Full name: Rico Rodriguez II
Date of birth: July 31, 1998
Hometown: College Station, Texas
Twitter: @starringrico
Bet you didn’t know... Rico is the younger brother of actress Raini Rodriguez.

Texas born and raised, Rico Rodriguez moved to Los Angeles when he was 6 to support his sister Raini’s dream of becoming an actress. After a year of watching from the sidelines, Rico decided to enroll in acting classes and pursue his own career in the field.

Rico’s landed his first roles in the movies How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Epic Movie, and he has appeared on the TV shows Cory in the House, ER, 'Til Death, iCarly, Nip/Tuck, Surviving Suburbia, and NCIS. He has also taped commercials for Roundtable Pizza, Time Warner Cable, Dodge, Wal-Mart, BlueCross, Chrysler, and AT&T.

Best known for playing wise-beyond-his-years Manny Delgado on Modern Family, Rico has been nominated for several popular awards. He was up for Male Breakout Star/Television at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, as well as Outstanding Supporting Actor/Television at the 2010 Imagen Awards. Rico received the 2010 Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and — along with his Modern Family co-stars — won a 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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