Modern Family's Nolan Gould Talks Graduating High School At 13: I'm Moving Onto 'Community College Courses'

Access Hollywood
Nolan Gould arrives at FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century FOX Television and FX post Emmy party at Soleto in Los Angeles on September 23, 2012 -- Getty Images
.

View photo

Nolan Gould arrives at FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century FOX Television and FX post Emmy party …

Nolan Gould's off-screen education is far ahead of that of his not-so-bright "Modern Family" character, Luke Dunphy.

The actor, 13, has already graduated from high school!

PLAY IT NOW: Emmys 2012 Backstage: Modern Family Kids Celebrate Big Night

"Over the summer, I did a lot of studying and I took an exam and tested out of high school," Nolan revealed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week. "So, I'm hopefully going to go on and do some online community college courses."

In addition to his early high school diploma, the actor has an I.Q. of 150 and is a card-carrying member of MENSA.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Emmys 2012: Stars Celebrate At The Afterparties!

Despite his academic accomplishments, Nolan said nothing beats being invited to the Emmys as a pre-teen.

"I realized something as I was driving in my limo [heading to the Primetime Emmy Awards in September] -- 'Wait a second! I'm 13! This is my third time at the Emmys. What am I supposed to do with the rest of my life?!'

"It's all downhill from now," he added with a laugh.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Former Child Stars

Catch Nolan on "Modern Family" - Wednesdays at 9/8c on ABC.

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Cast Of ‘Modern Family’

View Comments (1)