and the kids, create a rather unique family structure. The family of four features a clan loaded with love, support, and of course, goofiness.
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
Ty Burrell seriously gave justice to Phil Dunphy’s character. As we all know, Phil is the kind-hearted yet half-witted patriarch of the Dunphy clan. His wife Claire has been keeping him from making a fool of himself for more than 20 years. Though Phil is half Mr. Bean and half Buster Keaton, he is certainly a very earnest and emphatic father and husband. And before we forget, he is also a cool dad, wherein his son Luke would totally attest to that.
Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy
Back in 2009, Haley Dunphy, played by Sarah Hyland, was an adorable teenager who was totally crazy with boys. Seven years later, she has become a great sister to her younger siblings, and always got some serious commendations from her younger sister, Alex. Though Sarah Hyland has not yet fully created a name in the acting industry, she has definitely blossomed into a fine lady.
Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy
The second daughter of Phil and Claire, Alex Dunphy is an intelligent but less friendly teenager, who is always annoyed by her family’s silly antics. Ariel Winter, the actress who plays our favorite braniac, is not just good in acting, but also in singing. If not in set, she would normally hone her singing prowess.
Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy
Nolan Gould definitely was the right choice to act as Luke Dunphy. Luke is the clear copycat of his father, and is an independently, high-spirited kid that has constantly been giving headaches to her mom for the past years. Despite being a walking wrecking ball (thanks to his dad’s genes), his actions always come from the heart, which makes his stupid stunts less irritating.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
Aside from his great singing skills, Jesse Tyler Ferguson also wowed us as the adorable yet neurotic Mitchell Pritchett. His fascinating actions and reactions really make us laugh, and of course, he is the master of muffled laughter and eye roll. And after seven years, he still look dashing!
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
Eric Stonestreet is downright adorable, and acting as Cameron Tucker is seriously amazing. His character is not your normal acting stint as he plays as Cameron, the partner of Mitchell Pritchett. Though not your ordinary family, the two have raised their adopted daughter named Lily in an unconventional yet loving way.
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett
The charming adopted daughter of Cameron and Mitchell, Lily is played by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. Aubrey was not part of the original cast, but she totally blew the audience away with her matured but pleasant sarcasm.
Let’s take you to another trip down the memory lane with the adorable transformation of our favorite child actors and actresses. Check out these 10 Child Stars Then and Now.