Who is Ty Burrell?
Ty Burrell is an American actor. He is popularly known for his work in movies like “The Incredible Hulk” and “Fut” as well as series like “Back to You” and “Modern Family“. Burrell’s role as “Phil Dunphy” in ABC’s sitcom “Modern Family” earned him massive popularity and recognition.
Ty Burrell’s full name is Tyler Gerald Burrell. He was born on August 22, 1967, in Grants Pass, Oregon, the United States to his parents Sheri Rose Burrell (mother) and Gary Gerald Burrell (father). Ty Burrell is 56 years old as of 2023.
About Ty Burrell’s parents
Ty Burrell’s mother, Sheri Rose Burrell was a teacher. In an interview, Ty Burrell revealed that his mother never let him slack off and always pushed him to become the very best he could be.
“My mom, instead of coddling me, pushed me educationally. She pushed me hard, man. In retrospect, it was a situation where she could have let me off the hook, because I was a little vulnerable. But she wouldn’t allow me to slack off. Not a bit of it.”
Ty Burrell’s father, Gary Gerald Burrell was a family therapist. He was born in 1950 but sadly passed away in 1989.
About Ty Burrell’s siblings
Ty Burrell has a brother named Duncan Burrell. However, not much information is currently available about him.
About Ty Burrell’s origin
Ty Burrell is of English and German descent. However, through “Finding Your Roots,” a documentary that allows celebrities to view their ancestral histories, Burrell discovered that he also has some African heritage through his four-time great-grandmother, a formerly enslaved woman from Tennessee who grew to become a homesteader in Oregon.
About Ty Burrell’s marriage and wedding
As of the date of writing this article, Ty Burrell is married to his wife Holly Burrell. They have been married since 2000 (23 years).
List of Ty Burrell’s girlfriends/past relationships
Ty Burrell has not been associated with any other woman apart from his wife, Holly Burrell.
About Ty Burrell’s wife – Holly Burrell
Holly Burrell is the wife of Hollywood actor Ty Burrell. She is a professional chef. Prior to becoming a chef, Holly Burrell wanted to be an actress. She studied Theatre at the University of Utah. Unable to get into acting, Holly channelled her interest to her second passion – cooking. She then attended a nine-month pastry program at the French Culinary Institute. Holly Burrell was born on November 25, 1975, in Utah, United States and is currently 47 years old.
Holly Burrell’s wiki profile
|Date of Birth||November 25, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Utah, the United States|
|Age||47 years old|
|Height||5 feet 5|
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
How Ty and Holly Burrell met
Holly and Ty Burrell met long before Ty Burrell became a popular actor. They met in the 90s in Washington DC at the Shakespeare Theatre. Like most struggling actors awaiting their big break, Holly and Ty Burrell waited tables at different restaurants.
Speaking about their early years, Ty Burrell said it excited him to know that his wife loved him for who he was.
The 55-year-old actor said:
“I always knew she loved me for who I was because it clearly wasn’t for anything else.”
Ty Burrell proposed to Holly on the set of the play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. They tied the knot on August 18, 2000. While they do not have any biological children, they have two adoptive daughters.
About Ty Burrell’s kids
Ty Burrell and Holly Burrell do not have any biological children together but they have two adoptive daughters named Frances and Greta Burrell. They adopted their first daughter, Frances in 2010.
Speaking about the adoption, Ty Burrell said:
“In a weird way, it wasn’t planned; it’s a weird thing how adoptions can sometimes be as irrational as regular birth.”
They adopted their second daughter, Greta in 2012. As of 2023, Ty Burrell’s two daughters Frances and Greta Burrell are 13 and 11 years old respectively.