Worked with Rico Rodriguez in the movie Opposite Day (2009) prior to starring together on Modern Family (2009).
Has a purple belt in Taekwondo.
She is the younger sister to actress Shanelle Gray (from ABC's One Life to Live (1968)).
Younger sister of actor Jimmy Workman (who portrayed Pugsley Addams in the Addams Family movies).
Sister-in-law of David Barry Gray.
Her maternal grandparents, Helen G. (Aronis) and James Batistas, both emigrated from Greece. Her father is of English and German descent.
Her sister Shanelle Gray was appointed her guardian in 2012 after the Department of Children and Family Services found that Winter's mother, Chrisoula Workman, was emotionally abusing her daughter. Winter's relationship with her father was deemed not strong enough, therefore her sister was appointed as her legal guardian.
Legally emancipated in May 2015 after years of custody fights in her family.
Aspired to become an actor at a very young age when she wanted to crawl into the TV to actually go exploring with Dora the Explorer (2000).
She took her first trip to Europe to act in Speed Racer (2008), which was filmed in Germany.
She's an avid music fan and aspiring singer who loves to record songs with her friends in bands such as 4evercrush and WickedSweet.
She is environmentally conscious and urges young readers to "renew, reuse and recycle" in interviews.
Her favorite sports are track, soccer and tennis.
First acting job was in a Cool Whip commercial.
She's a fan of the Twilight Series of novels.
Ariel started acting at the young age of 4.
Ariel is only a few months older than her co-star in Modern Family (2009), Nolan Gould.
Ariel started reading at the age of 1.
Ariel has three dogs named Peebles, Hercules and Cher.