Miguel Herrán

Miguel Herrán is a Spanish actor, best known for playing the roles of Aníbal "Río" Cortés in Money Heist and Christian Varela in Élite. In 2016, he won the Goya Award for Best New Actor for his role in the film Nothing in Return.

Date of birth

Miguel Herrán was born on April 25, 1996 in Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. 


The star was born to parents Manuel Herrán and Belen De La-Herran in Andalusia (the southern autonomous community in Peninsular) Spain.

Early life

He grew up in the neighborhood of Chamberi in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. 


Details regarding hIS education are not yet available.

Love life

It has been reported that the actor has dated Sandra Escacena. Miguel Herrán girlfriend Sandra Escacena is a Spanish actress known for her role in Veronica, a 2017 Spanish horror thriller film. The two have shared their photos on Instagram.

Net worth

Not yet established.


The star was interested in cars from a tender age, and his dream was become a car mechanic. As a result, he was not fond of school and was more interested in the car industry. He never thought he would make a career out of acting. However, this changed after he met a Spanish actor and director named Daniel Guzman. This turned out to be a turning point in Miguel Herrán's life, as Guzman encouraged the young actor to audition for acting roles.

One of the roles the actor was encouraged to audition for was that of Dario in the film, A Cambio de nada (Nothing in Return). He made his onscreen debut in 2015 as a lead actor in the same movie. He featured alongside actors such as Antonio Bachiller, Antonia Guzman, and Miguel Rellan. Miguel's mentor Daniel Guzman directed the film. His role in the film was a success as he was crowned the Best New Actor by Goya Award in 2016. Due to the star's outstanding performances in the movie, he started receiving more roles.

His next film was Nomeolvides, a Spanish short film where he starred and worked as an assistant director.

His most prominent role to date is that of Anibal “Rio” Cortes in the hit TV series Money Heist. His character on the show iskilled hacker who has attacked multiple websites and is recruited by Professor (Álvaro Morte) in his heist. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the dark web and worked as an alarm expert before joining the Professor.

In 2020, he starred as Angel in Sky High, a Spanish Heist Thriller TV movie.

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Miguel Herrán
First Name Miguel
Surname Herrán
Born 25th April, 1996
Home City Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Current City