Rico Rodriguez is a young Hispanic actor from America. He is most widely known for his role in the award-winning TV series, “The Modern Family.” He plays the role of a Columbian teenager who stays with his ageing stepdad and immigrant soccer mom, Gloria. To know more about the net worth of Rico Rodriguez, keep reading this article.
Rico Rodriguez Early Life
Rico Rodriguez was born on July 31st, 1998. He was born to the couple Diane and Roy Rodriguez. His parents are of Mexican origin, and they run a tire shop in the town of his birth. Their shop is called the Rodriguez Tires. Rico Rodriguez has three siblings- two brothers named Ray and Roy Jr. Rico Rodriguez and a sister named Raini Rodriguez.
Raini Rodriguez, like her brother, is also an actress. She is best known for her role as Trish in the Disney series, “Austin and Alley.” In 2017, due to an unfortunate turn of events, Rico Rodriguez’s father, Roy passed away, which became a cause of great pain and trauma, both for the young actor and his family.
Rico Rodriguez Career
Rico Rodriguez was never really into acting, and he had never considered it as a profession in the first place. As a matter of fact, he had claimed that even up till his sister, Raini Rodriguez had started acting on TV, he was still fantasising about several childish stuff.
In a hilarious interview, Rico Rodriguez noted that till 2006, when his sister got her first break in acting, he wanted to be a “NASCAR chef going to space.” Rico Rodriguez’s career in acting began with the ABC networks popular as well as critically acclaimed TV comedy series, “Modern Family.” This show’s uniqueness is in the several socially relevant and controversial topics that it tries to deal with in a light way.
This series is about a family in the 21st century dealing with their very 21st century problems in America. It deals with homosexuality, broken families, stepchildren, adoption, the generation gap between teenagers and their parents, etc.
Although they apparently sound like very serious and grim sub-plots, the show manages to deal with these in a light-hearted tone and simultaneously ensures that it does not lose touch with the complexity of these issues, keeping intact the ironies and hypocrisies of the modern society.
Apart from this show, Rico Rodriguez has appeared in a number of small roles on several TV shows, like “Austin and Alley.” Rico Rodriguez has also appeared in talk shows, like “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Awards and Achievements
Rico Rodriguez has been immensely popular for his role as Manny in “Modern Family.” His performance has also brought him a lot of critical acclaims, including prestigious awards, like the 2009 Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
He, in fact, along with the other cast members of “Modern Family,” got that award subsequently for two more years, and again in 2014. He also got the award for Best supporting actor television by Imagen award. He has won several Young Artist and Teen Choice awards. He has also bagged the ALMA award for the Favourite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a comedy.
Net Worth of Rico Rodriguez
Rico Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to be $13.5 million. The main source of his wealth his pay per episode of Modern Family, which amounts to $75,000 per episode.
Rico Rodriguez has also written a book about his journey and experiences as a young actor. His book is called, “Reel Life Lessons… So Far”. At a very young age, he has made a fortune for himself, in spite of personal troubles and has been able to establish himself, a commendable feat we say!