Rodrigo de la Serna

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Rodrigo de la Serna
Rodrigo de la Serna-Fénix 2017 (cropped).jpg
De la Serna in 2017
Lionel Rodrigo de la Serna Chevalier

(1976-04-18) April 18, 1976 (age 45)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Years active1995–present
Known forThe Motorcycle Diaries, Money Heist

Rodrigo de la Serna (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈðɾiɣo ðe la ˈseɾna]; born April 18, 1976) is an Argentine actor.

He is most known for starring in the 2004 biopic The Motorcycle Diaries as Alberto Granado, a companion of Che Guevara, and in the Spanish Netflix series Money Heist as Palermo.


De la Serna started his career in several smaller productions like Same Love, Same Rain and Nuts for Love.[1]

In 2004 he had his breakthrough in the biopic The Motorcycle Diaries for which he won a Silver Condor award for best actor, an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Debut Performance" and earned him a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.[2][3] He played the role of Alberto Granado, the travelling companion of Che Guevara during their 8-month long journey through South America.[4]

Over the years he has starred in several Argentine television series such as El Puntero, Tiempos Compulsivos, Sol Negro and Contra las cuerdas, for which he was nominated and received several Martín Fierro Awards, an Argentine radio and television award.[5][6][7]

In recent years he played a leading role in the historical film Revolución: El Cruce de los Andes focusing on José de San Martin and the Crossing of the Andes, Chiamatemi Francesco (Call Me Francis), an Italian biographical film about Pope Francis, and the 2018 Netflix comedy film Yucatán.[8][9][10] He also starred in Camino a la paz (Path to Peace) and Cien años de perdón, which were both released internationally and de la Serna receiving a nomination for Best New Actor at the 31st Goya Awards for Cien años de perdón.[11]

In 2019 he gained prominence by joining the cast of the successful Spanish television show Money Heist for its third part as the character Palermo.[12] He resumed his role in part 4 which was released on Netflix in April 2020.[13]

De la Serna also starred in a few theatre productions in Argentina including Lluvia Constante for which he won a Premio Florencio and most recently El Farmer in the Teatro La Comedia in Buenos Aires in 2019.[14][15][16]

He is part of the music group El Yotivenco, which formed in 2005.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

De la Serna is in a relationship with the journalist Ludmila Romero with whom he has two children, born in 2019 and 2020. He also has a daughter from a previous relationship with actress Érica Rivas.[19]

Filmography (selection)[edit]

Filmography[20] Year[21]
Cybersix 1995 – 1996
Son o se hacen[22] 1997 – 1998
Campeones de la vida 1999
El mismo amor, la misma lluvia 1999
Nueces para el amor 2000
Okupas 2000
Gallito Ciego 2001
Sol negro 2003
The Motorcycle Diaries 2004
Botines 2005
Hermanos y detectives 2006
El Torcán 2009
Lo que el tiempo nos dejó[23] 2010
San Martín: El Cruce de los Andes 2010
Contra las cuerdas 2010 - 2011
Mía 2011
El Puntero 2011
Tiempos compulsivos 2012 - 2013
Camino a la paz[24] 2015
Chiamatemi Francesco 2015
Cien años de perdón[25] 2016
Inseparables[26] 2016
El Lobista[27] 2018
Yucatán 2018
Money Heist 2019–present


  1. ^ Nueces para el amor (2000) - Ficha técnica, Sinopsis, Imágenes, Trailer, Actores, Cast |, retrieved 2020-04-05
  2. ^ "History". Film Independent. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  3. ^ "2005 Film Actor in a Supporting Role | BAFTA Awards". Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  4. ^ "Motorcycle Diaries Movie | Official Website | Buy Now | Focus Features". Motorcycle Diaries Movie | Official Website | Buy Now | Focus Features. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  5. ^ "Compulsive Times - Polka". Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  6. ^ "The Social Leader - Polka". Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  7. ^ "Rodrigo de la Serna representante: JORGE GALLI". Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  8. ^ "Revolución, el cruce de los Andes". (in Spanish). 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  9. ^ "Call Me Francesco, the story behind the People's Pope". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  10. ^ "Reviews: 'Yucatán' sets sail on Netflix; Alex Reid powers 'The Bellwether' and more". Los Angeles Times. 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  11. ^ "Películas » Premios Goya 2020". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  12. ^ Watson, Fay (2019-07-20). "Money Heist season 3: Who is Rodrigo de la Serna? Who plays Palermo in La Casa de Papel?". Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  13. ^ "Meet the cast of Money Heist season 4 on Netflix". Radio Times. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  14. ^ "Rodrigo de la Serna - Garay Talent - Representante de actores y directores". Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  15. ^ "Lluvia constante". (in Spanish). 2011-06-18. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  16. ^ de 2019, Por Pompeyo Audivert 11 de octubre. ""El Farmer" o el comienzo del mito de Juan Manuel de Rosas". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  17. ^ "Meet Rodrigo de la Serna - BAFTA Award Winning Argentine Actor". 2019-12-24. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  18. ^ "CCK". Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  19. ^ "Rodrigo de la Serna y Ludmila Romero fueron padres por segunda vez". (in Spanish). 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  20. ^ "Rodrigo de la Serna - Garay Talent - Representante de actores y directores". Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  21. ^ "Rodrigo de la Serna representante: JORGE GALLI". Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  22. ^ Son o se hacen? (Serie de TV) (1997) (in Spanish), retrieved 2020-04-05
  23. ^ "Lo que el tiempo nos dejó vive la historia argentina". (in Spanish). 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  24. ^ "CAMINO A LA PAZ – Gema Films". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  25. ^ "Primeras imágenes: 'Cien años de perdón', el nuevo thriller de Daniel Calparsoro". telecinco (in Spanish). 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  26. ^ Inseparables (2016) - Ficha técnica, Sinopsis, Imágenes, Trailer, Actores, Cast |, retrieved 2020-04-05
  27. ^ "The Lobbyst - Polka". Retrieved 2020-04-05.

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