Lillian Elizabeth "Lily" Tucker-Pritchett (formerly Tucker Pritchett) is Mitchell and Cameron's adopted Vietnamese daughter. She is the older sister of Rexford and the owner of Larry.

Biography

Before the Show

Lily was born in Vietnam on February 19th, 2009, and was adopted as a baby by Mitch and Cam. She was cared for by a group of Asian women while she was in the orphanage ("Fears").

Personality

As a baby, Lily has been a constant center of attention, being the youngest of the clan. She has had a petty rivalry with Luke and Manny because of this until Joe is born in "Party Crasher". In later seasons, Lily has become a bubbly toddler with a snarkiness she seems to get from her parents as well as Claire who babysits her often ("Fulgencio").

Even at a young age, Lily has shown kindness and selflessness, such as when she ran to get Joe as his pirate castle collapses ("Integrity") and when she gives her puppy pound to a homeless boy for Christmas ("The Old Man & the Tree"). Although in "Crying Out Loud", her parents express how they have noticed Lily has not developed a sense of empathy so far.

In Season 8's "A Stereotypical Day", Lily has a friend, called Tom, over, Mitch tells Cam that Tom used to be Tina, in other words, Tom is transgender. After this, they hear Lily call him a weirdo. When asking Lily why she called him that, Lily tells them that it wasn't because he is transgender, it's because he saw the painting of Mitch and Cam in Lily's bedroom and stated that the people in the painting Mitch and Cam) are weirdos.

After Mitch and Cam learn this, Lily tells them she doesn't like it either, but she wanted to defend them anyway.

In Season 1 Mitchell originally wanted to wait to tell the extended family that they had adopted Lily. However, Cameron knew Mitchell will shy away from introducing her forever, so he plans a surprise dinner where he introduces the baby in a Lion King manner. The family welcomes her with open arms, even Mitchell's dad Jay (who can seem a grumpy character at times especially when it comes to Mitchell and his, what he calls, "gaydar" (radar for homosexuals)). She is, at times, doing activities with both of her fathers, but remains with Cam at home while Mitchell works. Cameron often dresses her up as celebrities, such as Diana Ross, Madonna, and Ray Charles for the purpose of taking photographs. Cameron and Mitchell are currently practicing the Ferber method on Lily but Cameron can't always resist catering to her during the night, sometimes even watching movies such as Scarface, which Cam claims she likes possibly because of the bright colors, particularly the club shooting scene. Another noticeable thing about Lily is that in most episodes she appears in she is seen with "Doggy," her stuffed dog, which appears to be a Labrador. She is a quiet and peaceful baby when portrayed by infants Ella and Jaden Hiller, and does not speak for the first two seasons.

In Season 3 Lily is no longer played by babies Ella & Jaden Hiller, but instead by bubbly preschooler Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. She now begins to talk and becomes a full-fledged character. She is vocal about not wanting a new baby brother, but instead, a kitten named Larry which actually happens for her. She is shown to have some other faults typical of toddlers, such as difficulty with sharing.

Physical Appearance (as Aubrey Anderson-Emmons)

Lily has olive skin, black-brown long waist-length curly hair, and black eyes. She is bi-ethnic.

Mishaps with Lily

There have been several occasions in which Lily has been involved with and/or caused a problem during an episode:

The Bicycle Thief
Lily seems behind, so Mitchell "steals another child's intellectual property", as he puts it, before realizing all playdates are recorded.
Run for Your Wife
Cameron has finally convinced Mitchell to dance with Lily. But Mitchell accidentally hits Lily's head on a door jamb when he throws her up in the air. After quite a bit of fussing, more by her fathers than by herself, Mitchell and Cam finally decide to take her into the doctor. It turned out Lily was fine, but it wasn't long before the next little incident occurred.
Hawaii
During a Hawaiian vacation, Mitch and Cam get into an argument that continues when they leave the elevator – and neither of them pushes the baby carriage out with them.  Luckily Gloria finds a run-away Lily on the first floor.

Planes, Trains and Cars
Mitchell and Cameron lose Lily's favorite stuffed bunny on the subway. She keeps Mitchell and Cameron up all night and they try to tell her that her bunny went to a magical land and to sleep with a different stuffed animal. That doesn't work either.
Little Bo Bleep
Lily discovers that cursing (particularly using the F-word) can elicit laughter from her Daddy and Dad, so she repeatedly drops the F-bomb as Cam and Mitch try to teach her not to say it. The episode culminates with Lily loudly shouting the F-bomb while she is a flower girl at a wedding.
Disneyland
It is revealed that Lily is a "runner", meaning that Lily will sometimes just run off leaving her Daddy and Dad to try and look for her with help sometimes. Cam and Mitch try to keep her from straying from the family but it is to no avail; she dashes off at every opportunity, much faster than her Daddy and Dad can catch her. Finally, Cam resorts to putting a leash on her, though Mitchell can feel other parents judging her. Their parenting problem is solved when Jay buys Lily a pair of baby high heels, in which she has no choice but to walk her way along slowly and carefully.

Party Crasher
She is shown to be favoring Mitchell and Cam goes out of his way to win back her affection. She is accidentally injured several times in this episode by Cam.
Career Day
Lily waits up for the tooth fairy and causes Cam to accidentally leave her quite a bit more money than he planned. Cam and Mitch pull out all the stops to get it back.
The Future Dunphys
Lily announces to her parents and Gloria that she is gay because she thinks that since both of her parents are gay, she is automatically gay as well. Later in the episode, it is discovered that she says this because of her desire to be more like her parents.

Spring-a-Ding-Fling
Jay and Gloria were watching Lily. Stuff kept happening and every time they asked Lily if she did it, she would say no and claim that Joe did it. Jay and Gloria were suspicious that she was lying. After a bit, Jay and Gloria deduced that Lily may have a big lying problem. She even said Joe was walking when to their prior knowledge, he couldn't. They have been trying to get him to walk because he was a little behind his age group. To their surprise, Joe did walk to Lily and she got away with it.

The Party
Lily (with the bribe of as much Soda she could drink), Luke and Manny throw a party the same night Phil and Mitch are given some gummy bears with weed/THC in them at a movie premiere from a friend. Both Claire and Gloria are out together. Leaving Manny and Luke to watch over Lily. Phil and Mitch just ate the gummy bears just as the alert from his and Claire's security system went off. Indicating that there was a fire but the alarm stopped immediately afterward so Phil thought nothing of it. Claire insists that the boys are up to no good seeing as they were so insistent on getting them out of the house. Gloria calls Manny to prove her wrong and he tells her that they burnt the cookies they were baking. Since Manny never lies to Gloria, she believed him. Luke yells at Manny that the house's oven is broken. Claire informs Gloria of this and concludes that there is a party. Claire calls Phil and he, the girls and Mitchell all go to the Dunphy house to investigate. Lily hides the kids at the party with her in one of the rooms, making sure they are quiet while the parents are in the house.

Personality

Lily is a hilarious, entertaining, and (physically) charming character with a sassy personality. In "Little Bo Bleep" Lily is heard saying the F-word, solely for the purpose of making her daddy laugh hysterically. Lily quickly picks up on words or phrases said by other people, including from her aunt, Claire Dunphy. In the episode "Fulgencio" Lily repeats snarky and sarcastic lines originally said by Claire, who had been spending time with her.

Occupation

Lily was never hired for any jobs.

Lily has not currently been hired for any jobs.

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Relationships

Family

Mitchell

Mitchell is Lily's adoptive Dad. He cares for Lily but can at times be very caught up in his work. This improves over the course of the show and he ends up growing closer to Lily. Mitchell is less emotional than Cameron and believes that Lily's lack of empathy may have something to do with his lack of showing emotions.

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Cameron

Cameron is Lily's adoptive Daddy.

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Jay

Jay is Lily's adoptive Grandfather.

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Gloria

Gloria is Lily's adoptive Step-Grandmother.

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Manny

Manny is Lily's adoptive Step-Uncle.

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Joe

Joe is Lily's adoptive Half-Uncle.

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Claire

Claire is Lily's adoptive Aunty.It is said that Lily gets her sassy attitude from Claire, due to the fact that Claire spends a lot of time with her and often picks her up from school or watches her when her daddies are busy.

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Phil

Phil is Lily's adoptive Uncle.

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Haley

Haley is Lily's adoptive cousin.

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Alex

Alex is Lily's adoptive cousin.

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Luke

Luke is Lily's adoptive cousin.

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Friendships

Joe

  • Started: "Party Crasher"
  • Reason: Joe was born in Season 4's "Party Crasher" extending Lily's adoptive family. Joe becomes Lily's new friend to toy and then play with.
  • Ended: This friendship hasn't ended yet.
  • Information: Joe is Lily's adoptive Half-Uncle, they used to get along very badly until Lily found a fondness to Joe as a friend.

Luke

  • Information: Luke and Lily have evidently been friends with Lily for more time than Joe and Lily have been friends. Luke along with Manny has been known to try and trick Lily which usually fails as Lily is able to make their plan fall apart before it starts as Luke is usually the one who lets Manny down. In "White Christmas", Manny and Luke try to make Lily believe that a boy used to live in the house they spend Christmas in and was locked in there and died in there. Manny and Luke give Lily a note, but as Luke wrote the note, Lily says that the scariest thing about the note is that it was written with bad English.

Manny

Love Interests

Patrik:

Pre-school crush.

Trivia

  • Though Lily is Vietnamese, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is actually of Korean heritage.
  • Lily may have been named after Cam's family pig, as revealed in the episode "Leap Day", though Cam does not confirm this. However, in a later episode, it was confirmed by Mitch, who says "Still no shame I see for tricking me into naming our daughter after bacon.".

 

Quotes

Season 1
Lily did not speak in Season 1 as she was a baby


Season 2
Lily also did not speak in Season 2 because she was a baby


Season 3

Quote1.png Cam: I do not pick her up early from preschool.
Mitch: Lily, did daddy pick you up early from preschool?
Lily: No.
Cam: See? Case closed.
Lily: We didn't go.
Mitch: Case open.
Lily: We went shopping.
Cam: All right, Lily.
Lily: We bought matchy hats.
Cam: You're going to your room.
Mitch: You're both going to her room.
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From "When Good Kids Go Bad"

Season 4

Quote1.png Sal: Sorry you couldn't come to the wedding, it was no kids.
Lily: It's okay, I'll go to your next one.
Sal: [Frustrated and annoyed] Wow!
Cam: She just means when she's not a kid anymore.
Lily: She knows what I mean.
Sal: I don't like you.
Lily: [Whispers] I'll get over it.
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From "Best Men"
Quote1.png Lily: Who's going to take care of me?
Cam: Haley is.
Lily: I'm serious.
Mitch: Alex.
Lily: Okay, let's go.
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From "New Year's Eve"

Season 5

Quote1.png Lily: [after seeing Manny off] What if he doesn't come back?
Jay: Oh, honey, no one leaves home and doesn't come back.
Lily: I did.
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From "Suddenly, Last Summer"

Season 6

Quote1.png [Mitch and Cam are dancing romantically]
Lily: Are we almost done with fairy time?
Mitch: [in unison with Cam, flustered] Lily! Of all the...
Cam: Lily, that's offensive.
Lily: [Is actually wearing a fairy costume] I just want to get out of this costume.
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From "The Long Honeymoon"

Season 7

Quote1.png Lily: What is the lowest common denominator?
Cam: Reality television.
Lily: Hilarious, but I have a test tomorrow.
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From "Man Shouldn't Lie"

Season 8

Quote1.png Lily: Pancakes, yay!
Cam: Oh, uh, we're actually out of those.
Dwight: [through a mouthful of food] You can have the rest.
Cam: No, no! We put some performance supplements in there that could mess with you as a lady.
Lily: What else is there?
Cam: Well, I'm going to the store later. In the meantime, you can have some fruit.
Lily: That's real? I thought it was just for show.
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From "Weathering Heights"

Season 11

Quote1.png [Cam sings and plays guitar to students who are at their house as torture]
Lily: I don't care what these kids did, this is cruel.
Mitchell: I know.
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Quote1.png Cam: Alright, I've decided what I'm gonna do. I'll turn the heat up on one of the kids. If they did it, they'll confess. If not, the actual criminal will feel guilty and step forward.
Mitchell: So, this is gonna be our whole Saturday?
Mitchell (to Lily): Okay, why would we even buy bikes?
Lily: You took his stupid little clown, didn't you?
Mitchell: I find it sad that your generation is so damaged and cynical.
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From "New Kids On The Block"
Quote1.png Vera: What's this? [points at Lily's decorated hand mirror]
Lily: Art project for school, I just grabbed something out of the trash and threw glitter glue on it. Got a 70.
Mitchell (whispering to Cam): She knows that's out of 100, right?.
Brad: Vera went through a found art phase, this is Michael Angelo's "David", that she made out of plastic.
Vera: Recycled plastic, we only get one planet. Let's take care of it.
Lily (whispering to Mitch and Cam before walking away): Guess someones never heard of the Moon.
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Quote1.png [After Lily wins a game and Vera runs away after she loses]
Mitchell: Lily, how—
Lily: I set up my mirror so I could see her cards.
Mitchell: Uh!—
Lily: I had to! I couldn't stand her making me feel bad about myself.
Mitchell: No, no, I get it. I'm not sure they don't enjoy making people feel inferior.
Lily: Which is something you guys could never do.
[Lily walks out of the room]
Mitchell: Wait did she just say that we could never make people feel inferior because we're so inferior ourselves?
Cam: But cleverly wrapped in a compliment to avoid detection?
Mitchell: In other words, the perfect gay zinger.
Cam: Well, she may not finish high school but she will hold her own in any Tony party.
Mitchell: Yeah, she will.
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From "Perfect Pairs"
Quote1.png Cam: Lily, sweetie, do you want me to pack your bathing suit for the party?
Lily: Only if you wanna wear it.
Mitch (to Cam): Is that the sass we love, or the backtalk we hate?
Cam: Unclear, you know there's a fine line between quippy and mean. I show her golden girls, it's just not sinking in.
Mitch: Okay. Honey, honey, it's gonna be fun. Longines said lots of kids are gonna be there.
Lily: Exactly, I'm not gonna wear a bathing suit in front of a bunch of judgy tweens.
[Lily walks away]
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Quote1.png Mitch: Oh, it's so hot. I can't wait to jump in that pool.
Lily: I never said I'd get in the pool.
Cam: Okay, Lily stop. You are an exotic Vietnamese beauty, Scarlett Johansson would play you in a movie, until Twitter told her she couldn't.
Mitch: It doesn't matter what other people think of us, it matters what we think of ourselves.
Cam: That's right!.
Lily: Oh! Great, it's all gays I can do whatever I want. I'm invisible
[falls into a pool]
Lily: I'm okay!
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Quote1.png [Lily comes into a bedroom where Mitch and Cam are hiding]
Mitch: Hi!
Cam: Lily!
Lily: I knew it! You're hiding.
Mitch and Cam (simultaneously): No, no, no, we're not.
Lily: So, I'm supposed to love who I am but you guys don't? Hypocrites.
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From "Pool Party"
Quote1.png [Lily comes home]
Mitch: Whoa, whoa, whoa, just a second young lady. We're very happy you're going to this party tonight, but uh, isn't this costume a little, uh, suggestive?
Lily: This is my actual cheerleading outfit. You guys know I'm doing that, right?
Mitch and Cam (simultaneously): Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Totally.
[Lily walks out of the room]
Mitch (to Cam): We should have know that, right?
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Quote1.png [Mitch and Cam check on Lily after becoming worried about her leaving a party]
Cam: Sweetie, is everything okay?
Lily: It's nothing. Go away.
Mitch: Honey, did a boy pressure you to do something you didn't wanna do?
Lily: Ew, gross. No.
Cam: Did a girl pressure you into doing something you—
Lily: Oh, my God, could you adopt a second child to take some of this off of me?
Mitch: Uh—Honey—Honey we just wanna help, okay? We're—We're afraid that maybe we pushed you into going to that party before you were ready.
Lily: Look, I thought this boy really liked me, but he was just using me to get to my friend, Kelly.
Mitch: Kelly? Ew, she's gross.
Lily: No she isn't, she's my friend.
Cam: Okay, well, she's not you and anyone who would pick her o—
Lily: Of course you'd say that, you're my Dad. I'm sorry, there's nothing that you could say that would help. Okay! You're not a girl, you're not 12.
[Mitch and Cam start to walk out]
Lily: What would you know about liking a boy who doesn't like you back?
[Mitch and Cam start to walk back in]
Mitch: Oh, honey.
Cam: I'm gonna get us some ice cream.
Mitch: Okay come here, come here.
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From "The Last Halloween"
Quote1.png [Lily and Mitchell are laughing at a video of a Mascot mocking Cam]
Lily: Oh, my God. Dad he still walks like that [laughs].
[Cam walks in]
Cam: Why are you guys laughing?
Mitch: We were happy.
Cam: Since when? Were you watching that video again?!.
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Quote1.png [Lily and Mitch being interviewed]
Mitch: Recently the high school Dolphin mascot has been mocking Cam during football games.
Lily: He's—and I don't use this word lightly—a genius.
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Quote1.png Mitch: I'm surprised you can't see the humor in what the mascot is doing. Isn't it a lot like clowning?
Cam: What did you just say?!
Lily (whispering to Mitch: Are you insane?
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From "A Game of Chicken"
Quote1.png Cam: Guys, I am nailing my seating chart!
Lily: Can you not put me near Luke? I can't with the chewing.
Mitch: You are a spoiled city kid. I was 11 before I got to sit at the people table.
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From "The Last Christmas"
Quote1.png Manny: I gave her my heart, she gave me a picture of me as an old-time sheriff. Today was my second chance, but I couldn't even get up the nerve to say "Hi". 11 year old Manny would be disgusted by me
Lily: Well, now you know how 12 year old Lily feels.
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From "Legacy"

Appearances (played by Aubrey Anderson Emmons)

Appearances

Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Tot
Season 3 20
Season 4 21
Season 5 22
Season 6 20
Season 7 18
Season 8 17
Season 9 13
Season 10 16
Season 11 9

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Main characters
Phil DunphyClaire DunphyHaley DunphyAlex DunphyLuke DunphyDylan MarshallJay PritchettGloria PritchettManny DelgadoJoe PritchettMitchell PritchettCameron TuckerLily Tucker-Pritchett • [PETS]: LarryStella
Recurring characters
Frank DunphyDeDe PritchettJavier DelgadoPepper SaltzmanSalAndy BaileyRonnie LaFontaineAndrew
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