Griselda cast guide: Discover who plays who in Netflix's new crime drama miniseries

Meet and get to know all the actors in this new Netflix miniseries!

Griselda. (L to R) Sofia Vergara as Griselda, Christian Tappan as Arturo in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Griselda. (L to R) Sofia Vergara as Griselda, Christian Tappan as Arturo in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /
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Today is the day! The highly anticipated crime drama series Griselda is finally streaming on Netflix, and if you're like us, I'm sure you can't wait to start binge-watching all the episodes. But wait! Before you begin your binge-session, we must share with you everyone you can expect to see in it.

You probably already know who's starring in the leading role because her face is pretty much plastered everywhere. It's none other than Emmy-nominated actress Sofía Vergara. She plays the titular character, Griselda Blanco, in the miniseries. But that's not all. You'll probably recognize several others in the cast.

Below, we shared a cast and character guide to who plays who in Griselda on Netflix.

What is Griselda on Netflix about?

Although a fictionalized dramatization, Griselda is based on the life of real-life Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco. It's set in the 1970s-80s and follows the rise of Griselda in the cocaine-based drug trade and underworld of Miami, Florida. Viewers watch the determined Colombian businesswoman's journey from her start in Medellín, Colombia to her becoming The Godmother of the Medellín Cartel, one of the most powerful and profitable cartels in history.

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Griselda. Sofia Vergara as Griselda in episode 103 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Sofía Vergara as Griselda Blanco

Before fleeing from Medellín to Miami with her three sons in search of a fresh new start, Griselda and her husband Alberto had moved cocaine for 10 years from Medellín to New York in a drug trafficking operation. When Griselda arrives in Miami, she claims she's done with the drug business and wants to start her own business. But first, she has to find a way to sell the kilo of cocaine she brought with her from Medellín, and she soon finds out that it won't be an easy task. Can the ambitious Colombian businesswoman really stop selling drugs? Nope, because she eventually becomes known as The Godmother of Miami's drug empire.

Here's some quick facts about Sofía Vergara:

  • Age: 51 years old
  • Birthdate: July 10, 1972
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Relationship status: Sofía is believed to be single at the moment. She was married to actor Joe Manganiello, but they filed for divorce in July 2023 after seven and a half years of marriage.
  • What have you seen her before? Modern Family, Four Brothers, Meet the Browns, Madea Goes to Jail, Soul Plane, New Year's Eve
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. (L to R) Mario Perez as Diego, Alberto Guerra as Dario in episode 104 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Alberto Guerra as Dario Sepúlveda

When we first meet Dario, he's Fernando's right-hand man. After Griselda flees Medellín, Dario is tasked with finding and bringing her back, but romantic feelings get involved, and he finds himself falling in love with her. What starts off as a romantic tryst turns into something more serious, and Dario eventually becomes Griselda's third husband.

  • Age: 41 years old
  • Birthdate: Dec. 5, 1982
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Relationship status: Alberto is currently married to Mexican actress and singer, Zuria Vega. They share two kids together, a girl and a boy.
  • Where have you seen him before? Crime Diaries: The Candidate, Narcos: Mexico season 3, Ingobernable
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. Martin Rodriguez as Rivi in episode 105 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Martin Rodriguez as Rivi

When we're first introduced to Rivi, he's one of Amilcar's top henchman. But he later switches sides and becomes Griselda's right-hand man and hitman.

  • Age: 45 years old
  • Birthdate: May 7, 1978
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Where have you seen him before? Leo's room, O Tempo e o Vento, Zanahoria
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. Juliana Aidén Martinez as June in episode 103 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Juliana Aidén Martinez as June Hawkins

June is Miami PD's first female intelligence analyst, so you can only imagine how the work environment is. She's in a male-dominated career field, and she's constantly undermined by her male co-workers. Also, her ideas are never taken seriously. But she's not letting anything or anyone stop her from capturing and taking down Griselda for her violent crimes.

  • Fun fact: Juliana graduated from Yale University's School of Drama in 2020.
  • Relationship status: She's believed to be in a relationship with an actor named Orlando Rivera.
  • Where have you seen her before? Prodigal Son, The Blacklist, Boundary
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. Vanessa Ferlito as Carmen in episode 103 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Vanessa Ferlito as Carmen

When we first meet Carmen, she's just a woman living in Miami who owns her own travel agency. But we soon find out that she and Griselda go way back. She used to work with Griselda in her and Alberto's old drug trafficking operation in New York. Carmen has since turned her life around, and although she lets Griselda stay with her for a bit, she makes it clear to her that she wants no parts in any drug-related business.

  • Age: 46 years old
  • Birthdate: Dec. 28, 1977
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Where have you seen her before? CSI: NY, 24, Graceland, NCIS: New Orleans, Madea Goes to Jail, Julie & Julia, Bookie
  • Fun fact: She was previously rumored to be dating film director Quentin Tarantino in 2014.
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. (L to R) Alberto Ammann as Alberto Bravo, Sofia Vergara as Griselda in episode 101 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Alberto Ammann as Alberto Bravo

Alberto doesn't appear much in Griselda, but he's Griselda's second husband who brought her into the world of the cocaine-based drug trade.

  • Age: 45 years old
  • Birthdate: Oct. 20, 1978
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Relationship status: He's in a long-term relationship with an actress named Clara Méndez-Leite.
  • Where have you seen him before? Eva, Cell 211, Narcos, Narcos: Mexico, The Longest Night
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. (L to R) Sofia Vergara as Griselda, Paulina Dávila as Isabel in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Paulina Dávila as Isa

Isa is a close friend and former co-worker of Griselda's from Medellín. She comes to Miami to help Griselda build her drug empire.

  • Age: 35 years old
  • Birthdate: Dec. 18, 1988
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Fun fact: She is cousins with Sofía Vergara.
  • Where have you seen her before? El Comandante, Luis Miguel: The Series, Ella camina sola
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. Christian Tappan as Arturo in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Christian Tappan as Arturo

Arturo was Griselda and Alberto's accountant in Medellín who helped with their drug trafficking operation. However, he is also a close friend of Griselda. When he finds out that Griselda is trying to start her own drug empire in Miami, he hops on a plane and travels to Miami to assist her.

  • Age: 51 years old
  • Birthdate: Feb. 19, 1972
  • Zodiac sign: Pisces
  • Where have you seen him before? Dogwashers, Primate, The Five Juanas, The Great Heist, Snowfall, La Reina del Sur
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. (L to R) Sofia Vergara as Griselda, Fredy Yate as Chucho in episode 101 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Fredy Yate as Chucho

Chucho was just a dishwasher at a diner in Miami when Griselda met him, but they bond over their shared Colombian heritage. One day, Griselda reaches out to him for a one-night job pretending to be her bodyguard. But what started as a one-night job turns to permanent employment.

  • Height: 6 feet
  • Where have you seen him before? Loving Pablo, El Testamento de un Gallo, American Made, The Queen of Flow
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. (L to R) Karol G as Carla, Christian Tappan as Arturo in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Karol G as Carla

Carla is a sex worker from Medellín who is recruited by Griselda to come to Miami and work for her drug business. Like Isa, Carla is one of Griselda's closest friends.

  • Age: 32 years old
  • Birthdate: Feb. 14, 1991
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Relationship status: Karol is currently in a relationship with Colombian singer and songwriter Feid.
  • Where have you seen her before? Karol is a Grammy-nominated Colombian singer who specializes in the reggaeton and Latin trap music genres.
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. Diego Trujillo as German Panesso in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Diego Trujillo as German Panesso

German is a drug supplier from Medellín who ends up becoming partners with Griselda in Miami with her drug trafficking business.

  • Age: 63 years old
  • Birthdate: June 30, 1960
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Where have you seen him before? La Pola, ¿Donde carajos está Umaña?, Metástasis, Cuando vivas conmigo, Cochina Envidia
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. Maximiliano Hernández as Papo in episode 103 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Maximiliano Hernández as Papo

Papo is one of the main drug dealers in Miami and Amilcar's supplier. He and Griselda go head-to-head many times throughout the series, but their beef with each other starts when Griselda tries to take over his role as drug supplier for Amilcar.

  • Age: 50 years old
  • Birthdate: Sept. 12, 1973
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Relationship status: He's married to a woman named Shalom Jacks.
  • Where have you seen him before? The Americans, Thor, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Stargirl, The Last Ship, Mr. Mercedes
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. Camilo Jimenez Varon as Rafa in episode 103 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Camilo Jimenez Varon as Rafa Salazar

Rafa is a business partner of the Ochoas who are the biggest suppliers in Colombia. They also run the powerful Medellín Cartel, which Rafa is a member of. In addition, Rafa dates Marta Ochoa, the cousin of Fabio Ochoa. Fabio is one of the Ochoa family members in the Medellín Cartel.

  • Where have you seen him before? Garzón vive, Paraíso Travel, Wild District, The Queen and the Conqueror, Thousand Fangs
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. (L to R) José Zuñiga as Amilcar, Sofia Vergara as Griselda, Christian Tappan as Arturo in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

José Zuñiga as Amilcar

Amilcar is the drug kingpin of Miami. When Griselda arrives in Miami from Medellín, she makes it her mission to get a meeting with him in an attempt to sell the kilo of cocaine she brought over.

  • Age: 58 years old
  • Birthdate: April 1, 1965
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Where have you seen him before? Law & Order, The O.C., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Snowfall, American Crime Story, Madam Secretary, The Expanse, Narcos: Mexico, Physical
  • Social media: None
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Griselda. (L to R) Jose Velazquez as Uber, Orlando Pineda as Dixon, Martin Fajardo as Ozzy in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Jose Velazquez as Uber (yellow shirt)

Uber is Griselda's second oldest son, but he acts like the oldest.

  • Birthday: Feb. 19
  • Where have you seen him before? S.W.A.T., The Affair, Into the Dark, The Wilds, Action Royale
  • Social media: Instagram

Orlando Pineda as Dixon (green shirt)

Dixon is Griselda's oldest son, but can be irresponsible at times.

  • Fun fact: Orlando graduated with a BFA in Acting at the New York Film Academy in 2016.
  • Who does he view as acting icons? Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr, Meryl Streep, Pedro Pascal
  • Where have you seen him before? Narcos: Mexico, The Infiltrators
  • Social media: Instagram

Martin Fajardo as Ozzy (red and yellow shirt)

Ozzy is Griselda's youngest son who can do no wrong in her eyes.

  • Where have you seen him before? Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Betty en NY, Now and Then, A Really Haunted Loud House
  • Social media: Instagram
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Griselda. (L to R) Gabriel Sloyer as Diaz, Juliana Aidén Martinez as June in episode 105 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Gabriel Sloyer as Diaz

Diaz is a Miami PD detective who covers important homicide narcotics cases. He later creates an elite tactical unit targeting drug traffickers with the main target being Griselda.

  • Where have you seen him before? Power, Narcos, Inventing Anna, The Equalizer, Christmas with You, FBI: Most Wanted
  • Social media: Instagram

Here are the names of more cast members and who they play:

  • Julieth Restrepo as Marta Ochoa
  • Benson D. Larracuente as Michael Corleone
  • David Zaldívar as Rigo
  • Aurora Cossio as Estela
  • Jeffrey Vincent Parise as John Roberts
  • Alberto Mateo as Eddie aka The Bird
  • Christian Gnecco Quintero as Fabio Ochoa
  • Ernesto Alterio as Fernando
  • Wilmer Calderon as Johnny
  • David Piggott as Max Mermelstein

Griselda is streaming now only on Netflix.

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