Ty Burrell Welcomes Daughter Greta

03/19/2012 at 04:30 PM ET
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Ty Burrell‘s own Modern Family is expanding.

The actor, 44, and wife Holly have adopted a second daughter, Greta, the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively.

The baby girl joins big sister FrancesΒ at home.

The Burrells are keeping further details of the adoption private at this time.

“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,” the actor said in 2010, describing how the addition of Frances brought him even closer to his wife.

Burrell wrapped production on season 3 of Modern Family last week.

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Julie Jordan

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Zola on

I am the first to comment! Yay!!! I am happy for them. They seem nice. Go Modern Family!

Kate on

So great! Love him! I imagine he’s a great dad.

ashleyinnc on

Good for them! πŸ™‚ He seems like a genuine family man, who does a good job of keeping his family out of the public eye.

Amanda on

I am loving this adoption trend in Hollywood! Congrats to the Burrell family.

JM on

aah, i love phil dunphy. and ty burrell seems like a nice man. congrats to them and their little one.

anne on

Loooove Ty Burrell!

Erika on

Congratulations to him and his family! They seem like a nice family, and having 2 little girls sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait to hear what they named her, but I completely understand celebrities concealing information for a while, especially when they adopted a child.

Off topic, but the announcement that he adopted his first daughter was 2 years ago yesterday, so that is kind of cool.

Diva on

Congrats! Ty Burrell, you are a class act!

B.J. on

How wonderful! This brought a big smile to my face. Congrats!!

Shannon on


klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them!

cj on

One of the BEST, most spontaneous actors around!!!

Grace2 on

yay for him, his wife and daughter! he is so fantastic on modern family.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! I wonder why they’re being so much more secretive about this adoption than their first one? With Frances, her name AND birthday were announced right away. This time they didn’t even announce a name. What gives?

Sarah K. on

Anonymous, he was probably really excited last time because it was his first child and blabbed, but then realized he wants more privacy. Live and learn, I guess.

Anyways, congrats to them! Love him on Modern Family

Aunt H on

I have a niece that is adopted and came to all of us at birth. What a gift, what a joy. She has been our very own since the day we met her. Children come to us in so many differnt ways, they ask for nothing but too be loved. Sweet story!

Anonymous on

Yay, congrats to Ty and his family on their new baby girl! I love him on Modern Family. Those little girls are so lucky–they’ll never go a day without laughing with Phil for their dad. πŸ˜‰

Carli on

Yay Ty!! Congrats to him and his wife! If he’s anything like Phil Dunphy in real life, he has some very lucky girls!!!

maish on

hi congrats i love the way the family is co-ordinating very few men can do that keep up

Anonymous on

Sarah K.- You’re probably right. It also occured to me after I posted that comment last night that the adoption may not be 100 percent finialized yet and therefore they’re legally unable to announce further details. In anycase, I definitely over-reacted!

NanookoftheNorth on

So great to see all the positive comments for this fine funny man and his fam ! I’m with all of you in loving ‘Modern Family’ and “the cool dad”, referring to himself and his “wtf, why the face” on that very first show πŸ™‚ It seems to only be getting better, as they flesh it out, now that they are in their 3rd season :-). Congrats to the cast and crew on that and to the Burrell family’s new addition !

NanookoftheNorth on

Where did my comment go…or do they take a while to show up ??