Ty Burrell Story
A man blessed with a rich ancestry and extraordinary comic wits, Ty Burrell is an American actor and comedian best known for his splendid performance in the role of Phil Dunphy in ABC Sitcom comedy show ‘Modern Family’. Ty Burrell has a comic sense which is loved at large by audiences of all age groups. Perhaps this is the reason for why he has become an epitome of best comic attitude in the Hollywood film and television industry.
Tyler Gerald Burrell best known as Ty Burrell was born on August 22, 1967 at Grants Pass in Oregon, US. His mother, Sheri was a teacher by profession while his father was a family therapist. His father has his ancestry from England and Germany. Ty’s childhood has been nurtured in an exceptionally well multi cultured atmosphere. He was educated in Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass. Following his school tenure, he got enrolled in Southern Oregon University from where he graduated with a degree in Theater Arts. He further went on to pursue MFA degree from the Penn State University.
Burrell’s early career graph has its origin in 1990 when he was offered to play a role in television series Law and Order. Post this venture, Burrell appeared in the film called Black Hawk Down. In 2004, he got another opportunity to show his talents in a film called Dawn of the Dead. At the same time, he got the opportunity to appear in Broadway’s production venture, Macbeth.
The first decade of this century saw Burrell’s career graph continuously rising. Films and television shows started pouring in for the actor and comedian. His sitcom comedy show called Out of Practice came in 2005 while another show called Back To You came on air in 2007. He was starring opposite Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer in these shows. At the same time, he acted in 2008 made film, The Incredible Hulk. 2009 turned out to be the path breaking year for Ty when he was offered the role of Phil Dunphy in the superbly hit ABC Sitcom television series called Modern Family. His performance got huge appreciation from the viewers.
His role as Phil Dunphy in ABC Sitcom ‘Modern Family’ is by far the best highlighted role in Ty’s career. The show fetched him numerous reputed nominations and awards. Ty Burrell is going to appear in upcoming Finding Dory in 2016.
Ty Burrell married Holly in 2000. Initially the couple lived in New York City before shifting to Salt Lake City in 2008. The family again shifted to Southern California owing to Burrell’s commitment to television show ‘Modern Family’. Ty Burrell is very simple and gentle in his personal life. The couple adopted two girls in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
Ty Burrell won the Emmy Award in 2011 and 2014 for his excellent work in the show ‘Modern Family’. He also received the Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on this show. In 2014, he received the individual SAG Award defeating Alec Baldwin, who had won the award seven times in a row.
Ty Burrell is a fine actor and comedian because he can bring smile and happiness on his audience face. This is perhaps the reason behind his success and happiness in life.
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