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7 very interesting facts about Modern Family you might want to know!

2014-08-28 07:00

Los Angeles – Taking its fifth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Modern Family has become 'the' series to watch.

The sitcom stole our hearts the day it first aired in 2009 and has kept its viewers glued to the screens ever since.

The three very different but related families highlight the trials and tribulations that real families go through in such a humorous way that it makes the lives of average people seem liveable.

To make you feel a little closer to the Pritchett/Dunphy family, here are 7 interesting facts you will appreciate knowing:

1. Nolan Gould, AKA Luke Dunphy is actually a boy genius! Although his character on the show is not the smartest the 15-year-old has an IQ of 150 and graduated from high school at the mere age of 13 years old, making him a member of Mensa (the largest high IQ society in the world) since the age of four.

2. Sofia Vergara is one of six children, her younger brother, Julio, has been arrested 30 times for drug related crimes.

3. According to E! News Phil Dunphy’s character was originally meant for Matt Le Blanc, AKA Joey from Friends, but when he declined Ty Burrell took the part. Ed O’Neill, who plays the part of Jay Pritchett, was also the producers second choice. They originally wanted Craig T Nelson for the part of Gloria's older husband.

4. In Modern Family, Cam and Mitchell adopt a Vietnamese baby who they name Lily, but in reality it is actually against Vietnamese law for same sex relationships to adopt from Vietnam.

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5. Eric Stonestreet, AKA Cameron, had a childhood dream of becoming a clown. His clown character named Fizbo is actually his childhood creation.

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6. Britney Spears was offered a role in season 3 of the hit comedy series but she turned it down.

7. Modern Family was originally going to be called My American Family.

(Photos: AP/AFP/Getty)

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