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Alfonso Herrera

Alfonso Herrera is a Mexican actor, singer and producer. He was born in Mexico City. He attended the Edron Academy, alongside Gael García Bernal and Ximena Sariñana and graduated in 2002. Herrera originally wanted to become a pilot and was going to move to San Antonio, Texas, to enroll in an aviation school. He changed his mind and decided to enroll at the Centro de Educación Artística run by Latin American media giant Televisa. Following his completion at the Centro de Educación Artística, he began working professionally in theater.

Herrera made his television debut in Clase 406 in 2002. In the same year, he made his film debut in Amar te duele and won an award at the MTV Movie Awards México 2003. In 2004, he achieved international stardom playing the protagonist Miguel Arango in the Mexican soap opera Rebelde, which spanned the pop musical group RBD (2004-2009). Herrera was one of the six lead singers in the group, which was successful in Latin America, USA and Europe, was nominated twice to the Latin Grammy Award and sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. In 2009, he starred in the Venezuelan film Venezzia, the Mexican series Mujeres Asesinas and the Mexican soap opera Camaleones.

In 2014, Herrera played the lead role in the political satire comedy film The Perfect Dictatorship. From 2015 to 2018, he sensitively portrayed art lecturer, Hernando Fuentes, secret boyfriend of actor Lito Rodriguez, in the American drama series Sense8 on Netflix. He played Father Tomas on the American horror series The Exorcist (2016-2017). He co-starred in the American drama series Queen of the South (2018-2019). Herrera portrayed Ignacio de la Torre y Mier in Dance of the 41 (2020) and received acclaim for his performance, winning the Ariel Award for Best Actor. In 2022, he co-starred as cartel lieutenant Javi Elizondro in the final season of the Netflix crime drama series Ozark.

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Cast Credits

Ozark (2017)
Starring as Javi Elizondro (7 episodes)
The Exorcist (2016)
Starring as Father Tomas Ortega (20 episodes)
Queen of the South (2016)
Starring as Javier Gallegos (13 episodes)
Guest starring as Javier Jimenez (2 episodes)
Sense8 (2015)
Guest starring as Hernando Fuentes (20 episodes)
RBD: La Familia (2007)
Starring as Poncho (13 episodes)
Rebelde (2004)
Starring as Miguel Arango
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