Meet The Characters of Netflix’s Elite

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The following is a list of cast and characters from the Netflix program Elite and their status at the end of the season(s).


Characters are added as they are noted in episode recaps.

Miguel Bernardeau As Guzmán

Guzman trying to convince Nadia to trust him.
Guzman (Migue Bernardeau)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Guzmán, son of a wealthy construction magnate, is perhaps one of the most powerful kids, socially, at his high school. However, no man with power isn’t without a weakness. For him, that would be Lu. A young woman who might just be a friend with benefits, but also is his Achilles heel.

Additional Information About Guzmán

  • Is adopted and his biological parents died from a drug overdose.

María Pedraza As Marina

Marina talking to someone.
Marina (Maria Pedraza)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Sister to Guzmán, and dealing with her ex-boyfriend giving her HIV, Marina is at a point in her life where she just wants something different. Different people, different ideas, being around people who live different lives. For be it boredom or wanting real change, clearly being a poor little rich girl isn’t the narrative she wants for her life.

Additional Information About Marina

  • 3.1: Had dreams of going to Oxford.

Mina El Hammani As Nadia

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Nadia (Mina El Hammani)
Nadia (Mina El Hammani)

Character Introduction

Nadia, a Palestinian Muslim, was one of the lucky three given a scholarship to an elite high school. Something which she takes very seriously for she eventually would like to be a UN diplomat. However, due to her peer and the administration’s Islamophobia, she faces constant obstacles to honor her heritage yet also find upward mobility.

Additional Information About Nadia

  • She has an older sister, named May, who she hasn’t seen in over 2 years.
  • 3.1: Has desires to go to a New York business school.

Miguel Herrán As Christian

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Christian stating his intentions at the school.
Christian (Miguel Herran): I’m here to meet the people who rule the roost.

Character Introduction

Christian, perhaps the one who suffered the most because of Marina and Guzmán’s family business, with 14 stitches to prove it, is just a simple guy. He likes to party with friends, drink, smoke, and have sex. Making his accident the sole reason he got into the elite high school which isn’t lost on him. Hence why, one way or another, minus studying, he is going to make the most out of the opportunity. Particularly by bagging a young lady named Carla.


Itzan Escamilla As Samuel

Samuel meeting up with Marina.
Samuel (Itzan Escamilla)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Samuel is a blank slate. A nice kid from a dysfunctional home, Samuel is the type who mostly keeps his head down and if someone shouts at him, he shuts down. Sort of in a, “Hope for better only sets you up for disappointment” kind of way. Yet, with Marina taking an interest in him, things were looking up. That is, until she got killed, he was found with blood on his hands, and now he is dealing with a murder investigation.


Jaime Lorente As Nano

Nano talking to someone.
Nano (Jaime Lorente)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Nano is a rebel, anti-establishment, Samuel’s brother, and he just got out of jail when we met him. Yet, despite initially coming off as just some troublemaker, it seems he has a good heart. He is very family-oriented and seemingly, as long as you don’t come at him sideways, approachable.


Ester Expósito As Carla

Carla at Marina's coming out party.
Carla (Ester Exposito)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Not much is known about Carla, as of episode 1, all we know is she has dated Polo since she was 12 and it seems their relationship might be an open one. Now, whether it is open just for her to seek out other people and experiences or for both her and Ander? Well, that is hard to say.

Additional Information About Carla

  • She lost her virginity at 14.

Álvaro Rico As Polo

Polo at Marina's party.
Polo (Alvaro Rico)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Even less is said about Polo than Carla in the beginning. All we know about him is that he is aware that Carla has a wandering eye and that he loves her despite it.

Additional Information About Polo

  • His mother is a CEO in the publishing world.
  • Has dealt with anxiety attacks since he was 12.
  • Is bi-sexual.

Arón Piper As Ander

Ander being interrogated.
Ander (Aron Piper)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

A closeted high school tennis star, Ander is only a few notches ahead than the scholarship kids since his enrollment is thanks to the principal being his parent. But, despite being cordial with the likes of Guzmán, it seems he is no flunky. As shown by him befriending Christian. Though, considering, on a gay app, he meets the likes of Omar, it seems Christian may see Ander in his neighborhood more often.


Omar Ayuso As Omar

Omar smiling towards Ander.
Omar (Omar Ayuso)

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Brother to Nadia, a drug dealer, and friend to Samuel and Christian, Omar is shown as a low-key kind of guy. Someone who also was affected by the roof collapsing but only in the form of not having a school to go to now. Which, depending on your perspective, may not seem like a bad thing to Omar. However, what will get you interested in this young man’s story is that he is a closeted Muslim homosexual. Though, I should note, it isn’t clear if he holds onto his faith as strongly as his sister does.


Danna Paola As Lu (Lucrecia)

Lu booing the fact Guzman couldn't get the job done.
Lu (Danna Paola): Boo!

First Appears: Season 1/ Episode 1

Character Introduction

Lu is presented to us as a pretty basic character. She is a mean girl who is messing around with Guzmán, secretively, and is prejudice against Nadia. Mostly because Nadia is surpassing her academically and taking away the things which made her feel special.

Additional Information About Lu

  • Is Mexican’
  • 3.2: It is revealed she wanted to go to St. Andrews for college

Jorge Suquet as Mr. Martín

Mr. Martin being threatened by Lu.

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 2

Character Introduction

Mr. Martin is the English teacher for most of the class and is our main window into seeing how different things are done at the school for the elite’s children. However, while mostly loved, him redirecting his attention to one of the new students threatens one of the children of the elite.


Felix Herzog as Fer

Fer (Felix Herzog) talking to Omar and Nano.
Fer (Felix Herzog)

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 4

Character Introduction

Fer is Omar’s supplier and was the person Nano was supposed to shoot to clear his debt. From what we are told, he too owes a debt, possibly to the same people Nano does.


Alberto Vargas as Pablo

Pablo (Alberto Vargas) before Guzman and Polo jump him.
Pablo (Alberto Vargas)

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 4

Character Introduction

Pablo was a scholarship student who, at 17, was formerly dating then 14-year-old Marina. However, between them being caught having sex, Marina contracting HIV from him, and Guzman beating the hell out of him, plus Guzman’s parents paying him to go away, he disappeared.

Additional Information About Pablo

  • It was April 12, 2016 when Pablo got beaten the hell out of and because Ander is the principal’s son, and Pablo was paid off by Guzman’s parents, he just disappeared.

Abdelatif Hwidar as Yusef

Yusef Shanaa (Abdelatif Hwidar)
Yusef Shanaa (Abdelatif Hwidar)

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 4

Character Introduction

It isn’t noted why, besides perhaps opportunity, Yusef usurped his family from Palestine, but he has created some kind of life for his formerly 5 person family. However, with his eldest daughter, May, disappearing, and youngest daughter, Nadia, changing as she goes to a fancy prep school, he is slowly coming to regret moving his family.


Elisabet Gelabert as Azucena

Azucena (Elisabet Gelabert) in her office, talking to Marina.
Azucena (Elisabet Gelabert)

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 6

Character Introduction

Mother to Ander, and principal of the school in which most of the drama takes place, like most of the staff, she struggles to manage a school and the entitlement of students and parents. Leading to, many times, giving into parents’ wishes to maintain secrecy just to keep the doors open. Such as when it comes to the events of what led to Pablo leaving the school.


Ramón Esquinas as Ventura

Ventura (Ramon Esquinas) after Marina's party.
Ventura (Ramon Esquinas)

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 6

Character Introduction

Guzman and Marina’s father, a construction magnate, when we first meet him he is struggling to keep the company going after Omar, Samuel, Christian, and Nadia’s former high school collapses. Leading him to come up with as many ways to get good PR, like paying for scholarship opportunities for Samuel, Christian, and Nadia, to recover his and the company’s reputation.


Rubén Martinez as Teodoro

Rubén Martinez as Teodoro
Teodoro (Rubén Martinez)

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 7

Character Introduction

Carla’s father and business partner of Ventura, Teodoro is a man who seemingly enabled Ventura to be as corrupt as he is but made sure Ventura’s business wouldn’t personally affect his own. What makes Teodoro noteworthy is his watch collection that gets stolen. One watch, in particular, that has all of the documents detailing what Teodoro and Ventura have done.


Irene Arcos as Pilar

Pilar (Irene Arcos)
Pilar (Irene Arcos)

First Noted: Season 1/ Episode 7

Character Introduction

Not a huge amount is known about Samuel and Nano’s mom, Pilar. We know she has employment and likes to read tarot cards. However, outside of that, not much more can be said.


Rebeca (Caludia Salas)

Rebeca (Claudia Salas), a new student at the school.
Rebeca (Claudia Salas)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 2, Episode 1 “20 Hours Missing” [Season Premiere] 

The daughter of a lottery winner, and drug dealer, Rebeca is new money and is one of the few rich kids who’d rather interact with Samuel and Nadia than fit in with the likes of Lu or Carla.

Additional Information About Rebeca

  • The series also has her name spelled Rebeka, primarily during text conversations.
  • Is into boxing.
  • Her father died in the same accident that allowed Christian, Nadia, and Samuel to go to the school of the Elite

Valerio (Jorge Lopez)

Valerio (Jorge Lopez) saying hi to someone.
Valerio (Jorge Lopez)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 2, Episode 1 “20 Hours Missing” [Season Premiere] 

Lu’s half brother, on her father’s side, who is more into partying and drugs than anything else. Well, outside of Lu, who he hints at having an incestual relationship with in the past.

Additional Information About Valerio

  • He was formerly at boarding school before being transferred to Las Encinas
  • 3.2: Is 19

Cayetana (Georgina Amoros)

Cayetana (Georgina Amoros) with glasses on.
Cayetana (Georgina Amoros)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 2, Episode 2 “34 Hours Missing”

Despite being the daughter of someone who provides janitorial services, Cayetana does her best to masquerade as if she is rich. A ruse she pulls off with Lu, at first, but how long she can maintain the facade is unknown.

Additional Information About Cayetana

  • 3.1: Desires to go to London’s College of Fashion

Laura (Rocio Munoz-Cobo)

Laura (Rocio Munoz-Cobo) talking to Guzman.
Laura (Rocio Munoz-Cobo)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 2, Episode 2 “34 Hours Missing”

Guzman and Marina’s mother.

Additional Information About Laura

Victoria (Marta Aledo)

Victoria (Marta Aledo) as she sees Polo and Cayetena talk.
Victoria (Marta Aledo)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 2, Episode 3 “36 Hours Missing”

Caynetta’s mother who cleans for a living and deals with a daughter who rejects who she, Victoria, is to put up a front.

Additional Information About Victoria

  • Takes care of her daughter and father.

Sandra (Eva Llorach)

Sandra (Eva Llorach) having her first real conversation with Samuel.
Sandra (Eva Llorach)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 2, Episode 3 “36 Hours Missing”

Rebeca’s mother who used to own a haberdashery but was ran out of business when a mall opened up. So, between a drug business and winning the lottery (winning the lottery might be a euphemism), she now lives the high life. Which includes living in Laura’s former home.

Additional Information About Sandra

  • 3.3: Speaks Chinese

The Inspector (Ainhoa Santamar)

The Inspector (Ainhoa Santamar) conducting a interrogation.
The Inspector (Ainhoa Santamar)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Elite: Season 1

The Inspector seems to often be involved with cases that feature the young cast. Be it the murder of Marina in season 1 or disappearance of Samuel in Season 2.

Additional Information About The Inspector

Iman (Farah Hamed)

Yusef and Iman (Farah Hamed) before hearing about Nadia's video.
Yusef and Iman (Farah Hamed)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Elite: Season 1

Omar and Nadia’s mother, Yusef’s wife, who helps with the shop and seems to be the more lenient parent.

Additional Information About Iman

  • 3.4: Is born February 13th.

Beatriz (Lola Marceli)

Beatriz (Lola Marceli) talking to Carla.
Beatriz (Lola Marceli)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 3 Episode 1 “Carla” [Season Premiere]

Carla’s mother who owns vineyards and is in trouble due to her marriage to Teodoro which threatens her vineyards and freedom.

Additional Information About Beatriz


Malick (Leiti Sene)

Malick (Leiti Sene) in Nadia's family store.
Malick (Leiti Sene)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 3 Episode 1 “Carla” [Season Premiere]

The son of a rich Senegalese man, Malick is introduced in season 3 as a potential Muslim love interest for Nadia. Someone who can present a much simpler romantic option as opposed to Guzman.

Additional Information About Malick

  • 3.1: Father is the richest man in Senegal
  • 3.3: His family is specifically invested in Gold and Telecommunications, with his father’s work being in telecommunications.
  • 3.4: Reveals himself to be bi-sexual or gay.
  • 3.4: His father is 65

Felipe Montesinos (Bruno Lastra)

Felipe Montesinos (Bruno Lastra) telling his daughter she will be cut off.
Felipe Montesinos (Bruno Lastra)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 3 Episode 1 “Carla” [Season Premiere]

Lu and Valerio’s father.

Additional Information About Felipe


Yeray (Sergio Momo)

Yeray (Sergio Momo) talking to Carla.
Yeray (Sergio Momo)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 3

Formerly heavyset, and seemingly unable to afford going to Las Encinas, thanks to a major product he developed, and the IPO which followed, he not only got to enroll, but also lost a whole lot of weight. Something that he was heavily teased about but, thanks to Carla, he found the strength and inspiration to lose weight. Thus, when he returns, he sets his eyes on her and with her and Samuel having a complicated relationship, she attached herself to Yeray.

Well, that and her mother’s business needing an investor.

Additional Information About Yeray


Alexis (Jorge Clemente)

Alexis (Jorge Clemente) introducing himself to Ander.
Alexis (Jorge Clemente)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 3

Someone who, alongside Ander, is going through chemotherapy.

Additional Information About Alexis


General Information

  • The show takes place in Spain.

Groups & Organizations

Notable Locations

Las Encinas

Las Encinas
Las Encinas

The school the cast of Elite go to.

San Esteban High School

Samuel, Nadia, Christian and Omar’s former school that is now destroyed.

Noteworthy Events

The Murder of Marina

In season 1, all of the events of the show are leading up to how Marina ended up in a pool of her own blood at school.

The Disappearance of Samuel

In season 2, the focus is, after Marina’s death, who may have killed or kidnapped Samuel due to him knowing too much or investigating who killed Marina.

Pablo Giving Marina HIV

Marina contracting HIV is one of the driving forces to a lot of the show’s drama. It is why Guzman is so anti-poor, how Carla ended up friends with Lu, and later on it leads to a motive for Nano being a suspect in her murder.

The High School Collapse

Thanks to the construction company that Ventura owned skimping on materials for the high school Nadia, Samuel, Christian, and Omar formerly went to, that changes their lives forever. Also, it changes Rebeca’s life since, in season 2, it is noted her father died in the accident.

But, as for everyone else? Well, it caused Nadia, Samuel, and Christian to head to Las Encinas on a scholarship that Venture made for good PR. It trapped Omar, who was never good at school, in his family’s shop. Also, it is the underlying foundation for the entire show.

The Murder of Polo

The event of season 3 which unfurls over the course of 5 months.

Terms To Know

Marchioness

A word Rebeca often uses to describe the elite. Marchioness, specifically, is an aristocrat title, but Rebeca uses it mostly to note how the rich are snobs, entitled, and foreign compared to her, and the working-class characters on the show.

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