Rico Rodriguez is an American actor. Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas, the son of Diane and Roy Rodriguez, who owns a tire shop called Rodriguez Tire. He is best known for playing Manny Delgado in the ABC sitcom Modern Family. He also wrote a book that was published in 2012. 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”.
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. He wrote a book that was published in 2012 titled “Reel Life Lessons… So Far”.