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- For the past ten years, actress Sarah Hyland has been a mainstay on our television screens. As Family of America draws to a close, check out the photos of the star we saw growing up in her teens
For the past ten years, actress Sarah Hyland has been a mainstay on our television screens. As Family of America draws to a close, check out the photos of the star we saw growing up in her teens
The world is watching Sarah Hyland, 29, growing up since she was a teenager. The actress burst onto the stage at the age of 19 when she landed the role of Hayley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom American Family, and we watched her maturity and witness the incredible woman she has become today! As the longtime television series nears its emotional end on April 8th, fans are looking back at how much Sarah has changed since first seeing her on the silver screen in that very first season. Like Hayley Dunphy, Sarah brought charm, style, and whimsy to the hilarious character. But as she matured, Hayley was definitely going through the hardships of young adulthood, like the actress who played her.
When it came to the final season, Sarah admitted that she wanted to see more from Haley. Sarah revealed how she wanted Hayley to "master her bad product in the fashion world - be a cool stylist, a brand tycoon or something." In addition, she wanted her character to have a career of her own as a mother of two. “There are so many amazing mothers who are also successful employees and kill their two birds with one stone every day in both ways,” explained Sarah. "That would be really cool, especially from someone like Hayley."
With these complex feelings that have long pressed down on Sarah, it doesn't seem like the end of the series really hit her. “I don’t think I have realized and accepted the final end yet,” she told Cosmopolitan magazine. "I haven't felt sad yet." ABC, which has aired since its 2009 premiere, will air its final episodes on April 8 in a row. For Sarah and her cast, it was an incredible road to their final destination.
The American comedy television series American Family premiered in 2009 and was received with great love by both viewers and critics. The show went on to win, receiving over 20 Emmy Awards and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now, the cast, crew and fans who have followed the Dunphy and Pritchett family over the years will see the final chapter come to a close. The American Family finale premiered Wednesday, April 8 at 9:00 pm ET on ABC.