Who is Álvaro Morte?

Álvaro Antonio García Pérez, better known by his stage name Álvaro Morte, was born on 23 February 1975 under the zodiac sign of Pisces, in Algeciras, Cádiz, Spain. He’s a 47-year-old actor, who gained international recognition from starring in the role of ‘The Professor’ in the highly popular Spanish heist crime drama series “Money Heist” (2017-2021).

How rich is he, as of now? Álvaro Morte Net Worth

As of early 2022, Álvaro Morte’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. He has worked on nearly 30 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the early 2000s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Álvaro Morte spent his early years in his hometown of Algeciras, before he moved with his family to Bujalance, Córdoba. He was raised by his parents; however, little is known about them except that his father was an entrepreneur, while his mother was a painter, singer and dancer. He has two elder brothers but their names are unknown. He holds Spanish nationality and belongs to Hispanic ethnic group. He is a Christian. Regarding his education, Álvaro initially worked towards a degree in communications engineering, but eventually transferred to study dramatic art at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático y Danza de Córdoba, from which he graduated in 1999.

He then moved to Finland to complete his post-graduate studies at the University of Tampere.

Career Beginnings

Álvaro Morte launched his professional acting career back in 2002 when he made his debut TV appearance in the minor role of Buzo in an episode of the Spanish romantic action-drama series “Hospital Central”, which was broadcast on Telecinco in Spain. During the same year, he made a guest appearance in the Spanish police drama series “Policías, En El Corazón De La Calle” on Atena 3. The following year, he appeared in the short fantasy film “Los Niños Del Jardín”, next to Concha Velasco and Valeria Arribas, and had the part of Alberto in the short horror film “La Guarida Del Ermitaño”, co-written and directed by Jaime Alonso de Linaje.

His next project was the short film “Ignora” in 2006, while his feature film debut came in 2007, when he featured as Rafael Torres in the biopic “Lola, La Película”, which is based on the life of the legendary Spanish flamenco singer and dancer Lola Flores.

Breakthrough

Álvaro Morte landed his breakthrough role when he was chosen to play Ray, the main protagonist in the hit Spanish crime thriller series “Planta 25”, in which he shared the screen with Marco de Paula, Claudia Molina and Dulcinea Juárez, appearing in 64 episodes during the time the series was broadcast from 2007 to 2008. He then guest-starred as Jefe Gasolinera in the 2008 episode “Lleno, Por Favor” of the critically acclaimed Telecinco sitcom “Aída”, which became the most viewed show in Spain at the time.

His next major role came the following year with his portrayal of Pablo in the comedy TV series “¡A Ver Si Llego!”, after which he was cast in the recurring role of Toño in the Spanish prime-time drama TV series “Cuéntame cómo pasó”, from 2009 to 2010. The latter received critical acclaim, and so many awards that it became the most awarded series in Spanish TV history.

Continued Success

Álvaro Morte started the next decade with such roles as Julio in the 2011 short romantic drama film “Amores Ciegos”, and as Miguel Suárez Toro in the 2012 romantic mystery drama TV miniseries “La Memoria Del Agua”. He then starred in the role of Adolfo Castillo in the Spanish historical drama TV series “Bandolera”, next to Marta Hazas and Javier Rey, from 2012 to 2013.

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He followed on as a narrator on the Antena 3 dramedy series “Bienvenidos Al Lolita”, and took the lead role of Gabriel Areta in the multiple award-winning La 1 soap opera “Amar En Tiempos Revueltos”, both in 2014. Later that year, he joined the main cast of the Spanish soap opera “El Secreto De Puente Viejo”, in which he played Lucas Moliner until 2017 in the series created by Aurora Guerra, and aired on Antena 3.

Worldwide Recognition

Álvaro Morte’s most prominent role to date that led him to gain recognition all around the globe, came when he booked the role of Sergio Marquina – a.k.a. The Professor – in the highly popular Spanish heist crime drama series “La Casa De Papel”, also known as “Money Heist”, which was created by Álex Pina, and released on Antena 3 and internationally on Netflix from 2017 to 2021.

The series follows two heists led by Morte’s character, one on the Bank of Spain and the other on the Royal Mint of Spain. It received an International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series in 2018, while Alvaro was praised for his performance in the series, and won several awards, including a Platino for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV series, and an Actors and Actresses Union Award for Best Leading Actor (TV), among others.

Further Work

Concurrently, Álvaro continued to work on other projects, featuring as David Ortiz in the 2018 mystery drama film “Mirage”, which was released on Netflix, and thereafter playing the main role of Óscar in the Spanish drama series “El Embarcadero”, which aired on Movistar+ from 2019 to 2020.

It was followed by his portrayal of Ramón Lázaro in the English-language psychological thriller series “The Head” (2020), which was directed by Jorge Dorado, then the following year Morte was selected to portray the main character Logain Ablar in the American epic fantasy TV series “The Wheel Of Time”, which was released via Amazon Prime Video. During the same year, he also starred as Juan Sebastián Elcano in the Spanish historical fiction miniseries “Boundless”, and most recently, it’s announced that he will play Mario in the upcoming thriller film “Objetos”, which is currently under post-production.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Álvaro Morte has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is around 160lbs (72kgs). His chest size is 40, waist is 32, biceps size is 12, and his shoe size is 11 (US).

Personal Life

Álvaro Morte is a married man – his wife is Blanca Clemente, a stylist by profession. They are the parents of two children, a son named León and a daughter named Julieta. The family resides in Madrid, the capital city of Spain.

In 2011, Alvaro was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left leg, but he underwent treatment and fortunately beat the disease.

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