‘Modern Family’ actor Ferguson featured at Ball State

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, the cast of “Modern Family” poses with their awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series fat the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ABC has confirmed that a transgender child actor will guest star on the series in an episode set to air Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, from the TV show “Modern Family,” will visit Ball State University as a guest artist.

Ferguson will be at the school’s Muncie campus Dec. 1-3. He’s expected to give an informal talk and work closely with dance and theatre students.

Ball State says a “significant donation” from an anonymous donor is paying for the visit.

Ferguson plays an openly gay lawyer in the TV show, which airs on ABC.

The university says Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, who is an actual lawyer, have a non-profit advocacy organization that sells limited-edition bow ties.

The proceeds from the non-profit, called Tie the Knot, are given to LGBTQ organizations.
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