Frances Burrell-Everything to Know About Ty Burrell’s Adopted Daughter

August 13, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Frances Burrell is the daughter of Emmy-winning actor Ty Burrell. Ty himself is very secretive about his private life which might be the reason his daughter Frances has also been living a private life away from the media limelight.

    People who have seen him portraying a loving and modern dad in the ABC sitcom Modern Family always get curious to know how he is as a dad in real life. So let’s find out about Frances Burrell and her relationship with her father, mother, and sibling down below.

    Key Takeaways

    • Frances is the first daughter of actor Ty Burrell and his long-time wife Holly Burrell.
    • She has a younger sister named Greta.
    • Burrell’s mother is an actor turned chef.
    • She is in her teens and lives happily with her parents and sister in Utah.

    Frances Burrell is the First Child of Modern Family Star Ty Burrell

    Frances Burrell was born in 2010, however, she isn’t the biological daughter of actors Ty and Holly Burrell. Her biological parents aren’t revealed as of yet, however, it’s known about her that she belongs to African American race.

    The duo adopted Frances as their first child in 2010, shortly after her birth. They have been married for over two decades now. They didn’t have a child for around a decade before they finally decided to adopt one. His fans are curious if Frances’ parents dealt with infertility, however, the duo have never talked about it publicly as of yet.

    After adopting baby Frances, Ty said how the little one changed his married life. “There’s lots of problem-solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it’s an inspiring rally point,” said Ty.

    Her Father is Two Times Emmy Winner

    Frances’s father (born August 22, 1967) is an actor, producer, and writer. Above all, Ty is widely known for portraying Phil Dunphy in the ABC mockumentary Modern Family, for which he also bagged two Primetime Emmy awards. He started his career as a theater artist and now has acted in more than 40 movies and TV series. Besides, he has also worked as a producer and a director on some projects.

    Frances' dad and mom are happily married for over twenty years
    Frances’ parents Ty and Holly Burrell have been married for over two decades

    Talking about her mother, Holly (born November 25, 1975) is an actor turned chef. She started her career as a theater artist with her spouse, however, she couldn’t find success as an actress like her husband did. So, she made a transition to a chef and is a skilled chef at present. Apart from that, Holly adores gardening, which she said she learned from her mother.

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    Has A Younger Sister

    Frances has a younger sister named Greta. Like her, her younger sibling is also adopted; Ty and Holly adopted Greta in 2012. As a matter of fact, Frances’ sister, Greta is also from the African American race. Alike Frances, her actor parents haven’t talked anything about Greta’s biological parents.

    Greta was adopted two years after Frances.
    As similar to Frances, Greta’s biological parents are also not revealed yet.

    The Burrells kids have a year’s age difference and they share a close bond as they’re growing up in Utah.

    Ty Burrell Is A Loving Dad

    Every dad wants to give his children immense love and care, and Ty Burrell is no exception here. Ty has been a great father to his two girls so far. His character in the Modern Family also raised two daughters which might help him to understand what might go with his two daughters in real life.

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    As a matter of fact, he once said, “I guess if Phil can raise kids, so can I!” in a conversation with E News. He further added “I do love how much he tries, you know what I mean? I hope I can try as hard as Phil. Maybe not quite as hard as Phil, but I hope I can try.”

    Will Frances Follow in Her Father’s Footsteps?

    She is 13 years as of 2023 and has not started her career yet. Being a celebrity kid, these assumptions come up a lot but for now, Burrell is attending school and it might be years before she pursues a professional career. There is a possibility she will pursue a career in acting and if she does so, she might not need to struggle as her father himself is a producer and director.

    The Burrell Family Lives In Utah

    The Burrell family lives in Utah, away from the crowd of L.A. as of 2023. Frances’ parents tried to balance their family and work life together as both of them have busy schedules and they would frequently travel between LA and Utah. However, now they are settled in Utah, and the family gets to spend more time together than ever.

    Ty has adopted two daughters with his wife.
    The Burrell family was seen on a family outing.

    Talking about their family time, Frances’s father said,

    We have dinner together every night. We’re very traditional in that way. My wife and I were both raised in households where you sat down at dinner every night.”

    “It is a wonderful rhythm of the day thing,” Burrell added.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Frances Burrell
    Birthday 2010
    Age 14 years
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity African American
    Father Ty Burrell
    Mother Holly Burrell
    Siblings Greta Burrell