odern Family actress Ariel Winter has spent practically her whole life in front of the camera.
Now 19 years old, the star has opened up in a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter about her complicated past, including her abusive mother and details of her emancipation.
For such a young woman, Winter has been through so much, and it's inspiring to witness how strong she continues to be in the face of such adversity.
Ariel Winter has been in the spotlight since the age of 4.
But her big break came when she landed the role of Alex on Modern Family.
Winter has grown up on screen in primetime right before our eyes. And she’s definitely not a little girl anymore.
Now 19, Winter has made headlines for reasons other than her acting.
Winter posted the above picture on her Instagram account on Memorial Day and set off a deluge of criticism and outrage. People took issue with the fact that she seemed to be showing off her body on a day meant to memorialize those who’ve lost their lives in war.
She's was also famously emancipated from her mother.
When she was still a minor, Winter was legally emancipated from her mother, Chrisoula Workman. The reasons cited were physical and emotional abuse.
Winter has clearly been through a whole lot in her life so far.
And she just laid it all out on the table in a revealing new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
In “Growing Up ‘Modern’: Ariel Winter on Family Turmoil, Online Shaming and a New Life in College,” Winter bares everything about her mother’s abuses, growing up in the spotlight, and what lies ahead.
Read on to see what she says…