Alberto Ammann (Córdoba, Argentina; 1978) is an Argentine actor. He has played various roles in movies, television and theater, including the lead role in the Spanish movie Cell 211, which earned him a Goya Award for Best New Actor.
Alberto Ammann was born in Córdoba, Argentina, son of journalist, politician, and writer Luis Alberto Ammann and his wife Nélida Rey. In 1978, at the age of one month, he moved with his parents to Spain (Madrid and the Canary Islands), escaping from the last military dictatorship of Argentina, returning to the country in 1982. Years later, he returned to Spain to complete his studies.
He studied action in the school of Juan Carlos Corazza, as well as the Theater Seminary Jolie Libois, located in Cordoba. Ruben Andalor, Willy Ianni and Ricky Ceballos were among his teachers.
In the 2009 Spanish film Cell 211, Ammann played Juan Oliver, a prison guard who gets mistaken for an inmate when the prison gets taken over by an inmate named Malamadre (Luis Tosar). He prepared for the role by talking to officers and prisoners. On 14 February 2010, at the XXIV Goya Awards, he won Best New Actor for his role in Cell 211.
In 2010, Ammann starred in Lope (2010) in the leading role as the Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega. The film also stars Luis Tosar as Frair Bernardo.
Ammann starred in a Chanel commercial alongside Keira Knightley that aired in Spanish countries starting on 4 April 2011.
Beginning in 2015, Ammann starred as Cali Cartel member Hélmer Herrera in the Netflix series, Narcos.
In 2016 Alberto is starring as Javier Delgado, hydrologist and geochemist, in National Geographic's "Mars" mini-series.
- 2009: Cell 211, by Daniel Monzón
- 2010: Lope (film), by Andrucha Waddington
- 2011: EVA, by Kike Maillo
- 2012: Invasor, by Daniel Calparsoro
- 2013: Tesis sobre un homicidio, by Hernán Goldfrid
- 2013: Mindscape as Tom Ortega
- 2013: Combustion
- 2008: Plan América (Plan America) (TV series, one episode)
- 2010: No soy como tú (I'm not like you)
- 2010: La princesa de Éboli (The Princess of Éboli)
- 2015: Narcos
- 2016: Mars
- Las brujas de Salem (The Salem Witches) (directed by Ricardo Ceballos)
- Paria (directed by Guillermo Ianni)