" It must be really nice to have plans to journey out into the world, but some of us don't have that capability. Some of us are stuck here and have to make to most of it. So excuse me for wanting to have a little fun my senior year. It could be the last chance I get."
Sarah Hyland is a 21-year-old actress from New York City, where she attended the Professional Performing Arts School. In Struck By Lightning, she plays the captain of the cheerleading team, elected student council president, and queen bitch Claire Mathews.
Hyland has been acting since the age of five, when she had her first role as Howard Stern’s daughter Private Parts. Since then, she has appeared in a number of films and television series, including Annie, All My Children, Law & Order, Lipstick Jungle, and Conception. In 2006, she appeared on Broadway in Grey Gardens the Musical. Last year, Hyland also starred as Dylan Schoenfield in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming.
Hyland is best known for her role as Haley Dunphy on the Golden Globe winning TV series Modern Family, for which she and the rest of the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Catch her later this year in Struck By Lightning, as well as the upcoming films Gay Dude (2012) and April Apocalypse (2012).