Rico Rodriguez (born July 31, 1998), is an American actor and author (although he is very young he has already published a book). He is known for the role of Manny Delgado in Modern Family, TV show produced by ABC (American Broadcasting Company). In 2012, he even wrote a book ‘’ Reel Life Lessons...So Far’’, that was published the same year.
Rico was born in Bryan, Texas, his parents are Roy and Diane Rodriguez, who have their own family business. He has two brothers, Ray and Roy Rodriguez and one sister, Raini Rodriguez (she is also an actress), and they are Mexican American descent.
Until 2006, he didn’t pay attention to acting, he wanted to be an NASCAR race driver and to fly to the moon, his own desires.
But, he mentioned the year when his sister started acting, he wanted to try it too. After many auditions and practice, from 2009 he is the actor in the popular TV series, Modern family. Besides acting in this TV series, he made an appearance in the movies: Epic Movie (Uncredited), Chanchito, Parker (2007), Babysitters Beware, Opposite Day, The Muppets, The Alma Awards and El Americano.
Rico is very awarded too, he is a co-winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award (for outstanding performance) in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
He is also nominated for the teen choice award for choice TV scene stealer and in 2013, teen choice award for choice TV scene stealer, and he was rewarded by the Entertainment Magazine for the Entertainer of the Year.