Rico Rodriguez of "Modern Family" Included in Acting Ensemble That Garners 4th SAG Award
About six years ago, actor Rico Rodriguez and his sister, actress Raini Rodriguez were just going to elementary school and life as any other youngsters. But Raini wanted to act and she signed up with talent scout Nikki Pederson, for training to enter an IMTA talent competition. Raini succeeded in her first competition and came to the attention of Los Angeles Agent/Manager Susan Osser. Osser told me three years ago that Raini and her whole family, including a very quiet younger brother, came to meet at her office. Osser spotted something special in young Rico as well, and immediately created "Team Rodriguez" around which to immerse and educate the children in acting classes in preparation for being sent out on interviews. About 1200 days later, Raini has debuted in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and had a great role in the Disney movie, "Prom" and a regular role on Disney's "Austin and Allie." Rico is in his fourth year with "Modern Family," playing Manny Delgado, son of Sofia Vergara's "Gloria Pritchett" and stepson to Ed O'Neill's "Jay Pritchett.
To learn more about Rico, read the examiner.com story here.