Matias Varela

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden

Matias Varela is a Swedish actor. Matias Varela is known for Narcos, Point Break, and Assassin’s Creed.

Early Life

Matias Varela was born on 23 June 1980. He is 42 years old now. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Likewise,  Varela was born and grew up in Södermalm. His zodiac sign belongs to Cancer. He belongs to a Swedish nationality. The religion followed by Matias Varela is Christianity.

He became friends with Gustaf Skarsgård son of actor Stellan Skarsgård during middle school. Because he mostly watched Spanish satellite television Varela did not know of the famous Skarsgård family.

Likewise, when his friend Skarsgård applied to a selective upper secondary school, Varela wanted to do the same. After a few hours of acting instructions given by the elder Skarsgård, he was accepted by the school.


He left Sweden for a while and on returning worked as a construction worker with small acting jobs for a sideline after a brief appearance in the soap opera Nya tider. He set his sights on starring as the Swedish-Chilean drug dealer Jorge Salinas after reading the bestselling Swedish crime novel Snabba Cash and hearing that a big screen film production company Tre Vänner was adapting the book.

Additionally, Varela convinced the director Daniel Espinosa to give him a screen test. Espinosa had stated he wanted someone with roots in Chile, and Varela would eventually land the role.

Moreover, Easy Money was a success and Varela went on to star in both sequels: Easy Money II: Hard to Kill in 2012 and Easy Money III: Life Deluxe in 2013. In the big-budget TV series Arne Dahl, he also got the part of Police Detective Jorge Chavez.

Likewise, Alexander Salzberger replaced him in series 2. Varela had his first international role as a Basque terrorist in an episode of Covert Affairs. He was in several episodes of Showtime’s The Borgias in 2013, in the prominent part of Ferdinand II of Naples.

Additionally, among his projects in 2015 and 2016 were Johan Renck’s quirky crime drama Ettor och nollor alongside his old friend Gustaf Skarsgård. He starred as Jorge Salcedo Cabrera in 2017, the head of security for the Cali Cartel in season three of the Netflix series Narcos. He reprised the role in the second season of Narcos: Mexico in 2020.

Similarly, his upcoming projects based on the true story of two Swedish journalists who spent over a year in an Ethiopian prison Fartblinda are 477 Dagar (477 Days) co-starring again with Gustaf Skarsgård, a Swedish TV series set in the world of finance and American independent film Heavy. Later on, he starred in HBO Max’s in 2020, Raised by Wolves by director Ridley Scott and Scott Free Productions.

Matias Varela

Caption: Matias Varela movie poster. Source: Filmow

Net worth

The net worth of Matias Varela is $13 million. Likewise, he has earned a huge amount of money in his profession as a Swedish actor. Additionally, he lives a happy, Luxury, and lavish life with his family.

Brand endorsement

Matias Varela has made good money with brands. He has been recently appointed as a brand ambassador for Kronaby Watches. Additionally, the Swedish watch brand Kronaby has a slogan of Connected.

Personal life

Matias is a married man. He is married to his long-term girlfriend Daniella Kjell in April 2021 but the exact date of marriage is not updated. The couple has 2 sons named Teyo born in December 2015 and Louis born in April 2019.

Matias Varela

Caption: Matias Varela with her wife. Source: Healthy celeb.

Matias Varela – Body Measurements

Matias Varela has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. His body weight is around 78 kg. Additionally, he has got brown color hair and brown eyes. Additionally, other measurements like dress size, shoe size, etc are not updated.

Matias Varela – Social Media

Matias Varela has got 63.5k followers on his Instagram. He is not active on Twitter similarly, he is not active on Facebook as well.