How the Cast of Modern Family Aged from the First to Last Season

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Vote up the characters who changed the most from the first to the final season of Modern Family

While enjoying family vacations, making career changes, and welcoming the next generation into the family, the characters of Modern Family kept audiences laughing for eleven seasons. From the series premiere in 2009 to the finale in 2020, the cast aged right along with the Pritchett and Dunphy clan. For over a decade, we loved spending time with these hilarious family members.

How old is the cast of Modern Family? Ed O'Neill was 62 when he first took on the role of Jay Pritchett. He has played the character throughout all eleven seasons. Sarah Hyland was 18 when she first played Claire and Phil's then-teenage daughter, Haley Dunphy, during season one of Modern Family. Haley is a mother herself in the eleventh and final season of the show though she still looks as youthful as ever.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett, was 33 when Modern Family premiered and Nolan Gould played Luke Dunphy from the time he was 10 until he was 21.

Which cast members from Modern Family do you think changed the most during the show's eleven-season run? Take a look at these Modern Family cast photos and vote up the actors who changed the most.


  • Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy)
    Photo: ABC

    Nolan Gould has arguably changed the most during Modern Family's eleven season run which found him portraying Luke Dunphy. Gould was ten when series began and will be 21 when the finale airs.

    • Age: 24
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, USA
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily Tucker-Pritchett)
    Photo: ABC

    Lily Tucker-Pritchett has been a character on Modern Family since season one when she was a baby and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons took on the role beginning in season three when she four and the character was three.

    Anderson-Emmons is 12 during the eleventh and final season of the hit family sitcom.

    • Age: 15
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy)
    Photo: ABC

    Ariel Winter was just 11-years-old when she first introduced Modern Family viewers to Alex Dunphy in the show's first season.

    "I work with amazing people that I love, that I’ve been working for ten years, so I would never not want to work with them. It’s an amazing job I’ve had for so many years and I would love to [keep going]," Winter, now 21, said in an interview prior to the eleventh and final season.

    • Age: 24
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado)
    Photo: ABC

    Rico Rodriguez, who portrayed Manny Delgado from the time he was 11 until he was 21, grew up in front of Modern Family fans. An old soul, Manny has aged into the hopeless romantic he always knew he would become.

    • Age: 24
    • Birthplace: College Station, Texas, USA