Troubled ‘Modern Family’ Kid Scores Hefty Raise

by | February 28, 2013 at 10:39 AM | Modern Family

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Modern Family” co-star Ariel Winter may be embroiled in drama in her personal life, but her career is swell.

Winter has just renegotiated her contract with ABC, scoring a $6 million payday, according to E! News.

The 15-year-old actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on the hit ABC sitcom, is involved in a custody battle. She’s currently under the guardianship of her sister Shanelle Gray, after allegations surfaced that Ariel’s mother Chrisoula Workman was abusing her.

“The minor’s professional career was protected from chronic and unwarranted interference by the mother which had prevented the minor’s execution of a renegotiated contract for her starring role in the television sitcom, Modern Family, which contract has a value in excess of $6,000,000,” states court documents obtained by E!

A permanent guardian for Winter is expected to be determined at a hearing scheduled for March 29.

“Modern Family” airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on ABC.

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