Alex Dunphy (Ariel Winter), is the younger daughter of Claire and Phil, and also the most clever and intelligent of the three siblings. She's the middle child which causes her to enjoy messing with both her older sister and younger brother equally. Often taking advantage of their naïvety and inferior intellect by fooling them into believing unrealistic things, and at one time had convinced Haley and Luke that they could charge electronics by rubbing the battery on their head. As much as she enjoys torturing her brother and sister, she is always seems to have their backs. She plays the cello and lacrosse which are just two of the many things that make her an overachiever; she chose to play the cello because she would have a better chance at being in a university orchestra.