Miguel Herrán's Net Worth, Education, Family & Career

Miguel Herrán’s Net Worth, Education, Family & Career

Miguel Herrán is a Spanish actor, whom we best know for his roles in the popular series Money Heist and Elite. He portrays Rio, one of the main robbers involved in the heist, in Money Heist, while in Elite, he is Christian Varela. Both of his roles became fan favorites among the fans of the shows.

Besides his roles in the hit series, Herrán is also famous for his role of Darío Buendía Saíz in the movie Nothing in Return. He even received the Goya awards in the Best New Actor category for his work in his first movie. He has made a name for himself in a short period.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Popular NameMiguel Herrán
Real NameMiguel Ángel Gracía de la Herrán
Date of birthApril 25, 1996
Age28 years old
Place of birthMálaga, Spain
HometownMadrid, Spain
FatherManuel Herrán
MotherBelen De La-Herrán
StatusIn a relationship
PartnerSandra Escacena
OccupationActor and Model
Net worth1 Million USD
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight68 kg
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Instagram idmiguel.g.herran

Miguel Net Worth

The Money Heist started his acting career in 2015. It has been just a total of six-year, and he has already earned a great deal of fame and fortune.

Herrán earns more than enough from his acting career. But besides this, he also receives a good amount of money from his modeling gigs and endorsements.

The talented actor had around 1 million USD as his net worth by the end of last year.

Physical Measurements

Herrán has an average height but a great body. He stands tall at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs only 68 kgs. He has a well-built muscular body with a measurement of 44-30-38.

Along with a great body, his natural acting makes him more appealing to the eyes and a fan favorite.

Miguel’s Parents, Early Life, and Family

Herrán was born in Málaga to his parents, Manuel and Belen. While his father was from Alhaurín el Grande, his mother was originally from Madrid.

His parents fell in love with each other and even had him. They were together for a few years before parting their ways but never were married.

After the separation, his mother took him and returned to Madrid, where he grew up.

Growing up, Herrán had a great interest in cars and dirt bikes. He started dirtbikes ever since he was three years old and even got his bike license when he came of age.

Because of his love for automobiles and bikes, he dreamt of becoming a car mechanic.

But life had other plans for him. He met the actor-turned-director, Daniel Guzman, while in Málaga. Guzman wanted people for his project Nothing in Return, and Herrán ticked all the boxes. 

The director then suggested Herrán try for the audition. He was able to get the role after passing the audition.

After this, there was no going back for the talented actor. He kept doing one after another project and got success.

Despite achieving great things in a short time, Herrán had his fair share of struggles. While growing up, he had severe depression and a body dysmorphic disorder called bigorexia.

He used to get insecure about his body, and his friends called him Conan, the barbarian, for his muscles made it worse.

However, with time Herrán learned to love his body and make peace with it. He started taking accepting and loving himself more and more every day. It made both his personal and professional life easier and happier.

Currently, he is one of the most sorted-out Spanish actors with a fan base worldwide.

Miguel Herrán Girlfriend and Relationship

There was a rumor that Herrán was dating his reel love interest from Money Heist, Úrsula Corberó, aka Tokyo. The two co-stars even posted them kissing on their social media.

Though everyone they were dating, in reality, Corberó was dating someone else, and the pictures were to tease their fans.

Later, there was a rumor that Herrán was dating the Veronica star, Sandra Escacena. Like him, Escacena is also a Spanish actress and model.


Herrán has not shared anything about his high school.

However, he has shared that he has a degree in acting from the renowned William Layton Laboratory.

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The 28 year-old renowned actor started his career in the showbiz industry after meeting the director Daniel Guzman by luck.

Guzman suggested the actor give an audition for the movie Nothing in Return. Herrán nailed the audition and bagged the role in 2015.

After his success in the movie, he got part in many other projects. He was still busy with his movie projects when he got to be part of Money Heist.

In the show, Herrán portrayed the innocent and nerdy Aníbal Cortés, who goes by the name Rio among his peers.

Rio is a gifted computer genius who was behind many cyber attacks. He extracted banking data and even manipulated the North American servers but never got discovered.

Because of his programming skills, Professor and his team recruited him for the heist in the Mint of Spain. 

He hacked the security cameras for the team and helped to proceed the plan forward. It went well until the police identified the face of Rio and found out the identity of other robbers.

It jeopardized the whole plan and led other robbers to beat him up and leave him all by himself.

Before being kicked out of the gang, Rio had developed a romantic relationship with fellow robber Tokyo. So, he eloped with her and started a life with her after getting kicked out of the gang.

However, even this time, luck was not on his side. The law enforcement agent tracked him down and tormented him brutally.

On hearing the news of the arrest of Rio, the other robbers planned for the second heist to save him.

In the show, Rio was the reason behind the turn of events. And the skilled acting that Herrán showed made all these events more compelling.

Whether it was the romantic relationship between Rio and Tokyo or when Rio messed up, the talented actor kept his audience engaged. 

Herrán showed great acting and became one of the most loved characters.

While still impressing the audience with his skills in Money Heist, he also became part of another series, Elite, which ran from 2018 to 2019. His character, Christian Varela in Elite, also became a fan favorite.

Besides winning millions of hearts through series, Herrán has also impressed fans with his movies.

He has done several movies like The Invisible Guardian, Sky High, 1989, Our Last Men in Philipines, etc. He also has a new one called Modelo 77, coming up this year.

Herrán has a great career with many project offers, modeling gigs, and endorsements. And he is giving his best in his career to maintain this same success.

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