Who is Miguel Herrán?

Miguel Herrán was born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain, on 25 April 1996 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds Spanish nationality. He’s an actor and a social media star, who’s most likely known best for his portrayal of the lead character Dario, in the 2015 drama movie “Nothing in Return” (original “A Cambio de Nada”). It was written and directed by Daniel Guzman, also starred Antonio Bachiller and Antonia Guzman, and follows Dario who’s 16 years old, and has run away from home. The movie was a hit, winning 12 of the 26 awards for which it was nominated.

This was also Miguel’s first role, launching his career as an actor.

Early life and education

Miguel was raised in Malaga by his parents Manuel Herran and Belen De La-Herran, about whom nothing’s known, as Miguel respects their privacy. He hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, but it’s believed that he has a sister named Antonia, and that she’s also an actress.

Miguel became interested in sports while attending a local elementary school, mostly in soccer, the most popular European sport. He played it during his time at both elementary and later high school, and had no plans for pursing an acting career. Miguel matriculated in 2014, and then chose to find work to financially support himself, and didn’t enroll at a college.

Several months after matriculating, Miguel was walking in the streets of Malaga when he was noticed by the film director and actor Daniel Guzman. He invited Miguel to an audition, at which Miguel then won the lead role of Dario in the above mentioned movie.

Roles in movies

Miguel has appeared in seven movies, including “Nothing in Return”. In 2016, he was cast to star as Auxiliar de Direccion in the short family drama “Nomeolvides” (“Forget-me-nots”), and the same year saw him play Soldado Carvajal in the historical war drama “1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines”.

It was written by Alejandro Hernandez, directed by Salvador Calvo, and starred Luis Tosar, Javier Gutierrez and Alvaro Cervantes. It follows a group of soldiers trapped inside a church – the movie won one of the 17 awards for which it was nominated.

In 2017, he portrayed Miguel Angel in the crime thriller “The Invisible Guardian”, which follows a female inspector who’s trying to catch a serial killer; it ‘won’ a Yoga Special Award for Worst Film Produced by a TV Network. The following year saw him play Ray in the science fiction comedy “Some Time Later”, as well as Borja in the drama “Alegria, Tristeza” (“Happiness, Sadness”).

Miguel’s only other movie role has been his portrayal of the main character Angel, in the 2020 action crime adventure “Sky High” (original “Hasta el Cielo”). It was written by Jorge Guerricaechevarria, directed by Daniel Calparsoro, and also starred Carolina Yuste and Asia Ortega. The film follows the lives of members of a street gang, and was nominated for only a single award.

Roles in TV series

Miguel has appeared in only two TV series. In 2018 and ‘19, he played the supporting character Christian Valera, in the crime thriller drama “Elite”, created by Dario Madrona and Carlos Montero.

Miguel Herrán

It has been airing since 2018, stars Itzan Escamilla, Omar Ayuso and Miguel Bernardeau, and follows the lives of three middle-class teenagers, who have begun attending an exclusive private school. The series has been nominated for five awards.

From 2017 to until just recently, Miguel was playing Rio in the mystery crime action “Money Heist”, created by Alex Pina, and which starred Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Morte and Itziar Ituno. It follows a group of thieves who are trying to steal 2.4 billion euros from the Spanish bank The Royal Mint, and the series was a huge hit, winning 29 of the 60 awards for which it was nominated.

Other credits

In 2016 and 2017, Miguel was featured in the TV specials “Premios Goya 30 Edicion” and “Premios Goya 31 Edicion”, respectively.

He has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “Version Espanola” in 2017, “Hollywood Insider” in 2019, and “Dias de Cine” in 2015, 2016 and 2020.

Awards and nominations

Miguel has won two of the four awards for which he has been nominated: a 2016 Goya Award for Best New Actor (Mejor Actor Revelacion), for his performance in “Nothing in Return”, and a 2019 Oniros Film July Monthly Edition Award for Best Ensemble, for his performance in “Nomeolvides” (shared with colleagues).

The other two awards he has been nominated for were a 2016 ASECAN Award for Best Male Performance, and a 2016 Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best New Actor (Mejor Actor Revelacion), both for his performance in “Nothing in Return”.

Love life and relationships

Miguel’s more or less secretive when it comes to his love life, and has spoken of only a single girl whom he has dated. Sometime in the second half of the 2010s, he began dating Sandra Escacena, a Spanish actress with eight credits to her name, probably known best for having starred as Veronica, in the eponymous 2017 horror movie, winning two awards for her performance. She and Miguel uploaded many pictures featuring themselves together onto their Instagram accounts, and could’ve been seen attending some of their red carpet events together. They were together for around a year before splitting for unknown reasons.

There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Miguel’s either gay or bisexual, mostly because of the pictures he’s uploading onto his Instagram account. This hasn’t been confirmed, nor has Miguel commented on the rumors.

As of May 2021, he seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Miguel’s physically highly active, and has five to six training sessions at the gym each week. His Instagram account with 13.5 million followersm is filled with pictures featuring him shirtless, while he also likes to show his buttocks in these pictures, which has made his fans believe that he’s gay.

He’s a fan of tattoos, and has a writing on his chest.

Miguel likes fast cars and motorcycles, with BMW being his favorite brand.

He’s a huge dog-lover, and his two pet dogs can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures.

Miguel is a big fan of the animated comedy series “Rick & Morty”, which follows a male genius and his not-so-smart grandkid, as they go on adventures together.

In his spare time, Miguel likes to watch Hollywood movies. His favorite actors are Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp and Vin Diesel, and some of his favorite movies include “Avengers: Infinity War”, the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and “The Fast and the Furious”.

Age, height and net worth

Miguel’s age is 25. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 154lbs (70kgs).

As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.1 million.


Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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