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.
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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.
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.
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.