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Juan Diego Botto Rota (born August 29, 1975, in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine-Spanish actor.

Juan Diego Botto
Premios Goya 2018 - Juan Diego Botto.jpg
Botto at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Born (1975-08-29) August 29, 1975 (age 43)
Spouse(s)Olga Rodriguez [es]


Early lifeEdit

Botto's father disappeared during the Argentine Dirty War when Juan Diego was only two years old. With his mother and older sister María, also an actress, he moved to Madrid, Spain, where his mother taught acting classes out of their apartment. He attended high school in New York and lived there for two years.[1]


Botto started acting at the age of five in the film Juego de poder (Power Game). His role in the 1999 film Sobreviviré (I will survive), about a woman who falls in love with a man who, unknown to her, is homosexual, got him more national and international recognition.[citation needed]

Botto has appeared on stage in Spain in several critically acclaimed plays. He also directed a play called Privilegio de ser perro (Privilege of Being a Dog), about the tough life immigrants are subjected to while trying to sneak into and live in a new country.[citation needed]

Botto recently starred in the TNT drama series Good Behavior, playing Javier, a charming hitman with a moral code.[1][2][3]

Personal lifeEdit

Botto currently lives in Madrid with his wife, Spanish journalist and writer Olga Rodriguez [es]. They have a daughter, Salma.[4] He is also active in politics, protesting the 2003 war in Iraq[5] and taking part in a support group for fellow children of the disappeared.[citation needed]



  1. ^ a b Cohn, Paulette. "Good Behavior's Juan Diego Botto on Playing a Hitman with a Moral Code". Parade. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (15 September 2015). "TNT Drama Pilot Good Behavior Casts Juan Diego Botto As Male Lead". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  3. ^ Ng, Philiana. "Michelle Dockery Sheds Her Lady Mary Persona in Good Behavior". ET Online. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Juan Diego Botto recupera a la madre de su hija". Vanitatas (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  5. ^ "El mundo vuelve a decir 'no a la guerra' cuatro años después de la invasión de Irak por EEUU". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  6. ^ Capetillo, Belem (31 March 2017). "Residente estrena su primer álbum como solista y, no te preocupes, ¡no deja Calle 13!". starMedia (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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