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Modern Family's Ty Burrell Adopts a Daughter

03/18/2010 at 12:50 PM EDT

Modern Family's Ty Burrell Adopts a Daughter
Holly and Ty Burrell
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He may play a hapless father of three on the hit show Modern Family, but Ty Burrell had little real-life parenting experience to draw on – until now.

The actor and wife Holly have adopted a baby girl, the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively. The Burrells are keeping further details private at this time.

Earlier this month, Burrell, 42, told PEOPLE that one of his favorite aspects of playing Phil Dunphy on the cult comedy is how much the character cares about his kids. "He's not necessarily good at the things that he does," the actor laughs, "but he really tries hard!"

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