Who is Miguel Herrán?

Miguel Ángel García de la Herrán a.k.a. Miguel Herrán is an Spanish actor and a model. He is mostly known as Rio in the internationally famous Netflix series Money Heist. He is also known for playing in Elite as Christian Varela Expósito. Though he has not played in many movies and TV series his fame has increased exponentially.

Currently, he is in a healthy relationship with Sandra Escacena. His zodiac is Taurus and is 25 years old. He won the Goya Award for Best New Actor in 2016 for his amazing performance in the film Nothing in Return.

Early Life and Education

Miguel Herrán was born in Málaga, Spain, on April 25, 1996. He lived with his mother in Fuengirola. Miguel’s mother decided to move to Madrid when he was a child. He was raised in the Chamber area of Madrid. His father is an entrepreneur, while his mother is a stay-at-home mom.

He finished his education in his birthplace and earned a degree from the University of Madrid.


Miguel Herrán hasn’t played in many movies and TV series. His credits include 7 movies and 2 TV series. His career began when Herrán auditioned for the role of Daro in the film Nothing in Return after a fortuitous encounter with actor and director Daniel Guzmán in the streets of Malaga. He also won a Goya award for the same role in 2016.

Later he played in a couple in movies like “1898, Our Last Men in the Philippines”, “The Invisible Guardian”, “Alegria, Tristeza”, Tiempo Despues”, and “Sky High”.

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Miguel Herrán took the role of Aníbal Cortés a.k.a Rio in Money Heist from which he gained international recognition. He also played in Elite as Christian Varela which further increased his fame.

Miguel Herrán in Money Heist

Miguel Herrán in Money Heist. Source: Instagram

Miguel Herrán played Aníbal Cortés a.k.a Rio, a young hacker who later becomes Tokyo’s (Úrsula Corberó) boyfriend. He was invited by the professor ( Álvaro Morte ) to join a heist. He meets his comrades Helsinki (Darko Perić), Denver, Berlin, Moscow, and Denver and the heist begins. Herrán played from season 1 to the present.

Miguel Herrán in Elite

Herrán played Christian Varela from season 1 to season 2. He was one of three transfer students who develops feelings for Polo and Carla. A humorous and easygoing transfer student attempts to maintain ties to his past while assimilating with wealthier peers. He is intentionally run over by Carla’s father in season 2, leaving him gravely injured, and he is taken to another hospital in Switzerland to keep the truth about Marina’s murder from being known.

Net Worth

Miguel Herrán has a net worth of $1.1 million according to different sources. He has played in internationally famous TV series and movies.

Miguel Herrán with his bike. Source: Instagram

Herrán’s primary source of income is from movies and tv series, and secondary income is from ads and brands.

Similarly, Miguel Herrán also fancies bikes as he has posted different photos on his Instagram. He also owns a Mercedes Benz. He lives a luxury lifestyle as he earns from different sources.

Personal Life

Despite his on-screen girlfriend Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó) Miguel Herrán is in a relationship with Sandra Escacena. Not much information is revealed to public. He loves bikes and other sports.

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Body Measurement

Miguel Herrán has a fit body with a cute smile. He stands 5 feet and 8 inches (172 cm) and weighs around 70 kg (154 lbs approx).

Miguel Herrán showing his body while smoking. Source: Instagram

He has a brown hair and eyea. His nationality is Spanish and his ethnicity is white.

Social Media

Miguel Herrán is active in social media. He has an active account of Instagram with username miguel.g.herran. Likewise, He has an astounding 14.1 m followers. He uploads personal as well as on screen photos in his account.

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