Rodrigo de la Serna

Rodrigo de la Serna 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.
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. He played the role of Alberto Granado, the travelling companion of Che Guevara during their 8-month long journey through South America.
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.
In recent years he played a leading role in the historical film focusing on José de San Martin and the Crossing of the Andes, Chiamatemi Francesco, an Italian biographical film about Pope Francis, and the 2018 Netflix comedy film Yucatán. He also starred in Camino a la paz and Cien años de perdón, which were both released internationally and de la Serna reveiving a nomination for Best New Actor at the 31st Goya Awards for Cien años de perdón.
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. He resumed his role in part 4 which was released on Netflix in April 2020.
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.
He is part of the music group El Yotivenco, which formed in 2005.

Personal life

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.

Filmography (selection)