• Born in New York City, USA in 1998
• Estimated net worth of $9 million
• Began acting at age 3, achieved fame for role in sitcom Modern Family
• Has made numerous film and television appearances
• Member of Mensa with an IQ of 150, completed high school at age 13, enrolled at University of Southern California

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Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1998
FactChosen as one of the Entertainers of the Year for 2011 by Entertainment Weekly.

Who is Nolan Gould?

Nolan Gould was born on 28 October 1998, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, best known for his role in the sitcom entitled “Modern Family” which he plays the character Luke Donphy. He’s also done other television projects while still appearing on the show.

The Net Worth of Nolan Gould

How rich is Nolan Gould? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $9 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been involved in several film projects too over the course of his career, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Nolan was born into a military family, who moved to Phenix City, Alabama and then to California due to his father’s career. At a very young age, both he and his brother wanted to have acting careers. At the age of three he was already doing commercials, leading to several small roles in independent films, including “The McPassion”, “Waiting Room” and “Sunny & Share Love You”.

In 2009, he was cast in the film “Space Buddies”, a family comedy film and the third film in the “Air Buddies” series. It was released directly on DVD, and was the first among the films to receive a Blu-ray release. During the same year, he made his most notable appearance in the sitcom “Modern Family”, in one of the main roles depicting a dim-witted child.

Modern Family and Other Projects

“Modern Family” follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family who live in Los Angeles. This family includes his second wife, their son and stepson along with two adult children with their families, and is presented in a mockumentary style, often having the characters talk directly in front of the camera. Since beginning the show in 2009, it has received a lot of critical acclaim though recent series have attracted mixed reviews. During its first five years, the show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series each year along with four Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy series awards.

During its entire run it has won a total of 22 Emmy awards, along with 75 nominations. It is currently the longest running comedy series on the ABC, having been on air for 10 years. According to various sources, “Modern Family” was the 10th highest revenue-generating show of 2012, earning around $2.13 million an episode. While a part of the show, Gould was also involved in other film projects, including “Friends with Benefits” which starred Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, which was well received and a commercial success. In 2012, he also appeared in the film adaptation of “Ghoul”, based on the horror novel by Briane Keene.


Other Projects

While working as a regular in “Modern Family”, Nolan also had guest roles in several television shows such as “Good Luck Charlie”, and “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”. A few of his latest films include 2013’s “The To Do List” – a romantic comedy film starring Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader and Scott Porter – and the following year starred of the war film “Field of Lost Shoes”, based on the true story of a group of cadets who participated in the American Civil War in 1864.

He then focused more on television appearances, appearing in the improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” which stars Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady. He then lent his voice for an episode of “Sofia the First”, before making another guest appearance, in “Hell’s Kitchen”, a reality competition series hosted by Gordon Ramsay which has two teams of chefs competing for a job as head chef of a restaurant. In 2017, he made an appearance in the music video for the Logic song “1-800-273-8255”, and then competed in “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition”, but was defeated.

Personal Life

For his personal life, not much is known about Gould’s romantic relationships, perhaps not yet focused on that aspect of his life as he is still under 20. He mentioned on an interview that despite his character in “Modern Family” being dumb, he actually has an IQ of 150, and is a member of Mensa. At the age of 13, he had accelerated 10 grades in school, and completed high school by taking a General Educational Development (GED) test, and later enrolled at the University of Southern California.. He also enjoys playing instruments, particularly the double bass, banjo, mandolin, and didgeridoo.

General Info

Full NameNolan Gould
Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1998
Height1.68 m
ProfessionChild actor


ParentsAngela Gould, Edwin Gould
SiblingsAidan Gould


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Young Hollywood Award for Male Scene Stealers
MoviesField of Lost Shoes, The To Do List, Friends with Benefits, Space Buddies, Montana, The McPassion
TV ShowsModern Family

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1Close friends with actors Sean Marquette and Bryan Arion.
2His father's family is from Alabama. He has English, French, and German ancestry.
3Has studied with acting teachers Patrick Malone and Lisa Picotte in order to improve his craft.
4Began acting and modeling at 3 years old, following his brother, Aidan, into the business.
5During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at age 13, he announced that he has an IQ of 150 and is a member of Mensa.
6Chosen as one of the Entertainers of the Year for 2011 by Entertainment Weekly.
7Nolan was named an "Entertainer of the Year" for the year 2010 by Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
8In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show, Ariel Winter said that she is the oldest of the kids in the show, which she is age wise being born in January 1998 and Nolan in October but Nolan is two grades ahead of Ariel.
9Brother of Aidan Gould




Camp2017TV Movie post-productionIvan
Modern Family2009-2017TV SeriesLuke Dunphy
Field of Lost Shoes2015Robert / Sir Rat
Sofia the First2015TV SeriesElliot
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour2011-2014TV SeriesGregory / Jack Pierce
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2014TV Series
The To Do List2013Max
Abominable Christmas2012TV MovieAdam (voice)
Ghoul2012TV MovieTimmy Graco
Friends with Benefits2011Sam
Monster Heroes2010Young Jonas Stein
Good Luck Charlie2010TV SeriesZander
Space Buddies2009VideoSam
Disney's Really Short Report2009TV Series
Eleventh Hour2008TV SeriesJohn Warner
Sweet Nothing in My Ear2008TV MovieMark Scott
Out of Jimmy's Head2007TV SeriesYoung jimmy Young Jimmy
Sunny & Share Love You2007Jason
Have a Nice Death2007ShortAdam Wonderbread
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back2007TV Series documentaryYoung paul jackson
The Secret of Ruby Scorpion2007Short
Waiting Room2006/IIShortWild Child (as Noulan Gould)
The McPassion2006ShortSon at Restaurant


Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special2016TV MovieHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
Alexis Joy VIP Access2014TV Series shortHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Young Hollywood Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Radio Disney Music Awards2014TV MovieHimself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash2013TV SpecialHimself
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie
17th Annual PRISM Showcase2013TV SpecialHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade2012TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
ENTV Minute2012TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Child Star Psychologist2011ShortHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2010TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV Series
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Access Hollywood2009TV Series
National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel2006TV Movie documentaryChristmas Kid


Won Awards

2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2012Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsScene Stealer
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearModern Family (2009)
2010Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Performers in a TV SeriesModern Family (2009)
2008Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Ensemble Performance in a TV SeriesOut of Jimmy's Head (2007)

Nominated Awards

2017ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2011Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble in a TV SeriesModern Family (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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