Juan Diego Botto

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

Juan Diego Botto
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Botto at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Born (1975-08-29) August 29, 1975 (age 45)
Spouse(s)Olga Rodriguez

Early lifeEdit

Juan Diego Botto Rota was born 29 August 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, son of Diego Botto and Cristina Rota. His parents were both actors. His father disappeared during the Argentine Dirty War when Juan Diego was only two years old. With his mother, and older sister María, he moved to Madrid, Spain, where his little sister, Nur Al Levi, was born. His sisters are both actresses. His mother taught acting classes out of their apartment, before creating her own academy.

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). He played the role of Felipe from 1990-1993 adaptation of Zorro. 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 is set to play General Presidente Silvio Luna in James Gunn's upcoming "The Suicide Squad"

From 2016 to 2017, Botto 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 Rodríguez. 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]



  • En Los margenes ( to shooting, 2022)[7]
  • Relatos C-o-n-f-i-n-a-d-o-s ( 2020, Amazon prime video)[8]
  • Hay motivo ( 2004)


  • El privilegio de ser perro (2008)
  • El ultimo dia de la peste (2010)
  • Invisibles (2014)
  • Una noche Sin Luna (2021)


  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.
  7. ^ Films, Morena (2020-06-11). "EN LOS MÁRGENES | Morena Films" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  8. ^ Albertini (2020-06-11). "Tráiler y fecha de estreno de 'Relatos con-fin-a-dos': Amazon presenta una serie sobre la cuarentena con Luis Tosar e Isco Alarcón". Espinof (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-07-24.

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