ELITE actor, Manu Ríos, has quite the following on social media due to his popular Netflix role.
Manu Ríos at Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2023Getty Images – Getty
Who is Manu Ríos?
Manuel Ríos Fernández was born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain, on December 17, 1998.
He is a Spanish actor and singer, professionally known as Manu Ríos, who grew up learning classical ballet and urban dance, as well as performing covers on YouTube.
In 2012, he joined the band Parchís, with whom he released music and embarked on tours.
However, the 24-year-old is most notably known for his role as Patrick Blanco Commerford on the Netflix series, Elite. His openly queer character was first introduced in the show’s fourth season.
Did Manu Ríos leave Elite?
Ríos announced his departure from Netflix’s LGBTQ+ teen drama near the end of 2022.
In an interview with FOTOGRAMAS, he revealed: “I believe that everything that begins has its end.
“As an actor, you want to do different things, and although ‘Elite’ has been an incredible experience and I am very grateful for everything it has brought, there are also times when it is necessary to go from stage to stage, change pages and do other things.”
He added that he is unsure if there will ever be a return to the fictional elite high school, Las Encinas, later down the road.
“…who knows, life takes many turns and the same suddenly in another season… But, for now, season 6 is the closure of my character.”
Who is Manu Ríos dating?
Ríos tends to keep his personal life out of the spotlight – especially when it comes to dating.
It is currently unclear as to whether he is in a relationship with anyone, although many fans have speculated if Ríos is or has ever been linked to his co-star, Martina Cariddi.
Manu Ríos and co-star, Martina CariddiNIETE/NETFLIX
The two seem to post quite a lot of each other on their respective social media.
Since his role on Elite, Ríos’ Instagram has garnered over 11M followers.