One of the very talented young actors in Ameria, Rico Rodriguez is widely known for his portrayal of the kind-hearted, coffee drinking Manny Delgado in family comedy show Modern Family.
His role as Manny is and for the role, he has also won many awards which include an ALMA Awards.
Rodriguez is also a writer and published his first book in 2012.
Rico Rodriguez was born on 31st July of 1998 in Texas, USA. He was born to father Roy Rodriguez and mother Gloria Rodriguez. His parents own Rodriguez Tire.
Rico who has an ancestry of Mexico has two brothers and a sister who is an actress, Raini Rodriguez
The family later moved to LA to help Raini to pursue her career as an actress.
The details about the high school education and higher education about Rico is not available.
Rico did not consider acting as a career option for himself. Rather he wanted to go to the moon and become a chef there! Talk about that!
As an actor
Rico Rodriguez first considered acting as his career in the year 2006 after his sister.
Rodriguez’s first appearance as a professional actor was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He appeared in 10 episodes of the show where he played the role of the Ice cream kid prankster. He played the role from the year 2006 to 2007.
Later in the same year, he also played the role of Chanchito in movie ‘Epic Movie.’ The role followed other minor roles in film Parker and as Rico in Cory in the House. In the same year, he also made minor appearances in television series like ER, Nip/Tuck, and iCarly.
Until 2010, Rico was playing small roles in films and television shows like Opposite Day in 2009; Babysitters Beware in 2008, and ‘My Name is Earl’ in 2008. Later in 2009, Rico also made an appearance as character Travis Buckley in the 6th episode of NCIS.
Modern Family and recent works
In 2010 Rico was cast as Manny Delgado in the comedy show Modern Family, a kid who is mature for his age. But, Manny is so lovable and caring, and his love for his mother, Gloria, makes everybody awe his performances. Best of luck holding back those tears when Rico waves his magic!
In the year 2011, he played a cameo in 2011’s film The Muppets as himself.
Rico appeared in the Ultimate Halloween Haunted House in Nickelodeon as himself in 2016. In the same year, he was a guest judge for the 2nd season of Chopped Junior. He also appeared in a voice play as Cuco in movie El Americano.
Rodriguez published his very first book named ‘Reel Life Lessons… So Far’ in 2012.
Awards and Nominations
For portraying Manny in show Modern Family, Rico has won several awards individually.
In 2010, he won a Young Artist Award along with a Teen Choice Award. He earned an ALMA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award in the year 2011. In the year 2012, he won another 2 of the same awards in a different category.
He again earned a Screen Actors Guild Award in the year 2013 followed by an Image Award in the year 2015.
Rico Rodriguez is currently 18-years-old, and his birth sign is Leo. He is five ft 6 in tall, and he also has a weight of 80 kg.
Dating and Girlfriends
Likes his education, there are no records regarding dating life of the young actor.
The estimated net worth of actor Rico is $7 million. He earned the sum through his career in acting.
He also makes $20 thousand for each episode of Modern Family.
Rumors and Controversies
Rico g criticized for being overweight but since has taken care of himself.