Rico Rodriguez (actor)

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Rico Rodriguez
Rico Rodriguez at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Rodriguez at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 23rd, 2010
Born (1998-07-31) July 31, 1998 (age 17)
Bryan, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Raini Rodriguez (sister)

Rico Rodriguez (born July 31, 1998) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Manny Delgado in the ABC sitcom Modern Family. He also wrote a book that was published in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas, the son of Diane and Roy Rodriguez, who own a business.[1] His siblings are brothers Ray and Roy Jr., and sister Raini Rodriguez, who is an actress.[2] He is of Mexican American descent.[3]


Rodriguez in June 2010.

Rodriguez had not considered becoming an actor until around 2006, when his sister began acting, stating in 2010 that he thought he would be "a NASCAR chef going to the moon".[4] In September 2009, he began playing Manny Delgado in Modern Family.[5] He is a co-winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series on two occasions (2011 and 2012), alongside the rest of the show's cast, and a nomination for the same award was garnered in 2010.[6] He wrote a book that was published in 2012 titled Reel Life Lessons... So Far.[7]




Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Young Bryan siblings are finding success in Hollywood - The Eagle: Brazos Life". The Eagle. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Rico Rodriguez Congratulates His Sister Raini Rodriguez For Her Role In Disney’s "PROM" Movie Disney Dreaming". DisneyDreaming.com. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rico Rodriguez". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  4. ^ Macatee, Rebecca (8 December 2010). "Rico Rodriguez: I'm Nothing Like Manny on 'Modern Family'". PopEater. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Manny (Rico Rodriguez)". ABC. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Television - Modern Family". The New York Times. December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "‘Modern Family’ Star Rico Rodriguez Spills TV Secrets, Life Lessons in New Book". ABC News. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Presentan “El Americano: The Movie”, coproducción México-EUA - Yahoo TV[dead link]. Yahoo! TV. September 26, 2013
  9. ^ Hopewell, John (20 May 2014). "‘El Americano 3D’ Kicks Off Pre-Sales at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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