- Spanish Netflix series "Elite" returns for its fourth season on June 18.
- It's about a group of teens at boarding school, but only one star was a teen when the show began.
- Here's how old all the main characters of "Elite" are compared to the actors who play them.
Ander Muñoz is the son of the principal at Las Encinas, and he is 16 at the beginning of season one.
Ander goes through the ringer — he begins the show taking drugs to deal with immense pressure, is dating the closeted older brother of his classmate, has to keep a murder confession a secret from his best friend, and even gets leukemia.
Arón Piper, who plays Ander, was 21 at the start of season one.
Piper is currently 24 years old. He's been on the show for all four seasons, but will be absent from season five next year.
Marina Nunier Osuna is Guzmán's 16-year-old adoptive sister, and she's revealed as the murder victim in season one.
The first mystery of "Elite" is the question of who killed Marina, as the entire season is flashes back and forth between before her death and the students getting questioned about it.
Marina was played by María Pedraza, who was 22 at the start of season one.
Pedraza, who was only in season one, is now 25.
Samuel García Domínguez, or Samu, is 16 at the beginning of the show.
"Elite" begins with three working class students transferring to Las Encinas after their school collapses, one of whom is Samu. He's first set up as a love interest for Marina, but later dates Carla.
In real life, actor Itzan Escamilla was 21 at the start of season one.
Escamilla is currently 23, and he has appeared in all four seasons so far.
Nadia Shanaa is 16 and another one of the transfer students to Las Encinas.
Nadia is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, and she struggles when her school forbids her from wearing her hijab during classes. She develops a fan-favorite relationship with Guzmán.
Mina El Hammani had one of the largest age gaps from her character — she was 25 at start of season one.
El Hammani is now 27. She left the show full-time after season three, though she reprised her role for "Elite: Short Stories" ahead of season four to let fans know what Nadia was up to.
Guzmán Nunier Osuna is also 16 at the start of the show.
Guzmán was adopted as a baby, explaining why he's the same age as his sister, Marina. The show begins with him in a relationship with Lu, but he quickly falls for Nadia.
Miguel Bernardeau, who plays Guzmán, was 22 when season one began.
Bernardeau is currently 24, and will continue to appear in "Elite's" fourth season — he won't appear in season five. He also had a mini-"Short Stories" season dedicated to his character.
Carla Rosón Caleruega is 16, like the rest of her classmates.
Carla is shown using her extreme wealth (she's the daughter of a marchioness) to get what she wants, as well as her sexuality. She begins as one of the coldest characters, but she is shown defending her ex-boyfriend Polo and eventually falls for Samu, showing a different side.
Ester Expósito was the youngest member of the main cast of season one — she was 18.
Expósito turned 21 this year. She left the show full-time after season three, but her installment of "Short Stories" was released on June 17 to give fans an update on her character.
Christian Varela Expósito was the third and final transfer student in season one and is also 16.
Christian's character is notable for getting into a "throuple" with Polo and Carla, and is frequently used as comic relief.
Miguel Herrán, who played Christian, was 22 at the start of the first season.
Herran left the show during season two — his character got into an accident and moved to Switzerland.
Lucrecia Montesinos Hendrich, better known as Lu, was 16 when "Elite" began.
Lu begins the show as Guzmán's girlfriend, and she is shown pining after him for the season — as the show progresses, Lu is shown to have an interestingrelationship with her half-brother, Valerio. She also begins the show hating Nadia for stealing her boyfriend and as competition for the No. 1 spot academically, but they eventually bond.
Danna Paola was 23 when season one premiered.
Paola, who turns 26 on June 23, left the show after season three when her character moved to New York City.
Leopoldo Benavent Villada, mainly known as Polo, is in the same grade as everyone else, making him 16.
Polo and Carla are shown to have a long on-again/off-again relationship during season one, though he eventually dates new girl Cayetana in later seasons — and once again gets intoanotherthrouple with her and Valerio.
He was played by Álvaro Rico, who was 22 when season one premiered.
Rico is 24 now. He left the show in season three after — spoiler alert — his character is killed in the finale.
Omar Shanaa is Nadia's slightly older brother — he's implied to be around 17.
Omar's main conflicts throughout the show are within his family — he's afraid to come out as gay, which puts a strain on his relationship with Ander. He also deals drugs to make enough money to move out.
Omar is one of the only main characters who doesn't attend Las Encinas, though that's going to change in season four.
In real life, Omar Ayuso was 20 when season one dropped.
Ayuso turned 23 this year, which makes him younger in real life than his "younger" sister Nadia, played by Mina El Hammani.
He'll continue to play Omar through season five, and he had a "Short Stories" about him drop on June 16.
Fernando García Domínguez, aka Nano, is Samu's older brother. His age isn't made clear, but he's in his 20s.
At the beginning of the show, Nano is recently out of prison and struggling to re-acclimate into society. He falls in love with Marina and is devastated by her death.
Jaime Lorente was 27 when season one premiered.
Lorente, now 29, left the show after season two, though his voice is heard throughout season three.
One of the characters introduced in season two is Valerio Montesinos Rojas, Lu's 19-year-old half-brother.
Valerio is essentially introduced as a chaos agent in season two — he frequently parties and takes drugs, and he manipulates everyone around him in order to get what he wants.
In real life the actor Jorge López was 28 when he joined the cast.
López, now 30, left the show after season three.
Rebeka de Bormujo Ávalos is another season two addition. She's 17.
Rebekah joins as a new student at Las Encinas in season two — she claims that her mother won the lottery, which is how she can afford her new lifestyle, but in actuality, her mom has become a successful drug dealer.
Though her character was 17, Claudia Salas was 25 at start of season two.
Salas, who turns 27 in July, will continue to appear through "Elite's" fifth season.
Cayetana Grajera Pando, 17, also joined in season two, as a new student whose life isn't all that it appears to be.
Cayetana claims to be rich, but her mother is actually a cleaning lady at Las Encinas, which is how she can afford to go there. Throughout season two, she dates Polo andValerio. She eventually comes clean about her mother at the end of season three.
Georgina Amorós was 21 when she began playing Cayetana.
Amorós, now 23, will continue to star through season five.
Malick joined in season three as a potential love interest for Omar. He's 17.
Malick bonds with both Nadia and Omar over their shared religion — but, while he publicly dates Nadia, he secretly hooks up with her brother Omar.
Leïti Sène was 22 when he joined season three.
Sène, 23, only appeared on the show for season three. His character is shown moving to New York City with some of the other students from his grade, including Nadia.
Yeray also joined in season three as a love interest for Carla. He's supposed to be 18.
Yeray actually went to Las Encinas before the events of "Elite," but returns in season three as essentially a whole new person. Before "Elite," he had been bullied, and when he returns he reveals he's been harboring a crush on Carla, one of the only people who had been nice to him.
Sergio Momo was actually 24 when he joined the show in season three.
Momo, who turns 25 in July, only appeared in season three of the show. He leaves after graduation like many other members of the cast.
Ari Blanco is a new character for season four. Her age is unknown.
Netflix describes Ari as "competitive" and a "perfectionist," and teases that she'll be involved with at least two of her new classmates.
In real life, the actress Carla Díaz is 22.
Díaz is set to continue her role in season five, too.
Ari's twin, Patrick, will also join the show in season four.
Netflix calls Patrick "hedonistic, stubborn, and seductive," and explains that if Ari, his twin, does exactly what their father wants and Mencía, their younger sister, does the opposite, Patrick just does whathewants.
In real life, Manu Ríos is the same age as his on-screen twin — 22.
Ríos will be in seasons four and five.
Mencía Blanco is Ari's sister. Her age is unknown, but she's younger than Ari and Patrick.
Netflix calls Mencía the opposite of Ari — "chaotic, belligerent, self-destructive and a kamikaze," to be precise.
But even though she plays Ari's younger sister, Martina Cariddi is older than her in real life. She's 24.
Cariddi will also remain on the show through season five, as of now.
The last new addition is Phillipe Florian Von Triesenberg, a literal prince. It's unknown how old he is.
Phillipe is "elegant" and "educated," according to Netflix. The site also teases that he's set to bond with the most unexpected person, based on his upbringing and social status.
Pol Granch, 23, will play the royal.
Granch, like the other three new cast members, will appear in both seasons four and five.
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Arón Piper has played Ander Muñoz in Elite since the series began in 2018. Like the majority of characters in Elite when the show began his character Ander was just 16-years-old. Considering at the end of season four Ander left school to go traveling, fans can assume he was roughly 18-years-old.Is Omar older than Nadia? ›
Omar Shanaa is Nadia's slightly older brother — he's implied to be around 17.How old is Cruz in Elite? ›
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Lu is an attractive Twenty year-old with long dark brown hair.Who is the youngest cast in Elite? ›
Ester Expósito (Carla)
Elite's most fearsome student is also played by its youngest cast member.
She was 16 years old and pregnant at the time of her death. She had a relationship with both Samuel and his brother, Nano.What race is Omar from Elite? ›
Omar Ayuso (born 26 March 1998) is a Spanish actor. He is best known for his role as Omar Shanaa on the television series Elite (2018–present).How old is Ivan in Elite? ›
Iván is a seventeen-year-old, with tanned skin, an athletic physique and a bright smile.How are Lucrecia and Valerio related? ›
Lucrecia. Lu is Valerio's paternal half-sister. The two have a complicated past, and Valerio admits that he has been in love with Lu for a while; Lu is aware of Valerio's attraction to her when he first returns to Las Encinas and tries to avoid him.How old is Ester from Elite? ›
Lucrecia "Lu" Montesinos (Danna Paola)Is Elite popular in Spain? ›
How well is this TV series doing in Spain? Parrot Analytics has found that the audience demand for Elite is 4.6 times the demand of the average TV series in Spain in the last 30 days. 8.6% of all shows in this market have this level of demand.Is Lu or Valerio older? ›
You may recognize Jorge López as Valerio, the rapscallion of an older half-brother to Lu (Danna Paola), on Seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix's Elite.How old is Sam Elite? › Why does Lu always speak English in Elite? ›
“The first thing that comes to mind is that they're part of the high class. Lu in particular has such control of [English]. It's implied that she's used to being immersed in multiple languages — she obviously learned them or was taught them, somewhere, somehow.Are Nadia and Omar twins? ›
He is Nadia's brother. In both the first and second season Omar's storyline revolves around his identity.What gender is Nico in Elite? ›
He is the first transgender character in Elite.Who is the richest kid in Elite? ›
Although Danna Paola might be the richest cast member, it seems as if all eyes are on the newest addition to the show, Manu Rios.Are Guzman and Marina adopted? ›
Guzmán Nunier Osuna (portrayed by Miguel Bernardeau) adopted brother of Marina, and Lu's ex-boyfriend, who falls for Nadia.Who killed Samuel in Elite? ›
Elite ended last season with a shocker: OG character Samuel died after an altercation with Benjamín Blanco.
At the end of the school party, while alone by the pool, Marina was confronted by Polo, who tried to force her to give him the stolen watch in an attempt to please Carla. When Marina refused and aggravated the situation, Polo grabbed the trophy and struck the back of her head, killing her. Polo recovered the watch.Who does Omar love in Elite? ›
Omar and Ander, also known as Omander, is a couple that became romantically involved in Season 1 of Elite.Who is the Mexican girl in Elite? ›
Danna Paola (born 23 June 1995) is a Mexican actress, singer, model, fashion designer and philanthropist. She portrays Lu on Netflix's Elite.Who are the half siblings in Elite? ›
Lu and Valerio, are half-siblings who were romantically involved in the second season of Elite.Does Iván love Patrick Elite? ›
Patrick and Iván, also known as Ivántrick or Patriván, are a couple that becomes romantically involved in Season 5 of Élite.Who kills Iván? ›
Death. Ivan died from a stroke while he was playing chess with Bogdan Belsky on 28 March [O.S. 18 March] 1584. Upon Ivan's death, the Russian throne was left to his middle son, Feodor, a weak-minded figure.Who is the father of Marina's baby Elite? ›
Marina, we learned, locked away a few secrets before dying.
The 16-year-old revealed to Samuel that she was HIV positive, slept with his brother Nano, and was pregnant with his child. Before her untimely death, Marina and Nano (played by La Casa de Papel's Jamie Lorente Lopez) planned to run away together.
Diego Martín as Benjamín Blanco (seasons 4–6), the new school principal and Patrick, Ari and Mencía's father. At the end of season 5 he goes to jail after he accidentally murdered Samuel, but is then released at the end of season 6, and he and his son and his daughters move elsewhere to start a new life.Who is Isadora in Elite? ›
Valentina Zenere: Isadora Artiñán.What age is Ester? ›
Esther is 33 years old in Orphan, but she is 20, and equally dangerous, in Orphan: First Kill.
Ester is a feminine name of Persian and Slavic origins. A variant of Esther, this vintage-sounding name translates to “myrtle leaf,” a plant that's been used for a variety of medicines.Why is Ester no longer in Elite? ›
She uses her sexuality to get her own way, but fans have also seen her more sensitive and kind-hearted side. Carla's character left the series to go to a new school in an unnamed location, so she will not be back for season four.Why Lucrecia left Elite? ›
In the end, Polo's death was ruled as suicide and Lu was able to flee to start a new life in New York City. Since leaving Elite, Paola has continued to pursue her already successful music career.What country is Elite filmed in? ›
Élite is filmed outside of Madrid's city center.
Madrid is the capital of Spain—and it's becoming a capital of the film industry, too. Offering a large tax rebate, Madrid is a popular filming location for Spanish and international shows alike. Technically, Élite takes place in an unnamed city.
The school's exterior is filmed at European University of Madrid, in Villaviciosa de Odón, a municipality about 10 miles away from Madrid's center. The classrooms are filmed on a set.What school is Elite filmed at? ›
(Exteriors for Las Encinas school.)Is Lu in love with her brother? ›
Lu and her half-brother are (were?) in love, and we couldn't stop watching. Many people, despite themselves, couldn't stop shipping. Only Elite.Why did so many actors leave Elite? ›
An exact reason for their departure has not been given but it is largely down to their character's storylines and actors Miguel Bernardeau and Arón Piper's decisions to pursue other opportunities.How old is Morgen Freeman? › What age is Sam Elliot? ›
He served in the military
Elliott has spent time in the army and was even honored by the National Guard Association with the 'Spirit of America' award in 2002.
Cayetana is a transfer student at Las Encinas. She comes from a poor background.Will there be a season 7 of Elite? ›
On October 25, 2022, Netflix confirmed the renewal of Élite, created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, for a seventh season, with the return of original star Omar Ayuso.What happened to Lucretia in Elite? ›
As much as fans love Paola and her over-the-top character in Elite, we likely shouldn't expect her to appear in the fifth season. As you'll recall, Lu's final moments on the show back in season 3 are extremely intense, as after she kills Polo (Álvaro Rico), her friends clean up the mess and she leaves Spain.How old was Nano in Elite? ›
|Jaime Lorente||Nano García||14|
|Álvaro Rico||Polo Benavent||24|
|Arón Piper||Ander Muñoz||32|
Grade: Senior What have they experienced at their tender age? The Blanco family's troubles started before they even got to Elite.How old is Claudia from Elite? › Are Marina and Nano dating in real life? ›
Indeed, real-life actors Maria Pedraza (Marina) and Jaime Lorente (Nano) are dating in real life. The two have been a pair since 2018 and can be seen sharing adorable moments on Instagram.Who is the richest character in Elite? ›
Background. Carla is the wealthiest student at Las Encinas due to her father's status as a very successful businessman, but more primarily the wealth of her mother's family, the noble House of Caleruega, of which she is the head.Does Ester have a baby? ›
While we do not know a lot about what happened to Esther one thing that we do know is that she had a son, Darius, who became King Darius II.
While trying to leave, Benjamín went after Samu and tried to take his backpack away. Samu slipped and fell, hitting his head on the edge of the pool. Knocked out, his body ended up in the pool and Benjamín stared in horror until Patrick showed up.Are the kids in Elite in high school? ›
The series is set in Las Encinas, a fictional elite high school and revolves around the relationships between three working-class students enrolled at the school through a scholarship program and their wealthy classmates.Who is the new girl in Elite? ›
Seasons. Isadora Artiñán is a main character on the Netflix series Elite, serving as one of the two deuteragonists (along with Iván) of its second overall story arc. She is portrayed by Valentina Zenere.How old is Ana Claudia? › Who is adopted in Elite? ›
Guzmán is the adopted son of Laura and wealthy businessman Ventura Nunier. His biological parents died ten years ago from drug overdoses. Since he was a child, Guzmán has been best friends with Ander and Polo.